Former Police Officer
I am an abuse survivor. I have a BA in Political Science, a Masters Degree in Education and have worked as a police dispatcher, police officer, jailor, deputy sheriff, deputy coroner, prison counselor and parole officer. I have also worked as a school security officer and as an armed security in the 1996 summer Olympics under SOLEC (State Olympic Law Enforcement Command). I served in law enforcement for 20 years and an additional 4 years as a state certified reserve deputy. Through my work in law enforcement I have seen the results of heinous acts perpetuated by adults upon children. I joined the P. Luna Foundation in 2005 because I wanted to help in making the world a better and safer place for children.
School Teacher and Parent
I am involved in this cause because I believe it is imperative that we make every effort to break the cycle of abuse. It is my hope that more people will be made aware of this destructive cycle and makes the decision to become part of the solution.
For many years I have proven to have lot of skills that I am happy to put to use in helping this organization to thrive. Fighting abuse is something about which I’ve always felt strongly and I plan on making it a big part of my life.
Commercial Real Estate Developer
Improving the conditions of our world starts with protecting and developing the lives of our children. My participation with the P. Luna Foundation is inspired by the love of our children and directed by the almighty spirit. I pray this small contribution assists in their knowing love and care in the world that provides support to stand tall and flourish….Grow well little flowers.
Band Leader, Musician, Parent and Grandparent
I believe that the vision and direction of the P. Luna Foundation, as established by and directed by Barbara Ochoa, has enormous potential in bringing a disturbing social problem to the knowledge of the general public. As social agencies gain further information and awareness – because of the work being done by the Foundation – I believe more donors will become invested and interested in creating an even stronger organization. Much praise must go to Barbara Ochoa and her affiliates for bringing a social problem that has long been overlooked by the public to a national forum.
Professional Family Therapist
Why I am interested in the cause? The first reason is to support my long time friend in this endeavor. I have watched her put all of her passion and energy into this project for years and it has bloomed into a wonderful organization and I am very proud of her and the work she has accomplished. The second reason is because it is a much needed service. The more resources and services that can be provided to the population of men (and women) who have experienced abuse the better. Abuse extends beyond the person who was abused, it affects the whole family, those who enter relationships with those who have experienced abuse and their children. This cause directly targets males who have experienced abuse which is a unique approach as most services are for women or unisex. What I can bring to the foundation: Clinical advice and experience as I am a licensed MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist) as well as years of experience working for a non-profit organization. Additionally I have extensive skill in event planning, marketing and promotion.
Motivational Speaker, Nutrition Expert & Personal Trainer
I have been a Motivational Speaker, Nutrition Expert and a Certified Personal Trainer for 18 years. I teach clients on the importance of living a healthy, happy life through eating right, eliminating all processed food, enlightening minds on the importance of exercise and positive thinking. I also show individuals the importance of unity of body, mind and spirit. My topics have ranged from health and nutrition, to fitness, parenting, self improvement and empowerment. I help busy people achieve optimal performance. I am also a uniquely qualified professional speaker. I share stories and teach clients how to perform their very best whether it is at work or at home. My dynamic style and compassionate nature helps my clients feel motivated to improve their own health and nutrition. My motto is “If you believe it, you will achieve it!” I believe strongly in the cause to help men live better lives and I have a lot to contribute to those who listen.
Retired Scientist, Father and Grandfather
As a father, I raised three sons, mostly as a single parent, so I am very concerned about boys growing up healthy and preventing male child abuse. I am now a grandfather of five, three of which are little boys. I deeply support the P Luna Foundation’s mission to fight child abuse through education and building awareness. Before meeting Barbara Ochoa, like most people, I had no idea of the prevalence of male child abuse in our society. As a former scientist with a Fortune 500 company, I understand the power of organizations to unite people and work together to accomplish good for our society. For these reasons, I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors of this fine organization.