Henry Jordan served as chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo Capital Finance based in Santa Monica, California until he retired in early 2017 also serving on the Wells Fargo Management Committee…
Wells Fargo Capital Finance is the leading provider of traditional asset-based lending, specialized senior secured financing, accounts receivable financing, and purchase order financing to companies nationwide.
Henry joined the organization in 1984 as controller for Foothill Capital Corporation after several years of auditing Foothill with an outside accounting firm. He served as the chief financial officer of The Foothill Group from 1990 to 1997, was promoted to the office of the president of Foothill Capital Corporation in 1997, then named president and chief operating officer in 2000. In January 2011, Henry was named chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo Capital Finance.
A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Henry is actively involved with his alma mater as a member of both its Board of Regents and its Business School Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Development Committee for Notre Dame Academy High School in Los Angeles.
A quote from Henry about Here to Serve: “Here to Serve does a wonderful job helping families function when they find themselves dealing with a devastating and unforeseen family health crisis. They “walk their talk” having assisted many families in our community during one of the most physically, emotionally and financially challenging periods in a family’s life.”
Kaushik Srinivasan is an accomplished C-Suite Executive, Consultant, Healthcare Attorney, and Entrepreneur with substantial success in the healthcare industry spanning clinical services, outpatient and ancillary care, medical devices, health law, and commercial real estate.
Throughout his executive career, Kaushik has held leadership positions with increasing responsibility in a variety of healthcare roles. As a CEO in training at Quorum Health, he has overseen the operations and growth of several clinical and ancillary departments, introduced new service lines for Orthopedics and Wound Care, led the construction of outpatient clinics, and identified opportunities to innovate by partnering with third-party vendors.
In his role as a Senior Consultant with Angstroms, he has led due diligence analyses and business plan developments for Fortune 500 companies, medical schools, and top universities. In addition, he has provided legal and business consulting to various clients pertaining to mergers & acquisitions, medical device commercialization, contract negotiations, and financial valuations. Kaushik is licensed as an attorney in several state and federal jurisdictions in the United States, and has leveraged his experience in health law and regulation to be a valuable asset for startup to mid-size growth-stage companies navigating the healthcare regulatory environment.
Kaushik obtained a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He also received a BS in Healthcare Management and Finance, and a BA in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. As a thought leader, Kaushik has co-authored three publications on the epidemiology of force-related neurological trauma, and holds professional memberships with numerous healthcare associations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Hospital Association, American Health Lawyers Association, the Center for Healthcare Innovation, and the Health Executives Network.
“I was very impressed by the work being done at Here to Serve. They are serving a patient population that has typically been overlooked by the healthcare system, but is often among those who truly need help the most. Here to Serve has the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of people who have endured significant hardship, and I am honored to join their team to find ways to better serve our communities.”
Dr. Judith K. Sato. M.D.
Dr. Judith K. Sato. M.D., is a nationally renowned researcher and pediatric oncologist specializing in the treatment of bone tumors and cancers of the body’s extremities. She is currently Professor of Pediatrics; Chair Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Director, Musculoskeletal Tumor Program; City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, a top ten US cancer center. Her research influences a worldwide clinical cooperative group forming treatment standards for childhood cancers. Specifically, in addition to her responsibilities as director of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Program, she chairs the Developmental Therapeutics Liaison Committee for the international Children’s Oncology Group (COG).
Prior to joining City of Hope, Dr. Sato was clinical director and deputy head of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), where she founded a Bone and Extremity Tumor Program caring for children with sarcomas and other bone tumors. Dr. Sato received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, and completed her internship, residency and fellowships at CHLA. She has lectured nationally and internationally, and has published numerous papers on her promising research findings.
Jason Ing is a technology expert extraordinaire! His skills and background in MicroSoft, SharePoint, Multimedia Presentation, VBA Macro Programmer, graphics specialist, IT training and consulting is nothing short of astounding. We are privileged to have him on our Advisory Board. Since October 2016 to current Jason has worked as a SharePoint Consultant at City of Hope providing cost and business analysis to build high-ROI SharePoint solutions. He has developed governance policies with City of Hope’s Health Information Management Systems Director and developed custom information architecture with COH management including site structure and security requirements cutting workload and costs by two-thirds. He also consults with TowerJazz on a variety of SharePoint solutions for all corporate sites in Japan, Israel, Texas and California providing training and maintenance of their SharePoint server. In addition, Jason is a IT Consultant at Street Kid Productions providing IT support and training services. Prior to this Jason was a SharePoint Administrator at .Net Developer where his custom solutions for a document conversion project saved the firm $1,000,000! He is versed in Graphics and Presentations, Multimedia Presentations and VBA Macro Programmer where he served at other companies in these areas. His technical expertise is comprehensive and too lengthy to list here. Some of his skills include: SharePoint (Online/Onsite) including developer, designer and workflow; MS Office 2016/2013/2010; PowerShell, SSRS, Report Builder 3.0; Power BI, SQL Query, SQL Server; Visual Studio 2013/2010; InfoPath 2013/2010; VB Net; ASP.Net; HTML; SML; IIS Photoshop; Illustration; iManage; Windows 10/7/XP; Citrix and more! Jason shares Here to Serve’s concern for families with a child in a life-and-death health crisis especially for those who do not qualify for government assistance, working-class families. His skills are vital and welcomed to our organizations since a large part of our program involves technology.
A young entrepreneur, Benji Rostoker is Co-Founder and Managing Director of SoZango, which delivers interactive chatbot and automation solutions that enhance employee productivity and consumer engagement. Benji has a BA and MA in politics from Brandeis University (2005) and a MS in Social Entrepreneurship (2017) from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California where he attained Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
As Co-Founder and Managing Director of SoZango Benji leads the strategic vision of the company utilizing human-centered design, lean startup and rapid prototyping. He drives business development through speaking engagements and delivers key partnerships and accelerator applications.
