Adrienne Matros is a licensed clinical psychologist who lives in Orange County with her family. She serves on the board of directors for several nonprofits that include CHOC Children’s Foundation, Merage Jewish Community Center (JCC), Tilly’s Life Center, JCC Association of North America and Aleh-Negev Board of Governors (Israel). The various committees and organizations Adrienne volunteers with are primarily focused on children and youth. She tirelessly volunteers most days of the week and considers it a wonderful opportunity. Since moving to Orange County in 2001, she says she has had some incredible role models, who have encouraged her to get involved. She says that every organization she financially contributes to on a philanthropic level is an organization where she devotes her time and volunteers on a regular basis. The organizations include the Merage Jewish Community Center (JCC Cares volunteer program), Orangewood (Samueli Academy), Covenant House California, CHOC’s Mental Health Advocacy Committee, Girls Inc., Jewish National Fund Disabilities Task Force, Global JCC (an international teen engagement program) and IsraAID’s International Disaster Relief Program.

“Paying it forward is what life is all about. The greatest joy of volunteering is knowing that I have made a positive difference in someone’s life!” – Dr. Adrienne Matros