FOUNDER

Paul Riordan

 

Paul graduated with an Economics degree from Yale and has been a pillar for education in the Santa Ana community. He taught at Santa Ana High School for 39 years, crafting several programs including SAUSD's Regional Occupation Program. He launched AISS in 2001.

EXECUTIVE

DIRECTOR

Debbie Wells

 

Debbie is the Executive Director of AISS, Career Beginnings Mentor, and also serves on the Board of Directors. Other than working at AISS, she is also a member of the Santa Ana chapter of Kiwanis.

Board of Directors

Chairman Of  

The Board

Taylor Thompson

 

Taylor is the Financial Advisor at Thompson/Katzaroff Financial Group. At AISS, Taylor works closely with Executive Director Debbie Wells to develop mutually beneficial individual and organizational relationships with AISS, as well as the strategies AISS employs to reach its goals.

VICE PRESIDENT-

COMMUNICATIONS

Zeke Hernandez

 

Zeke currently serves as the Vice President, specializing in communications, of the AISS Board of Directors. He is very familiar when it comes to working on the board of a non-proift as he was the former president of the Santa Ana chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens. He is also a member of Los Amigos. 

TREASURER

Nicolas Pulecio

 

Nicolas is a Certified Public Accountant who runs a boutique accounting firm, Brysani Consulting, that specializes in assisting small business owners.

MARKETING CHAIR

Luis Mier

Luis is an entrepreneur based in Orange County, CA. Luis is envolved in the community as a boardmember on various organizations. Ambassador at Orange County Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce and a  active member of Santa Ana Kiwanis.

Carlos Muniz

 

Carlos is the  Vice President for the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Active in the community always willing to help out our youth. 

Don Gilchrist

 

Don is serves as a member of the AISS Board of Directors. He is a retired legislature and current member of the Santa Ana chapter of Kiwanis.

Paul Tonkovich

 

Paul Tonkovich serves as Legal Counsel on the AISS Board of Directors.

Advisory/Strategic

Committees

Ruben Mata

 

Ruben volunteers on the AISS Advisory Committee. He is an entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker.

Dr. Debra Mauzy-Melitz

 

Dr. Debra is a AISS program facilitator and volunteer on the AISS Advisory Committee. She is a scientist and professor of Biological Sciences at UC Irvine. Dr. Debra is a staple in the AISS summer program, teaching Science and enhancing the scholars' knowledge. 

Sue Neuen

 

Sue is a volunteer on the AISS Advisory Committee. She is the Executive Director of Science@OC.

Nino Polizzo

 

Nino is a AISS program facilitator and volunteer on the AISS Advisory Committee. He is a part of Rocket Science Tutors and teaches a Science and Engineering class during the scholars' summer program.

Sam Ruiz

 

Sam is a AISS parent coordinator and volunteer on the Advisory Committee. He is the Facility and Assembly Manager at Precision Aero Space and Technologies.

Jan Wilhelm

 

Jan dedicates her time to being an avid philanthropic volunteer. She is also a member of the Assistance League of Santa Ana.

Les Washington

 

Les is a member of the AISS Advisory Committee. He is an author. He is also a member of the Santa Ana chapter of Kiwanis.

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