JDRF Orange County Staff

JDRF Orange County Staff

  • Michelle Popoff

    Michelle Popoff

    Executive Director

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    Michelle Popoff

    Executive Director

    Michelle Popoff is Executive Director of the JDRF Orange County Chapter. In this role, Michelle works closely with our staff, Board of Directors, our strong volunteer base, and our type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. Michelle has been with JDRF Orange County since 2005, when she was brought on board to start the chapter’s outreach program.  Since then, the program has grown extensively and provides many resources, events and connections for the T1D community, including the Bag of Hope, annual TypeOneNation Summit, T1D Care Kit, Walking the T1D Tightrope events, Research Updates, Youth Ambassador program and more.  Michelle has served a variety of roles within the chapter, including Outreach Manager, Senior Development Manager, Outreach Captain for JDRF’s West Region and her current role as Executive Director.

    Michelle was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 11 and is passionate about helping the T1D community and the JDRF mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.  She is the proud mom of her son, Jake, who was her inspiration to get involved with JDRF when he was born.  Michelle graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Communications and is a die-hard Bruin!

    Email: mpopoff@jdrf.org
    Phone: 949-885-5025

  • Christine Farino

    Christine Farino

    Development Manager

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    Christine Farino

    Development Manager

    Christine joined JDRF in 2015 and is the lead staff member for the Orange County One Walk at Angel Stadium as well as our annual Fore the Kids Golf Classic. In addition to these main events, Christine also holds key roles in all other chapter events and working with our Donor Development Committee and the Board of Directors. She comes to us with a wealth of experience in Marketing, Customer Development & Management, Project Management and more.

    Christine was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 6 and is committed to JDRF’s mission. She graduated from Chapman University with a BS in Business Administration and a dual emphasis in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Besides helping us turn Type One into Type None, Christine’s passions are music and dancing.

    Email: cfarino@jdrf.org
    Phone: 949-885-5022

  • Brittany Marceau

    Development Coordinator

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    Brittany Marceau

    Development Coordinator

    As the Development Coordinator, Brittany serves a vital support role for the Orange County Chapter. Brittany is the lead staff member for volunteers at the One Walk as well as silent auction and raffle items for all special events (Gala, Dream Guild events, Fore the Kids Golf Classic).

    Email: bmarceau@jdrf.org
    Phone: 949-885-5021

  • Jane Gagne

    Development Manager

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    Jane Gagne

    Development Manager

    Jane Gagne joined JDRF in August 2014 after relocating from New York City to the Orange County area.  She previously worked at a family owned investment firm in downtown Manhattan.   Her motivation for turning Type One into Type None is her husband Dave, who has successfully been living with T1D for over 35 years.  She has a BS from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.  Jane lives in Newport Beach with Dave and their and son.

    Email: jgagne@jdrf.org
    Phone: 949-885-5024