Our Board

Officers

kathy_ochenrider Kathy Ochenrider, President
Kathy is originally from Tennessee. She started flying with United in 1972.  Kathy retired in 2012.  She has been a volunteer with The CAUSE foundation® since 1997. In March of 2003, Kathy became President of The CAUSE Foundation®.
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Judee Greenspan, Vice President
Judee is originally from the Los Angeles area. She started flying with United in 1976. She is now based in EWR.   She’s been a volunteer with The CAUSE Foundation® since 1996. In March of 2003 she became their first Chief Information Officer and in October of 2004, she became Vice President of The CAUSE Foundation®.
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Patrice Pineda, Secretary
Patrice is originally from the Los Angeles area. She began her flying career with United in 1979. Her bases have included SFO and Den. She has been based in LAX since 1990. Patrice has been a volunteer and LAX Representative since 2005.  In 2016 Patrice became Secretary of The CAUSE Foundation.
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denise_brode Denise Brode, Treasurer
Denise began flying with United in 1972 and retired in 2008.  She has been with The CAUSE foundation® since 1997 and became the treasurer in 2003.
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Lisa Dow, Chief Information Officer Lisa is originally from Minnesota and began her career with United in 1995. She has been based in JFK and London and is now based in ORD. Lisa has been a volunteer with CAUSE since 2010 and became the CIO in 2016.

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bevvanzandt Bev Van Zandt, Staff Administrator
Bev graduated from UCLA. She worked for Consumer Credit Counseling Service as their Internal Accounting Director until March of 1999, when she became the first (and only) paid employee of The CAUSE Foundation®.

monica_leonard Monica Leonard, Founder/Advisor
Monica started The CAUSE Foundation® in 1994. Although she retired in 2002, she has stayed on in an advisory role.

Board of Directors

Susan Bernard – DCA & IAH

Sally Brosonski – EWR

Cynthia Kurowski – ORD

Mary Marshall – LAS & LAX

Debi Trainor – SFO

Debra Turner – ORD