April Doty is an adjunct professor at Concordia University Irvine teaching for both the Organizational Psychology Degree Program as well as the Nonprofit Leadership Degree Program. She earned both her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration at the University of California, Riverside. While a grad student, April taught multiple discussion classes for Organizational Behavior. Most recently, she worked for PacSun Corporate for five and a half years in the Inventory Management department as a Senior Allocation Planner. She is proud to be a part of Concordia University whose core values align with her Christian beliefs. April loves spending quality time with her family and friends, going to the beach and lake, has a passion for her faith, and enjoys various outdoor activities and sports.
Program Director, Organizational Psychology
Dr. Chip Espinoza was recently named a top 15 Global Thought Leader on the Future of Work by the Economic Times. He keynotes internationally and across the country on how to create an environment in which managers and Millennials thrive. Chip is a leading expert on the subject of generational diversity in the workplace. He consults in the civic, corporate, and non-profit sectors. Chip has authored several articles on the subject of leadership and is the go-to person for news agencies on the topic of integrating younger workers into the workforce. He is a content expert for CNN on the subject of Millennials in the workplace. He has also been featured on Fox News, CBS Radio, and in major publications.
- Ph.D., Leadership and Change, Antioch University
- M.A., Leadership Studies, Vanguard University
- Millennials Who Manage: How to Overcome Workplace Perceptions and Become a Great Leader (Pearson FT Press, 2015). Coauthored with Joel Schwarzbart.
- Millennials@Work: The 7 Skills Every Twenty-Something Needs to Overcome Roadblocks and Achieve Greatness At Work (Franklin Covey, 2014). Coauthored with Peter Miller, Curtis Bateman, and Curtis Garbett.
- Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today's Workforce (Wiley, 2010). Coauthored with Mick Ukleja and Craig Rusch.
- Blending Generations in the Workplace, Concordia University Irvine: The Official Blog, March 28, 2017
- Generations United, Harvard Business Review, January- February 2016
- Why Your First Management Job Is So Complicated, Fortune, December 4, 2015
- This Is How Millennials Will Change Management, Fast Company, October 29, 2015
- Basic Training: Preparing Employees for New Challenges, CANVAS Magazine, April 22, 2014
- 7 Reasons Bosses Are Communicating With Their Young Employees' Parents More Than Ever, The Huffington Post, April 16, 2014
- The Boeing Company
- Schneider Electric
- Special Olympics
Andy Grimalda is a Professor in our Business Department with a wealth of experience as a senior manager and entrepreneur. Andy recently sold his business that he grew to rank among the 100 largest medical billing companies in the country. In this business, he epitomized Friedman's concept of a flat world by integrating technology to maintain seamless operations in both the United States and in India.
As a Chief Financial Officer for 13 years, Andy was responsible for the management of the financial, accounting, human resources, and management information system departments. He has integrated leading edge technology to improve the claims processing operations of large insurance companies facilitating the efficiencies and knowledge base of sales and marketing teams.
Andy was an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Military Academy where he taught economics and accounting to senior level cadets for three years.
Andy is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army. As an Airborne-Ranger, Andy commanded a battalion size unit with more than 250 personnel in combat operations during Desert Storm. His more senior military duties included management of all logistical operations for reserve units located in the Northeast U.S., and command responsibility for the professional development/classroom training of officers stationed in the Northeast U.S.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and a Masters in Management Sciences from the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.
- M.S. Management Sciences Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.
- B.S. U.S. Military Academy, West Point
Casey S. Hale is a member of Brown & Streza’s charitable sector practice group. He advises
ministries, churches, and charities on their general tax and corporate legal issues; guides
private and family foundations through complex Internal Revenue Service and state regulations;
and serves as general counsel to numerous nonprofit corporations. His representation includes
counsel regarding property tax, employment, intellectual property, international grantmaking and
operations, structuring subsidiaries and joint ventures. Casey routinely advises charity
executives and boards of directors on executive compensation/intermediate sanctions and
corporate governance matters. In 2009, Casey established the first L3C under Wyoming law.
In 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012, Casey was named a “Southern California SuperLawyers-Rising
Star” by Los Angeles Magazine – a distinction recognizing just 2.5% of attorneys under age 40
for excellence in the practice of law.
Casey also serves on the board of Enlace USA. Enlace USA equips local churches in El
Salvador to become leaders in their communities and to collaborate with the local community to
build enduring solutions to poverty.
Casey received his undergraduate degree from Vanguard University and attended Whittier Law
School on a merit scholarship where he earned a Juris Doctorate.
Casey earned his J.D. from Whittier Law School. Before pursuing a law degree, he served as a Russian
linguist for five years in the United States Army. Casey completed his undergraduate work at Vanguard
University majoring in Cultural Anthropology with a concentration in Archeology. He has worked
extensively on archeological excavations in Israel, Hawaii, and California.
