ConnectOC reflects the combined efforts of many dedicated organizations and individuals.

We gratefully acknowledge McKinsey & Company, for contributing fact-based research and expertise in the development of the ConnectOC community report:

  • Lynn Dorsey Bleil, Partner
  • Todd Harris
  • Paul Kagoo

We recognize the following for their invaluable contributions:

  • Marcia Adler
    Past Chairman, Juvenile Justice Commission
  • Dick Allen
    Chairman, Tandem Diabetes Care
  • Randy Barth
    Founder and CEO, THINK Together
  • Vicki Booth
    President, Peter & Virginia Ueberroth Family Foundation
  • Supervisor Bill Campbell
    Third District, County of Orange
  • Ranney Draper
    Draper Family Foundation
  • Sister Regina Fox, SSND
    Program Director, Sisters of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation
  • Kim Goll
    Director of Program Operations, Children & Families Commission of Orange County
  • Bill Habermehl
    Former Superintendent, Orange County Department of Education
  • Julie Hill
    Board of Directors, WellPoint
  • Ed Kacic
    Irvine Health Foundation
  • Timothy J. Kay
    Partner, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Paula Mathis
    Board of Directors, OC Head Start
  • Mike Mussallem
    Chairman and CEO, Edwards Life Sciences
  • Michael Stephens
    Former CEO, Hoag Hospital
  • Wallace Walrod
    Chief Economic Advisor, Orange County Business Council

We thank the following individuals for providing imput to McKinsey & Company in the development of this report:

  • Mahboob Akhter
    Board Chair, Orange County 211
  • Sam Anderson
    Former CEO, Trancel Inc.
  • Lisa Burke
    Children & Families Commission of Orange County
  • Jeff Dankberg
    Tax Partner, Deloitte
  • Max Gardner
    President and CEO, Orange County United Way
  • Manuel N. Gomez, Ph.D
    Ph.D, Vice Chancellor Emeritus, UC Irvine
  • Scott Green
    Former CEO and founder, StrataCare, Inc.
  • Paul C. Heeschen
    Managing Partner, Heeschen & Associates
  • Doug Holte
    President, Irvine Company Office Properties
  • Rusty Kennedy
    Executive Director, Orange County Human Relations Commission
  • Steve Kight
    Former Executive Director, OC Partnership
  • Dr. Alberto Manetta
    Professor Emeritus, UCI School of Medicine
  • Karen McGlinn
    Executive Director, Share Our Selves (SOS)
  • Greg Palmer
    Managing Partner, G Palmer & Associates
  • William F. Podlich
    Retired Co-Founder, Pacific Investment Management Company
  • Safi Qureshey
    Co-Chairman, Quartics Inc.
  • Bill Thompson
    Retired CEO, Pacific Investment Management Company
  • Ginny Ueberroth
    Chairman, Peter & Virginia Ueberroth Family Foundation