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Julia Foster Accomplished fund development professional Julia Foster has joined nonprofit Project Access as the organization’s chief development officer. Project Access strives to be the leading provider of vital health, education and employment services for families, children and seniors living in low-income housing communities, In her new role, she will concentrate on increasing the organization’s donor base and revenues generated from its fundraising activities in support of the Project Access vision that all residents of affordable housing communities have the opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency and maximize their full potential. Prior to joining Project Access, she was the chief development officer at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, one of California's most imaginative performing arts venues. Her previous experience also includes four years with Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Orange County’s acclaimed arts institution and a multidisciplinary cultural campus. She joined that organization as associate director of Annual Giving before being promoted to director, and subsequently was named director of Major Gifts. Earlier in her career, she was the development manager for Cultural Programs at Vail Valley Foundation in Vail, Colorado. Additionally, her community leadership roles include serving as an appointed commissioner on a Planning & Zoning Commission, as a board member of the Vail Valley Theatre Company, a review panelist for a cultural affairs grant program, a dance teacher and a guest lecturer at UCI. She was also a professional modern dancer and musical theatre performer in New York City. Foster earned an Executive MBA from The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University in Orange, California and a B.A. in Dance from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
February 21, 2014

 
Kristin Byrnes Kristin Byrnes, CEO and president of Newport Beach, California-based nonprofit Project Access, has announced that she will be leaving the organization after 11 years when a successor is found. She joi... Read More
March 20, 2015
Vern Underwood EY has honored Vern Underwood of Young’s Market Company, a leading distributor of fine wines, spirits and selected beverages in the western United States, with a special Lifetime Achievement Award as ... Read More
March 16, 2015
Arnetta Robinson “Close your eyes and imagine what your last day would look like.” This is the scenario Arnetta Robinson presents her patients on a daily basis. As community relations liaison at Sea Crest Home Health ... Read More
March 13, 2015
Scott Krueger Scott Krueger is the new Chief Financial Officer for Irvine-based accounting firm White Nelson Diehl Evans. He has 20 years of experience as a financial executive. With over 130 staff members, WNDE ... Read More
March 12, 2015
Patty Mouton At a March 9 State Capitol ceremony, Laguna Niguel resident Patty Mouton was named by Assemblyman Matthew Harper 2015 Woman of the Year for the 74th Assembly District. As vice president of outreach an... Read More
March 11, 2015
Kenneth Gundersen Kenneth Gundersen, CPA, has joined Irvine-based Allen, Haight & Monaghan LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors (AHM) as a partner. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gundersen had twent... Read More
March 10, 2015
Edward Wu MVE + Partners, a leading architecture, planning and design firm, announces the promotion of Edward Wu to Senior Associate Partner. In his new role, Wu will oversee complex projects throughout design ... Read More
March 09, 2015
Yazdan Emrani Yazdan Emrani, P.E., is named Civil Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County Branch. Yaz is Sr. Vice President of Hall & Foreman, a division of David Evans and Ass... Read More
March 03, 2015