ExpertHub™

Rotary and Rotaract members who have expertise in a variety of areas are ready to advise and assist clubs and districts with their Rotary efforts and projects. Areas of expertise include membership, public image, The Rotary Foundation, fundraising, youth service programs, and more. Connect directly with a specialist of your choice below.

Luanne Arredondo

Greater San Gabriel Valley
District 5300

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Specialties:

  • Change Management
  • Operations
  • Marketing

Luanne has a B.S. degree in Psychology/Biology and an MBA in Business Administration and Finance. She has extensive experience in Business Operations, Finance, and Change Management and worked in Fortune 500 companies for 18 years. She owned and operated an umbrella corporation with 3 divisions from 2000 to 2019, and she currently owns an in-home Day Care specializing in early learning development and school readiness for kids age 0-5.  Luanne created an early learning kit that will be sold on Amazon and is being reviewed by Department of Commerce to market overseas.  Luanne co-produced a 1-hour International talk show, is currently the Editor of California Clubwoman Magazine, chaired the successful approval of a 185 million bond measure, and served as a city commissioner. Luanne’s Rotary experience includes Public Image, Communications, Leadership, and Membership, and the club, district and zone levels.

Savi Bhim

Simi Sunrise
District 5240

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Specialties:

  • Motivational Speaker
  • Writing
  • Rotary Historian

Savi has been a public speaker ever since a child, having been fortunate that the education system encouraged and provided excellent training in perfecting this skill. As Club President, she used this skill to tell stories about the good work of Rotary and the Foundation. As a 2019-2020 District Governor, Savi not only told the story of Rotary and the Foundation but also told the clubs’ stories and encouraged them to share their achievements proudly. She developed monthly video messages distributed to all the Rotarians in the district, as well as written messages for her club and district. In 2021, Savi started a monthly foundation newsletter for Rotarians in 3 districts to inspire, motivate and provide information about the Rotary Foundation and to encourage Rotarians to share their stories.

Anabella Bonfa

Irvine
District 5320

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Specialties:

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Marketing

Anabella has been a presenter on LinkedIn, Facebook and Marketing for many years for continuing education legal seminars. She is an experienced Public Image and Social Media Chair for her Rotary District and club, the Rotary Club of Irvine, which has won the District Public Image award multiple years and been featured in the Zone 26/27 and RI membership publications.  As a member of the Zone 26/27 Rotary Zone Public Image team, Anabella has presented on both the use of LinkedIn and Facebook both online and live and she regularly trains area Rotary clubs how to use social media to market and brand their club and raise funds for Rotary projects.

Jim Boyle

West Linn
District 5100

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Specialties:

  • Leadership Development
  • Board Development

Jim is president of two consumer electronics companies, where he found the need to develop others and create constructive and collaborative teams the most important aspects of his role. He has an MBA degree and is an adjunct professor and student of John Maxwell and David Harkovy, who have written numerous books on Leadership. After attending workshops and trainings on leading and building effective teams, the concept of servant leadership became a passion for Jim.

Susan Brints

Metropolitan Lubbock
District 5730

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Specialties:

  • District and Global Grants
  • Development and Training

Susan’s professional background includes the establishment and development of a multi-faceted, destination based, agricultural business and a specialized textile manufacturing plant. She completed post graduate work in accounting and learned to look at alternatives and compromise, and to think outside the box. Susan has served her club and district in many areas including, grants chair, vocational training team leader, exchange student host and parent, and member of a Polio Immunization team in India. She has provide grant training and development in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Australia, Thailand, Africa and in many Rotary districts in the U.S. Other Rotary involvement includes serving as Assistant Governor, Vice Governor, District Visioning Facilitator, Lone Star PETS trainer, and ARRFC for Zone 26. Susan was honored with the District 5730 Outstanding Rotarian of the Year 2011-2012 and Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award in 2020.

Marge Cole

Mission Valley Evening
District 5340

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Specialties:

  • Rotaract
  • Foundation Giving and Grants
  • Major Gifts / Bequest

Marge spent her professional career as a secondary level teacher and administrator in the San Diego area for 34 years. She joined Rotary in 1996 and has served in many positions at the club and district level, including District Governor, GSE team leader, District Rotary Foundation Chair, international project leader, and PETS Chair. She served as the Zone 26 Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator from 2016 to 2019. Marge has served as Rotaract Club advisor and she established a District 5340 Rotaract Council in 2011.

