IRVINE, California, January 18, 2018McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Ramin Baschshi as Chief Executive Officer with UCP of Orange County (UCP-OC), an organization that provides specialized care and comprehensive support for children with disabilities and their families.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Anne Terry, Associate Consultant; and Amanda Lange, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “With her medical and hospital administration experience, unstoppable drive, and most importantly, her incredible passion for those who live with disabilities, we are certain Ramin will do incredible things for the future growth of this organization.”

Prior to joining UCP-OC, Baschshi served as COO with Make-A-Wish, Los Angeles.  In this role, she oversaw programming, finance and community engagements, as well as all operations including fundraising and marketing. Over the course of her seven-year tenure, Baschshi implemented a significant brand presence across 62 chapters throughout the U.S.  She previously served as Vice President of Physician and Strategic Operations at St. Mary Medical Center and Operations Analyst at Mission Hospital.

Baschshi received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from California State University, Fullerton, a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Sciences from University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine, and a Doctorate degree in Medicine from Xavier University School of Medicine.

About UCP of Orange County

Founded in 1953, UCP-OC was originally established as United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County to assist people of all ages affected by cerebral palsy.  Over our 60+ years of service, however, we have observed great demand for services for children with disabilities.  In response, we have streamlined our focus to children while broadening the programs offered, as well as the range of disabilities served to include autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other developmental delays.  In order to help every child reach their full potential, our services are highly individualized, from simple delays to complicated lifetime conditions.

Because of this wider range of children and families we now serve, today we go by the name of UCP of Orange County (and UCP-OC for short).

UCP-OC now provides specialized care for more than 5,300 children and families each year.  We are one of the only organizations in Orange County delivering comprehensive support for children with disabilities and their families.  As such, our services are critical to closing developmental gaps and empowering families to care for their child’s special needs.

About McDermott & Bull

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