Kathleen Quintas CEO/Founder
Prior to founding Here to Serve, Kathleen Quintas designed and managed the local, national and international fundraising programs of over 100 nonprofits through her work with two of the largest marketing/communications and fundraising agencies in North America, the Russ Reid Company and Grizzard Communications. She also was responsible for the philanthropic and volunteer initiatives of a California nonprofit serving children and families in crisis with social and mental health services. She has served in the field of nonprofit fundraising, marketing and communications for nonprofits and corporate philanthropy programs for the past 12 years. Prior to this, she had her own marketing and communications agency after being Vice President at a direct marketing agency. Rounding out her background is her experience in telecommunications at TeleTech and journalism at McGraw-Hill. Learn more: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kquintas Kathleen is also a mother and wife who has been through life-threatening medical events while holding down a full-time job. Both her son and husband were diagnosed with cancer six months apart; her son with Stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and her husband with leukemia. They were treated in two different hospitals across town from each other; her son at City of Hope in Duarte, CA and her husband at UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, CA. The magnitude of her personal crisis allowed Kathleen to experience the physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional toll it takes. She knows the challenges such an event can bring about and she also has met dozens and dozens of other people who have gone through crises and gained knowledge from their struggles and needs. Kathleen Quintas is a graduate of Ohio University where she majored in Communications and holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. She has been a contributor to industry organizations and trade journals on the topics of fundraising, marketing and communications. She has also spoken at trade conferences and seminars on these subjects.
David Gómez, Jr., is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Datum Solutions headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. David has over two decades of business experience both domestically and internationally in various roles including sales, marketing, services delivery, strategic alliances, and operations. He has been working in the technology space since 1999 with a primary responsibility of working with financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, and governmental organizations worldwide in identifying efficiency gains by leveraging technology. Dave chose to join Here to Serve because the mission to help families through a life-threatening health crisis of a child resonated with Dave’s heart and soul. He has had cancer touch many aspects of his life and knows what the impact can be. He brings to Here to Serve a strong technical background in setting and executing on a technology strategy in support of the overall organizational goals. He also served in the US Marine Corps for over a decade in various countries. David holds a Master of Business Administration with a dual emphasis in finance and entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Pepperdine University. He is also certified as a Distinguished IT Specialist by The Open Group. David has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 18 years. They have two sons and three daughters, Xavier, Xerxes, Lauren, Saige, and Ava.
Krista Granger is Director and Senior Leasing Counsel at Westfield Corporation, which is one of the world’s leading shopping center companies with iconic retail destinations in London, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Krista holds a degree in law from Western State University College of Law and is a member of the State Bar of California. Here to Serve’s focus on providing support to caregivers resonates with Krista and is why she chose to serve on the Board of Here to Serve, as she is personally aware of the stress of caring for a loved one facing a health crisis and the necessity of support from others to continue providing that care.
Irma Granger is Here to Serve's Board President. She is an HR technology professional with over 20 years’ experience in this field leading development, management and execution of HR technology strategies, new systems project implementations as well as managing operational units in both public and private sector organizations. She currently works as an Engagement Manager within IBM's West Region Workday Practice. Prior to that she was Managing Director, HR Systems and Shared Services at MUFG Union Bank, N.A., for 15 years. Irma's experience and responsibilities have also included HR Communications, intranet development and shared services organization management. Irma graduated with a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from Pepperdine University’s George L. Graziadio School of Business Management and with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix. Irma's desire to serve on the Board at Here to Serve comes from experiencing directly the impact of health crises in families of friends, who have suffered the effects of cancer, including Bryan Quintas, the son of Katie Quintas who is founder of Here to Serve. Irma lives in Monrovia, California and is married to Gary. They have five grown children, Bettina Carter, Krista Granger, Gina Gardner, Cari Macias and Joshua Granger.