Our Board of Directors
Rochelle Ward

Rochelle Ward

Secretary & Office of the President

Rochelle is Senior Vice President and a Wealth Management Managing Director for the Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank. Rochelle has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry with focus on wealth management and banking. Prior to her current position, she was Vice President for City National Bank Private Client Group and Vice President for Union Bank of California Private Banking in Orange County California.

In addition to her current role serving on the Board of Directors at WISEPlace and for the Orange County Pacific Symphony, Rochelle has served as Planned Gift Development Chair for Children’s Hospital of Orange County; Chairman of the City of Industry Branch for the American Heart Association; Executive Leader of Go Red for Women – Orange County Branch of the American Heart Association and Advisory Board Member of UC Irvine The Paul Merage School of Business – Center for Investment and Wealth Management. Rochelle attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and Summary of Financial Planning at UCLA

Nancy Gray

VP of Finance & Office of the President

Nancy graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.  She has over 40 years experience in banking and is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Pacific Mercantile Bank, where she has worked since 2002.

Nancy’s volunteer work has focused on children related organizations along with numerous charity races. She supported the local high schools in track and field events, worked with children as a science explainer at SciTrek, and was involved in several ice/roller skating events including the Georgia’s Special Olympics. During the 1994 Olympics in Atlanta, she supervised a group of volunteers at the Olympic Stadium for track and field.  In Dallas, she assisted the Director of the Senior Reunion Golf tournament, which benefited Communities Foundation of Texas.

Nancy resides in Fullerton, California with her husband, Leon, (whom she met at a roller rink 50 years ago!), niece, Nicole, 2 cats and three dogs. She and her family enjoy canoeing, camping, and traveling.

Dr. Janet C. Webb, DHA

VP of Governance

janetDr. Janet Webb has over 28 years of experience in the health benefits industry, including sales, account management and benefits consulting.  Her current position is Director, Business Development. Janet earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in Health Administration (MHA) from La Verne University, and a doctorate degree in Health Administration (DHA) from the University of Phoenix. Janet previously served on the WISEPlace Board of Directors from 2001 through 2007 and 2010-2014, and has held the office of President, Vice President of Governance, and Program Chair.  She also is active in other service organizations in Orange County.

Kellie Q. Aamodt

Kellie Q. Aamodt

Kellie currently serves as the VP of Sales for the UPS West Region, and is responsible for 8 business units across the 25 western United States. Kellie manages a sales team of over 1,200 Sales Professionals, and is responsible for over $35B in annual sales. She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations from the University of Minnesota, with a minor in German. She studied in Munich, Germany and earned her MBA from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kellie is also active with the United Way, is on the Dean’s Advisory Board for UCI and is a member of the USC Board for Masters in Supply Chain Management. Kellie is an appointed member of the District Export Council for the Inland Empire of California. She is married, with two children, and one grandson. Kellie is active outdoors and loves being with friends and family.

Bob Bartlett

Bob Bartlett

Bob is an Executive Vice President of Hanmi Bank and has spent more than 40 years in the banking industry. Prior to joining Hanmi Bank in 2017, Bob held executive management positions at several community banks including Pacific Mercantile Bank, First California Bank, National Mercantile Bank Corp., Tokai Bank of California and West Coast Bancorp. Bob joined the WISEPlace Board of Directors in May 2015.

Chuck Dow

Chuck is a veteran executive with over thirty-five years of proven leadership in positions with a high degree of responsibility and accomplishment serving in senior management. He has been a technology banking executive for over 25 years and was the Chief Technology Officer at a commercial bank for 17 years, during which that bank grew from startup to over one billion in assets. As a C-level executive, Chuck has been active in several cross departmental board and management committees overseeing risk management, operations, compliance, strategic planning and systems.

Amber Omran

amberAmber currently works for Epsilon Electronics Inc. as a National Sales Manager for NESA and VST. Epsilon Electronics Inc. has been a pioneer in the audio world with visionary products for both home and vehicles since 1983. Amber has been a part of the car audio industry for 12+ years. She started at a young age  and worked her way up the corporate ladder. Amber is very goals- driven. She graduated top of her class with a B.A. in Business Management with an emphasis in IT. Amber’s greatest role model as a child was Mother Teresa. She would watch her on TV and be inspired to help anyone and bring smiles to their faces. Amber was introduced to WISEPlace through her mom and her mom’s work colleague, WISEPlace Board President Debbie Knight. She started doing breakfasts with Debbie’s group and now does them with friends and family every second Sunday. The youngest board member, she has a  big heart for people who feel that life has been unkind. It makes her happy to bring about change in people’s lives, especially women, the cause for which WISEPlace stands dear to her. Every time she interacts with the residents and can bring a smile to their faces, it brightens her day.

Kristen Zampa-Dawson

Kristen Zampa-Dawson

Kristen is the Manager of the Behavioral Health Tech and Transportation Departments at Laguna Treatment Hospital in South Orange County. She has six and half years of experience in the field of addiction, has worked in leadership roles, and is responsible for mentoring front line staff and developing management. Kristen’s passion for helping those struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues is highlighted daily through her work at Laguna Treatment Hospital and commitments in the community with places like WISEPlace.

WISEPlace is meaningful, being the birthplace of Kristen’s path in recovery giving her the foundation she needed to grow in her sobriety and achieve the rewards sobriety has to offer. Being on the Board of Directors creates the opportunity to continue growing in her career and personal life while being able to bring her own unique and invaluable perspective to the board which has impacted and changed numerous lives.

Upcoming Events
Learning Session & Tour
  • Saturday, October 5 11:00 am
  • Saturday, November 16 11:00 am

RSVP to events@wiseplace.org


  • 10/12/19 An Evening in Wonderland