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Damon Alexander

Board Member

1.  What year did you first join the Board?

     2020

 

2. Where did you go to school?

University of LaVerne - B.S. Political Science 

National University – MPA

 

3. Fun fact about yourself

I collect comic books

 

4. Hobbies?

World Traveler to the Wonders of the World

Bio

Damon L. Alexander is a Pasadena native and former United States Marine. A proud public servant for most of his life, on January 31, 1988, he was sworn in as a Special Agent with the United States Immigration & Naturalization Service.  In 1992, he transferred to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives where he served for the next 25 years and retired in 2016 with 29 years of total service.

Mr. Alexander is the founding President of 100 Black Men of America (Inland Empire Chapter), Past Commander of

the 25th District of California of the American Legion (San Bernardino County), Past Chair of the City of San Bernardino Police Commission, Past Chair of the City of San Bernardino Cannabis Committee, and Immediate Past President of the North End Neighborhood Association in San Bernardino. In addition to his work with the Symphony, he sits on the Board for the Richard T. Fields Bar Association Foundation.

 

On November 03, 2020, by receiving more than 65% percent of the votes from the 7th Ward residents Mr. Alexander was elected as a San Bernardino City Council Member.

 

In 2014, he received the First Responders Award from the “One Caring Adult” foundation, in 2016 he received the Black Rose Award for Community Service, and in 2018, The Broken Soldier’s Foundation presented him Veteran of the Year honors.

 

Mr. Alexander graduated from the University of La Verne with a B.S. in Political Science. He furthered his education at Sacramento Theology Seminary & Bible College obtaining a Master's degree in Theology. He earned a second graduate degree from National University in Public Administration. Mr. Alexander is also a graduate of the prestigious Leadership Institute at Harvard University. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

 
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Angelique Bonanno, Esq.

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

    2018

 

2. Where did you go to school? 

California State University, Dominguez Hills, Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Western State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate

 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

She is the recipient of two American Jurisprudence Bancroft – Whitney Awards

 

4. Hobbies

Walking her dogs

Bio

Angelique Bonanno is a Certified Family Law attorney, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She has been a member of the California State Bar since 1998. She is also an adjunct Family Law

Professor for LaVerne College of Law, and she presents live Family Law lectures for the National Business Institute.

 

She is dedicated to her clients, persistent, and task-oriented, always taking her role seriously in order to achieve the best possible results for her clients. She is a member of a number of legal organizations, including the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, Lex Romana/Italian Lawyers Association, the East/West Family Law Council, and the Inland Empire Legal Association for Women. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Bonanno is a member of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, is listed in Cambridge Who’s Who, and was 2018 Lawyer of the Year for the East/West Family Law Council.

 
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Ruth Chafin

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

    2020

2. Where did you go to school? 

I graduated with a B.A from California State University at Long Beach

Attended some classes California State University at San Bernardino

3. Fun fact about yourself 

She is a Bride-to-Be!

I played co-ed roller hockey for 5 years after 50

I graduated from River Rafting Guide Training at the age of 49

4. Hobbies

Holiday Decorating

Setting everything at a 45-degree angle

Bio

Ruthie Chafin, the founder of Interior Network and current owner of Redlands-based Ruth Chafin Interior Design, is a general contractor and interior designer specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling. A longtime member of the Symphony’s Volunteer Guild, the San Bernardino native is a recent recipient of the League of Women Voter’s Citizen of Achievement Award.

 
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Donna Cooley

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

    2003

2. Where did you go to school? 

Cal State University San Bernardino – MA and BA in Communication Studies

Bio

Donna Cooley is an adjunct instructor in Communications Studies at Cal State University, San Bernardino.

