Fujimoto brings more than 35 years of corporate and nonprofit experience to her new position. She previously served for 18 years as the executive director of the Change a Life Foundation, based in Orange, California. The foundation sunset in December 2018 after providing $41 million in grants to over 250 charitable organizations throughout California along with $8 million in collegiate scholarships to low income, high risk youth along with former foster youth/emancipated youth.
Prior to the Change a Life Foundation, Fujimoto worked in the child welfare arena with Olive Crest and Children’s Bureau, as well as with Orange County Rescue Mission working with the less fortunate and impoverished here in Orange County. Lisa also had the opportunity to manage the community relations and public affairs team at the happiest place on earth, the Disneyland Resort.
Her expertise is in building and strengthening organizations, board development, team building, and collaborations with the public and private sectors and creation of strong partnerships and alliances. She has served on 20 charitable boards over her tenure in the nonprofit sector.Close
A 25- year nonprofit program leader provides the daily oversight of all 10 life-changing programs provided by The Priority Center. He oversees the operations, develops program policy and procedures, is responsible for all data collection and dissemination for the organization as well as evaluation. Bill also manages the annual site visits and audits conducted by the Orange County Healthcare Agency and Social Service Agency and First 5 of Orange County. Bill’s past experience was most recently the clinical manager for behavior health insurance at Health Net in Huntington Beach CA.Close
Linda Sarabia joined the Priority Center in June 2018. She comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience of over 15 years in nonprofit organizations, working her way from a Bookkeeper to leadership roles of Controller, Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Accounting. Linda’s current role in the organization is significant. She is in charge of the organization’s financial health. She uses her finance and business experience to identify areas of opportunity, not only for the people she works with but for the company as a whole. Linda is an avid bowler and a ballroom dancer.Close
Evelyn Ramirez-Schultz joined The Priority Center in March 2020. She comes with a wealth of knowledge and over 22 years of experience working in nonprofit organizations, advancing her way from a director of special events to leadership roles such as associate director of development and deputy director of development and now, Director of Development. Evelyn is skilled in marketing, fundraising, event planning, social media and donor relations. She is a strong fundraising strategist and team leader with a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Liberal Studies focused in strategic communication in the arts from Skidmore College.Close
Isabel Valdivia joined The Priority Center in 2019 with over 35 years of experience as a Human Resources consultant and executive in Los Angeles and Orange County. Prior to her role as the Director of Human Resources at The Priority Center, Isabel worked for corporations in the automotive and software industries, and brings a wealth of experience in talent recruitment, development and retention. She has depth of knowledge in the areas of HR administration and compliance, organizational development and conflict resolution. Isabel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from California State University, Los Angeles.Close