Benji is also a Case Development Fellow for Loyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC. In this capacity he develops and writes business case studies for the USC case Collection published by Harvard Business Publishing. From 2006 to 2015 Benji was program coordinator for Crown Center for Middle East studies at Brandeis University, which is an academic research center committed to the impartial study of modern Middle East politics. He developed and directed the communications strategy there including print, web, and social media.
Benji has worked with a plethora of nonprofits including Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Mercy Corps, Israeli Palestinian Negotiating Partners, Friends of the Arava and UNOY Peacebulders. His experience includes: negotiation workshop instructor, grant writer, teaching assistant, WordPress consultant, and fencing coach.
Emily Mischel is a software and social media expert loving all things content marketing and social. A serial entrepreneur before jumping into writing chat-bots as a founder and creative director for SoZango Solutions, Emily was a digital media producer; writing, coordinating, shooting and casting digital content domestically and internationally with social media influencers for a variety of creator networks and brands, such as Marriott Rewards and Rue21. Notable collaborations include CryptTv, FunnyOrDie Community, BabelyTV, Vid.me, and various Fullscreen Network creators. Currently she is the Co-Founder of SoZango providing marketing and business development, writing and developing all marketing content, copy and collateral for the company’s multiple platforms. Emily is expert in Salesforce, Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter) and Etsy, Emily graduated with a MS in Social Entrepreneurship from USC Marshall School of Business, and a BA in American Studies and English from Pitzer College. Emily loves her cats, vintage clothing, and museum-hopping. Follow Emily on Instagram @emisch7
Melanie Sauer-Beegle, M.Ed., M.B.A.
Melanie Sauer-Beegle is a recognized expert in both finance and higher education. Currently, Melanie heads up business operations at California Public Radio (SCPR) as Director of Business Operations. SCPR operates news and information radio stations in Southern California, Riverside and Orange Counties, Sacramento, and Washington D.C. and is considered an industry leader in public media. She also uses her blended background in education, accounting and finance to teach online courses in Finance and Accounting for the MBA program at St. Georges University in Grenada, West Indies.
After completing a Master’s degree in Education Administration and Human Development, she held key leadership educational administration positions at University of Southern California and Scripps College among other academic institutions. At that time, Melanie was considered an industry leader, presenting on strategy and leadership development at national conferences, teaching university courses in leadership as well as being elected to regional associations and boards.
With a BA in Accounting, she added to her financial expertise by obtaining an MBA in Finance Strategy at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management. At that time, she was also recruited as Associate Director for the Executive Management Program at Drucker. In 2002, she transitioned to a career in Finance when she was invited to join Southern California Public Radio as the head of business operations.
In the community, Ms. Sauer serves on the Board of Trustees for the Child Educational Center in La Canada, California. Since 2005, she has led the Finance committee and served as their treasurer. She also provided advisory and consulting services for other social entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations in theatre arts.
Shaan Aslam was given the chance to first work on a set at the age of fifteen. Since then, he has grasped every opportunity, managing to work on six feature films and countless shorts since then. Shaan Aslam earned his B.A from San Jose State University, where he was the go-to cinematographer during his stay. Recently, he was the cinematographer on the short “Kill No Evil”, chosen to play before the North American Premier of Shu-peng Yang’s ‘An Inaccurate Memoir’, and on the ‘Presentation High School 50 Year Donation Drive’ promotional video that raised $250,000 for the cause. He is based in Los Angeles, California.
Darren H. Rae
After graduating from San Jose State University at the age of 20, with a degree in Film and Television; Darren was awarded the Emerson “Doc” Arends award for excellence in directing for the screen. He moved to Los Angeles shortly after where he shares his time between directing and gaffing. In 2012 he directed and produced a charity commercial campaign that generated more than $250,000 for high school scholarships for girls. He also directed the intro video for San Jose State football, as well as working on films such as “jOBS” and “Starve”.
Rita Tateel has been working with celebrities for over 30 years — first as director of a speakers bureau for a national non-profit organization, then as President of a celebrity booking agency, and for the last twenty-eight years, as Founder and President of The Celebrity Source, Inc. Ms. Tateel has a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Bachelors Degree in Child Development.
Over the years, Rita Tateel has developed many relationships within the celebrity community, with her company currently having access to thousands of stars from film, television, music, sports, fashion and digital in addition to other “influencers” and experts. One of Tateel’s clients calls her “the celebrity whisperer” because she is so skilled at getting celebrities to say “yes.”
Rita Tateel is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker who specializes in educating her audiences about the “art and science” of working with celebrities and their representatives. She is a frequently requested guest lecturer at UCLA, USC plus other universities and many professional organizations. She is the author of the soon to be published book “Catching Whales: How to Reel in Celebrities to Endorse Your Brand, Business or Organization.”
Ms. Tateel is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and California Festivals Association. She is also a founding member and advisor to the Association of Celebrity Personal Assistants and on the Executive Committee for PRSA’s national Entertainment & Sports professional interest section. Tateel is only the third person in the 68 year history of Los Angeles Chapter of PRSA to have served two terms as its president (2008 & 2009).
Rita Tateel lives in Los Angeles with her solar contractor husband, Ted Bavin, and their cats Honey and Brie.
A quote from Rita on Here to Serve: “I cannot imagine what it must be like for a family to have a critically ill child and still go on with the necessary daily tasks of life. The mission and work of Here to Serve is amazing and touched my heart, which is why I’m so happy to do what little I can in an advisory capacity.”