She has won numerous awards including the Panhellenic Athena Award, the Spirit of St. Joseph Award with her husband, Mike, and the Woman of the Year Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Central Orange Coast where she is a long-time Board member and Past President. She is also active in a variety of groups including the Board of Special Olympics, Orange County, and Chapter AB, PEO.
Charlene and her husband Mike have three children.
What motivates your desire to give back?
My parents were the best example of supporting the causes they believed in, advocating for positive changes, and serving the community. Their hard work and generosity knew no limits.
Why are you supporting the medical center?
Two of our three children were born at St. Joseph. From a lifetime of care here, I have great respect for the physicians and caregivers who truly are the heart of the hospital.
Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I love the mission and the caring people I encounter, including the doctors, the staff, and my fellow volunteers.