 
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Tim Evans

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

    2017

 

2. Where did you go to school? 

Loma Linda University – M.Div. Theology and History

Andrews University – BA. Theology and History

 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

He has observed 7/8ths of all the bird species in North America

 

4. Hobbies

Bird watching

Bio

Tim Evans was born in London in the United Kingdom and became a naturalized American citizen as a child. He is the founder and CEO of The Unforgettables Foundation which provides funding toward the cost of dignified burials for the children of economically disadvantaged parents. In this role, he has created some of the most unique and meaningful events in the region for the Foundation, including the Unforgettable Heart Awards which highlights nonprofit and community leaders from throughout the region, the “Lights for Little Lives” Walk in memory of the children of the families his organization has assisted, the “Battle of the Badges” first responders car wash, and the annual Children and Families in Crisis Conference

 
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Dr. Peter Eveland

Board Member

1.  What year did you first join the Board? 

2022

2.  Where did you go to school? 

  1. Cincinnati Christian University, A.A. Church Music

  2. Wilmington College of Ohio, B.S. Psychology

  3. University of Dayton, M.S., Social Agency Counseling

  4. University of Cincinnati, Ed.D., Counselor Education, and Supervision

3. Fun fact about yourself 

Former Staff Organist for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Delta Queen Steamboat Company.

4.  Hobbies

  1. Playing the piano and theatre organ

  2. Photography

  3. Enjoying nature

Bio

Dr. Peter Eveland was a child prodigy who began performing professionally on the organ and piano at eleven years of age. He was regularly featured on radio and television programs as a youth and became a National Staff Artist for the Wurlitzer Musical Instrument Company; the youngest member and only organist admitted into the Louisiana Jazz Club Hall of Fame, All-Stars Division; Staff Organist for the Cincinnati Stingers Hockey Team; and achieved a national release of his own compositions on the famed Seven B Jazz Label out of New Orleans.

 

Dr. Eveland went on to own three businesses, prior to returning to obtain graduate degrees. He has been working in academic medicine in senior leadership positions for the past 28 years including at the University of Washington, Florida State University, and Mercer University. In addition, Dr. Eveland served as founding leadership that created four new MD granting schools of medicine. He currently serves as the Executive Vice Dean for the California University of Science and Medicine.

 
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Tim Garcia

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

2017

 

2. Where did you go to school? 

San Bernardino Valley College

Riverside Community College

Can State San Bernardino, Teaching Credential

 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

While serving in the US Coast Guard, he was a member of President Jimmy Carter’s Honor Guard

 

4. Hobbies

Working on my own home – instead of others’ – which he did as a general contractor

Volunteering at the Garcia Center for the Arts

Bio

Tim Garcia is a teacher for the Riverside County Office of Education, specializing in teaching Construction Technology to high school students at an alternative high school and Youth Build, a job training program for 17-24-year-old students. He has served on the Symphony Board of Directors since 2017 and works with the Symphony’s Guild on their Debs and Red Ties program. He follows both his father and mother as a Board Member.

 
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Lloyd Garrison

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

    2012

 

2. Where did you go to school? 

Purdue Univ.

Wayne State University-Detroit

California State University-Los Angles for BA and MA

 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

He lectures at Cal. State Univ.-Fullerton at the Osher Life Long Institute, and from time to time at the Claremont College consortium

4. Hobbies

Reads literature on science and various aspects of foreign policy

Bio

Lloyd Garrison has an unusual background, in that he is solidly versed in the physical sciences as well as the social sciences. He spent 12 years at the lab bench studying polymers and performing original research on ultrathin film cobalt doped crystal growth that could be used in magnetic recording media on polymer substrates. Out of those years grew US patents on fire-retardant intumescent polymer coatings and two published papers in the proceeding of the Electro-Chemical Society.

He completed his Master’s Degree in Political Economics at Cal. State. University at Los Angeles where his studies focused on Technology Transfer to Less Developed Nations and Social and Political Networks influencing the public policy decision-making process. After Grad School, he worked for several companies in marketing, one of which was developing a nascent market for radiation-curable pressure-sensitive adhesives. The bulk of his post-grad school career was with Hampshire Chemical Corp, a specialty chemical Division of W R Grace later acquired by Dow Chemical Corporation. His role there was the marketing and sales of specialty chemical intermediates; initially in the North American markets.

 

Eventually, he was promoted and tasked with the opening of markets in SE Asia, Latin America, Australia, and South Africa for specialty chemical intermediates used in the synthesis of glyphosate. (Sometimes known by the public as Round-Up.) As such, I eventually lived in and had my office in Hong Kong. This was used as a base to fly to countries in the above regions, spending a week at a time working with the technical staff and the senior management of potential customers, and developing a distribution network for each.

After Dow bought us out, Mr. Garrison retired, and from 2004 through 2010, was the Technical Manager for the Pacific Division of Brenntag, the world's largest chemical distributor.

 
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Dr. Jessica Getman

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

 

2. Where did you go to school? 

PhD from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

I am a massive science fiction nerd.

 

4. Hobbies

Reading

Making music

Off-roading

Baking

Bio

Dr. Jessica Getman is a film musicologist, with an emphasis on television studies and science fiction media. Her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, was on music and social discourse in the original series of Star Trek, and she is currently editing a collection of essays on music in that franchise for the publisher Routledge.

 

She has previously published on George Gershwin, mid-twentieth century television advertising, amateur music-making, music in science fiction, and women composers in film.

 

As an Assistant Professor of Music at Cal State San Bernardino, she is excited to be sharing share her interests in screen media, popular music, amateur music, critical editing, historically-informed performance practice, and twentieth-century American music with the community. 

 
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Marisol Inzunza 

Board Member

1.  What year did you first join the Board? 

     2020

 

2.  Where did you go to school? 

Cal State LA (BA)

Claremont Graduate University (Tribal Administration & Management Certificate) 

 

3.  Fun fact about yourself 

I love coffee and Shakira

 

4.  Hobbies

Being outdoors and traveling.

Learning about different cultures

Bio

Marisol Inzunza is a philanthropic professional, with over 17 years of experience in grantmaking.  She has an unwavering passion for community and public service, as demonstrated by her years of experience advancing initiatives for underserved communities.  She has a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  In her previous role, she led Operations and served as the Program Officer for one of the largest funders in San Bernardino.  Marisol was integral in the formal development of a widely recognized Tribal Government charitable giving program, which has been replicated across the U.S.   She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Management Certificate from Claremont Graduate University.  She resides in Fontana, California with her husband and three children.  She values education, culture, and the arts.  In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, visiting museums, traveling, and spending time with her family.   

 
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Connie Johnson

Board Member

1.  What year did you first join the Board? 

     2021

 

2.  Where did you go to school? 

Eisenhower High School. Rialto

San Bernardino Valley College

 

3.  Fun fact about yourself 

I started playing trumpet when I was 5 and added the

French horn when I was 12. I started playing with

The College band when I was 16, played trumpet

In big bands and played the horn until I was 45 while

Raising 1 child, 4 stepchildren, and a grandchild.

 

4.  Hobbies

Spoiling my grandchildren, needlework, playing

Bingo (never winning) and baking

Bio

Connie began her work in the legal industry in 1988, in a workers’ compensation firm in San Bernardino. She desired to seek out a more challenging career and was hired by Attorney Stanford E. Reichert (Judge Reichert) in 1997 in the insurance defense field. 

After two years, Judge Reichert closed his practice to take the bench, and Connie accepted a position with Kinkle, Rodiger & Spriggs working for Claudia Spriggs. A year later she followed Ms. Spriggs to Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith where she worked for over 15 years.

 

Connie has always had a desire to learn more and to help others.  She Joined the Inland Counties Association of Paralegals (ICAP) in 2008 serving as a director through 2017 and president from 2013 through 2017.  She arranged yearly conferences, monthly MCLE meetings, yearly paralegal day luncheons, and holiday parties.

 

Connie was awarded the National Affiliated Associations Achievement Award from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) in 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2016 and received the Woman of the Year Award from the National Association of Professional Women in 2014 for her dedication and work as a Professional Woman in the workforce.  Connie has served as a director/officer for the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino (LASSB) since 2014. 

 

Connie lives with the love of her life, her husband Michael Johnson. She has 1 son, Patrick, 4 stepchildren, and 3 grandchildren. She was also a concert French horn player from 1982 through 2010.

 
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Dr. Erin Keefe

Board Member

1.  What year did you first join the Board? 

     2021

 

2.  Where did you go to school? 

St. Martha’s School of Nursing: Diploma in Nursing

University of Victoria: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Walden University: Master of Science in Nursing Education

Walden University: Doctorate in Education (Higher Education and Adult Learning)

 

3.  Fun fact about yourself 

I grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada. (I have lived and worked in the US since 1995).

In high school, I played the French horn in the orchestra and the trumpet in the jazz band.

 

4.  Hobbies

Travel

Reading

Gardening

Spending time with my 2 dogs

Bio

Dr. Erin Keefe is currently the Chief Nurse Executive Officer at Dignity Health St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino. Erin was born in Canada and came to the U.S. in 1995. She has been a Registered Nurse for 28 years. Erin completed her undergrad studies in Canada and her MSN and Doctorate in the United States. She has worked the majority of her career in large urban trauma centers in 6 states, with a focus on caring for underserved and vulnerable populations.

 
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Dr. Lucy Lewis

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

    2017

 

2. Where did you go to school? 

I am a graduate of Andrews University where I received Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and violin performance as a student of Carla Trynchuk, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a minor in bilingual education, magna cum laude. I also hold a Master of Music degree in violin performance, summa cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where I studied with Piotr Milewski, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance and pedagogy, summa cum laude, from the University of Iowa, where I studied with Scott Conklin, and was a recipient of the String Area Henry & Parker Pelzer Fellowship Award. 

 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

During college, I spent a year living in South America, in Argentina, and I speak Spanish.

 

4. Hobbies

Reading

Trying new recipes

Traveling

Photography

Bio

Dr. Lucy Lewis enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, and teaching clinician, and has appeared in these roles throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, and Africa. Just having received early tenure and promotion at California State University San Bernardino, Dr. Lewis is Associate Professor of Orchestral Music Education, and coordinates the string area, directs the orchestral studies program, facilitates the string chamber music program, and teaches applied violin and viola, string methods, and string pedagogy, and maintains a small private studio. Previously, Dr. Lewis served as the director of the Loma Linda Academy String Program, and has also been on the faculties of the Preucil School of Music, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory Preparatory Department, Southwestern and Lake Michigan Colleges, the Citadel Dance & Music Center, and the Fischoff Chamber Music Association’s Mentor Program.  She has also been a guest clinician and performer at several music festivals including the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute, the Advanced Suzuki Institute at Stanford University, and the “At First Sight” Chamber Music Sight-Reading Workshop in Tennessee.

During her time as Music Director and Conductor of the Orchestral Studies Program at California State University, San Bernardino, the program has more than doubled in size.  Dr. Lewis’s innovative season programming has featured the CSUSB Opera Theatre Program, Concert Choir & Chamber Singers, Vocal Jazz Program, and Brass Ensemble, in addition to multiple guest artists. An avid supporter of the development of young musicians, Dr. Lewis founded the CSUSB Young Artist Competition that provides finalists with the opportunity to perform as featured young artists with the orchestra.  She also annually commissions new works by the faculty and students of the CSUSB Composition Program, which are performed by the orchestra every spring.

 

Dr. Lewis is frequently engaged as an orchestral clinician and has guest conducted orchestras in California, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida, Maine, and Colorado. On tour, she has led orchestras to perform in Hawaii and Florida, and on September 30, 2019, the CSUSB Orchestra traveled to South Korea upon the invitation of Dr. Se-Ung Lee, honorary chairman of the Shin-Il Cultural Foundation Board of Directors, and the administration of Seoul Cyber University. This trip was the culmination of months of collaboration between the Shin-Il Cultural Foundation, Seoul Cyber University, and California State University, San Bernardino, and was made possible through an endowment and a grant worth $498,000 created by the Korea Foundation. The highlight of this trip was the remarkable opportunity to perform in the Seoul Arts Center IBK Chamber Hall on Tuesday, October 2, 2019.

