Everyone has a story. People from all around the world of different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and religions. We all have a story to tell. Our stories are special. They connect us to one another. They unite us. They allow us to understand what all of our lives look like. Four dynamic and inspirational women will be a part of HERstory Matters on Saturday, June 19, 2021. You can make HERstory a memorable event by learning more!
Trustee Area 3,
Fullerton Union High School District
Dr. Vicki Calhoun is the first African-American to serve as Trustee on the Fullerton Joint Union High School District Board.

Dr. Calhoun graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Psychology. Her education endeavors continued at Loyola Marymount University where she received her M.A. and Ph.d in Education. She has been active in Catholic Charities homeless shelter and at Goldenwest College in the disabled student service office.
She has worked in higher education for numerous years as an educator and administrator.

She is a member of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce; she also belongs to the California Association of Counseling and Development, National Association of Students Personnel Administration, California Women Lead and Business Network Inc., and Fullerton College Advisory Board.

Dr. Calhoun has always welcomed the opportunity to make difference in all student's lives.
Professor of Women &
Mexican American Studies
Dr. Michelle Tellez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Tellez is the author of “Border Women” and is also published in several book anthologies, and in journals such as Gender & Society, Feminist Formations, Aztlán, and Chicana/Latina Studies; and featured in online outlets such as The Feminist Wire, Truth Out and Latino Rebels.
Professor of Sociology & Health,
Medicine & Society
We are honored to have Dr. Sirry Alang, associate professor of sociology and health, medicine, and society, and founding co-director of the Institute of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at Lehigh University as one of our panelists on June 19th!

Dr. Alang is a national expert on race, society and public health. Her research has been featured on Medium, Boston Globe, Vice, Reuters, Vox, The Morning Call, The Daily Beast and Self Magazine
CFO, Los Angeles Homeless
Services Authority
Kristina M. Dixon, MBA, considers herself an activist CFO, who comes into organizations with a unique perspective as a Black woman in finance, orienting around a framework centering policies, procedures and processes in equity, that has an alignment to strategy, not just with the business.

Kristina currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), where she oversees a portfolio of Homeless Services funds of over $800 Million, and provides direct oversight of the Finance, Contracts and Procurement, and Monitoring & Compliance Functions.
Kristina has a standing commitment to improving the overall economic and social well-being of underserved communities through quality education for children, community and economic development, the eradication of homelessness, health care reform, and diversity, equity, inclusion as well as justice in work places, board rooms and elected offices. Kristina’s dedication to public service and desire to be the change that she wants to see in the world, has been nurtured since she was a small child and has been cultivated into a full-blown passion through her past as well as present experiences.

She currently serves as the Treasurer and Financial Management Consultant for the Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute, a member of the Black Women’s Collective, a member of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles Women United Cabinet and was recently elected to the board of LA Family Housing.

Kristina has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in African American Studies from UC Berkeley; a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Management Leadership from the University of La Verne, where is is an adjunct professor teaching MBA and MPH students Accounting and Compliance for Nonprofit organizations as well as Budget & Financial Planning, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Administration, where her research focuses on building the financial and administrative capacity of organizations that receive public funds.
Vice President-School Board, La Habra School District &
Secretary, YWCA of Orange County
All funds raised will support the programs of the YWCA of Orange County
Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Assemblymember Sharon Quirk Silva
Representing the 65th California Assembly District

Supervisor Doug Chaffee
Fourth District County of Orange Board of Supervisors

Senator Josh Newman
Representing California Senate District 29

Become a HERStory sponsor and support the YWCA of Orange County empowering programs like Girl Code/STEM Urban Garden, Youth Employment Services, Women’s Health Resources and our College Scholarships for Returning Adults.
VISIONARY - $1,500
  • 5 Tickets to HERstory
  • Company Recognition Slide @ HERstory Event, Half Slide Size, Logo + Link on website, social
  • Media, Newsletter and all marketing materials June 1 - August 31, 2021.
  • Verbal Recognition

  • 10 Tickets to HERstory
  • Company Recognition Slide @ HERstory Events, Half Slide Size, Logo + Link on website,
  • social media, newsletter and all marketing materials June 1 - December 31, 2021.
  • Verbal Recognition

  • 20 Tickets to HERstory
  • Company Recognition Slide All 2021-22 HERstory Series, Full Size, Logo + Link on website,
  • Social media, Newsletter and all event marketing materials.
  • Verbal Recognition

Contact rgomezamaro@ymail for more information regarding Sponsorship benefits and levels.
YWCA of Orange County's Youth Employment Services (YES) has JOB ALERTS that are posted daily on Instagram. YES matches job-seeking Teens/Young Adults and Individuals displaced by the COVID pandemic with Employers that have Open Job Opportunities. Contact the Youth Employment Services Career Advisors at yesinfo@ywcanoc.org to post a job. You can also contact them to learn about services and start your new resume online. Services are virtual and free!

June 19, 2021: HERstory
June 19, 2021: Juneteenth Day
June 19, 2021: Father's Day
June 22, 2021: Board Meeting
July 31, 2021: Annual Meeting & Board Elections
July 4, 2021: Independence Day
August 21, 2021: HERstory 2
August 26, 2021: Women's Equality Day


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YWCA of Orange County, Board of Directors