Nancy has a heart for children, values diversity and equality, and is motivated to help make the world a better place. She has been involved in the Irvine community for over 30 years.
She is the executive director of Irvine Prevention Coalition a.k.a. Irvine Community Drug Prevention. This nonprofit coordinates with community partners to enhance prevention services, decrease substance abuse, and increase youth resiliency. Current programs include Red Ribbon Week, Pennies for Prevention, Red Ribbon at Ruby’s Diner, Coordinating meetings and general meetings of Irvine Prevention Coalition, and Outstanding Supporters of Prevention Awards.
Nancy has over 40 years’ experience in education administration, counseling, and child welfare. In 2011, she retired from Irvine Unified School District as Coordinator of Guidance Resources, where she wrote and implemented many state, federal and local grants that provided additional prevention and intervention services for students with at-risk behaviors. She is also a founding member and current vice president of the Africa Project.
Nancy holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from United States International/Alliant University. She lives in Deerfield with her husband and has two grown daughters, Lara and Megan.