Critical Mass Radio Show October 30, 2013 Dr. Susan Njemanze and James Littlejohn

November 6, 2013

Dr. Susan Njemanze, Founder & Executive Director of Graceworks joins our show to discuss her most recent trip to Kenya and shares the inspiring story behind the start of her nonprofit organization.  Graceworks helps to break the cycle of poverty and despair for orphans and vulnerable children by providing care, support and educational opportunities.

James Littlejohn, Executive Director of The Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley joins our show to discuss the important role his organization plays in helping younger generations strive for a positive and fulfilling future.  The Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley provides a safe place for young people to convene and enables them to participate in activities that broaden their interests.

Critical Mass Radio Show October 16, 2013 Amy Jo Pedone and Nicole Boice

October 24, 2013
Amy Jo Pedone, Owner and Certified Chocolatier of Valenza Chocolatier, Inc. returned from a trip to Italy where she learned old and new tricks from Italian master chocolatiers and completed her Master Chocolatier Training.  Amy Jo will discuss some of the newest trends in chocolate and how she realized she could turn her passion for chocolate into a successful business.

Nicole Boice, President and Founder of The Global Genes Project joins our show to discuss the audio clips Ric collected at The Global Genes Project's RARE "Tribute to Champions of Hope" Gala, which was held in Newport Beach on September 21st.  More than 450 guests were in attendance to celebrate the pioneering achievements of individuals and corporations in the rare and genetic disease community.

Critical Mass Radio Show October 3, 2013 Quentin Wilson

October 7, 2013

Quentin Wilson, President & CEO of Career and College Clubs joins our show to discuss the benefits of reaching kids in the middle school years and preparing them for success in life.  Career and College Clubs is working to solve the high dropout rate and the lack of life and leadership skills among youth by engaging at-risk middle school students in a peer-to-peer learning environment.  


Critical Mass Radio Show August 28, 2013 Lacy Kelly and Jeri Wilson

September 5, 2013

Lacy Kelly, CEO of Association of California Cities-Orange County joins our show to discuss how her organization serves the needs of small and mid-sized businesses in Orange County. ACC-OC sponsored the 2nd Annual Golden Hub of Innovation Awards that honored cities in Orange County providing the highest quiality of services to their community while exemplifying fiscal responsibility.

Jeri Wilson, Executive Director of The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation joins our show to discuss some of the new developments in cancer research over the last 30 years.  Jeri's organization is holding the "Dribble for the Cure" event on October 20th at UCLA, which is a national campaign that involves college and university's basketball programs in the fight for children with cancer.

Critical Mass Radio Show August 20, 2013 Molly Brogan and Dana Butler-Moburg

August 22, 2013

Molly Brogan, Vice President of Public Affairs at the National Small Business Association joins our show to highlight the issues the members of the National Small Business Association face daily.  The NSBA is located in Washington DC and works closely with elected officials to ensure the best future for entrepreneurs.

Dana Butler-Moburg, Executive Director of The Shea Therapeutic Riding Center joins our show to discuss how her Non-profit is changing the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding, hippotherapy, and speech therapy.  The Shea Center focuses their treatment method on therapeutic riding because the movement of the horse improves function in patients with neurmusculoskeletal dysfunction.

Critical Mass Radio Show July 31, 2013 Paul Leon and Nicole Boice

August 1, 2013

Paul Leon, CEO & President of The Illumination Foundation joins our show to discuss the Illumination Foundation's upcoming event, Carnival for Kids, on August 17th. The Illumination Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to break the cycle of homelessness in Orange County by providing vital services to those in need.


Nicole Boice, President & Founder of The Global Genes Project discusses her inspiration for starting The Global Genes Project: one of the leading rare and genetic disease patient advocacy organizations in the world. On September 21st, the Global Genes Project will hold the 2nd Annual Tribute to Champions of Hope Gala to honor some of the leaders working to advocate for those impacted by rare and genetic diseases.


Critical Mass Radio Show June 27, 2013 Vivian Clecak

June 28, 2013

Vivian Clecak, Chief Executive Officer of Human Options discusses the services her organization provide to women and families suffering from domestic violence. Human Options aims to break the cycle of domestic violence through the use of community education programs for youth, violence prevention training programs for businesses, and medical and criminal justice professionals to motivate building a safer community.

