The Leadership Team of the Bumblebee Foundation
The Leadership Team of the Bumblebee Foundation
Jason Donatini serves as the BumbleBee Foundation’s President and is also the Co-Founder. After graduation Jason began studying political science but left to pursue a career in the HVAC industry while simultaneously completing hiscertification in an apprentice training program. Jason is currently the Vice President for Vision Mechanical Services.
The BumbleBee foundation was born of Jason’s vision as he and his wife were so moved by the outpouring of love and support from friends, family and community when their son Jarren was diagnosed with liver cancer. In part of his role in the foundation Jason has a fervent desire to support fathers of pediatric cancer children. He is a passionate Christian and a devoted husband and father who enjoys cooking, golf, and traveling.
Heather serves as the board’s CFO and secretary. She is also the co-founder of BumbleBee Foundation. Heather is a Liberal Studies graduate from Cal Poly Pomona. She worked as an Executive Assistant for many years at a Graduate University of Medical Sciences before quitting to be a stay at home mom with the arrival of her first son, Jarren. After Jarren’s passing, Heather and her husband Jason created the BumbleBee Foundation to assist other families on their cancer journey.
Heather is grateful to have the opportunity to run the foundation’s day-to-day operations and enjoys being able to share love and hope with cancer kids that become a part of her “family.” Heather is still a very involved stay-at-home mom to two more blessings that bring much love and grace. She is as passionate about her faith in Christ as she is about her family and BumbleBee.
Jade Molina is BumbleBee Foundation’s Vice President. He has over twenty years experience as a small business owner, professional strength coach, private fitness consultant, and motivational speaker. Today, Jade is actively involved in youth education, coaching and organizational leadership.
He is a highly sought after speaker, performance coach, and professional consultant in the fields of entrepreneurship, health, fitness, and human performance.
His education includes an Associate of Arts in Business Management. Jim has over forty years diversified experience in equipment manufacturing, major engineering and construction projects throughout the world as well the aerospace industry. He has held previous positions in Project Procurement Management, Quality Control and Materials Control.
Jim is retired but consulting in Purchasing for Atlas Copco Mafi-Trench Co. LLC, located in Santa Maria, California. He is an avid number-cruncher who likes to read, travel and spend time with family when not working.
Mike Hale came to BumbleBee after serving for five years as an Executive Board member for a charity foundation that raised money for kids with cancer and other terminal illnesses. During his tenure he created and managed events, volunteers, and worked to raise funds for projects aimed at supporting the children. In 2017, the charity decided they had accomplished their goals and it was time to help other charities meet theirs and that’s when he found BumbleBee. Mike was thrilled to find another nonprofit that shared in similar aspirations and goals.
Mike has a passion for charity and enjoys working with philanthropic individuals and organizations who are looking to contribute to their communities. He also passionate about sports and played baseball and football from a early age to semi-professional. Mike coached girls softball getting and his teams made championships several times in 6 years. Additionally, he’s exploring a new hobby in acting and will be featured as a detective in an upcoming film, “Trade”.
Amy Hastings grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has lived in Southern California after choosing California Lutheran University for college. She graduated with a BA in Liberal Arts, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Masters in Educational Administration. After spending 17 years in public education as a teacher then a principal, she chose to change professions and now works as a Financial Representative for Thrivent Financial, a not-for-profit financial services company. She continues to educate, just in a different manner.
She is is passionate about her work with the BBF having worked with pediatric cancer students and their families as an educator. She is also active in Conejo Valley Kiwanis and loves to time spend with her other half Robert … especially taking trips to Disneyland.
Christopher M. Dukes was born on July 19 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Omaha Bryan High school and got his degree from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1994. He moved to Los Angeles in February 1995 and got his SAG card on an HBO movie of the month starring Tom Berenger soon thereafter. Christopher later branched out in the late 90’s and early 2000s into the stunt world. He performed in a number of live shows, television and films as a stunt performer
More recently, Christopher is known for his work on Mission Save Her (2016), Fresh Off the Boat (2017) and Between Us (2012). Christopher is also a successful financial planner with over 500 clients across the LA area.