Programs Committee

The Mission of NAWBO-OC Programs Committee is to present value-added dinner meetings for our members and guests that coincide with our theme, “Building your Power, Passion and Profits for Success.” The dinner meetings are an opportunity to connect with one another, to network with new members and guests, and to be engaged and informed by the meticulously selected keynote speakers. We strive to provide actionable and fresh ideas that our members can use in their business and/or personal life.  This often includes motivating stories that can inspire us to overcome adversity.

Meet our 2014/2015 Programs Committee members!

Marni EllisonMarni Ellison – VP, Programs
Portero Concierge, Inc. – CEO

After beginning her career in finance, Marni Ellison transitioned into
executive recruiting with a notable executive search firm.  She placed hundreds of top-tier C-level finance and accounting professionals into some of Southern California’s largest companies. She also has led business development efforts for companies on both coasts. Then, Marni found a niche market that hadn’t been tapped yet in Orange County – lifestyle management. Voila! Portero Concierge was born.

Anna SerrambanaAnna Serrambana – Associate Director, Speaker Coordination & Gifts
A & R Law Group

Anna is the owner of A & R Law Group, where she focuses on estate planning, probate and corporate/business law. For Anna, being an attorney is not just a matter of battling it out in court. It also involves being a good listener and counselor. Clients need attorneys to be there for them on many levels, and she feels that her firm puts her clients at ease through listening, caring, and putting a personal touch back into the practice of law.

Liz Papagnani – Associate Director, Showcase Tables and Raffle Tickets
Marketing Initiative Worx, Inc.

With a passion for branding and marketing, and over 25 years on the front lines, Liz has launched and propelled brands for small to Fortune 500 companies , increased engagement, revenue and ROI, all while mentoring, building lasting relationships, and having the time of her life.  Liz’s expertise: branding, brand strategy, marketing strategy, inbound marketing, corporate positioning, website design, SEO, social media, consultancy, and mentoring.

Lynne BrayLynne A. Bray – Associate Director, Financials & Reporting
Gutierrez &Anderson

Lynne A Bray, EA, MST has been serving clients in tax and accounting for over 10 years.  Her areas of specialty are tax planning, tax controversy, tax preparation and business consulting for small to middle market Corporations and Partnerships, individuals and trusts.

Jane PamphileJane Pamphile – Associate Director, Communications
Next Step Senior Care

With a background in the world of education, and a mother who was diagnosed with early onset dementia, Jane founded Next Step Senior Care to educate families regarding all things senior. Next Step provides seniors and their families with options for placement, caregiver support, and wellness and assistance to help them navigate the senior care world with understanding and support.

Kimberly Anderson
Sweeet Repeeet Consignment

Lisa Capps
The Flower Girl

Eve Gumpel
Good Writing Matters

Jessica L. Wilson, CPB
Ohana Bookkeeping