Board Of Directors
Larry O’Nan, Board Chairman
President, Andy Ant Productions, Inc.
Larry is a 1966 graduate of the University of Colorado, School of Education with an emphasis in English, Speech, and Theater Arts. He chose to use his creative leadership skills at Campus Crusade for Christ International. Larry focused his professional consulting career on coaching and advising nonprofit leaders in proven principles of fund development. He has been privileged to see over $250 million in funds raised through his training of nonprofit staff, coaching leadership in fund development principles. He has consulted with and trained indigenous leaders from 50+ countries over 40 years.
Larry continues to be involved in nonprofit board governance. In addition to serving as board chair of Santa Claus, Inc., he serves on six other nonprofit boards.
He is the author of Giving Yourself Away and is the creator of the value-focused children’s book series, The Adventures of Andy Ant–where children learn the consequences of personal behavior while enjoying fun adventures.
He is blessed with two daughters and six grandchildren.
Michelle has worked for FedEx for 16 years. She started her FedEx career as a Pick-up and Delivery driver and worked her way up through the ranks into the office as a receptionist and finally to her current position in Administration, where she has worked for the past 9 years. Michelle has been married to her husband, Greg, for 15 years. Michelle and Greg have 4-legged kids, Brandy Girl, Izabell and Lil One.
Since working in Administration at FedEx Michelle has volunteered with many different organizations. Bike MS, LA Audubon, National Fish and Wildlife, CHOC, LA Foodbank and her favorite, Santa Claus Inc.
Don Di Carlo
President, Golden Bear Cottages, Inc.
Don DiCarlo earned a BS in Political Science and a minor in Economics at UCR. A lifelong entrepreneur, he has enjoyed much success as a businessman and with his first love, coaching baseball and softball. As a pitching and hitting coach he has worked with athletes at the professional level down through the ranks to Little League and every level in between. He was the President of Palm Springs Suns AA Professional Baseball and Oxnard Pacific Suns AA Baseball throughout the 1990’s. Don and Karen purchased Golden Bear Cottages, a year-round resort in beautiful Big Bear Lake in 1999 as he and Karen took a successful leap into the hospitality industry. He is also the founder and CEO of the Big Bear Lake Marketing Association. A loyal volunteer of over 25 years at Santa Claus, Inc. he has served on the board of directors for fifteen years. He is an invaluable asset to the organization, serving as the Director of Operations.
Assistant Superintendent, San Bernardino County Schools
Miki joined the Board of Directors of Santa Claus Inc. in 2021, as a representative of the longstanding partnership that exists between SCI and San Bernardino County Schools, as we continue our work to improve the quality of life for impoverished children attending county schools.
Dr. Barbara Sorter, Ed.D.
Riverside County Schools, Administrator Special Education
Barbara is a Special Education Administrator with Riverside County Office of Education. She has spent the last twenty-five years supporting youth with disabilities. She has a doctorate from California Lutheran University with research in the field of special education transition services. Her primary focus is on working with youth on gaining pre-employment skills, building their self-advocacy skills, and becoming college & career ready. Barbara is a member of several educational organizations including Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE). She was the 2019 ACSA Region 19 Special Education Administrator of the Year.