Robert Deering

East Sacramento
District 5180

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Specialties:

  • Foundation Statistics and Reports
  • Foundation Rules and Regulations

Bob is a CPA by profession with years of training in statistics and reports, including creating reports that are easy to understand and utilize.  Bob has been active in his District’s Foundation Committee for over 15 years, including running the Group Study Exchange Program for 4 years, and Legacy Giving Chair for 3 years.  He served as District Governor during in 2012-13 followed by 3 years as District Rotary Foundation Chair. During many of those years he also served as his club’s Foundation Chair and led the club to several recognitions for Foundation giving. Bob was also the co-author of Rotary’s largest global grant in the United States developed to combat human trafficking in the Greater Sacramento area.

Corey Lopardi

Hawks Prairie
District 5020

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Specialties:

  • Starting New Clubs
  • Satellite Clubs

Corey has been working in Media and Marketing for over 20 years and is the owner of Pardiman Productions, a media production company in Olympia, Washington. While in Rotary, Corey served as the District 5020 Membership Chair where he helped to start five new Rotary clubs in the District. As a member of the Zone 26/27 New Club Task Force and an Assistant Rotary Coordinator, Corey helped create a New Club Training Video in 2020 and assisted Districts in starting new clubs and satellite clubs. In 2021 Corey created the Expanding Our Reach video & podcast series highlighting the new clubs in Zones 26 & 27. He also created and presented a series of Membership Training sessions both online and in person and recently created a training for starting Satellite Clubs.

Chris Miller

Los Gatos Morning
District 5170

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Specialties:

  • Youth Services
  • Interact
  • RYLA

Chris joined Rotary in 2004 as a founding member of the Silicon Valley Rotaract Club. After joining the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club in 2009, he quickly became involved in youth programs at the club and district levels, and now for Zones 26 & 27. Chris has served as club and district Youth Service Chair, Interact Club advisor, Youth Protection Task Force member, and RYLA counselor. He is currently Chair of the Zones 26 & 27 Rotary Youth Service Task Force.

Chris recently graduated from the University of San Francisco with a doctoral degree in education, having studied transformational learning theory. From 2004 to 2012, he served as an elected school board member. Chris’ career field is education/youth ministry/youth development, and he has extensive helping creating and implementing youth programs.

Randy Rascati

Sparks
District 5190

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Specialties:

  • ClubRunner Website Development
  • Graphic Arts / Printing
  • Photography

Randy’s love of photography starting at an early age and turned in to a lifelong career in the Packaging/Printing industry. He graduated with Honors from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS in Packaging and Graphic Arts. Randy has worked for over 35 years in Sales, Sales Management, and General Management for an international paper company during which he worked closely with graphic artists, packaging engineers, and customers to ensure the customer’s image was portrayed properly. Randy has served as District webmaster and has experience with the ClubRunner software platform.

Bob Rogers

Sebastopol
District 5130

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Specialties:

  • Polio Eradication
  • PolioPlus Society

Bob is a Polio survivor, having contracted the disease at the age of 5. After he joined Rotary in 2007, Polio Eradication became a main focus for him at the Club and District levels. Bob served as Co-Chair of District 5130’s PolioPlus Committee and later Chair of the committee, before being selected to serve as the Zone 27 End Polio Now Coordinator in 2020.  Bob publishes a weekly PolioPlus Newsletter for Zones 26 & 27 and has expanded the PolioPlus Society fundraising program throughout the Zones. To date, there are now over 4,000 Rotary members in Zones 26 & 27 that have collectively committed to donating over $519,000 annually to PolioPlus until WHO declares polio eradicated.

