KHERUT’S TEAM

Here at KHERUT we are blessed with a talented and passionate team.

We’d love for you to get to know us by reading a little bit about who we are and why we are a part of KHERUT.

FOUNDERS

Yves Masquéfa, Founder   Yves Masquėfa has enjoyed a successful career for almost 50 years in the restaurant industry. He began working when he was fourteen years old as a busboy and has literally worked his way through every position in a restaurant. Since then he has excelled in the industry, having owned his own establishment for over 30 years. Yves is an excellent cyclist and enjoys the competitive nature and extreme physical challenges of the sport. Yves’ passion is in serving others, and his vision is the driving force behind KHERUT.

Yves Masquéfa, Founder

Yves Masquėfa has enjoyed a successful career for almost 50 years in the restaurant industry. He began working when he was fourteen years old as a busboy and has literally worked his way through every position in a restaurant. Since then he has excelled in the industry, having owned his own establishment for over 30 years. Yves is an excellent cyclist and enjoys the competitive nature and extreme physical challenges of the sport. Yves’ passion is in serving others, and his vision is the driving force behind KHERUT.

Jody Masquéfa, Founder   Jody Masquėfa has enjoyed a successful career for over 29 years in administration and human resources related to both the restaurant industry and corporate world. She worked for five years for the largest Health and Human Services federally funded nonprofit organization in the United States, and she currently works at NorthEast of the Well nonprofit. Jody shares Yves’ compassionate heart to serve the disadvantaged and disenfranchised both here in the United States and globally, and they share a mutual passion and vision for KHERUT.

Jody Masquéfa, Founder

Jody Masquėfa has enjoyed a successful career for over 29 years in administration and human resources related to both the restaurant industry and corporate world. She worked for five years for the largest Health and Human Services federally funded nonprofit organization in the United States, and she currently works at NorthEast of the Well nonprofit. Jody shares Yves’ compassionate heart to serve the disadvantaged and disenfranchised both here in the United States and globally, and they share a mutual passion and vision for KHERUT.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nick Williams, Board Member   Nick Williams has over 40 years of corporate and self-employment management experience. He has also served as an officer and board member on several non profit organizations in recent years.

Nick Williams, Board Member

Nick Williams has over 40 years of corporate and self-employment management experience. He has also served as an officer and board member on several non profit organizations in recent years.

Jon Giberson, Board Member   Jon Giberson founded and ran Connections Telecom Marketing, Inc. as a distributor for telephone management software for 33 years. He is now semi-retired and enjoys playing golf and working on the KHERUT board to make a difference in the lives of survivors of human trafficking. He is also a 25 year member of the Roosters Foundation of Orange County, and he has received many awards in his efforts to feed, educate and nurture children from underserved families. Jon is a true “connector” and has met many influential people and organizations that have been an asset to building KHERUT. Fun fact: Jon has a 1,500-gallon Koi pond in his back yard with 25 Koi, some are over 20 years old.

Jon Giberson, Board Member

Jon Giberson founded and ran Connections Telecom Marketing, Inc. as a distributor for telephone management software for 33 years. He is now semi-retired and enjoys playing golf and working on the KHERUT board to make a difference in the lives of survivors of human trafficking. He is also a 25 year member of the Roosters Foundation of Orange County, and he has received many awards in his efforts to feed, educate and nurture children from underserved families. Jon is a true “connector” and has met many influential people and organizations that have been an asset to building KHERUT. Fun fact: Jon has a 1,500-gallon Koi pond in his back yard with 25 Koi, some are over 20 years old.

Jon Miller, Board Member   Jon is a committed servant leader in the restaurant industry with a passion for the creation and support of non-profit organizations. Jon served at Biola for 10 years as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing, and in the restaurant industry Jon has over 30 years experience of menu and restaurant equipment innovation. His resume includes a 15 year role as Director of Research and Development at El Pollo Loco. Jon jumped at the chance to join KHERUT, because the mission of KHERUT addresses such a vital role providing the training, experience, and a path to economic self sufficiency. Jon is excited to have an opportunity to give back with the experience and influence he has accumulated over his career.

