MEET THE TEAM

The Olin Group

Anne Olin

Anne Olin

President and Chief Executive Officer

714.647.0900 ext. 101
anne.olin@theolingroup.com

As President and Chief Executive Officer for The Olin Group, Anne seeks out projects, initiatives, and people that help communities solve problems and bring about lasting change.

Anne founded The Olin Group in 2002 to help strengthen and sustain the nonprofit sector.  In the last few years, The Olin Group has played a critical role in several notable initiatives including:  the Anaheim Youth Needs Assessment and subsequent development of ACT Anaheim; the OC Opportunity Initiative which works to strengthen services to immigrants in the region; the establishment and management of the first multi-tenant nonprofit center in Orange County, The Village at 17th Street;  the management of Families and Communities Together, the SSA-funded network of family resource centers; and the successful implementation of seven community health needs assessments on behalf of the St. Joseph Health System, among many others.

In addition to serving nonprofits through The Olin Group, Anne has herself served in a leadership capacity for foundations such as The Nicholas Endowment, the Orange County Funders Roundtable, and the Swayne Family Foundation.  Finally, for 11 years she has served as the Founder and Board Chair of Charitable Ventures of Orange County, a nonprofit incubator for nonprofit initiatives that manages more than $10 million in project funds annually.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Arts degree in American History with an emphasis in Immigration Policy from Claremont Graduate University. In 2017 she was awarded the OC Funders Roundtable Quiet Achiever Award for her work on behalf of Orange County.

Emerson Olin

Emerson Olin

Chief Operating Officer
714.647.0900 ext. 102
emerson.olin@theolingroup.com

As Chief Operating Officer with The Olin Group, Inc., Emerson Olin develops and directs policies, protocols, and activities related to the following functional areas: business development, contracts, financials, human resources, office management, production, and communications.

Prior to his position with The Olin Group, Emerson worked in education, including tenures as a high school instructor and as a curriculum developer for high-school and college-level textbooks and corporate training programs.

Emerson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from University of California, Irvine, a Master of Arts degree in Communications Management from the University of Southern California, and a California Single Subject teaching credential from Alliant International University.

Ann Levine

Ann Levine

Director of Development and Planning

714.647.0900 ext. 110
ann.levine@theolingroup.com

As Director of Development and Planning for The Olin Group, Inc., Ann Levine provides strategic direction for client development efforts, especially as they relate to the company’s Fund Development Services service line.

Prior to her current position, Ann served as Director of Philanthropy for LifeWire, Executive Director for Imagine Housing & Red Vines 1, Community Building Coordinator for the Seattle Housing Authority, Community Impact Process Owner for United Way of Sonoma-Mendocino-Lake, and Co-Director/Senior Attorney for LFSV Mental Health Advocacy Project.

Ann holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Paul Bonfanti

Paul Bonfanti

Director of Evaluation and Assessment

714.647.0900 ext. 109
paul.bonfanti@theolingroup.com

As Director of Evaluation and Assessment for The Olin Group, Inc., Paul Bonfanti focuses on Evaluation and Needs Assessment and Planning, Assessment, and Facilitation, including the development of evaluation plans and reports, creation of data collection protocols and survey instruments, data analysis and research, creation of development and organizational assessments, client engagement, and business development.

Prior to his current position, Paul taught Analysis and Research and Effective Nonprofit Management for Villanova University’s Master of Public Administration Program; served as Director of Policy and Planning Analysis at Villanova University and Senior Project Manager at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, where he directed the Parks Revitalization Project, a public-private partnership in the City of Philadelphia; and served on the Board of Directors of four non-profit organizations.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Drew University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Villanova University.  He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Dana Adams

Dana Adams

Grants Manager

714.647.0900 ext. 107
dana.adams@theolingroup.com

As Grants Manager for The Olin Group, Inc., Dana Adams plans, directs, and coordinates activities related to grant strategy and program design, market analysis and fund research, grant writing and proposal development, and sustainability and financial scenario planning.

Prior to her current position, Dana served as Assistant Director of the Housing Initiative Program and THRIVE Program Coordinator/Financial Coach, both at Easter Seals of Greater Houston.

Dana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts degree in English, both from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington.

Susanna Diaz

Susanna Diaz

Grant Writer

susanna.diaz@theolingroup.com

As Grant Writer for The Olin Group, Inc., Susanna Diaz focuses on Fund Development Services. Areas of activity include grant strategy and program design, funder research, and grant writing and proposal development.

