DMC Administrative Team

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Paula Margeson, Executive Director

Paula Margeson is the Executive Director of the Dayle McIntosh Center. She began her career at DMC shortly after graduating from Cal State Fullerton, and has held the positions of Housing Coordinator, Core Services Supervisor, and Program Director. After 25 years in Texas, she returned to Orange County in 2014 to become the center’s Director.

The Executive Director oversees the daily operation of the center, implements governing policies, monitors compliance with all grants and contracts, represents DMC in the community, selects staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the center’s mission, ensures that the programs and services offered by the center contribute to the mission and priorities of the organization, plans and engages in resource development, and administers the funds of the center according to the approved budget.

Lani Daly, Public Relations Administrator

Lani Daly has been at Dayle McIntosh Center since December of 2014. A graduate of the University of Southern California, she holds a Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in community organizing and public administration.

Ms. Daly promotes the visibility of the center in the community, produces marketing materials, and assists with preparation of proposals, reports, and other official documentation. She also provides administrative support to the Executive Director, acts as staff liaison to the governing board, and works with the Board and Director to plan and coordinate special events and other fund raising activities.

Brittany Zazueta, Program Manager

Brittany Zazueta is the Program Manager of Deaf, Independent Living Skills (ILS) and Youth Services. She is a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino and has a background in child welfare and youth services.

Ms. Zazueta provides leadership for the youth transition program including staff supervision, program planning, implementation and evaluation.  She supervises all Independent Living Instructors not in the Aging with Vision Loss program and oversees the Interpreting Services Department.

Miguel Escarzaga, Data Information System Administrator

The Data Information Systems Administrator is Miguel Escarzaga. He has held this position for over ten years. Miguel has a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Long Beach, in Management Information Systems.

The Data Information Technology Administrator installs and maintains computer hardware, software and networks, provides training on new technology and recommends needed equipment and devices, monitors the intra-net and data back-up system, addresses IT issues and malfunctions, and conducts research to identify potential upgrades and/or more cost-effective technology options.

Diane Dunn, Accounting Manager

Diane Dunn is the Accounting Manager at DMC. She is a graduate from Cal State Fullerton and has held accounting positions in both the business and nonprofit sectors.

The Accounting Manager oversees the fiscal functions of the organization, maintains fund accounts and agency financial records, submits reimbursement requests for all grants and contracts, prepares and monitors agency and program budgets, facilitates audits, and develops comprehensive monthly financial statements for review by the Director and governing board.

Socorro Arroyo-Merchain, Program Manager 

Socorro Arroyo-Merchain is the Program Manager of Aging with Vision Loss (AVL) and Assistive Technology (AT).  She has worked in the nonprofit field for over 13 years and has been key in the development and expansion of the AVL program. She also serves as an English/Spanish interpreter when a Spanish speaking person contacts DMC for assistance.

Ms. Arroyo-Merchain provides staff supervision, develops annual program goals and objectives in specific service areas, monitors program performance, prepares required progress reports, and pursues networking and collaboration opportunities to strengthen and expand the scope of services.

Graciela Shepherd, Program Manager

Graciela Shepherd is the Program Manager of Mobility Management and Clerical Support. She has a degree from Cal State Stanislaus and has worked in the disability field since graduation in 2013.

Ms. Shepherd provides administrative oversight in the DMC South County office; supervises clerical and mobility/travel training staff; oversees daily clerical and information technology functions; plans and conducts outreach activities; and provides travel training for individuals and groups.

Bruce Morgan, Operations Manager

Bruce Morgan is the Operations Manager at DMC. He has a background as an EMT/firefighter, has worked at NOAA, and was also supervisor of a supportive employment program for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Mr. Morgan prepares and oversees implementation of safety policies, procedures, and plans; monitors and maintains facility and equipment leasing, use, repairs and upgrades; provides oversight for the nursing home Transition Program, and serves as DMC representative relevant to emergency preparedness and response.

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