In 1950, the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California began providing therapy to children with disabilities. The location was a farmhouse surrounded by avocado fields in the City of Orange. Since then, we have expanded our abilities to embrace and uplift all people—from infants to seniors—with unique needs.
In 2020, our 70th year, Reimagine offers an array of specialized therapies, enrichment services, independent living support and more; with the purpose of enabling all participants to live an enhanced quality of life.
Our mission is to relentlessly pursue possibilities throughout the lifespan of every person with disabilities.
Our vision is to create a world in which all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to thrive in healthy, inclusive communities.
Reimagine Staff Leadership
Sofia joined Reimagine over 20 years ago after completing her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Health at the University of Southern California.
Sofia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with two decades of experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. Formerly serving as Reimagine Chief of Services, Child Development Programs and North County Operations, Sofia led the Children’s Services programs at both the Orange and Fullerton campuses, successfully expanding the program to serve more children in the Orange County Area. She brings her longtime management and direct experience working with children and adults with disabilities to a community that knows her well.
Sofia has been teaching social work for over 15 years and she is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She is also a member of the Network for Social Work Management and National Association of Social Workers.
Director of Operational Support
Jason Leavell graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Human Development, followed by earning a Master of Social Work with a concentration of integrated health.
Jason started with Reimagine as an intern in 2014, while working on his Masters in Social Work. He established a deep connection with the individuals he was working with at Reimagine and at the end of his internship joined the Reimagine family as a Social Work Assistant. After completing his MSW, Jason transitioned his role and became the Medical Social Worker at our Fullerton campus. Since then, Jason has worked in and supported many facets of the organization. He has served as the Director of Admissions and Training, oversees recruitment and our Electronic Medical Record’s system and his current role as Director of Operational Support, where he provides support to the Executive Director with programs and operations.
Director of Business and Finance
Lynn recently joined Reimagine as their Director of Business & Finance. She, along with the Board of Directors, helps to monitor the Organization’s financial strategic planning, conducts financial analysis on an ongoing basis, and develops budgets tailored to the needs of the many departments inside the Organization.
She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. She has over 15 years of experience as an auditor with public accounting firms in Orange County concentrating in attestation in construction, non-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BA in Accounting.
She is a member of CalCPA (California Society of CPAs), AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) and Employee Benefit Plans Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC), and the Orange County chapter of WP&BC (Western Pension & Benefit Council).
Eun Chong Kim
Program Director – Santa Ana Campus
Eun oversees all Clinical Services at Reimagine, including Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapies as well as Nursing Services Staff.
Eun joined Reimagine in 2015 as a Physical Therapist at the Fullerton campus. With two decades of experience as a Physical Therapist and as a consultant, Eun has provided consulting services for multiple Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) centers, social programs, the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) Early Intervention program, and various group homes. Her experience covers a diverse population, ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Eun graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Psychobiology and a B.A. in East Asian Studies. She received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Chapman University, Orange, CA.
Program Director – Fullerton Campus
Victor began his journey working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities in 2014 after graduating with his Bachelor’s in social work. Victor’s experience has included working on social skills in various settings with children, young adults, and older adults. He had the opportunity to work with the families of the individuals with developmental disabilities by facilitating support groups.
In 2018 Victor began his journey with Reimagine, then known as Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California or more commonly known as RIO, as a master’s level Social Work Intern. His journey with RIO began with not only furthering his experience in working with individuals with disabilities but by understanding the framework and benefits of providing Community Based Adult Services (CBAS).
Since his transitioning from an intern to the Medical Social worker position for Reimagine Fullerton, he now has had the privilege after 3 years to transition to Program Director of Fullerton. With this role Victor plans to further the benefits of services of Reimagine to provide to our communities. As Program Director Victor will continue to pursue a passion in developing serves that are geared toward enhancing and enriching the lives of people with disabilities.
Director of IT
Yung joined Reimagine in 2018 where he designed and implemented the multi-campus network infrastructure and oversaw the administration of new charting and records-keeping software as Reimagine continues its data migration toward an all-digital future.
In 2016, he joined with a major managed services provider in Orange County to provide all levels of technical support to various non-profit and healthcare organizations such as the Girl Scouts of Orange County, Girl Scouts of Downtown Los Angeles, OneOC, AltaMed, and HealthView Home Health.
Yung Min graduated cum laude from University of California San Diego, with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts-Media with an emphasis in Computing. He then attended Cisco Network Academy where he received multiple technical certifications including CCNA and CCENT. Yung is currently attending Western Governor’s University to earn his Master’s Degree in IT Management.
The Reimagine Board of Directors is our governing body and includes family members, program participants and community business leaders who oversee the organization’s activities. Board members meet regularly to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization, ensuring alignment with the stated mission, vision and values.
Ron Murray II
Ron is a senior business development and sales management executive at American Advisors Group, a leader in the retail mortgage industry based in Irvine, CA. Ron brings his extensive experience building and leading sales teams to the Reimagine board, providing cohesion, guidance and vision garnered though his professional career which also includes membership in the California State Bar and as a California Real Estate Broker. A volunteer since 2017, Ron also advances the mission of Reimagine through his extensive links to the Orange County business community.
Donald Clem, D.D.S.
Dr. Clem is a periodontal specialist who has provided periodontal and dental implant specialty care in Fullerton for 35 years. He grew up in Chicago, attending Loyola University School of Dentistry followed by a general internship at the Veteran’s Administration and Great Lakes Naval Regional Medical Center. His specialty training was taken in periodontology at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Ms. MacPhail is currently Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at Alliance HealthCare Services. Her 25 years of experience across multiple industries for national and global enterprises leverages her extensive management and leadership work, as well as her specific expertise in HR recruiting, executive coaching and HR information systems, plus benefits and compensation strategy. Healy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Management as well as her Master of Human Resources and Master of Management and Leadership degrees from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri.
She is the proud mom of three children, two of whom are young high-school students with developmental disabilities.
“I am thrilled to be part of an organization that is building possibilities and futures. I believe in the value our members bring to the community by facilitating dignity through lifelong learning for all, striving towards a more inclusive and equitable future, and I look forward to being part of those continued efforts,” she says.
Alex Cochran joined Kairos in 2022 as a Senior Investment Manager. Mr. Cochran is responsible for the firm’s investor relations efforts including fund raising, client service, reporting, and investor education.
Prior to joining Kairos, Mr. Cochran led the West Coast business development efforts for Hirtle Callaghan & Co., an outsourced Chief Investment Officer for endowments, foundations, and philanthropic families. Prio to that, Mr. Cochran was a Vice President at Canterbury Consulting, where he built sophisticated investment programs for endowments, foundations, and family offices. He was also a shareholder of the firm.
Mr. Cochran serves on the Board of Directors and as the Chair of the Finance Committee for Reimagine.
Dr. Sellens, DDS
Ron Murray Sr.
Retired, Digital Avionics Design
Power Conversion, Inc.
CEO, Brenda Deeley PR
Client Executive, Business Insurance, Marsh & McClennan Insurance
In Memoriam of
July 19, 1930 – December 31, 2020
Patricia’s distinguished career as a retailer and professional in Design and Couturier Construction began with her graduation from Traphagen School of Design, New York. She was employed by Oleg Cassini, and later Mr. John, Inc., milliner and clothing designer.
Patricia has served in leadership positions on many non-profit boards at the local, state and national level. With honor Patricia was the Recording Secretary and Chairman of Governance for Reimagine.