 

This concert was curated to celebrate the growing relationship between CSUSB and Seoul Cyber University and repertoire spanned the gamut from works by Hispanic composers, to Korean art songs, to works from the heart of the canon of Western classical music.  It was an honor to feature Seoul Cyber University faculty soprano Minhyung Kim and tenor Dong Man Kim, and the night ended with a standing ovation.  The CSUSB Orchestra's tour to Korea was covered by the CSUSB Magazine, the CS Universe, and the Korea Times.  CSUSB also produced a documentary film, the first of its kind for the university, covering this experience, entitled "Flight to Harmony." Dr. Lewis is also the director of the CSUSB Orchestra, Piano, and Chamber Music Summer Camp, and serves as a clinician and adjudicator for the San Bernardino County Music Educators Association, California American String Teachers Association, and Forum Music Festivals.

 
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Hon. Gloria Macias-Harrison

Board Member

1.  What year did you first join the Board? 

     2009

2. Where did you go to school? 

Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from the University of California, Riverside

3. Fun fact about yourself 

She’s a vegetarian

4. Hobbies

Organic Gardening

Bio

Gloria Macias Harrison has had a long history in education and public service. She obtained an Associate of Arts degree from San Bernardino Valley College, then a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from the University of California, Riverside.

Following a more than 20-year teaching career, she became President of Crafton Hills College on July 1, 2000 and served until her retirement from that position on July 2, 2012.  She was Vice President of Instruction at Crafton Hills College for six years, and Dean of Humanities at San Bernardino Valley College for three years. She was elected to the San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees in 2012, representing Area 5 and still serves today.

 

Mrs. Harrison was a governor's appointee to the California Commission on the Status of Women and served on the California Council for Humanities and numerous state committees on education.  She and husband William Harrison founded, own, and operate the Inland Empire Community News chain. She joined the San Bernardino Symphony Board in 2009 and also serves on The Community Foundation, Kiwanis International, and the Crafton Hills College Foundation.  She belongs to many professional organizations and is the recipient of numerous awards.

 
 
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Jessica Marzullo, Esq

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

2020

2. Where did you go to school? 

University of California Hastings College of the Law – Juris Doctorate

3. Fun fact about yourself 

She is the Symphony’s first second-generation Board Member!

4. Hobbies

Traveling, singing with my kids, playing board games with my friends and family members, experimenting in the kitchen, and listening to history/mystery podcasts

Bio

Jessica Marzullo is a returning board member having served prior to attending the University of California Hastings College of the Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree. She is also the Symphony’s first second-generation board member as her mother, Wendy Marzullo, served for many years. Marzullo and her family recently relocated to California where she is now a Managing Attorney with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

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Kristi Papailler

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

    2021

2. Where did you go to school? 

University of Louisville

 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

She completed a field study of tai chi for actors and Chinese performance in Beijing, Luoyang and Xian China

 

4. Hobbies

Tai Chi and Qi Gong

 

Bio

When Kristi Papailler was a criminal justice undergraduate student at the University of Louisville, she accepted an assistant stage manager position for a friend’s upcoming theatre show, unaware that this decision would ultimately change both her educational and career path.

Since then, Ms. Papailler, who has been a Cal State San Bernardino assistant professor of theatre arts since 2019, has immersed herself into the world of theatre as an actor, educator, director, producer and stage manager. In the classroom, she incorporates mindfulness through the practices of Tai Chi and Qi Gong and often directs shows that inspire positive social change.

 

Ms. Papailler’s first interest in theatre for positive social change grew from a strong desire to mitigate the negative images of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and women in theatre, film and television that she encountered growing up. Ms. Papailler’s passion for social change has been realized through many theatre projects, including the Juneteenth Legacy Theatre, Kentucky’s only professional African American Theatre she co-founded, which ran from 1999 to 2011. Through the theatre, she created the Emancipate and Empower program, which offered real-life solutions to oppression through dramatic expression. She also created the Sacred Heart School for the Arts and Nativity Academy Drama Change Exchange Camp, a two-week intensive course that used Theatre of the Oppressed viewpoints and improvisational techniques to address social justice issues with middle school students.

