Affiliated Consultants

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Our affiliated consultants work exclusively through OneOC to help Orange County nonprofits maximize and develop their capacity.

  • LaVal Brewer

    La Val Brewer has enjoyed considerable success launching and growing his own consulting company following over 21 years of service with YMCA’s in Southern California, the last nine years as Executive Director of three large branch facilities. In his capacity as ED, La Val met the growing local need for essential programs and services for the residents of Orange County that build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

    Through the cultivation of strong leadership teams, dedicated boards, strategic partnerships, and volunteers, La Val managed daily and multi-site branch operations engaging 125 employees, 80 volunteers, 28,000 square foot facilities, and an annual $2.5 million operating budget. Under his leadership, community membership increased 35%, volunteerism 20%, Board membership 50%, branch revenues 29%, and childcare revenues by 8% over the past two years.


    Bachelors of Arts – Human Services
    Springfield College, Springfield MS

  • Janine McDonald

    Service Expertise
    Board Governance, Strategic Planning, Volunteer Management, Human Resources, and Leadership Advancement

    MA – Chapman University, Organizational Leadership
    BA – UC Santa Barbara, Economics
    BA – UC Santa Barbara, Communications Studies


    • Hybrid Mom Magazine
    • Association of Training & Development Orange Spiel

    Presentations & Speeches

    • Imagine: Creativity at Work – OneOC, Public Workshops
    • The Wild Idea Club – U.S. Treasury Executive Institute, International Society of Performance Improvement, Association of Professional Consultants, American Society of Training & Development
    • Culture as a Competitive Advantage – Chapman University, Leadership Now
    • Creative Problem-Solving – Chapman University, Leadership Now
    • Mind-mapping : Superior Court of Orange County
    • Effective Leadership – Trade Contractors Council

    Janine McDonald has 17 years of executive experience in operations, human resources, training and organizational development. She has a proven ability to build organizational capability and achieve results by designing and integrating programs to achieve optimal performance. Janine is an organizational consultant, trainer and speaker specializing in strategic planning, leadership development, team building, employee engagement and creativity. Janine is committed to help individuals grow as leaders, teams learn and organizations build capacity.

    Janine harnesses the power of collaboration to engage people in problem solving and decision-making and assists leadership teams to align vision, mission and values with organizational objectives She is a high energy, engaging facilitator and is known for her innovative training techniques and interactive learning environment. Janine facilitates the American Express supported, [email protected] for Executive Directors Program for OneOC. She is also the Dean of the Building Industry Association President’s Leadership Academy. She is a founding member of OC United Way Women Looking Forward and serves on the Board for the American Society of Training & Development.

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  • Cindi Phallen

    Cindi-Phallen_resizedAs founder and President of Create Possibility, Cindi’s focus is on helping organizations grow their business and accelerate their impact. She specializes in building high performing boards, creating comprehensive fundraising plans, leadership development, organizational assessments and strategic planning. Her commitment is to guide leadership through applied learning to change results.

    She is a nationally certified trainer on leadership development topics, and a sought-after facilitator for retreats and seminars because of her knowledge, positive energy, and ability to engage the audience. Pulling from her experience of leading nonprofits for over 20 years across the U.S., Cindi provides consulting, facilitated trainings and retreats, coaching, and speaking services. She has served as a member of the executive leadership team for the YMCA of San Diego County, the second largest YMCA in the country. Cindi obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Education.

    Her highly regarded book “The Impact Triangle” has been described as mandatory reading for executive directors.

  • Paul Van Dolah

    Paul VanDolah Consulting PhotoService Expertise
    Strategic Planning, Financial Management, and Business Development
  • Education
    MHA – George Washington University
    BA – Northwestern UniversityPaul Van Dolah specializes in serving non-profit community organizations, medical groups and health care organizations. He provides services for capacity building in organizations as well as strategic planning and organizational development ranging from board and leadership development to customized training and individualized coaching.Paul has consulted with clients on strategic planning, business restructuring, board and leadership development and team development. His clients include a broad cross section of the nonprofit community including museums, foundations, schools, religious organizations, health care providers, business development organizations and social service agencies.Paul began his career in healthcare at The Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Philadelphia where he completed his Fellowship in Healthcare Administration and was subsequently appointed as the Associate Hospital Administrator. Following this experience, he served as the Assistant Director of Hospitals for the Indiana University Hospitals, a six hospital medical school complex. Paul next served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Valley Children’s Hospital in Fresno, California. He further served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego for over 16 years.Paul is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Social Entrepreneurs Alliance, the Kellogg College of Consultants and the Medical Group Management Association. He teaches business development in the graduate program at the University of San Diego.

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