Our Team

Team JOYA is made up of individuals from diverse professional backgrounds and experiences who have shaped and embraced JOYA’s mission of empowering students from low-income communities in Fullerton through education, mentoring, and partnership.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Kevin Doi, DMin
Co-Founder (Chair)

Founding Pastor, Epic Church, Fullerton

David Shinmei, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Chief Financial Officer

Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Office

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Stephanie Cuellar
Secretary

Program Coordinator, UCLA

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Laura Macias (ex-officio)

Executive Director, JOYA Scholars

Jason Phillips

Pastor, Sojourners Community Church, Fullerton and Chaplain, Fullerton Police Dept

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Linda Vasquez

Director, Regional Affairs, The Campaign for College Opportunity

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David Wang, Th.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University

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Meg Votta

Maple Initiative Director, Solidarity

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Carey Jeu
Co-Founder and Director Emeritus

Business Manager, The Boeing Company

Derek Kirk

Director, Community & Government Relations
for North Orange County Chamber of Commerce

Karl Shimamura

Manager, Tax Operations & Compliance, American Honda Motor Co.

 

ADVISORY TEAM

Laura Carvelli
Counselor, El Dorado High School, Placentia

Brice Hunt
Mathematics Teacher, Buena Park High School, Buena Park

Rebecca Nam
Mathematics Teacher, Tuffree Middle School, Placentia

Kim Nishimura
Counselor, Artesia High School, Lakewood

Steven Ou
Mathematics Teacher, Artesia High School, Lakewood