Lisa Castetter – Founder & CEO
Lisa is responsible for vision casting and program creation for TLF, as well as fundraising efforts and expansion of Framewerk Enterprises, TLF’s social enterprise endeavor that began in 2019 with the launch of Framewerk Imaging, a screen-printing business. In the course of developing TLF, she has become a leading advisor to churches nationwide on outreach to teenagers in foster care as well as emancipated youth. Lisa frequently speaks on issues of foster care and adoption, and she is a member of multiple non-profit boards and advocacy teams.
Mark Orphan – Executive Director
Mark leads TLF’s operations and strategic planning, drawing on his 30-plus years of church and community leadership experience as a pastor, director, university teacher, public speaker, coach, and consultant. In addition to extensive service to low-income families in Southern California, he and his wife, as adoptive parents, founded an organization providing regional support for foster and adoptive families. He is passionate about mentoring young leaders and advocating for fatherless kids.
Taylor Tameifuna – Director of Communications
Taylor tells TLF’s story, highlighting the experiences of our foster youth, volunteers, donors, and other community partners. Taylor is bringing her experience working in marketing and communications with large churches to the TLF team. With an eye for detail yet mindful of the big picture, she is responsible for TLF’s branding and marketing strategies, as well as producing collateral from video to print to social media.
Joanna Torres – Director of Community Engagement
Joanna is responsible for fostering and managing TLF’s partnerships. Joanna brings years of unparalleled and extensive experience working directly with foster youth as a case manager and with transitional housing programs. Joanna will represent TLF to churches, organizations, and nonprofits throughout Orange County as well as work directly with The Launch Pad’s residents.
Barb Adair – Project Manager
Barb touches every part of TLF as our project manager. Highly organized and driven, Barb ensures TLF is the most efficient and effective organization we can be. Barb stepped into her journey with foster care in Orange County when she and her husband became the legal guardians of three girls.
Dineen Tucker – Mentor & Flight Crew Coordinator
Dineen is the first point of contact for adult volunteers interested in working directly with foster youth, starting with the application and screening process. Once trained and ready for service, these volunteers will become mentors to a teen in foster care, or they’ll join a Flight Crew, which are the teams that support each of our transitional housing residents with life skills training and other wraparound services.
Kimberly Sanders – Logistics Coordinator
Kim keeps volunteer projects running smoothly at our transitional housing program sites, working with community and faith-based teams. She oversees Serve Days and other work events, from welcoming eager volunteers to making sure there are enough supplies. Kim also manages a pantry filled with donated food, household goods, and hygiene products that are available to Launch Pad and Endeavor House residents looking to stretch their budget.
Brystin Davy – Operational Assistant
Brystin helps the CEO carry out the many details of TLF’s work through calendaring, meeting coordination, report preparation, follow-up calls, and other administrative support. She also helps ensure the accuracy of TLF’s database and mailing lists.
Xochitl Muñoz – Framewerk Imaging Project Manager
Xochitl oversees all aspects of production at Framewerk Imaging, TLF’s screen printing business. This social enterprise provides vocational training for Launch Pad residents as well as an income stream that helps sustain TLF. Xochitl ensures fulfillment of custom T-shirt orders from the community while training residents in customer relations, printing, graphic design, and other roles.
Kristy Smotherman – Intern
Kristy joins the TLF team as an intern from Vanguard University where she is studying Psychology. She has worked previously with nonprofits as well as an elementary teacher. Kristy has a heart and passion for TLF’s mission and will support TLF in special projects during her internship.