Bridget Ready - Co-Founder
Bridget Ready is the mother of Jack and co-founder, with her husband Paul Ready, of Jack’s Helping Hand, Inc. Bridget has always been a strong advocate for children with disabilities and their families and was the recipient of the California State Child Advocate of the Year Award given by the Epsilon Delta Society of Educators.
Paul Ready - Co-Founder
Paul Ready, the father of Baby Jack, is a native of San Luis Obispo, California, born in 1956. Mr. Ready is a principal of the law firm of Farmer & Ready. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association and San Luis Obispo County Bar Association.
Leslie Orradre - Chairman and Interim Executive Director
Leslie Orradre is a clinical Speech Language Pathologist with a private practice in San Luis Obispo. She obtained her B.A. degree in English from Cal Poly, SLO and her M.A. degree in Speech Language Pathology from CSU, Fresno. Leslie has worked in the field of Speech Language Pathology for 27 years here on the Central Coast.
Beverly Maguire - President
Beverly Maguire, originally from Palos Verdes Estates, works with the San Luis Medical Clinic and has a passion for music. Her career took her in a different direction after obtaining her certification in echocardiology where she was employed for eight years at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, CA.
Fran Tognazzini - Treasurer
Fran Tognazzini has lived in North County for over 30 years and has spent at least half of those being an active volunteer with several organizations in the area.
Steven Hollister - Vice President
Steven Hollister is the vice president of Sunrise Mortgage & Investment Company, a founding director and past president of the Arroyo Grande Eagle Athletic Foundation, and a director of the Calavo Growers Inc.
Chris Hulburd, M.D. - Director
Dr. Hulburd works as an ophthalmologist at Pacific Eye, French Hospital Medical Center and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Hulburd hopes to bring a unique medical background and fresh ideas to the board.
Russ Lovell - Director
Russ Lovell is president of IOS Telecom, an international telecom company based in San Luis Obispo, and is also partner/co-founder of RVPlusYou.com, an online sharing market for RV rentals by owner that can be delivered and set up at any destination.
Adam Verdin - Director
Adam Verdin is the co-owner of Old Juan’s Cantina in Oceano, and principal of Verdin, a marketing and public relations agency based in San Luis Obispo.
Bonnie Burt - Volunteer and Event Coordinator
Bonnie has lived on the Central Coast since graduating from Cal Poly in Animal Science. She has worn many hats throughout the years while owning and operating a downtown bakery, raising her family, and being involved with a large number of local organizations and non-profits.
Jill Bassi Gentilly - Program and Assistance Coordinator
Jill Bassi Gentilly is a lifelong resident of San Luis Obispo County with many family ties in the area. She owned her own business for 21 years and has been with Jack’s Helping Hand since 2011. She has served on the Board of Directors of The Robert H. Janssen Foundation supporting youth and youth sports since 2006.
Courtney Crawford - Marketing Coordinator
Courtney Crawford assists Jack's Helping Hand with administration assistance, event planning, and social media marketing. She received her B.A. degree in Experience Industry Management (also known as Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration) from Cal Poly, SLO.