Board of Directors
Transitional Bridges is governed by a Board of Directors personally inspired, and dedicated to improving the end-of-life experience. Compassionate by nature, each board member brings their unique talents and skills from various professions, including healthcare, marketing, business, and financial management.
Founder and President
Lorene Morris, MPS, is the Founder and serves as the President of Transitional Bridges. She has extensive experience in the health and human services field. Throughout her career, she has worked collaboratively with clinicians and assisted patients and caregivers in securing necessary resources while navigating through complex systems to obtain vital services and benefits. Ms. Morris later branched out into disease-specific organizations, including the American Cancer Society (ACS) and American Heart Association (AHA). While at the ACS, she focused on impacting systemic change to improve health outcomes for patients with cancer in collaboration with cancer treatment centers. During her tenure at the AHA, efforts supported a statewide initiative to advance pre-hospital response to St-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and other systemic initiatives designed to improve cardiovascular outcomes. She has extensive experience in grant writing and grant management in the area of health and palliative care.
Fueled with an innate passion for assisting others and motivated to improve the end-of-life experience for family members, Transitional Bridges was formed. Lorene loves the fine arts and creating works of art in various mediums. Cooking, travel, and comedy are some of her favorite things to do. A resident of Southern California, she lives with her husband and two temperamental felines.
Sharon Zornes, CPA, has been a California Certified Public Accountant for over 40 years. She worked for several years for a regional CPA firm located in Newport Beach, specializing in taxation. After starting a family, Sharon and her husband relocated to Fallbrook. Here she worked as a Controller in the hospitality industry for timeshare associations. She managed the financial reporting for twelve owners associations, with annual budgets over $80 million and servicing over 45,000 owners. Her professional experience includes financial reporting for non-profits, corporate tax compliance, property and sales tax compliance, cash management, and fiscal budgeting. Upon retirement in 2017, Sharon applied for and completed the UCCE Master Gardener program. She is currently active in that non-profit organization, which focuses on providing scientific-based agricultural information to the home gardening community. She currently volunteers her time serving on the Grants Committee, School Garden committee, and developing a Master Gardener plot in a local community garden.
Julie Ann Therese De Los Santos
Julie Ann Therese De Los Santos has been in the field of nursing since 2010. She has been practicing nursing at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital since 2013. Julie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2021 from West Coast University. After successfully passing the NCLEX, she is now a licensed Registered Nurse. Julie has developed a multifaceted skillset from her work experience from various nursing departments, including long-term care, skilled nursing facilities, sub-acute care, acute care, and geriatric psych unit. Over the last seven years, she has gained experience in providing quality patient-centered care, teamwork, and leadership. Her line of work demanded her to be able to provide attention, care, life-saving interventions, and treatments to her patients and manage to lead her team. Her future career remains focused on providing the highest quality care to her patients.
Cassandra Highbridge has recently joined Unstack as a CRM Engagement Marketing Specialist. She previously was the Email Marketing Manager at Lone Beacon, where she specialized in email marketing campaigns and metrics for over 10+ financial advisors to improve business engagement and performance. Before that, she worked at a top employment law firm in Boston. While there, she managed high-priority projects and helped streamline the administrative teams’ processes. A Connecticut native, she came to Boston to get her Bachelors in American Studies at Wheelock College and remained there after graduation. You can find her writing on her blog, where she reviews books and cafes or diving into fitness and nutrition in her free time.