John Luker joined the executive team of Orangewood Foundation and Samueli Academy in July 2014 as CFO, replacing Chris Simonsen who was promoted to CEO. Prior to joining Orangewood, John worked as the CFO of the Orange County Rescue Mission for over 13 years. He is a Certified Public Accountant, member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and was recognized as the 2018 Non Profit CFO of the Year by the Orange County Business Journal and CALCPA’s
John received both his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida and is a big Florida Gators fan. After having been in Orange County for years John became involved with Orangewood through our mentor program. He is an active volunteer in the community, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Coalition of Community Health Centers, The Orange County Workforce Investment Board and Aragon Affordable Housing Inc. He lives in Tustin with his wife and two kids.