Prior to founding Here to Serve in 2011, Kathleen Quintas designed and managed the local, national and international fundraising programs of over 100 nonprofits through her work with two of the largest marketing/communications and fundraising agencies in North America, the Russ Reid Company and Grizzard Communications, now merged and called One & All. She also was responsible for the philanthropic and volunteer initiatives of a California nonprofit serving children and families in crisis with social and mental health services. She has served in the field of nonprofit fundraising, marketing and communications for nonprofits and corporate philanthropy programs since 2000. Prior to this, she had her own marketing and communications agency after being Vice President at a direct marketing agency. Rounding out her background is her experience in telecommunications at TeleTech and journalism at McGraw-Hill. Learn more: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kquintas
Kathleen is also a mother and wife who has been through life-threatening medical events while holding down a full-time job. Both her son and husband were diagnosed with cancer six months apart; her son with Stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and her husband with leukemia. They were treated in two different hospitals across town from each other; her son at City of Hope in Duarte, CA and her husband at UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, CA. The magnitude of her personal crisis allowed Kathleen to experience the physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional toll it takes. She knows the challenges such an event can bring about and she also has met dozens and dozens of other people who have gone through crises and gained knowledge from their struggles and needs. Kathleen Quintas is a graduate of Ohio University where she majored in Communications and holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. She has been a contributor to industry organizations and trade journals on the topics of fundraising, marketing and communications. She has also spoken at trade conferences and seminars on these subjects.
Jason Hicks is a veteran information security and risk management executive with CISO experience in the finance, retail, information security service provider, entertainment, manufacturing, and logistics verticals. As a Field CISO for Coalfire, he is responsible for helping our client CISO’s maximize their security investments and program maturity. Prior to Coalfire, he was the Global CISO for the Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD) and was responsible for the global security programs at five member company’s. Jason also provided Virtual CISO services to multiple, multi-billion-dollar organizations. Prior to Kudelski Group, Jason served as global chief information security officer (CISO) at Ares Management LLP (NYSE: ARES), a multi-national alternative asset manager with more than $262 billion in assets under management.
Hicks joined Here To Serve’s board of directors to do his part to help families in their fights with cancer. Cancer has taken multiple family members from him, and touched others that won their battles.
Adeel Khan is an experienced public company executive and accomplished CFO whose
experience spans 25 years in commercial real estate and other industries. He is
recognized for his expertise in commercial real estate, initial public offerings, mergers
and acquisitions, financial & operational strategies, acquisitions and development,
capital and debt markets, enterprise risk management, and leadership development. He
brings board governance experience and is qualified to serve as a financial expert on
Adeel learned about the end-to-end program/mission offered by Here to Serve after a
discussion with CEO and Founder Katie Quintas. Furthermore, Adeel’s spouse
previously worked for USC/Norris Cancer Hospital and learned about the cancer
journey for the patients and families through years of secondary discussions and
experiences. Adeel’s goal is to extend the mission by further developing the
organization’s structure and to help elevate every facet of the organization ultimately
leading to support for additional families. Hopefully this will allow the organization to go
from a best-kept secret to a household name.