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Volume 6, Issue 76  | September 21, 2021


Human Options appoints new board president and two new board members

Human Options announced the appointment of a new board president, Celina J. Doka, and two new members to its board of directors. Joining the board of directors for 2021 are Sabrina C. Callin and Dr. Liza Eshilian-Oates, who bring finance and investment as well as family violence prevention health education expertise to the board. 

“Celina, Sabrina and Dr. Eshilian-Oates exemplify a commitment to advancing Human Options’ mission,” said Human Options CEO Maricela Rios-Faust. “We are extremely fortunate to have our new members join the Human Options board of directors as we enter a new year of building strong community partnerships to ensure every person in Orange County experiences safe, healthy relationships and lives free from fear.”

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Human Options Board President Celina J. Doka

New Board President Celina J. Doka, a Newport Beach resident, is an audit partner in KPMG’s Asset Management Practice. With more than 38 years of experience, Doka has an extensive background with public and private offerings of equity and debt securities including initial public offerings. She also has significant experience in providing audit and accounting services for a wide variety of publicly held and privately held investment management and real estate industry clients. She has been involved with Human Options dating back to 1994, serving in various capacities including as a member of the Capital Campaign Cabinet to build the emergency shelter, and board member, finance committee chair, governance committee chair and member of the executive committee. As a leader in the real estate industry, Doka is a member and former chair of the Advisory Board for UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, Center for Real Estate. She was instrumental in establishing the Orange County chapter of KNOW (KPMG’s Network of Women) and is a former member of the KPMG Partnership Audit Committee.

“Human Options is accomplishing vital work in our community, in an area that is more necessary than ever before, due to the pandemic,” said Doka. “I am hopeful that my counsel and insights as board president will provide leadership to our board, strengthening Human Options’ commitment to the prevention of relationship violence as we enter the New Year.”

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Human Options Board Member Sabrina C. Callin

Sabrina C. Callin, CFA, CPA retired, of Newport Beach retired from PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company) in mid-2016 after spending 18 years with the company, including more than seven years as a managing director. At the time she was elected, she was the fourth woman to make managing director at PIMCO since the firm’s founding in 1971. During her career at PIMCO, among other responsibilities, Callin was the senior product manager responsible for the development, positioning and external communication for a range of fixed income, equity and alternative mutual funds, private funds and separate account strategies. Prior to her retirement from PIMCO, she was the treasurer of the PIMCO Foundation, a long-standing board member, chair of the finance committee and a member of the investment, finance, nominating and grant review committees. Callin was also the co-founder of PIMCO’s Women’s Leadership Network and a founding member of PIMCO’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee. In addition, she previously served on the Stanford Graduate School of Business Management Board from 2015-2019.

“I hope to bring financial discernment to the board as, together, we support the organization in making a significant difference in relationship violence prevention,” said Callin. “Working with some of the top businesses in the nation throughout my career, I can say that Human Options is making major contributions to our communities that make a difference.”

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Human Options Board Member Dr. Liza Eshilian-Oates

Dr. Liza Eshilian-Oates of Anaheim practices in the Women’s Health Center at Kaiser Permanente in Orange County and is regional director for the Southern California Family Violence Prevention Program for Kaiser Permanente. She oversees the implementation of a coordinated approach for improving screening, identification and services for family violence victims, including child abuse, intimate partner violence and elder abuse. The program includes all Kaiser Permanente medical centers from San Diego to Kern County. She received her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine and completed her residency training in Family Medicine with Kaiser Permanente in Orange County. She is a current faculty member of the Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family. Dr. Eshilian-Oates pioneered the multi-disciplinary training offered to Kaiser staff in partnership with Human Options in 2014. 

“Relationship violence is an issue that is directly tied to health, and healthcare providers play a critical role in screening, treatment and counseling,” said Dr. Eshilian-Oates. “At Kaiser Permanente Orange County, we have had a long partnership with Human Options to ensure our providers are well equipped to provide a safe and trusted point of intervention for victims of relationship violence. I look forward to ensuring that we can provide resources and support to all those who need our help.” 

Human Options continues to encourage victims to call their 24-hour hotline at 1.877.854.3594 to access shelters and other supportive services, including therapists and counselors. If anyone is in imminent danger or has a physical emergency, call 911. Additionally, Human Options provides immediate assistance and supportive services at several walk-in Family Resource Centers located throughout Orange County. For a list of locations and contact information, click here. For more information about Human Options, visit www.humanoptions.org.

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