Jon Miller, Board Member

Jon is a committed servant leader in the restaurant industry with a passion for the creation and support of non-profit organizations. Jon served at Biola for 10 years as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing, and in the restaurant industry Jon has over 30 years experience of menu and restaurant equipment innovation. His resume includes a 15 year role as Director of Research and Development at El Pollo Loco. Jon jumped at the chance to join KHERUT, because the mission of KHERUT addresses such a vital role providing the training, experience, and a path to economic self sufficiency. Jon is excited to have an opportunity to give back with the experience and influence he has accumulated over his career.

 
Craig Schneider, Board Member   Craig Schneider spent 25 years in financial management as CFO with several manufacturing companies with sales volumes in the range of $50 to $100 million. In the last 10 years of his career, Craig partnered with a close friend in a consulting firm helping clients with their information technology strategy and implementation. Yves and Craig have been friends for over 30 years. When Yves shared his vision of KHERUT with Craig and his wife, Craig was struck by the need, and volunteered his services. Fun fact: his oldest granddaughter is 23 and received her wings in September 2019 as a pilot in the U.S. Navy.

Craig Schneider, Board Member

Craig Schneider spent 25 years in financial management as CFO with several manufacturing companies with sales volumes in the range of $50 to $100 million. In the last 10 years of his career, Craig partnered with a close friend in a consulting firm helping clients with their information technology strategy and implementation. Yves and Craig have been friends for over 30 years. When Yves shared his vision of KHERUT with Craig and his wife, Craig was struck by the need, and volunteered his services. Fun fact: his oldest granddaughter is 23 and received her wings in September 2019 as a pilot in the U.S. Navy.

Debbie Williams, Board Member   Debbie Williams is a professional musician and music therapist. She has been an active volunteer in various nonprofit organizations.

Debbie Williams, Board Member

Debbie Williams is a professional musician and music therapist. She has been an active volunteer in various nonprofit organizations.

 

TEAM MEMBERS

Demetria Moore Donor Outreach   Demetria Moore has been a REALTOR® in Orange County for almost 10 years. She joined KHERUT because she strongly believes in Yves’ amazing vision and wants to do her part in helping these survivors break the cycle. Growing up in a domestic violence environment and barely surviving a horrific family tragedy, women's empowerment became a priority in Demetria’s life. After meeting with Yves and Jody and doing thorough research, she was shocked to learn human trafficking is not only a national epidemic but it is a very prominent problem in Orange County. She brings to KHERUT over 25 years of experience as a sales director and manager. Demetria knows that working at KHERUT is God’s way of showing her why she survived and is still alive today.

Demetria Moore
Donor Outreach

Demetria Moore has been a REALTOR® in Orange County for almost 10 years. She joined KHERUT because she strongly believes in Yves’ amazing vision and wants to do her part in helping these survivors break the cycle. Growing up in a domestic violence environment and barely surviving a horrific family tragedy, women's empowerment became a priority in Demetria’s life. After meeting with Yves and Jody and doing thorough research, she was shocked to learn human trafficking is not only a national epidemic but it is a very prominent problem in Orange County. She brings to KHERUT over 25 years of experience as a sales director and manager. Demetria knows that working at KHERUT is God’s way of showing her why she survived and is still alive today.

Jana Mitchell Administrative Assistant to Yves   Jana Mitchell is a wife, adoptive mother, and longtime advocate of children. Having worked in the Title Insurance industry for over 15 years, she left her position as Executive Assistant, to raise her daughter and commit to her family. She has been active in volunteer work since stepping away from her professional life, serving in children’s ministries, clothing the homeless, and in various positions at her daughter’s school. Joining the team at KHERUT is a second chapter dream come true. The issue of sex trafficking has weighed on her heart for years, especially upon learning its impact upon children in the foster care system. Having known Yves for close to 30 years, and witnessing his passion for serving others, she was excited to join the team at KHERUT as his administrative assistant.

Jana Mitchell
Administrative Assistant to Yves

Jana Mitchell is a wife, adoptive mother, and longtime advocate of children. Having worked in the Title Insurance industry for over 15 years, she left her position as Executive Assistant, to raise her daughter and commit to her family. She has been active in volunteer work since stepping away from her professional life, serving in children’s ministries, clothing the homeless, and in various positions at her daughter’s school. Joining the team at KHERUT is a second chapter dream come true. The issue of sex trafficking has weighed on her heart for years, especially upon learning its impact upon children in the foster care system. Having known Yves for close to 30 years, and witnessing his passion for serving others, she was excited to join the team at KHERUT as his administrative assistant.

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