Heels2Heal Orange County

About

To create positive change within the Orange County community by supporting non-profit organizations that promote healing and education for underprivileged, critically-ill, abused women and children

Board

Healing One Step at a Time…

Heels2Heal Orange County is proud to announce the launch of their charitable organization. Heels2Heal OC is dedicated to creating positive change within Orange County by promoting emotional and physical healing, compassion, research and education. The members of H2H OC and their supporters are philanthropic, sophisticated, fashion enthusiasts who enjoy giving back to their community and supporting local businesses.

FOUNDING MEMBERS


 Kimberly Hansen  Kim Hansen is one of the original Founding Members of Heels2Heal, which is based in La Jolla, California and founded in 2009.  After moving back to Orange County, she and a group of enthusiastic women launch Heels2Heal Orange County, the charter’s first chapter.  Her dedication and passion for charity, children, and fashion is her driving force which supports the continued success of the Heels2Heal Fundraiser.  She is focused on the longevity, growth and impact of Heels2Heal.  Kim graduated from Chapman University and is the President of Emerald Health Group, a healthcare consultancy based in Orange County.  Kim enjoys an active lifestyle and traveling with her husband, Jason.  She has three young children and lives in Laguna Beach with her family and two golden retrievers, Bogey & Slice.

Amanda Hogan  Amanda Hogan was born and raised in Orange County and continues to reside in the place she calls home with her husband Bob and their 3 children.  Amanda graduated from Chapman University Magna Cum Lade with a degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing and Management. After college Amanda worked in insurance for a few years and finally found her passion in real estate which she has worked as a realtor for Seven Gables Real Estate for almost 11 years. Amanda has always been involved in her community and it began at a young age with her mother, she was most recently involved with Hoag Hospital of Newport Beach where she and her husband chaired many of the 552 Clubs annual fundraisers including the Christmas Carol Ball which raises upwards of $500,000.  The opportunity to be a founding member of Heels 2 Heel OC couldn’t be more perfect fit, as it incorporates friendship, fashion and most importantly her love of philanthropy.

Keri Angeles Pari  Keri Angeles Pari is a founding member of Heels2Heal Orange County. She and her husband are also registered as a “Safe Family” through Olive Crest where her passion for helping others is put into action with young children. Keri is a graduate of Chapman University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and has a background in event planning and coordination. She is the founder and CEO of AP Medical Logistics and AP Toxicology Solutions. In her spare time, Keri enjoys working out, spending time with her God children and is an active member of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). Keri lives in Yorba Linda with her husband Jim, dog Charlie and cat Darioush.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS


Erin Adams  Erin is an Oregon native who moved to Southern California in 2001. As an Orange County resident, she has found much joy in giving back to the community, working as a group leader raising money for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Her professional experience includes nearly a decade in the Global Mobility industry, assisting Fortune 500 corporations in the ever-stressful process of transferring their employees around the world. Erin is an admitted yoga aficionado who–after 200+ hours of training–delights in helping others find their bliss as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). In addition to yoga, she has a passion for travel and has visited such exotic locales as Ireland, Bali and Singapore.

Adriana Fox Adriana Fox has called California her home for the better part of four (4) decades.  Originally born in Connecticut, she spent many of her childhood years in Argentina where she lived and embraced the customs and traditions of her parents and extended family.  Upon graduation from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree and a minor in Pre-Med, Adriana found herself working in corporate America for one of the largest, oldest and widely respected insurance firms in the country.  After many rewarding and successful years in the insurance industry, Adriana made the decision to devote herself full time to her aging parents.   Adriana also volunteers her time to Safe Families as a translator and helps to bridge the gap experienced by desperate parents searching for safe,temporary and loving households for their children and the host families.  Adriana lives in Laguna Niguel with husband Brandon and beloved dog MoJo.  She enjoys entertaining loved ones in her home, creating heart healthy meal plans, cooking from scratch using natural and fresh ingredients and when time permits….traveling back to Argentina to visit family!

