Board of Directors


gary dunN

Gary Dunn is a Senior Vice President and Community Development Officer for
Banc of California. 

Mr. Dunn has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has produced “Outstanding” CRA ratings for his employers over the last twenty years.


Abdi ahmed

Abdi Ahmed is the founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of NetServe Systems, Inc., located in Irvine, CA.

The company is an award winning one-stop integrated technology solutions provider focusing on software engineering, technical staff augmentation including managing and monitoring of critical network services / infrastructure support.


terrin enssle

Terrin Enssle is Chief Financial Officer for Clearinghouse. She has over 35 years of experience in corporate finance in the banking and specialty finance sectors.




R. William “Bill” Wilson is chief risk officer of Nano Banc.  His professional background encompasses more than 25 years in the U.S. and international banking sectors.



jason hamilton

Jason Hamilton is a litigation associate in Winston & Strawn's Los Angeles office. Mr. Hamilton concentrates his practice in complex commercial and business litigation, including class actions and intellectual property matters.




michael karr

Michael Karr is Sr. Executive Vice President/Chief Risk Officer for Pacific Premier Bank, a position he was appointed to in 2018 after 12 years as the bank’s Chief Credit Officer overseeing all lending and portfolio operations.  Mr. Karr oversees the Bank’s enterprise risk management function.


alex b. arjonilla

Alex Arjonilla is a seasoned executive banking veteran having started his career with Union Bank (South Bay/Torrance/Los Angeles) in 1979 including subsequent assignments as a senior banking officer with several major banks in California.



pablo ocasio

Pablo Ocasio is an international business development executive and military veteran. Mr. Ocasio has honed his civilian/military aviation skills over the past 30 years with stints at Goodrich, Honeywell Systems and Lockheed Martin as a management professional.


michael a. ocasio

Michael A. Ocasio is President & CEO of Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County. He has been an economic developer for more than sixteen years and former senior commercial banking executive.



Eric Bell

Eric Bell is a tenured and experienced investment professional with more than 30 years of service. Has worked for several firms including State Street Global Advisors, BNY Mellon and BNP Pairbas US (Bank of the West).


Dr. John Thomas

John Thomas is Dean of the Zapara School of Business and Bashir Hasso Professor of Entrepreneurship at La Sierra University. Dr. Thomas holds a doctorate in political economy from Claremont Graduate University and master’s degrees in marketing, finance, and international political economy.