Senior Leadership Team
Frank Talarico, Jr.President & CEO
Frank Talarico, Jr. is the President & Chief Executive Officer for Goodwill of Orange County. The nonprofit organization provides education, training, and employment services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment in order to enter the workforce, upgrade their job skills, or improve their quality of life.
Talarico’s career has been focused primarily in forging strategic partnerships and rapid organizational growth. He is known for his business acumen both in the private sector and by nonprofit organizations, for his corporate development skills, and for his expertise in strategic planning.
Prior to joining Goodwill, Talarico served as a the CEO of JSerra, a private Catholic school in San Juan Capistrano, where he was responsible for rapid expansion, an overhauled and improved brand image, and significant debt reduction. Preceding this engagement, he was Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Servite High School where he and his team rebranded the forty-five year old organization, dramatically increased profit and positioned the organization for expansion. Talarico successfully developed a regional Foundation for the PGA of America from a start-up corporation with one employee into the largest operating nonprofit of its kind. Talarico also served as a consultant to the NFL Players Association, The California Interscholastic Federation, The State of California Governor’s Office and the Departments of Labor and Education. In the latter role, Talarico was selected by the Governor to serve in a leadership position on the Governor’s own strategic marketing and communications task force for statewide workforce initiatives.
Talarico received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Communications from California State University, Fullerton where he graduated top of his class. He is an active member of several community organizational boards including the PGA of America, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Southern California Workforce Investment Board and the Orange County Business Council. In 2010 Talarico was recognized as one of OC Metro Magazine’s “Forty Under Forty” honoring the county’s top, young professionals. Since arriving at Goodwill of Orange County in 2012, the organization has already enjoyed marked growth and poised for doubling the number of people it serves overt the next five years. Under Talarico’s leadership, in 2012 Goodwill was recognized as one of Orange County’s “Most Trusted Brands.”
A long-time resident of Orange County, Talarico lives in San Juan Capistrano with his wife Alaina and their four children.
Corrine AllenChief Operating Officer
Corrine Allen has more than 35 years of progressive management success with strong results in sales, after-market operations, customer service and e-commerce business. She most recently served as Vice President of Retail Operations where she successfully expanded retail processes and sales in support of Goodwill’s mission to serve as many people with barriers to employment as possible.
Mrs. Allen directs, plans, controls and evaluates the activities of these departments for Goodwill as well as the operation of 21 stores which includes Goodwill of Orange County’s e-store for shopgoodwill.com to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness within budgetary guidelines.
Mrs. Allen has received advanced training in all aspects of retail sales and operations during her career within the retail industry.
Kathy CopelandVice President, Human Services
Kathy Copeland, Ph.D. boasts an impressive history of accomplishments working for private for profit and non-profit organizations in program growth development, marketing, public relations and mental health. Serving as the vice president of human services at Goodwill of Orange County, Dr. Copeland ensures contract and compliance standards are met, and evaluates community needs, funding opportunities and organizational performance to foster strong and sustainable programs and services.
Prior to joining Goodwill, Dr. Copeland was a consultant for Good Shepherd Communities, a non-profit agency where she worked on developing a new program that enabled developmentally disabled individuals to live in community homes and receive in-home services. She has also served as the executive director of the Foster Family and Adoption Agency at Olive Crest, and as the director of partial hospitalization and outpatient services for community psychiatric center hospitals.
Dr. Copeland actively gives back to her community. She is a member of the 25-member board for Foothill High School’s Educational Foundation, is a member of the Assistance League of Tustin, and has spoken at a number of youth-centered events.
Dr. Copeland holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA, and a master’s degree and doctorate in counseling psychology from USC. She currently resides in Orange County with her husband and four children.
Joe RingerVice President, Asset Protection, Safety and Compliance
Since joining Goodwill of Orange County in 2010, Joe Ringer has developed strategic and tactical approaches to education, compliance, safety and internal controls. His continued development of business solutions in the areas of theft prevention, Internal Audit, regulatory compliance, injury and illness prevention have significantly improved the corporation’s compliance, improved revenue and reduced expenses while validating a culture of integrity. Prior to coming to Goodwill, Mr. Ringer held senior leadership positions for several national retailers where he was instrumental in developing Asset Protection, Safety and Compliance programs.
Phillip RunnelsVice President, Technology/CIO
Mr. Runnels has over 20 years of experience in the computer industry with an extensive background in computer production and management. He also trained corporate employees in the use of proprietary computer applications and hardware for a number of manufacturing firms prior to joining the Goodwill team. Mr. Runnels has also received special training in project and cost management during his career within the computer industry.
Mr. Runnels is responsible for all activities within the Information Technology department.
Randy TaylorVice President, Facilities Development & Logistics
Randy Taylor has been with Goodwill of Orange County since 1998. Mr. Taylor holds an M.B.A. and a B.A. in Administration and Management both from Columbia Pacific University. His twenty-five years of prior experience includes corporate facilities, project management and construction/engineering in the health care industry. He has special training in construction engineering and contractor management. Mr. Taylor also holds a B-1 General Contractor's License.
Mr. Taylor is responsible for all activities related to facilities, property development, transportation and recycling program.
Donald J. VoskaVice President, Finance & CFO
Don Voska has 35 years of professional experience including positions of increasing responsibility in public accounting, consulting, and with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He has a broad range of managerial, financial planning, accounting, reporting, and taxation experience.
Mr. Voska holds a B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Voska has been with Goodwill of Orange County since 1999 and is responsible for all activities related to corporate finance, investment, accounting, reporting, reconciliation, payroll, purchasing and taxation.