Luna Vaesen

Portland Rotaract
District 5100

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Specialties:

  • Rotaract

Luna has been a member of the Rotary family for over 10 years, beginning her Rotary journey as an Interactor in Oregon. She has been a Rotaract Club President of the Rotaract club at OSU and later Portland Rotaract, helping grow and bring organization to both clubs, and served as the District 5110 Rotaract Representative. In 2019, Luna joined the Big West Rotaract board of Directors which provides resources, support, and events for Rotaractors in Western North America. She chaired BWR’s Institute twice and helped pivot the event to a virtual setting in 2020. Luna is passionate about Rotaract and providing support to Rotaract clubs in an empathetic but effective way, and helping provide connection between all types of Rotary membership. Professionally, Luna works in social media for a remote software company and has a degree in marketing.

Tom Walker

Albuquerque
District 5520

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Specialties:

  • Endowment / Major Gifts
  • The Rotary Foundation

Tom spent 23 years as nuclear-trained submarine officer including commander of USS Casimir Pulaski. Tom is a 1971 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Naval Architecture, and 1988 graduate of the Naval War College with a M.A. in National Security & Strategic Studies. Tom joined Rotary in 1997 and has help many different club, District, and Zone positions, including District Governor, Zone 27/26 Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, and Zone 26 Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser. Tom is an Arch Klumph Society member and has received Rotary’s Service Above Self Award, the Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service, and the Rotary Club of Albuquerque’s Lifetime Service Award. Tom has been a presenter in Foundation giving topics at Zone Institutes, Presidents-Elect Training Seminars, and District Conferences.

Pearl Wright

Millcreek
District 5420

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Specialties:

  • Content Marketing
  • Communication Strategy
  • Nonprofit Marketing

Pearl served as the director of marketing at a global international development organization focused on ending extreme poverty and has held a dual role as a Foundation Executive Director and Vice President of Corporate Community Relations for an international energy company. Her duties included planning and overseeing all marketing and communications initiatives, authoring media materials, and social media strategy and implementation.

Pearl is currently serving as the District 5240 Public Image Director. She has also worked at the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism teaching volunteer management classes to nonprofit organizations and she holds a certificate in volunteer management, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and master’s degree in professional communication with an emphasis in technical writing.

Elizabeth Mahoney

Sun City
District 5495

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Specialties:

  • Empowering Girls

For Elizabeth, Rotary is more than a service organization, it’s a philosophy she carries in her heart. With her love of family along with a busy career in finance, Elizabeth realized in 2008 that Rotary was the perfect way to help the greatest amount of diverse people and causes in the most effective and efficient way.

Elizabeth has served as Club President, District 5490 Foundation Chair, a committee member and host mom for Rotary Youth Exchange, and most recently helped to launch District 5495’s first statewide Rotaract District Council. In 2017-2018, she was Chief of Staff in D5495, led two Interact (high school) teams to Kenya with Crutches 4 Africa, and headed her club’s participation as the international partner for a Global Grant project focusing on Peace in Mexico.

Elizabeth is the Immediate Past District Governor of District 5495, and is serving as Zone 26 Empowering Girls Ambassador. She is a Major Donor and a Paul Harris Society member.

Jo Crenshaw

Oregon City
District 5100

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Specialties:

  • Empowering Girls

Jo has been a member of the Rotary Club of Oregon City since 1994.She served as President of the club in 2000-01. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. She served on her club’s major fundraising team, chairing the Texas Hold’em Fundraiser for several years. She also served on the International Services team. She has traveled as part of a Friendship Study Exchange to South Africa, with D5100.

Born in Tennessee, she grew up in Chicago, has lived in Northern California, Washington, DC, Evanston, Illinois and now in the Portland, Oregon area. Jo obtained her BS in Business and Marketing from California State University. She has worked in both industries and started her own business in 1991.

Jo is married to John and they live in the east county area of Oregon City, OR. She has two sons and five grandchildren. She is working on her bucket list, which includes visiting all continents of the world.

Scott Florence

Red Rock, St. George
District 5420

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Specialties:

  • Membership Leads
  • New Clubs
  • General Membership

Scott has a B.S. in Range Science with a minor in Wildlife Management and worked for 38 year s for the Bureau of Land Management. He first joined Rotary in 1995 in the Lakeview, Oregon club and served as club secretary and youth exchange counselor. In 2015-2016 Scott served as president of the Red Rock, St. George club and was an Assistant Governor from 2016-2019. Scott has served as a District foundation specialist, District Membership Chair, New Club Advocate, and Membership Lead Coordinator. He is a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation.