C. Richard Hearn

C. Richard Hearn, a Charted Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), has worked in the investment and insurance industries for more than 30 years. Currently he represents clients in over 31 states providing investment counseling and insurance services to a broad customer base with an emphasis on women, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities and personal injuries.  In 1991 he established Newport-based STARCARE Associates, Inc. to fund various charitable causes primarily benefiting women and the disabled. STARCARE has always put the interests of its clients first. 

  • A distinguished military graduate, he was one of the youngest officers on the Army General Staff at the Pentagon where he was assigned to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence.
  • Mr. Hearn was named one of the Ten Most Important Outstanding Brokers in America in 2002 by Registered Rep Magazine.
  • The father of a hemophiliac, he learned first-hand about the challenges of assisting special needs clients and the intricacies of dealing with the legal, medical and government entities.
Dr. Donald W. Wise

We are pleased to welcome hospitality industry iconoclast, philanthropist, and United States Marine Corps disabled combat veteran, Dr. Donald W. Wise, to be a member of the Advisory Committee.  Dr. Wise is a long-time Newport Beach resident.  He has demonstrated his selfless capacity to support the local community through decades of philanthropic endeavors right here in Orange County.  He also brings a lifelong career of business skills as an investment banker to assist in making strong decisions for our Advisory Group and our Board.

  • Dr. Wise is Co-Founder and has served as Senior Managing Director at Turnbull Capital Group since June 2010..
  • Dr. Wise is the Founder and Chairman of Solacing Our Soldiers.  SOS was founded as a 501 (c) (3) (in formation), to gather new and used hospitality amenities from hotels and resorts, and distribute new soaps, shampoos, and hair conditioners to homeless persons across the United States, to primarily assist homeless United States military veterans of  the Vietnam, Iraq I and II, and Afghanistan-era wars
  • He is Founder and has been Chairman at of the Newport Beach Men’s Luncheon since September 2012

meet our advisory board

Laurie Dubchansky, CFP® 

Laurie received her undergraduate degree at UCLA, and after earning a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration, she worked in various health care settings. Laurie managed a non-profit for several years, and then decided to pursue an education in Personal Financial Planning at UCLA Extension.

She passed the CFP exam in March 2015 and is now at Havaplan Financial serving those with financial concerns, including planning for retirement, but without regard to current wealth accumulation.

  • Laurie is an active member of the Financial Planning Association of Orange County, and enjoys volunteering to provide pro-bono financial education.
  • She is on the UCI Merage School of Business LifeVest steering committee. LifeVest provides intensive life planning and financial literacy training each summer for underserved 9th grade students in Orange County. 
sahar Hanna,events
committee co-chair

Sahar Hanna is the owner of the Le-Titre, a company that provides unique and personalized party favors to preserve and leave a lasting impression of the event. Sahar started her career designing and producing customized woman accessories. She then worked as a gemologist for several years. Fun facts about Sahar include:

  • Sahar has been active in woman’s causes and has organized fundraising events for numerous non-profit organizations.
  • Sahar has been an active member of her kids’ PTA and coordinated other school activities.

meet our board of directors


Denise Schriedel is the Director of Sales & Marketing for DDS Legal Support in Orange County.  She is also a Freelance Writer specializing in Wine, Travel, Resorts & Spas for several regional publications.  As a former musician in the LA Rock Scene, Denise has enjoyed the Southern California lifestyle for over 40 years, and loves the OC Cultural community.  

  • Denise has 2 daughters, both in college. Mom travels often to see the girls on weekends, going to Napa Valley, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Cruises, Skiing and beyond.
  • Meditation & Yoga at the beach is her favorite way to spend time, and attends Soul Center OC on Sundays in Newport Beach.
  • Denise graduated from California State University Northridge with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Marketing and thrives on networking with other like-minded individuals to increase abundance and prosperity!
  • She is active in several charitable organizations and has served as Vice-President for the Channel Islands Gulls, American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Conejo & Las Virgenes, among other volunteer positions .
  • Denise believes that “the more you give, the more you receive”…she is extremely grateful for living in OC, having her health and happiness to help serve the community.
Karen Butera king, president

Karen is the founder of Karen Butera Inc., an international award-winning interior design firm where she has had the privilege of practicing her passion of creating personalized style and aesthetics for each project's vision for over three decades. Inspired and guided by a task-oriented father with a strong business ethic and moral code, together with the unconditional love of a beautiful, soft spoken mother, she is able to apply her entrepreneurial spirit in OC Women2Women by helping women locally and globally to become fully self supporting. As a founding member, she loves the challenge of helping others achieve their dreams. 

Karen is happily married to her wonderful husband and business partner, Ric King.

  • She is a mother of seven as well as a grandmother
  • She is a doting parent of two fluffy Wheaton Terriers.
  • In her free time, she enjoys entertaining, traveling, music, art and sewing.
  • Favorite quote: "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln
robin zollinger, ecommunications

Robin is a marketing consultant who strives to make a difference each day in all that she does, whether it be in her professional or personal life. She was drawn to OC Women2Women because of their Christ-centered approach to empowering and nurturing women. This reinforces her belief that women are the center of the home, with the home being a powerful resource for change in the community. With over 18 years of Marketing and Communications experience, along with over 20 years of community service, she is excited about making a difference for the OC W2W organization.A few fun facts about Robin include:

  • She has raised and trained her Brittany as a Therapy Dog, and they are part of the Kaiser Permanente Therapy Dog Team.
  • Flowers and gardening bring her great joy, and memories of her mother.
  • She enjoys empowering others by helping them overcome their computer challenges and unleashing their inner-techy.
  • If money was no object she would treat her children, and 15 grandchildren, to a Disney Cruise.
  • She has discovered that all the world’s problems disappear when you hold a newborn baby.
shawna marshall,ecommunications committee co-chair

Currently a stay at home mom, Shawna is enjoying all that toddlers have to offer and soaking up every moment she can with her adorable children. She owns her own design business and when she has the chance she takes on small design jobs and events or consults for other designers. She was drawn to OC W2W because of its vision to not only help women globally but locally, and she looks forward to ​helping as many women and children as time will allow.You may not know that:

  • She loves refinishing or repurposing found objects
  • She loves gardening with her 3 year old son
  • She loves helping people, young and old, to learn and discover new things
  • She loves miniature pigs
  • She stocks her pantry with Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids

Ariana Mangum-Miramontes,
social media & media relations

Ariana has been blessed to find her calling as a financial planner.  Her passion of simplifying what can often be overwhelming for individuals and couples is what truly fulfills and gives her purpose.  “My mantra on financial planning has always been to educate and navigate the client through constantly changing stock market environments and major life milestones, it’s a partnership of trust and respect.”  Her greatest mentor has been her husband Sid, who has played an integral role in her development not only as a professional but as the woman she is today. 

  • One book she often refers to and quotes is “#GirlBoss” by Sophia Amoruso.
  • The mother of two fur babies Ava and Dino, both Yorkshire Terriers
  • Avid elite obstacle course racer
  • Favorite quote: “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -Andre Gide
JENIFER greene, finance / treasurer

Jenifer is a long time resident of Orange County, she has gone to high school and college, raised two children and worked in the accounting field in the OC.  She has experienced the areas of publishing, mortgage and real estate development accounting and still loves her work after all these years.  She has given her time to her son’s Boy Scout troop as Advancement Chair and her HOA as Vice President.  She loves being involved in her community and as a single mother, is excited to be involved with a charity that makes women feel confident and successful.  Things she also loves are:

  • Cooking, she has always made homemade meals for her family and her son now aspires to be a chefThe family enjoys family time baking together, playing with their two cats, snowboarding and training together in the Japanese martial art of Aikido 
  • Growing a garden she can eat out of
  • Acquiring new ideas for making cheese and beer
  • Having her kids at home even though they are “officially” adults
  • Having an esthetician for a daughter who pampers her with facials, waxing and lashes

Christine recently moved from Northern California and is eager to put her exceptional problem-solving skills and a "can-do" attitude to work in her service with OC Women2Women. Her passion for community service and experience in Real Estate, Event Management, and research, along with having 5 children and 14 grandchildren, provides Chris with a diverse background to draw upon. She finds great satisfaction in serving others.

  • Christine loves fresh cut flowers and laying in a hammock while reading a great book. 
  • She loves challenging things like hiking half dome or going on century bike rides.
  • Spending time with her children and grandchildren brings her great joy.
  • Christine loves the magic we call technology
  • Favorite quote: "When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do." - Walt Disney


Farah is the founder of Design Trends Group,inc, dedicated to addressing interior design needs of those who appreciate the finest that success has to offer. Farah holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design and has served residential clients and professional home builders for over 20 years. With attention to detail and excellence, she has created award-winning projects in major American metropolitan markets as well as in Germany, Spain, England and France.

  • Farah has been happily married for 33 years with three wonderful children. 
  • She enjoys Traveling great food, and awesome company
  • Her passion is helping others and joining OCW2W is a very uplifting experience for her
  • Favorite quote: “Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you."
margaux kroph, vice president

Margaux is an artist and entrepreneur.  Her designs and concepts have been featured in multiple publications including Conde Nast, HGTV and Disney.  Margaux studied at UCLA and Brigham Young University, and holds bachelor degrees in both Business and Political Science. 

  • She has always been a participant in causes close to her heart and enjoys dedicating time to positive causes within the community.
  • Margaux and her sweet husband have three little girls that love books, sports, and traveling.
  • Her personal mantra is modeled after the words of Sir Winston Churchill "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."