 
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Judy Rodriguez-Watson

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

    2007

 

2. Where did you go to school? 

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from California State University, San Bernardino after a unanimous vote from the California State University Board of Trustees

University of California, Irvine – Bachelor’s Degree

 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

In 2013, Judy and husband Jim received the Golden Baton from the Symphony which is the most prestigious honor bestowed on patrons.

 

4. Hobbies

Spending time with her large extended family

Bio

Judy Rodriguez Watson was born and raised in Los Angeles and is now the owner of Watson & Associates, located in Seal Beach California, along with her husband James R. Watson.  The Company develops, owns and operates real estate and has been in business since 1972.  Much of Judy’s attention is now devoted to philanthropist activities.  Her activities have been focused around California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), public art in the City of San Bernardino, the San Bernardino Symphony, and at home in Seal Beach California.

At CSUSB, Judy along with Jim co-chaired the Tools for Education raising $3 million for the school of education and sponsored the Watson Literacy Center (named by the CSUSB), and while a member of the Steering Committee raised over $1 million for its operation.  At the entrance of CSUSB Watson & Associates has recently completed a student housing project, called The Glen at University Park, which includes 104 units with each unit having five bedrooms and five bathrooms.  This housing will help meet the demand for student housing for CSUSB.  Judy’s public art program utilizes master of art students at CSUSB to provide sculptures that provide beauty throughout the City.  The public art program was named by CSUSB “Judy Rodriguez Watson Public Art Project”.  In 2005, Judy received the “Art Benefactor of The Year Award” by the City of San Bernardino.  In 2011, Judy was the honorary chairperson for the CSUSB Latino Education and Advocacy Days Summit where she was affectionately referred to as “La Madrina de Honor”, or godmother.

 

In addition to Judy’s work with the University, she has served on the Board of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra for over 13 years. Judy has also served as chairperson of the committee to raise funds for the victims of the Salon Meritage Massacre that occurred in October of 2012 in Seal Beach. Additionally, she has volunteered at the Oak Elementary School as a tutor to underprivileged very low-income children assisting them in reading, writing, and doing homework. Both Judy and Jim raised funds for the “Trees for Seal Beach Fund”.

 
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John Rogers, PE

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

    2020

 

2. Where did you go to school? 

Yale University  - B.S. Civil Engineering

 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

My love for classical musical started when Dad brought home a 78-RPM set of Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto in D-Flat Major, Op. 38.  I was hooked.

 

4. Hobbies

Attending as much live music as possible, of every sort

Recreational sailing in San Diego and Long Beach, as often as possible 

Driving and working on several 25-year old Mercedes.  I can’t afford anything newer or older.  

Bio

John Rogers is a Principal with IE Surveying and Engineering, Inc. in Temecula. He started his career as the instrumentman on Parsons, Brinkerhoff, Quade & Douglas’s (now WSP Global) New York City survey crew. He later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Yale University after Naval service in Vietnam and then worked for larger firms in San Francisco and San Diego. 

Since 1981, he has worked in southern Riverside County, in both private and public positions, and on large and small projects, bringing a large knowledge base of engineering and survey-related projects within the valley.

He is regularly utilized as an expert witness for boundary or land use disputes by attorneys in the area. Mr. Rogers’ license allows him to practice civil engineering and land surveying within California. Additionally, Mr. Rogers aids in site design and planning for new land development projects.

 

He is a Registered Civil Engineer, California (RCE# 22428) and a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

Shares John, “I have a remarkable lack of musical talent, perhaps surprising given my family.  In the 1920’s and 30-‘s my grandfather was an official with Local 56 of the AFM in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was an orchestra leader, played trumpet and piano and was a skilled piano tuner and repairman.  His sister was a moderately successful concert pianist in the Seattle area in the same era. My Dad was a high-level amateur pianist, both classical and pop, particularly ‘stride’.  His talent carried him through University of Michigan, playing solo and organizing bands for fraternity parties.  My brother played trumpet in high school and college, and studied tuba and banjo in his later years.  (He has ‘adopted’ tuba player Gabriel Sears).  My nephew is a bona fide rock guitarist and song writer in New York.  My sister-in-law is an Eastman-trained organist.  My daughter sings, writes music and plays piano and guitar in Jacksonville, Florida. I struggled through adolescent piano lessons, with the only lasting result being that I can sort of read sheet music.”

