WHO WE ARE
Coppertino and Associates Consulting Group (offering premier business development, branding, and business management services) was founded in 1978 under the name of "Consumer Financial Services" in Los Angeles, California by Dr. Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino, and thereafter in 1979 as Coppertino and Associates, and re-established in 2012 in Los Angeles, California, under it's new name to include additional, established business professionals that are called on as colleagues and business associates to combine business strength, business knowledge, and business expertise in order to assist a wide range of businesses developed to serve the community. Coppertino and Associates Consulting Group was born to help you take care of business!
Dr. Coppertino also saw a need to launch the company in a different direction in 2012 when mom and pop operations, new business owners and those struggling to keep their doors open and businesses flourishing, consulted with her on how to bring ideas and business concepts and innovative business blueprints to market, along with suggestions on how to thrive in spite of business management problems that normally surface in the process of even effective operations. She realized that the chief component to any business success was to have good counsel in the form of an advisor/mentor to help steer one through the mazes of business formation projects. Additional outside Attorneys, Accountants and seasoned veterans in business are often utilized to confirm and verify practice measures to assure compliance and good faith business with our clients.
Dr. Coppertino re-entered the business arena to also help clarify the benefits of business ownership by entrepreneurs who sought her counsel, and to assist them in business practices that were beneficial to both customers and clients. Dr. Coppertino has over 40 years in the business industry, including acting as Business Manager for over 100 plus firms under her tenure, including Jackson Hewitt Financial Services as their West Coast General Manager where she opened over 40 offices for their parent company, Cendant Corporation, and trained over 300 agents to become professionals in the financial world under a 20 million dollar budget. Bringing Jackson Hewitt from Virginia Beach, Va. was a great challenge that netted JH a stellar reputation in the tax field which became 2nd only to H and R Block in California! JH Business offices were formed by Dr Coppertino in Inglewood, Compton, San Pedro, South Central LA, Los Angeles County, Hawthorne and other So California cities that received expert counsel on JH business and tax matters through Dr. Coppertino's expertise.
She also acts as advisor, counselor and mentor to political, faith-based, corporate and non profit business entities and she personally specializes in business failure back to business success services; reputation damage control; business turn-around restructurings, and non productive, non successful business entity service to assist businesses back to financial health, and a good standing in the business community or permanent closure, with well-defined exit strategies.
Coppertino and Associates Consulting Group is comprised of business professionals who have formed successful businesses; with over 200 years combined experience; and who desire to give back to the community. Coppertino and Associates Consulting Group will work with business counsel and our attorney associates to assist in your counseling efforts. Legal Shield experts and their programs are always sought for any businessman or woman who cannot afford a retained attorney, and who may simply need an attorney to write one or two letters per month or simply hear their cry for advice. Please call us to sign up with their legal program starting at $19.00 per month for individuals and $39.00 per month for businesses.
Dr. Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino,
Director of Operations, U.S Team
OPERATION DOCTORS FOR AFGHANISTAN team members consisted of professionals such as Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino, Ph.D, Director of U.S. Operations, in the early 2000's who has been a trailblazer in the community, corporate and business world for over four decades since the age of 16, and has assisted companies in advisory business naming, business formation services, business implementation process and business development branding for major corporations and small business entities.
Dr. Coppertino has developed, structured and participated in corporate grand openings/ribbon cuttings/events and galas for major business, healthcare, university, nonprofit and political organizations. She has also acted as advisor, director, colleague, friend and confidant to businessmen and women from the Pulpit to the White House!
Dr. Coppertino has also acted as the West Coast General Manager for Cendant subsidiary, Jackson Hewitt financial Services (JH). In this capacity, Dr. Coppertino opened over 40 tax and financial management offices for JH, trained over 300 employees to become tax agents and financial managers, and was also the first General Manager to offer financial/tax related offices in local check cashing facilities throughout Los Angeles County. Dynamic and forceful, Dr. Coppertino was able to command the dedication and energy in all necessary to fulfill her promise of growth and stability within the operations.
