The Executive Board of Directors


Trish Steele

Founder of WCIG/Safe Passage

Trish has achieved many goals in her life, including make-up artist for television, modeling represented by Fontain Agency, and winner of the Ms. California Gold Coast Pageant in 1987. Trish hosted her own cable talk show for 5 years interviewing women who shared their stories of victory over abuse. She has also written her life story compiled in a book entitled, “The Compelling Life Changing Stories of 12 Women.” Trish has spent twenty seven years reaching out to all women, encouraging and directing them to fulfill their calling in life. Her dedication to helping others has earned her recognition and awards from various groups and media; Southern California Motion Picture Council, Beautiful People Awards, LA Family Housing, Tolucan News, Celebrity Society Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Studio City Sun, and Amazing Woman’s Advocacy; recognition from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Controller Wendy Greuel, and Council-member Dennis Zine.  In April 2011, Trish received the ‘President’s Volunteer Service Award” for helping to address the most pressing needs in her community and our country.


Trish Steele on Facebook

Michael Bernstein


BS Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara
MBA Master of Business Administration, emphasis in accounting, from UC Irvine
Enrolled Agent (Enrolled to Practice before the IRS)

Mike began his career managing a production department at a large Paper company, and eventually was assigned to the position of financial analyst for a division of the company. Then, in 1987, he started his emphasis in Tax Accounting. He is a principal in the tax consulting and accounting firm of Bernstein Financial Services, Inc, established in 1989. His firm prepares approximately 2,000 individual tax returns and over 200 business returns (LLC’s, corporations, fiduciary returns, and estate tax returns). The firm also provides accounting services for over 50 companies, producing month, quarterly, and/or yearly financial statements for these businesses. Bernstein Financial also assists several small tax exempt organizations with their bookkeeping and tax related requirements. Mike is an ultra-marathon runner, Ironman Triathlete, snowboarder, wakeboarder, and participates in any other sport for which he can find time.


Janet Cano

Vice President

Janet has a BA in Business Management and Entrepreneurial spirit as a Small Business Owner and is active in the Latin community as a member of many organizations and speaks fluent Spanish. Mrs.Cano is in the business of helping her customers get back where they belong when the unexpected happens as a Farmers Insurance Agent. Preparing for life’s setbacks and helping restore your world to order when the unexpected happens is a priority. Undergoing a life change? Events like getting married or retiring require a change in life planning and being a personal agent to her clients is extremely rewarding.



Linda Dolson – Program Director of Safe Passage & Naturopathic Practitioner


Jeannie Jones – Creator of CAAJ & Image Consultant

Luisa Diaz – Producer/Founder of Mi Amor Gala


Jim Steele – Minister of True Life Kingdom


Anna Stein –Regional Account Manager


Sterling Williams – Web & Graphic Designer
The Web Stylist

Advisory Board

James Beard – DV Counselor

Dr. Fardad Forouszanpour – Cosmetic Surgeon

Erin Patricio – Destrier Creative Services, Marketing & Writer

John Rockwell – Rockwell Group, Inc.

Bruce Vafa, DDS – Smile Angels of Beverly Hills

Madelon Wallace – Business Coach

Agnes-Nicole Winter – Actress/Producer – Global Star Films

Bob Yerkes – Stuntman

Angelika H. Von Melander – Ambassador of Peace

Nick Zargarpour – Business Attorney, ESQ