CREST Education Center

Board of Directors

Ilene S. Harker, Chair of the Board

  • Head of Enterprise Risk, Western Asset Management Company, 36 years (Retired)
  • Co-Owner, SoMa Cellars, LLC
  • Board Member, Covenant House California. Chair of Governance Committee and Member of Program Committee and Investment Committee.
  • Board Member, Marconi Foundation for Kids
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Irvine
  • Chartered Financial Analyst

Dawn O’Connor, Founder, Board Member, President

  • Executive Director, CREST Education Center
  • Director of Education, Speech and Language Development Center, 2 years
  • Chief Executive Officer, Speech and Language Development Center, 16 years
  • Chief Operating Officer, Speech and Language Development Center, 11 years
  • Assistant to the Director, Speech and Language Development Center, 12 years
  • Speech Therapist, Special Education Teacher and Supervisor Elementary Program, Speech and Language Development Center, 10 years
  • Bachelors Elementary Education, Humboldt State College
  • Masters Education School of Administration, University of LaVerne
  • General Elementary Education Credential, Speech Correction and Lip Reading Credential
  • Speech Therapist, Classroom Teacher, Supervisor Elementary Program
  • Public Speaker on related topics in Hermosillo, Mexico and Ireland

Malena Clements, Founder, Board Member, Vice President

  • Director of Education, CREST Education Center
  • Vice Principal, Speech and Language Development Center, 12 years
  • Preschool Director, Speech and Language Development Center, 12 years
  • Education Specialist, Speech and Language Development Center, 9 years
  • Board Member, Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County
  • Bachelor of Science, Child Development
  • Master of Science, Special Education
  • Specialist Credential, Special Education

Gina Prado, Founder, Board Member, Treasurer

  • Director of Behavior Services, CREST Education Center
  • Vice Principal, Speech and Language Development Center, 18 years
  • High School/Transition Teacher, Speech and Language Development Center, 15 years
  • Multiple Subjects Teaching, Severely Handicapped and Learning Handicapped Credentials, Administrative Credential
  • Bachelors Communicative Disorders, California State University Fullerton
  • Master of Science in Counseling, California State University Long Beach
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst, 6 years

Harriet Hasson, Founder, Board Member, Secretary

  • Vice Principal, Speech and Language Development Center, 30 years (Retired)
  • Credential in Clinical or Rehabilitative Services
  • Bachelor of Science, Northeastern University, Boston
  • Masters of Education Northeastern University

Santy Agranowitz, Board Member

  • Program Specialist. Downey Unified School District, 3 years
  • Behavior Specialist for Speech and Language Development Center, 4 years
  • Special Education Teacher Moderate to Severe, Speech and Language Development Center, 7 years
  • Coordinator Supervisor Applied Behavior Analysis At-Home Services, 9 years
  • Bachelors Special Education, University of Sonora Mexico
  • Masters in Special Education, Azusa Pacific University
  • Mild to Moderate and Moderate to Severe Special Education Teaching Credentials
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Positive Environments, Network of Trainers Member

David G. Duckworth, Board Member

  • Partner, One LLP
  • Member American Bar Association, California State Bar
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Santa Clara
  • Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School

Jenniann Minardi, Board Member

  • Senior Vice President and Division Manager Corporate, Municipal and Escrow Services Group Wells Fargo Bank, 10 years; 33 years Banking experience (Retired)
  • Past Board Member St. Juliana Falconieri School Consultative School Board
  • Chairperson St. Juliana Falconieri School Finance Committee
  • Member St. Joachim Parish Finance Council
  • Committee Member and Volunteer Ronald McDonald Charities of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Science, University of the Pacific

Janna Moore, Board Member

  • Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County, Executive Director
  • Bachelor of Science, Portland State University
  • Masters Public Administration, California State University Long Beach
  • Laguna Beach School District Parent and Teacher Association Oak Leaf Service Award, 1989
  • Awarded the Professional Achievement award from the Regional Center of Orange County, 2005
  • Awarded Women Who Make a Difference in Orange County, 2005

Windell L. Stout, Board Member

  • Co-owner California Sunset Escrow
  • President and Board Member I Padrini D’Antonello, 15 years
  • President, World Wide Management Inc., 3 years