Maureen Carasiti, Director of WorkFirst joins our show to explain how her organization is helping individuals with disabilities get and keep paid employment or operate their own business. WorkFirst is a division of Easter Seals Southern California and creates Customized Employment to assist individuals in securing a job tailored to their unique talents.


Critical Mass Radio Show May 29, 2013 Dan McQuaid, Daniel Wu

June 4, 2013

Daniel McQuaid, President of OneOC joins our show to discuss the role his organization plays in Orange County. OneOC provides Nonprofits throughout Orange County with volunteer, training, consulting, and business services. Since 2000, Mr. McQuaid has been retained as a consultant to more than 125 Southern California nonprofits, providing growth planning, evaluation and training services.


Daniel Wu, 2013 Light The Night Corporate Walk Chair for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society talks with host Richard Franzi about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's upcoming event, the 2013 Light The Night Walk. With help from events such as the Light The Night Walk, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has raised and invested more than $875 million in research aimed at helping all blood cancer patients live longer, healthy lives.


Critical Mass Coast to Coast April 25, 2013 David Wilson, Mark Dubowe

April 29, 2013

David Wilson, Author of Visual Guide to Financial Markets joins host Richard Franzi to discuss his book and how understanding the financial markets could benefit business owners who have a lot of their investments tied-up in their business, rather than in the stock market.

Mark Dubowe, Chairman of the Board at Education Works joins our show to discuss his education-based Nonprofit that provides comprehensive support for economically disadvantaged communities to help children succeed.


Critical Mass Non Profit Radio Show April 24, 2013 Mark Whitley, Stephen Christensen

April 29, 2013

Mark Whitley, CEO and Kathleen Kolenda, OC Regional VP of Easter Seals join our show to discuss how their Non-Profit, Easter Seals, got its start. Easter Seals helps people with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives by teaching them life skills and job skills.

Stephen Christensen, Founder & Executive Director of Teen Entrepreneur Academy discusses his summer program, Teen Entrepreneur Academy, and how it is helping high school and college students prepare for a better future. Teen Entrepreneur Academy is a week-long residential summer camp at Concordia University that provides provides real-world business training that helps teenagers become leaders with ethics and integrity.


Critical Mass Radio Show February 6, 2013 Aimee Weisner

February 11, 2013

Aimee Weisner, Corporate Vice President of Edwards Lifesciences and Chair of the 2013 Orange County Go Red for Women Luncheon talks with host Richard Franzi about her support for the American Heart Association.  With years of experience in the medical field, Aimee is spreading the word and bringing people together to discuss heart disease- the number one killer of women.  The 2013 Orange County Go Red for Women Luncheon will take place on Friday March 22nd at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.


Critical Mass Nonprofit Show November 7, 2012

November 12, 2012

Don Schoendorfer, Founder and President of Free Wheelchair Mission joins host Richard Franzi to discuss the organization he started.  Free Wheelchair Mission is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs to the impoverished disabled in developing nations.


Critical Mass Nonprofit Show October 24, 2012

November 1, 2012

Stephen Blythe joins guest-host Paul Roberts and discusses LIGA International.  LIGA International (The Flying Doctors of Mercy) is a nonprofit organization that provides free healthcare and education to the people of Sinaloa, Mexico, since 1934


Critical Mass Nonprofit Show October 3, 2012

October 12, 2012

Martin Rodriguez, Executive Director CampFire USA Orange County Chapter joins host Richard Franzi.  Martin discusses CampFire USA mission and their programs in Orange County.  He also talks about the 4th Annual Igniting Change Golf Tournament.


Critical Mass Nonprofit Show September 19, 2012

September 22, 2012

Armando de la Libertad, CEO of Delhi Center joins host Richard Franzi and discusses his organization and their annual fund raiser on October 26, 2012.

Andrea Kooiman, Co-Founder of We Rock talks about her 3-year old non profit focused on helping middle school aged boys and girls prepare to safely run and finish the Annual Orange County Marathon.