DENISE BAILEY, Ph.D.
Denise is currently a professor and the Department Chair for the Department of Chemistry at Santiago Canyon College in Orange, Ca. While teaching courses in General and Organic Chemistry, she also serves as a senator for the Mathematics & Sciences Division on the Academic Senate; is a member of the Honors Committee; and co-chairs Community Science Night, an annual event which brings Orange Unified students and their families on campus to take part in science-related activities. Denise has extensive curriculum experience and is the primary reviewer for Chemistry curriculum for all community colleges in the state of California. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego and her doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. Denise was born and raised in Orange County and she and her family still reside here.
DENNIS EASTMAN, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Board
Dennis Eastman has two decades of teaching and administrative experience in public and private high schools, including Brethren Christian High School, Lutheran High School of Orange, and NOVA Academy Early College High School. Dennis has also served as adjunct at Vanguard University and Biola University during the last ten years. Dr. Eastman’s role as Director of Faculty Induction at Lutheran High School of Orange County and his role as principal of Nova Academy Early College High School have seasoned him in shaping the lives of young teachers in their formative years. Dr. Eastman’s successes have been recognized by NOVA receiving the 2009 U.S. News and World Report Bronze Medal as one of the top schools in California and “Educator of the Year” in 2010.
With more than 10 years of experience leading programs, forging partnerships and conducting research to improve lives and create community change, Natalie Reider brings an innovative and client-centered approach to affordable housing, economic mobilization and community revitalization. Natalie currently serves as Director of Community Impact at Jamboree Housing Corporation and focuses on equipping individuals in affordable housing communities with tools for life-long economic and social success through after school and adult education programming. Prior to this role, she held a similar function as Senior Vice President at National CORE and built her foundation of coalition building and fund development skills during her time at both Orange County United Way and Orange County Community Foundation. She holds a BA in Communications from Chapman University and an MBA from University of California, Irvine.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Krier has over 30 years of real estate investment management experience. Currently a commercial real estate consultant and expert witness, Mr. Krier was previously a managing director at BlackRock, the world’s largest investment management firm. At BlackRock he was co-head of the Asset Management Group on a national basis and Territory Head for a $5B real estate investment portfolio of commercial and multi-family assets located in the Western U.S. He joined predecessor firm SSR Realty Advisors Inc. from Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, where he was a Principal and had asset management responsibility for a portfolio of office, retail and industrial real estate in the Western United States. Mr. Krier earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota and Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees in Real Estate Investment and Appraisal and Finance respectively from the University of Wisconsin.