Under the tenure of Dr. Coppertino, a Human Resource Department for JH was opened in California which developed payroll systems for hundreds of California employees. A 20 million dollar California budget was utilized to bring JH into the financial arena from Virginia Beach, Virginia, which led to the designation of JH as second only to H and R Block in the state.
Dr. Coppertino also formerly acted as an Executive Coach and Consultant with Executive Service Corps, which is responsible for advising nonprofit entities, based in Los Angeles. She participated in closed door sessions to help Executive Directors remain informed and advised on upcoming financial changes in the non profit sector and how to maintain fiscal health in their corporate duties on a day to day basis.
Dr. Coppertino presently advises businesses around the world and is in the fundraising stages for a school named after her in Uganda. She is a mother of four; speaks 9 languages; is an accomplished Classical Sacred Music Soprano, lending her voice to hundreds each week through local churches as an avid lover of the human race. Her song repertoire includes spirituals such as: “Steal Away”…”Don’t Be Weary, Traveler”… “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen” and Latin favorites “Panis Angelicus”…”Ave Maria”...”O Cessate Di Piagarmo” and her award-winning rendition of Sola Perdutta Abbandonado by Puccini. Tears flow on hearing the lyrics! Her works as a community activist, lover of children, animal lover, and defender of the people are known to all who know and love her, and she says she is at her best when hearing the laughter of children. In her spare time, she scuba dives and has been a master tailor, seamstress, dressmaker and master couturier since the age of 11, and works only through the night as Director of FOR THE END, an upscale funeral and couture burial attire.
Firms she has developed, assisted, advised or counseled, but not limited to are 1,000 Women In White, to be followed by 100 Men In Black Global March for Peace, Faith and Family…which had 25 countries involved and 47 U.S. States across the nation, December 2015 which has earned Dr. Coppertino recognition from the current Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, the Honorable Eric Garcetti, and City Council members. Her services as Western Regional Coordinator for THE WOMEN FOR OBAMA, and the U.S. Regional Director for WIN WOMEN OF FAITH 9 U.S. regions, and various profit and nonprofit entities keeps her on her feet for the community, including acting as a Diplomatic Counselor for the International Platform for Peace, U.S. Division. Please visit
Dr. Coppertino has doctoral degrees in Science, Psychology and Comparative Religion and as a mathematician, she tutored students in geometry at the age of 14, and has spoken to and encouraged students as a Community Business Leader in Southern California as follows: Alliance Collins Family High School, Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Technology Academy High School, Alliance Margaret M. Bloomfield High School, Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy, Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School, Animo Inglewood High School, Animo Jackie Robinson High School, Animo Leadership High School, Animo Pat Brown High School, Animo South Los Angeles High School, David Starr Jordan High School, Downtown Magnets High School, Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School, Hilda L. Solis Learning Academy, Manual Arts High School, Oscar De La Hoya Animo High School, Rise Kohyang High School, Santee High School, Steam Legacy High School, Valor Academy High School, Jordan High School, Animo Inglewood Charter High School, Green Dot Public Schools,LA Unified School, Avid Steam Legacy High School, Mendez High School for College and Career Preparation !
She is also the former Outreach Coordinator for the USC Institute for Genetic Medicine, IG AG. Dr. Coppertino was also invited to join research scholars the Summer of 2016 in Denmark, University of Copenhagen, to study International Conflicts, Relations, and Diplomacy Studies. She is a sought-after scholar for speaking engagements, radio show interviews, and just-come-stand-by-me appearances. Dr. Coppertino is a once in a century small star in our galaxy!
In closing, the first, one and only west coast TEDDY BEAR HOSPITAL, (MERCY MISSION BEAR HOSPITAL AND ADOPTION AGENCY) will be coming into full operations soon to bring cheer and solace to children in hospice centers, children who are terminally ill and children awaiting treatments for life-threatening diseases.