Mina is a past president and honorary life member of the San Clemente Junior Woman’s Club. Her involvement with the Junior Woman’s Club led to the inception of the Courtney’s SandCastle universal playground project. She is a founding member of the Courtney’s SandCastle Charitable Foundation and has dedicated over 16 years to the Courtney’s SandCastle project, bringing the first universally accessible playground to South Orange County for children with special needs. She has a Masters Degree in Health Administration from Loma Linda University (1994) and a BA in Biology from the University of California, Riverside (1992). She has 7 years experience with the Veterans Administration helping to establish community-based clinics and is actively involved with the National Charity League-Laguna Chapter. She is happily married to a physician and a proud mom of three children. She has a passion for helping the community and those that are underserved.