Our Team

Bridget Ready

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

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 Orradre

Leslie Orradre - Chairman and Executive Director

Leslie Orradre 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 27 years here on the Central Coast.

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Beverly Maguire

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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Adam Verdin

Adam Verdin - Vice President

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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Fran Tognazzini

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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Chris Hulburd, M.D.

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

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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Elaine Taylor

Elaine Taylor - Director

Elaine Taylor is co-founder and president of The Taylor Family Foundation (TTFF), established in 1990, with a mission of preserving the wellness and enhancing the quality of life for children with life-threatening illness, developmental differences, chronic diseases, and youth at risk.

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Bonnie Burt

Bonnie Burt - Volunteer and Event Coordinator

Bonnie has lived on the Central Coast since graduating from Cal Poly in Animal Science. She has enjoyed being involved with a large number of local organizations and non-profits over the years and understands the values of volunteering. She is certified as a therapeutic riding instructor and loves to contribute to the Little Riders program.

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Jill Bassi Gentilly

Jill Bassi Gentilly - Program and Assistance Coordinator

Jill Bassi Gentilly is a lifelong resident of San Luis Obispo County with many family ties in the area. She owned her own business for 21 years and has been with Jack’s Helping Hand since 2011. She has served on the Board of Directors of The Robert H. Janssen Foundation supporting youth and youth sports since 2006.

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Noelle Laird

Noelle Laird - Administrative Assistant and Marketing Coordinator

Noelle is a San Luis Obispo native and graduated from Cal Poly studying Sociology and Child Development. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sports, and coaching Volleyball at Mission College Prep. Noelle has a strong connection to family and community and loves getting to know and assisting all of our Jack's Helping Hand families.