Lori R. Vice President
Lori Regnier was born and raised in NY. Her love and compassion for children led her to open her own dance and gymnastic company in 1983 where she continues to educate children through the art of dance today. She is a licensed Arizona Real Estate agent of 17 years.
Lori has 4 1/2 years of experience working in prison ministry with all levels of offenders. She was proud to serve 6 years with Shepherds Care Ministries where she helped survivors of sexual and cultic abuse. Lori has 4 1/2 years experience in security protection. As the former President of Child Enrichment Programs, Inc., Lori strived to help underprivileged youth in our valley and their families in need. She has expanded her interest in the well being of children to the Starbright Foundation where she serves as Vice President and pledges to be a positive role model and will assist in the protection of endangered children caught in abusive situations. In 2011, Lori was chosen as one of Arizona’s “Top 10 Women of Courage” for combatting dark and abusive situations for our children in Arizona. In 2012, Lori was honored with the Real Estate Big O “Hero” award as the top agent to make the most change in her community to better the lives of children and was a chosen recipient of the Soroptomist Ruby award. Lori was a guest on the Dr OZ show. She is a key note speaker throughout the Valley on the subject of sex trafficking in AZ and social media dangers and she educates at colleges, schools, conferences, churches and public forums. Lori is a believe of Jesus Christ and she hopes and prays that her journey on this earth will make a difference in the life of another.
Carol Chalberg serves as Secretary of the Board of Starbright Foundation and is the director of Church Women’s Group outreach. She has a Master’s Degree in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in art from Luther College in Decorah, IA. While attending Fuller Seminary, she completed a field education internship with Stanford VA Hospital in Palo Alto, CA where she received specialized training in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD and chaplaincy. She also co-founded Shepherds Care Counseling Ministries with her husband, Pastor Mike Chalberg. Carol has experience as a lay counselor working with individuals, couples and families. For over 40 years, she has been involved in ministry, mainly in the area of music and teaching classes on how to deal with grief and loss. Before moving to Arizona, she worked in various positions at Hope Hospice in Dublin, CA. Her last position was as the Director of Development working for the Executive Director responsible for all fundraising efforts. She was a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in California for 3 years.
Kevin McCarthy Attorney At Law
Kevin Fallon McCarthy is the McCarthy Law PLC’s managing attorney and an experienced Phoenix debt attorney. Kevin McCarthy Attorney, has been a member of the Arizona Bar since 1986. He has worked in private practice as a lawyer at Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite, P.A., a large law firm based in Phoenix, AZ. While at Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite, Mr. McCarthy worked primarily on banking and finance matters for large banking concerns. Mr. McCarthy has also worked as general counsel for a large corporation. He has corporate counsel experience in human resource matters, general corporate governance, and union class action litigation.Mr. McCarthy graduated magna cum laude, second in his class, from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. His undergraduate degree is in accounting from Creighton University.
Mr. McCarthy is a published author and professional speaker. His article, “Sins of the Father: Punitive Damages for Successor Corporations” was published in the Arizona State Law Journal. He was a featured speaker at the 2013 Hope Conference in Phoenix, AZ
Britta Van Andel RN Liaison/ board member
Britta Van Andel is a Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, and School District Nurse, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, educated at San Jose State University. As a nurse, Britta works to ensure that children are healthy and ready to enjoy school, including providing assistance with health insurance, learning how to access available health care, securing food and housing support, and other community services. As an advocate for children’s health and safety for Starbright, Britta works directly with families, school administrators, local law enforcement, and social services to ensure that the children under her care are safe, healthy, and well cared for. Britta has been a Starbright advocate for 2 years utilizing her nursing skills and passion to ensure the well being of children.
Larry R. Director of Security
Former Wells Fargo Security manager assisting police in all phases of bank monitoring systems. Served as board member and coach for Pop Warner Youth Football. One of the founders of Starbright Foundation, equipment manager and coach for Arizona Competitive Youth Football. Owner/Operator of Adult Competitive Football Team Chandler Panthers that won State Championship. Owner/Operator of Defense Department LLC. selling personal defense products. Youth baseball coach for ages 6-13. Volunteer for Shepherd’s Care Ministries and Child Enrichment Programs, Inc. Volunteer taking in trouble youth and providing a safe environment as a house parent. Larry currently serves as security manager for the foundation
Nicole Hamming is a Starbright Advisory Board member. She is owner/operator of Glass House International Real Estate, mother of 2 and extremely committed and compassionate for children’s causes and community service.
Randy Fitch Advisory Board
Realtor for United Brokers Group, father of 2, Volunteer LaCross coach, community program leader for Ahwatukee concerts in the park and Festival of Lights Sports and liaison for Starbright Foundation
It is with sad and heavy hearts that we have lost our dear Board Member Tami La Rovere. Tami was a shining example of the Lord’s Servant and she inspired all of us. Her compassion and love for the children will be remembered always and her spirit will live on in all we do.