Our Team


Bridget Ready - Co-Founder

Bridget Ready is the mother of Jack and co-founder, with her husband Paul Ready, of Jack’s Helping Hand, Inc. Bridget has always been a strong advocate for children with disabilities and their families and was the recipient of the California State Child Advocate of the Year Award given by the Epsilon Delta Society of Educators.

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Paul Ready - Co-Founder

Paul Ready, the father of Baby Jack, is a native of San Luis Obispo, California, born in 1956. Mr. Ready is a principal of the law firm of Farmer & Ready. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association and San Luis Obispo County Bar Association.

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Leslie Crawford - Chairman

Leslie Crawford is a clinical Speech Language Pathologist with a private practice in San Luis Obispo. She obtained her B.A. degree in English from Cal Poly, SLO and her M.A. degree in Speech Language Pathology from CSU, Fresno. Leslie has worked in the field of Speech Language Pathology for 15 years here on the Central Coast.

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Beverly Maguire - President

Beverly Maguire, originally from Palos Verdes Estates, works with the San Luis Medical Clinic and has a passion for music. Her career took her in a different direction after obtaining her certification in echocardiology where she was employed for eight years at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, CA.

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Fran Tognazzini - Treasurer

Fran Tognazzini has lived in North County for over 30 years and has spent at least half of those being an active volunteer with several organizations in the area.

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Steven Hollister - Vice President

Steven Hollister is the vice president of Sunrise Mortgage & Investment Company, a founding director and past president of the Arroyo Grande Eagle Athletic Foundation, and a director of the Calavo Growers Inc.

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Chris Hulburd, M.D. - Director

Dr. Hulburd works as an ophthalmologist at Pacific Eye, French Hospital Medical Center and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Hulburd hopes to bring a unique medical background and fresh ideas to the board.

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Russ Lovell - Director

Russ Lovell is president of IOS Telecom, an international telecom company based in San Luis Obispo, and is also partner/co-founder of RVPlusYou.com, an online sharing market for RV rentals by owner that can be delivered and set up at any destination.

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Adam Verdin - Director

Adam Verdin is the co-owner of Old Juan’s Cantina in Oceano, and principal of Verdin, a marketing and public relations agency based in San Luis Obispo.

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Karen Borges - Executive Director

Karen serves as the executive director of JHH, which for her is a culmination of her experiences managing an office in the medical field, nursing her son back to health, and working in marketing.

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