Susanna has maintained a career-long commitment to the empowerment of others through various avenues – including research, business planning and organizational development, education and training, and collaborative projects. Her work experience demonstrates proven success in planning and executing small and large scale projects spanning local and nationwide providers – including recognition of and adaptation to varied stakeholder perspectives and needs, shifting project parameters, and multi-level objectives.

Prior to her current position, Susanna served as Community & Resource Development Manager and CONNECT Technical Assistance Program Manager at the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Training Manager at Taller San Jose, Project Manager at The Thomas Group, Inc., and Assistant Professor of General Education at the Southern California Institute of Technology.

Susanna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Justice from the State University of New York at Oswego, a Master of Arts degree in Afro-Ethnic Studies from State University of New York at Albany, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the California State University, Long Beach.

Tania DoCarmo

Tania DoCarmo

Project Coordinator

tania.docarmo@theolingroup.com

As Project Coordinator for The Olin Group, Inc., Tania DoCarmo focuses on Fund Development Services, including research, writing, editing, planning, staff member support, and client engagement.

With more than ten years working in the non-profit sector, Tania has successfully written and contributed to a number of large grants. Her research on migration, law, and justice has received several honors and awards.

Prior to her position at The Olin Group, Inc., Tania served as Research Advisor, Founding Director, Global Learning Community Director, and Assistant Coordinator at Chab Dai International and Overseas Associate at World Horizons.

Tania holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Washington State University and a Master of Science degree in Anthropology from the University of North Texas.

Andrew Fahmy

Andrew Fahmy

Operations Manager and FaCT Coordinator

714.647.0900 ext. 103
andrew.fahmy@theolingroup.com

As Operations Manager and FaCT Coordinator for The Olin Group, Inc., Andrew Fahmy manages and/or supports logistics for the company and for the FaCT Network Administrative Services (FNAS) County of Orange contract.

In addition to working at The Olin Group, Andrew serves as the Executive Director of Community Camp Corporation, a non-profit organization that organizes peer-led camp experiences for individuals living with or affected by mental illness. He also serves as a board member for the Bidwell Gem and Mineral Museum.

Prior to his current position, Andrew served as the Southern California Area Manager for IncrediFlix, Inc. and Resident Services Coordinator for Jamboree Housing.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the California State University, Fullerton.

Mindy Friedman

Mindy Friedman

Project Manager

714.647.0900 ext. 108
mindy.friedman@theolingroup.com

As Project Manager for The Olin Group, Inc., Mindy Friedman focuses on Evaluation and Needs Assessment, including in-depth research, quantitative and qualitative analysis, writing, editing, planning, client engagement, and business development.

Prior to her current position, Mindy served as Planning & Projects Director for Strategy Advantage and Staff Attorney/Equal Justice Works Fellow for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

Mindy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley, a Juris Doctor degree from New York University, and Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kelly Gold

Kelly Gold

Senior Project Manager

714.647.0900 ext. 105
kelly.gold@theolingroup.com

As Senior Project Manager for The Olin Group, Inc., Kelly Gold focuses on Fund Development Services and Philanthropic Services, including research, writing, editing, planning, client engagement, and business development.

Prior to her position at The Olin Group, Inc., Kelly served as Regional Fundraising Chair for Education First, Interim Evaluation Associate for the Global Fund for Women, Program Officer for the Sydney Community Foundation, Program Officer for the Russell Sage Foundation, Coordinator for the Social Science Research Council, and Research Assistant for the American Institutes for Research.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit/NGO Leadership, both from the University of Pennsylvania.

Janice Han

Janice Han

Project Coordinator

janice.han@theolingroup.com

As Project Coordinator for The Olin Group, Inc., Janice Han focuses on Fund Development Services, including research, writing, editing, planning, staff member support, and client engagement.

Prior to her current position, Janice served as Program Manager, Program Administrator, Endowment Administrator, Director of the Office of the President, and Director of Advancement for Children’s Home Society of California.

Janice Han holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Development Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Rebecca Hendrickson

Rebecca Hendrickson

Grant Writer

rebecca.hendrickson@theolingroup.com

As Grant Writer for The Olin Group, Inc., Rebecca Hendrickson focuses on Fund Development Services. Areas of activity include grant strategy and program design, funder research, and grant writing and proposal development.

Prior to her current position, Rebecca held numerous positions at the Center for Living Peace, including that of Executive Director, and served as Program Coordinator for Tools for Peace.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of California, Irvine.