Jennifer Kajdasz  Jennifer Kajdasz lives in Costa Mesa with her husband Mike and their two boys. They enjoy going on walks, hikes and bike rides with their dog, Deuce. She graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Psychology. Two years later she obtained her teaching credential, as well as a Masters Degree in Reading and Literature. She has been involved in numerous activities concerning children since her passion is teaching and influencing the lives of our future generations. She taught nine years at the elementary level. She then went back to get her Administration Credential and is now an Assistant Principal at a middle school in the city of Fountain Valley. Being a member of Heels to Heal Orange County is an amazing way to reach out and change the lives of even more children outside of the classroom environment.

Lindsey Ensign Olson  A California native, born and raised in Orange County.  She is a newlywed and currently resides in Corona del Mar with her husband, Kyle!  After graduating from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Lindsey worked in both Commercial and Residential Real Estate sales nationwide. In her free time, Lindsey and Kyle love to play beach volleyball, try new local cuisine and read historical novels. Lindsey’s passion for philanthropy began at an early age when she became involved with Habitat for Humanity and the Audubon Society.  Lindsey is thrilled to be a part of the Heels2HealOC team and to continue the good works started by this passionate and dedicated group of women.

Schavon Suchanek A native of Southern California, Schavon discovered her passion for hair and makeup artistry at a very young age. She has since immersed herself into the fashion and beauty industries nationwide for over a decade.  Schavon has experience in all areas of the beauty industry from television, fashion runway shows, to print, and weddings while at the same time sustaining a busy salon schedule. She has a remarkable ability to connect with people and has such a passion and drive for making people look and feel beautiful from the inside out. She has volunteered her time and skill to help impact the lives of battered women and children. Her sincere love of humanity, caring and nurturing spirit, and her focus on the quality of life for others keeps her busy and hands on in the community from volunteering for her church Mariners caring for children from ages 1- young teens to feeding the homeless. Her other hobbies include watching movies, yoga, hikes, reading, traveling and running in which she still manages to give back. Over the years she has run countless miles and has raised money for causes like breast cancer and City of Hope Hospital. She understands the importance of giving back and what a difference she can make in people’s lives .Her passion for beauty, fashion, love for giving back and positive attitude makes Heels2HealOC a perfect fit for her.

Brandee Bianchi Brandee was born and raised in Utah, relocated to Orange County almost two decades ago. The lucky mother of three beautiful children, finds great joy in motherhood and is passionate about teaching her little ones the moral and value of “giving back.” Her husband’s company, Bianchi Wine, happily contributes to several philanthropic organizations, wine that is offered at their respective fundraising galas and events. Fashion is also something of importance to Brandee. She has worked as a freelance fashion business consultant, and relishes in the opportunity to guide young companies with her expertise in fashion campaigns, trend forecasting, and magazine-editor relations – having taken several trips to NYC to meet with the likes of: Vogue, Lucky, In-Style, etc.   Brandee is thrilled to be a part of the continued success of Heels2Heal Orange County.

Carly Bryan  A Southern California native, Carly grew up in Los Angeles and made the move to Irvine with her husband Zachery in 2011.  They absolutely love Orange County and are getting ready to start their family here with twin girls on the way! Carly is a graduate of USC (Fight On!). With a passion for architecture and design Carly has 8 years of experience as a trusted real estate professional, having helped clients buy and sell property throughout Southern California’s most prestigious neighborhoods, including those in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach and Irvine.  In addition to her career, Carly has become more and more involved with volunteering in the community following in the footsteps of her stepmother and inspiration, Adrienne Matros.  Adrienne, among many other charities and foundations, has been a CHOC Children’s Foundation Board Member for 4 years.  Most recently, Carly has served on committees at the local Jewish Community Center, volunteering for the JCC Celebration Ball as well as Wines & Steins, a fun wine and food tasting event. She has the bug and can’t wait to work on the Heels2Heal OC Committee!

Erin Williamson Erin was raised and has lived in Orange County her entire life and currently resides in Anaheim Hills with her husband and 3 young boys. They enjoy a very active lifestyle together and if you don’t find them at their home in Parker on the river boating you will find them with their boys getting dirty riding dirt bikes.  Erin has been a Realtor in Orange County for over 20 years and has been affiliated with Seven Gables Real Estate since 1997 and holds the record for most referred Realtor as her passion and love for people shines through her business.  Erin attended her first Heels2Heal OC event in 2013 and decided to join to help make a difference in the lives of others.  Her passion for people and helping others makes her a perfect fit with Heels2Heal OC.