JRF Board of Directors

Julie Lopiccolo

Jasper’s Mother
and Partner at CKLH Law 

jonathan st. clair

Jonathan St. Clair


laura lombardo

Laura Elaine

City of Orange

Mike Denham

Denham Pools
Owner of Denham Pools for 36 years
IPSSA Region V Director, Orange County

Lori Drakoln

Noble A. DraKoln

Noble A. DraKoln

Noble A. DraKoln has been involved in multiple tech startups as a consultant, investor and C-suite executive.

As an NFT/blockchain developer over the past two years he has been deeply involved helping assist new blockchain projects come to life and has created an innovative music NFT/blockchain project called BANDRoyalty.com with his co-founder Barnaby Andersun.

He is board member of the American University of Health Sciences and has served on the School Site Council for Arroyo Elementary, Benson Elementary, and Columbus Tustin Middle School. He is also a member of the Parent Advisory Council to TUSD.

Jessica Hardy Meichtry

SWIM Hardy
Olympic Gold Medalist
12x world record breaker
BSN SPORTS Aquatics Category Manager

Timothy J. Pagano

Timothy J. Pagano

City of Santa Ana
Deputy Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Tim Pagano has worked in the Parks & Recreation field for 27 years in six different communities in Southern California. During his tenure he was given the opportunity to oversee Aquatics programming and has turned that opportunity into a vehicle to increase drowning prevention awareness and water safety education in underserved communities. 

Recently, Tim was instrumental in bringing back Aquatics programming as a core service in the City of Santa Ana after a decade of contracting with a third party provider. In its first complete Summer, Santa Ana Aquatics delivered approximately 3,000 swim lessons while providing roughly 400 scholarships through the America Red Cross Centennial Campaign. Santa Ana Aquatics was also featured in July New York Times article discussing the disparities in access to public aquatics facilities, water safety education and drowning prevention awareness in low socioeconomic communities. 

Tim has also served on the California Parks and Recreation Society’s Aquatics Section as Region 4 Representative and Treasurer for three years and has presented at the California Aquatics Management School conference.

Kelly Soemantoro

Orange County Health Care Agency
Health Promotion and Community Planning Division, Injury Prevention Program

With over 25 years of public health and childhood injury experience, Kelly is passionate about uniting with partners to create safe and healthy communities where OC residents can be healthy and thrive.

makenzie ferguson

Makenzie Ferguson

Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Makenzie is a pediatric emergency trauma nurse who now works as the Injury Prevention Educator for Trauma Services at CHOC. Her previous experience caring for ill and injured children led to her passion for developing programs and delivering community education to keep kids safe.