Board of Directors

Nicholas M. Perrino
CEO & Co-Founder; Principle Consultant

The president ensures the effective action of the Board in governing and supporting the organization, oversees Board affairs, acts as the representative of the Board as a whole, speaks to the media and the community on behalf of the organization, develops agendas for meetings, presides at Board meetings, recommends to the Board which committees are to be established, identifies committee recommendations that should be presented to the full Board and ensures that Board matters are handled properly.

Lori Hull-Grommesh
Vice President

The vice president acts as the president in his absence, assists the president on the above or other specified duties. Additionally, the vice president is frequently assigned to special areas of responsibility, such as membership, conferences, consulting, etc.


The treasurer manages the Board’s review of, and action related to, the Board’s financial responsibilities, develops and implements financial procedures and systems, ensures that appropriate financial reports are made available, regularly reports to board on key financial events, trends, concerns, and assessment of fiscal health, and ensures sound management and maximization of cash and investments.

Linh Dang

The secretary maintains records of the Board and ensures effective management of organization’s records, manages and records minutes of board meetings, is sufficiently familiar with legal documents (e.g., articles, by-laws, IRS letters) and notes applicability during meetings.


Mike LaLonde
Marketing & Advertising

Mike LaLonde is a Digital Marketing Consultant at LDM, a boutique digital marketing firm that focuses on helping small and medium-sized businesses grow through the use of paid and organic search, social media, performance testing, and web analytics insights. Running his own online businesses and websites from a young age, Mike added a BA in […]

Irene Oquendo
Program Coordinator

Irene Oquendo is the Program Coordinator at APPex. She also serves as the Data Manager for Bridges DBA, another 501(c)3 organization in La Canada, California. Her prior role was Assistant to the Development Director at The Salvation Army Nashville Area Command. Irene’s main focus is working with not-for-profit organizations, particularly with data management and understanding […]