Larisa Owen

Ms. Owen serves as a Program Director who works on several programs including leading the veterans and military families project within the organization. Ms. Owen also works on Knowledge Management and Development, responsible for organizing CFF’s extensive resources, and new project development in several areas, health care reform, home visiting, and legal remedies for children and families affected by substance use disorders. Ms. Owen is the Co-Chair of the Children and Families subcommittee working group of the Orange County Veterans and Military Families Collaborative.
Prior to her work at CFF, Ms. Owen held several senior management roles with experience in corporate and nonprofit organizations. She was responsible for financial, administrative, human resources, legal, operations process improvements and decision making including the training curricula and logistics for corporate-wide training events focused on legal, human resources, finance, safety, IT and risk management. She negotiated with government agencies on compliance issues, and on external funding development including identifying and preparing proposals for foundation and corporate funding prospects. 
Ms. Owen currently serves as a member of The California State Military Reserve (CSMR). CSMR is a state-supported agency with the primary mission of supporting the Soldiers and Airmen of the California National Guard (CNG) in its Homeland Defense, Homeland Security missions and service to California during times of State Emergencies. Soldiers and Airmen in the CSMR are sworn members of the California Military Department.  Chief Warrant Officer Owen works with the Judge Advocate General (JAG) unit which provides legal services to deploying and returning military personnel. She is assigned to Headquarters Regional Support Command- South, Special Staff Section, Staff Judge Advocate unit. 
Ms. Owen received her Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Legal Studies from the University of LaVerne, holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and is currently completing her PhD in Public Policy and the Law.