NAWBO-OC Programs CommitteelThe Mission of NAWBO-OC Programs Committee is to present value-added networking dinners for our members and guests that coincide with our mission, “Building your Power, Passion and Profits for Success.” The networking dinners 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 2015/2016 Programs Committee members!


Marni Ellison – VP, Programs / RW

Marni EllisonPortero 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.

Lisa Capps – Programs / RW

The Flower Girl

Debbie Farole – Programs / RW
Nicole Longstreath – Programs / RW

The Wardrobe Code

Jane Pamphile – AD, Programs

Jane PamphileJane Pamphile – AD, Programs
Next Step Senior Care Inc


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.

Eve Gumpel – Programs / RW

Good Writing Matters

Julia Weissman – Programs / RW

Mary Kay

Jori Mauntel – Programs / RW

Top Tier Excursions

Kimberly Anderson – Programs / RW

Sweeet Repeeet Consignment

Jessica L. Wilson – Programs / RW

Ohana Bookkeeping

Debbie Tran – Programs / RW

Atlas Tek Group

Judy Rose – RW

Custom Writing

Penny Fox

Penny Fox CPA