Mark Mendoza

Mark Mendoza

Graphic Designer

mark.mendoza@theolingroup.com

As Graphic Designer for The Olin Group, Inc., Mark Mendoza designs art and copy layouts for visual presentations, including annual reports, brochures, case statements, flyers, infographics, logos, videos, and websites. He possesses extensive experience with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, and Powerpoint.

Mark has been a graphic designer/illustrator in Orange County since the 1980s, first developing his expertise in graphic design, illustration, photo retouching, and production at ReichesBaird. In 1995, Mark founded the AdGyld, a full service graphic design company serving a variety of private companies, state and county agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration from Cal State University at Fullerton.

Carole Mintzer

Carole Mintzer

Evaluator

714.647.0900 ext. 106
carole.mintzer@theolingroup.com

As an Evaluator for The Olin Group, Inc., Carole Mintzer participates in the development of evaluation plans and reports, creation of data collection protocols and survey instruments, data analysis and research, creating and working with logic models and theories of change, GIS mapping and other data analysis programs, supporting evaluation for federal grants, and regional needs assessments.

Carole has worked in the field of evaluation since the 1990s, and is the former Evaluation Manager for the Children and Families Commission of Orange County. Most recently, Carole designed evaluation plans for several Orange County service providers, including the Early Developmental Service Programs at CHOC and UCI Medical Center, the Rancho Santiago Community College District’s Child Development Program, Pretend City Children’s Museum, and the Pacific Symphony. She served as editor of the Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County which provides data on the health, education, and well-being of Orange County’s children. She also worked in the office of Quality Management at the Health Care Agency, where she helped developed a collaborative approach to care for children with serious emotional and behavioral disturbances. Finally, she taught Program Evaluation at California State University, Fullerton.

Carole holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Michigan and a Master of Public Administration degree from The University of Arizona.

Kristine Pulizzotto

Kristine Pulizzotto

Office Administrator

714.647.0900 ext. 112
kristine@theolingroup.com

As Office Administrator for The Olin Group, Inc., Kristine Pulizzotto provides executive and operational support to the firm and to The Village at 17th Street, the only Orange County non-profit shared spaces facility.

Kristine possesses more than 30 years of corporate administrative experience, including work with government, educational, environmental agencies and a role as Director of Operations with the Brewery Arts Center.

Kristine holds a Medical Assistant Diploma from the Concorde Career College, Inc.

 

Jacqueline “Jackie” Tran

Jacqueline “Jackie” Tran

Evaluator

As an Evaluator for The Olin Group, Inc., Jacqueline “Jackie” Tran participates in the development of evaluation plans and reports, creation of data collection protocols and survey instruments, data analysis and research, creating and working with logic models and theories of change, GIS mapping and other data analysis programs, supporting evaluation for federal grants, and regional needs assessments.

Jackie’s interests include access to care, health disparities, cancer health disparities, and working with diverse communities in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. In particular, her research has focused on community based and community engaged research and its role in capacity building and sustainability for community-based organizations. Her experience includes working with boards and advisory/steering committees to develop leadership skills, team consensus processes and guiding principles, and succession planning.

In addition to her work with The Olin Group, Jackie has served on the Board of Directors of local nonprofits and as an Advisory or Steering Committee member for various nonprofits throughout the state of California, providing leadership and support to the Board and executive management team. She currently serves on the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Special Service for Groups (SSG) and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO).  She also served as the Director of Health Programs at the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA).

Jackie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology and Asian American Studies, a Master of Public Health degree in Health Services, and a Doctorate of Public Health degree in Health Management and Policy, all from UCLA.

Cara Watkins

Cara Watkins

Grant Writer

cara.watkins@theolingroup.com

As Grant Writer for The Olin Group, Inc., Cara Watkins focuses on Fund Development Services. Areas of activity include grant strategy and program design, funder research, and grant writing and proposal development.

Prior to her position with The Olin Group, Inc., Cara served as a Teaching Associate in UC Irvine’s Humanities Department, a Teaching Assistant in UC Irvine’s Composition and Literature Department, and Academic Secretary/Data Entry Analyst/Mailroom Clerk at Biola University.

Cara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Language Literature from Biola University and a Master of Arts degree in Literature from University of California, Irvine.

Emily Wing

Emily Wing

Senior Project Manager

714.647.0900 ext. 114
emily.wing@theolingroup.com

As Senior Project Manager for The Olin Group, Inc., Emily Wing focuses on Fund Development Services, including research, writing, editing, planning, client engagement, and business development.

Prior to her current position, Emily served as Director of Major Gifts with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Senior Director of Major Gifts with Orange County United Way, and Director of Development and Marketing with the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in International Studies.