Committee Members

We applaud our Business and Community Development Committee who enthusiastically and energetically pool their time and talents to skillfully plan special events for the members of NAWBO-OC and the local community.

Jessie Adams – Chair
Agent, New York Life Insurance Co.

Jessie has over eight years’ experience in the financial services industry.  Her work as a wholesale account executive in the mortgage lending industry, along with being co-founder and President of Grapevine Property Ltd. , where she did short sale negotiations and property investment, proved to be a great foundation for her current work as an Agent with New York Life Insurance Company.  She helps clients review their individual situation and personal objectives, analyze and review their needs, develop and implement a strategy to help achieve goals, coordinates insurance and financial activities with other members of your team for financial, tax and legal advice, and helps you monitor progress by providing ongoing service as your needs and situation change over time.

Alexandra Braconi
President of Blue Lizard Media, LLC

Alexandra is a veteran media professional with nearly twenty years of technical and business information development, graphic design, and marketing communications experience across a wide range of industries in both the United States and internationally. Her company, Blue Lizard Media, provides its clients with a full array of services such as corporate branding solutions; print and electronic marketing campaigns (including social media marketing); general graphic design and content development services; and Web site design and development. Through her firm commitment to each and every project and involvement in even the smallest details, she ensures that Blue Lizard Media provides a personal level of support not often found in today’s fast-paced business world.

Deborah Kirste
President of Laural Investment Advisors

Deborah Kirste holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has over ten years experience as a portfolio manager and financial advisor.  She is the founder and President of Laural Investment Advisors, Inc., providing investment management services for individuals as well as various types of retirement plans.  The highest priority is put on building personal relationships and minimizing portfolio risk.

Angela Lucente

Nirvana TehranianNirvana Tehranian
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Nirvana is a Naturopathic Doctor who received her Doctorate at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona. Her education not only included standard medical training but also teachings consisting of Medical Nutrition and Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Homeopathy, Acupuncture and Botanical Medicine. In 2007, Dr Nirvana was also the Naturopathic Doctor for ChivasUSA Major League Soccer Team.

In her practice, she uses a variety of techniques to restore optimal health and vitality for her clients. Using an integrated approach of natural therapeutics she treats the body as a whole to constructively yet gently instill wellness.
While Dr. Nirvana practices in a traditional medical office, she also dedicates her time with patients in the privacy and comfort of their own home. Realizing the importance of exclusivity when it comes to elite Naturopathic Medical attention, optimal results are achieved when the patient is given the proper time and attention they deserve.
Dr. Nirvana also devotes her time to educating the public about the importance of health as the foundation of optimal balance, while incorporating the essential basics of health into everyday living.
Dr. Nirvana firmly believes that:
“Health is to the Body as the Soul is to Life”