 
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Dr. Victoria Seitz

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

    2015

 

2. Where did you go to school? 

I went to Kansas State U and Oklahoma State U. for my degrees, I did not go to high school here.

 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

I was born in Rio de Janeiro Brazil and I am a twin.

 

4. Hobbies

Traveling
Art
Exercise

 

Bio

Dr. Seitz is a professor emerita at California State University San Bernardino.  She served as the chair of the Marketing Department for nine years and recently concluded a year as interim chair of the Public Administration Department.   She is the author of five books: Power Dressing, Your Executive Image, and I Don’t Wear A Suit as well as two books on advertising and public relations published in Romania with Mariana Nicolae (2006), “Crearea Imaginii (Image Making)(2008) and Cheia Succesului Imaginea Profesionala (Your Key to a Successful Professional Image).                        

She received her Master’s and PhD. from Oklahoma State University.  Prior to teaching she was a fashion coordinator for Burdines Department Stores in Florida and in retail management for Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona.  Dr. Seitz has been a guest on numerous radio and TV talk shows both in the US and Canada and has been quoted in newspapers across the country including the Los Angeles Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Business Week, and the Kansas City Star.  She has written hundreds of articles for academic, trade and popular magazines and has made presentations at national and international association conferences.

 

Dr. Seitz received a Fulbright Senior Fellowship award in 2002 and three Fulbright Specialist Awards in 2006, 2008 and 2017 in Romania conducting research and teaching on advertising and marketing.    Additionally, Dr. Seitz has consulted with companies on issues dealing with image marketing and advertising.  Some of her clients have included the US Armed Forces, Accountant Overload, General Dynamics, Texas Instrument, Abbot Laboratories, Yellow Freight Systems, and The YMCA.

 
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William Worsley

Board Member

1 . What year did you first join the Board?

2021

 

2. Where did you go to school? 

  • University of West Los Angeles school of law – Juris Doctorate (JD)

  • Fresno State University - Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Business Administration

 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

He plays the ukulele!

 

4. Hobbies

Gardening, bridge, and travel

 

Bio

Born in Los Angeles, William Worsley relocated to Fresno with his family at age 8. He spent his childhood and young adulthood there, graduating from Fresno State University with a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Business

Administration. He returned to Los Angeles 50 years ago to attend law school, and now holds a JD from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California. In 1981. he relocated to Orange County, and he has lived in the same home in Huntington Beach for 40 years.

 

Most of his 45-year career has been spent as a corporate accountant, where he worked in large companies, and in addition to directing the accounting activities, he used his law training for contract review and labor relations issues. His most recent position was Corporate Controller for Waste Management Industries, Irvine, California.

 

A widower, he has two grown daughters, both teachers, and two grandchildren. He enjoys gardening, bridge, and travel. He spends a great deal of time as a willing chauffeur for his beloved grandchildren. He also serves as Treasurer for the Meistersingers vocal group, and he volunteers in many capacities at his church.

 
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Kevin Zhang

Board Member

1. What year did you first join the Board? 

    2021

2. Where did you go to school? 

University of California, San Diego

 

3. Fun fact about yourself 

I once caught two foul balls at a major league baseball game!

 

4. Hobbies

I enjoy discovering contemporary fiction, craft IPAs, and arthouse films.

Bio

Kevin Zhang is a composer and experimental musician whose work primarily encompasses instrumental, vocal, electronic, and electro-acoustic concert music, along with field recordings, sound walks, site-specific installations, and interdisciplinary projects involving film, theater, and
dance.

 

He is on the music faculty at Cal State San Bernardino, where he teaches courses in music theory, composition, and electronic music.