Executive Committee:

John Shockley, President, University Program Manager, ARM
Michael Ritchie, Vice President, President, Critical Info
Dennis La Flam, Treasurer, Retired Aerospace Manager
Tracie Noriega,  Co-Secretary, Administrator, NHUSD
Jerry Williams, Co-Secretary, Technology Sales Manager
Emma Blanco, Director of Communications, Marketing & Communications 
Saurin Pandya, Director of Technology, Technologist
Helen Kennedy, Executive Director

Board Members:

Alaena Agbisit, Insurance Agent
Tina Bobadilla-Mastel, Teacher and PASE Board Member
Linda Canlas,
Trustee, NHUSD, and Retired Educator
Don del Pilar, Retired Teacher/Counselor, NHUSD
Tommie Lindsey, Retired Teacher, Forensics Coach
Rita Mijares, Community Advocate
Glenn Nate, Business Owner 
Rhonda Neagle, 
Retired Administrator NHUSD
Lance Nishihira, 
Technology Manager Xoom
Cindy O’Brien,
  Retired Teacher, NHUSD
Jacob Perez, NHUSD Maintenance & Operations Supervisor
Shamsa Rafay Khawaja, Human Relations Commissioner
Jill Stavosky, Dir. Community & Recreation Services, Union City
Julie Zhu, Dir. Community Relations, Fremont Bank

Advisory Board Members:

Tony Acosta, City Manager, City of Union City
Jo Baig, Retired Bank Manager
Vicki Ballard, Retired Personnel Administrator, NHUSD
Gary Charland, EVP Masonic Homes of California
Pat Danielson, 
Washington Township Healthcare District
Emily Duncan, Union City City Councilmember
Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Mayor of Union City
Pat Gacoscos, Union City City Councilmember
Maria Ochoa, Ret. Educator, San Jose State University
Bill Quirk, CA State Assemblymember Dist. 20
Arlando Smith, Superintendent, NHUSD
Linda Stewart, 
Exec. Director Magnolia Women’s Recovery Program
Michael Sweeney, 
Mayor Emeritus, Hayward
Richard Valle, Alameda County Supervisor


Helen Kennedy, Executive Director

Interested in Joining the Board of Directors?

How board members help the Foundation:

  • Enhance the Foundation’s public standing by representing and speaking for the Foundation in the community.
  • Ensure adequate financial resources by supporting the Foundation fundraising.
  • Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight.
  • Monitor, strengthen and advise the Foundation in its efforts to develop programs and activities.
  • Perform all other duties as provided in the bylaws or prescribed by the Foundation’s Board.

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