ASSOCIATE
BOARD

Associate Board

Project Youth OC’s Associate Board is a volunteer group of successful, socially conscious, and motivated young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s, who support the mission of Project Youth OC.

The Associate Board provides support by building awareness in the community about the programs of Project Youth OC and raises funds by holding several fundraisers a year. Project Youth OC’s Associate Board introduces young professionals to the varied programs and works of the organization. Through volunteer activities, social events and networking opportunities, the Associate Board assists in the cultivation of the next generation of leaders committed to Project Youth OC and serving those in need in our community.

Associate Board 2024 President’s Message
Chariese R. Solorio, Esq.

At the heart of Project Youth OC’s mission is a commitment to creating a positive, lasting change in the lives of Orange County’s youth by providing them with the tools, support, and opportunities they need to thrive. Through a range of impactful programs including higher education mentoring, vocational and job training, and diversion programs, Project Youth OC is actively working to provide life-changing opportunities. Together, we are rewriting narratives, inspiring dreams, and empowering the leaders of tomorrow.

2024 ASSOCIATE BOARD OFFICERS

Chariese R. Solorio, Esq.
President

Edwin Hong, Esq.
President-Elect

Annie Nicholson, Esq.
Secretary

Anika Wilson
Treasurer

John P. Murillo, Esq.
Board Liaison

Anthony W. Burton, Esq.
Immediate Past President

Katherine E.B. Collins, Esq.Kutak Rock LLP

Fernando CrisantosSVN | Vanguard

Edwin Hong, Esq.The Simon Law Group

Casey H. Kempner, Esq.P&P Imports LLC

Andrea Levenson, Esq.Haynes and Boone LLP

Michael S. LutfiJP Morgan Chase & Co

Walker W. Macon, Esq.Berger Kahn, A Law Corporation

Sarah T. Mase, Esq.

Dustin G. May, Esq.

John M. Montevideo, Esq.Montevideo Law, PC

Jordan MurrelJP Morgan Chase & Co

Aditi Murillo, Esq.Minyard Morris LLP

John P. Murillo, Esq.Minyard Morris LLP

Annie Nicholson, Esq.Haynes and Boone LLP

Alexander C. Payne, Esq.Minyard Morris LLP

Janani S. Rana, Esq.Minyard Morris, LLP

Ashton M. Riley, Esq.Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Scarlet R. Rush, Esq.Wesierski & Zurek LLP

Jordan M. SadlierRutan and Tucker LLP

Nicholas J. Schuchert, Esq.Troutman Pepper

Chariese R. Solorio, Esq.Snell & Wilmer LLP

Beau W. Stockstill, Esq.Paul Hastings LLP

Matthew M. Stokke, Esq.Cohen Healthcare Law Group

Stephanie L. Talavera, Esq.Jackson Tidus

Jessica A. Vidal, Esq.Payne & Fears LLP

Casper J. Yen, Esq.

Past Associate Board Presidents
2023 Anthony W. Burton, Esq.
2022 Kristin L. Gomez
2021 Andrea W.S. Paris
2020 Anthony C. Modarelli III
2019 Kelly L. Galligan
2018 Wesley K. Polischuk
2017 Jonathan M. Skorheim
2016 Miguel P. Prietto
2015 Ashley E. Merlo
2014-2013 Taylor R. Dalton