White paper – January 2008: New Regulations Will Govern Type III Supporting Organizations in 2008
Community and Charitable Involvement
- Nonprofit Collaborative of Southern California: Co-Founder
- Orange County Nonprofit Management Forum: Co-Founder
- 2011, 2008-2009, Saddleback Valley Pop Warner Football: Head Coach Assistant Coach
- 2010, Mission Viejo Youth Football: Head Coach (10 and 11 year old boys)
- Enlace USA: Board Member (Enlace USA equips local churches in El Salvador to become leaders in their communities and to collaborate with the local community to build enduring solutions to poverty)
- The State Bar of California: Member
- Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Orange County (formerly Planned Giving Round Table of Orange County): Member
- California Association of Nonprofits: Member
- National Association of Church Business Administrators: Member
- Saddleback Valley YMCA: Previously served on Board of Managers
Wade A McNair, Psy.D.
- B.A. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology
- M.A. in Organizational Leadership
- Psy.D. in Organizational Management and Development
Wade joins Concordia with 15+ years of experience in Leadership and Organizational Development. He has worked in technology, manufacturing, and healthcare. He has been a consultant with his own practice and has led the Organizational Learning & Development functions within numerous organizations.
Wade has a B.A. in Organizational Psychology, an M.A. in Organizational Leadership, and a Psy.D. in Organizational Management. Wade believes in the power of education, and has over 10+ years teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the fields of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, Organizational Leadership and Talent Management.
Wade resides in Orange with his daughter, Jordan and their miniature schnauzer, Rory.
- ALA-413 Psychology in the Workplace
- OP-308 Human Resource Management
- OP-415 Organizational Consulting
Melanie Nichols is the World Wide Director of Organization Effectiveness for Ingram Micro. Prior to joining Ingram Micro, she spent twelve years working in values-driven, faith-based, not-for-profit organizations. Melanie specializes in transforming organizational culture; closing the gap between the stated and lived organizational values and engaging the workforce. She is known in industry for elevating and sustaining excellence by focusing on leadership development, human factors, structures and processes. Achievements of her internal customers include: Best Places to Work - National (Modern Healthcare), Best Places to Work - Texas, Magnet Designation, Top 100 Hospital (Thomas Reuters) and Highest National Ranking -Patient Satisfaction. Additionally, Melanie has been part of organizational teams when they have earned the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award and been named a Prism Coaching Finalist (International Coaching Federation).
Christine Nolf is a champion for the economically poor in her hometown of Costa Mesa. Eleven
years ago she co-founded Mika Community Development Corporation to develop VISIONary
leaders from low-income communities. During her tenure as Executive Director, Mika developed
a leadership pipeline from pre-school through adulthood working in five neighborhoods. She
recently turned over the leadership of that organization and continues to be active on the lead
team of TRELLIS, a network of churches and agencies partnered together to address strategic
issues in Costa Mesa including homelessness, immigration, and education. She is on the
founding board of Wayfare Labs, a group working so that by 2030 Orange County is known for
startups that help heal our broken world like Silicon Valley is known for startups that make cool,
useful technology. She recently completed board service for the Christian Community
Development Association, a national network of ministries restoring at-risk communities.
Christine has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Azusa Pacific University and a
Masters of Theological Studies from Vanguard University. She is married to Michael Moses Nolf
and they live in Westside Costa Mesa. Together they are active at Redemption Church.
Mark and Kristin Orphan live in Fort Collins, Co with their 4 children… Jake 18, Cody 17, Sadie 16, and Kalia 12. Mark serves as the Missions Pastor at Timberline Church and the Development Director for SERVE 6.8. He has served the last 29 years in church and community ministry. In 2004 he founded a Christian Community Development ministry serving immigrant families in Southern California. In 2008 Mark and Kristin founded Finally Home Foundation which provides regional care through local churches for foster and adoptive families. In 2012 Mark founded SERVE 6.8 which today mobilizes over 5000 volunteers to care for people in need in Northern Colorado.
As a non-profit consultant, Mark has worked with Urban Strategies to direct coalitions of faith and community based non-profits to facilitate regional community initiatives supported by federal grants. Mark is certified by the Paterson Center as a StratOp facilitator, providing strategic planning for non-profit organizations.
Dr. Patti Park has a Master’s in Social Welfare and a Doctorate in Psychology. She is a licensed clinical social worker and completed her MSW at UCLA. She has over fourteen years of experience in the area of nonprofit leadership in human service organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Her experience includes direct clinical practice, research, program evaluation, program development, and senior and executive management roles. She has a strong interest and extensive experience in organizational leadership, conflict resolution, nonprofit organizational management, motivating and managing teams, resource development, fiscal management, and program development.