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Our Board of Directors

Jan Pye

Jan Pye

Chair

Retired Desert Oasis Health Care Documents Specialist. Serves on the Executive, Finance, Audit, and NPO Centric Committees. Appointed in 2016.

Mike Gialdini

Mike Gialdini

Vice Chair

Retired Legislative Assistant for the County of Riverside. Serves as the Facilities Chair and on the Executive, Finance, and Grants Committees. Appointed in 2017.

Matthew Gonda, CPA

Matthew Gonda, CPA

Treasurer

CPA, CGMA, CEO at Gonda+Co. Serves as the Finance Chair and on the Executive and on the Facilities Committees. Appointed in 2019.

Aurora Tenorio-Wilson

Aurora Tenorio-Wilson

Secretary

College of the Desert Board of Trustees Member. Serves as Chair of the NPO Centric Committee and on the Executive, Grants, Facilities, and Governance Committees. Appointed in 2018.

Joseph Hayes

Joseph Hayes

Past Chair

Senior Vice-President First Bank. Serves on the Executive, and Nominations Committees. Appointed in 2005.

Dr. William Kroonen

Dr. William Kroonen

Director

Ed.D., Retired President of College of the Desert. Serves on the Executive and Finance Committees. Appointed in 2004.

Maria Blue

Maria Blue

Director

Retired McKesson Corporation Site Coordinator. Serves on the Grants, Audit, and NPO Centric Committees. Appointed in 2020.

Claudia Galvez

Claudia Galvez

Director

Chief Officer of Government & Community Affairs at Innercare. Serves on the Facilities Committee. Appointed in 2010.

Dr. Craig Borba

Dr. Craig Borba

Past Chair

Ed.D., Retired Palm Springs Unified School District Assistant Superintendent. Serves as the Chair of the Executive and Grants Committees and on the Finance, Audit, Facilities, and Governance Committees. Appointed in 2006.

V. Manuel Perez

V. Manuel Perez

Director

(Permanent Member). Riverside County Supervisor, 4th District.

Rudy Gutierrez

Rudy Gutierrez

Director

Business Owner. Serves as the Chair of the Governance Committee and on the Facilities Committee. Appointed in 2014.

Mark Moran

Mark Moran

Past Chair

Owner of Mark S. Moran and Associates. Serves as Chair of the Nominations Committee and on the Executive, Audit, Facilities, and Governance Committees. Appointed in 2006.

Beatriz Gonzalez

Beatriz Gonzalez

Director

After School Education Services District Coordinator-Coachella Valley Unified. Serves on the Health-Mental Health and Audit Committees. Appointed in 2016.

Rosemary Ortega

Rosemary Ortega

Director

Retired College of the Desert Educator. Serves on the Grants Committee. Appointed in 2010.

Tori St. Johns

Tori St. Johns

Director

Desert Sands Unified School District, Student Assistance Program Counselor. Serves as the Chair of the Health-Metal Health Committee. Appointed in 2017.

Van Tanner

Van Tanner

Director

Retired Businessman. Serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and on the Grants and NPO Centric Committees. Appointed in 2016.

Karina Quintanilla

Karina Quintanilla

Director

City of Palm Desert Councilmember. Serves on the Mental Health Initiative Committee. Appointed in 2022.

Elizabeth Romero

Elizabeth Romero

Director

Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Government & Community Relations University of Riverside. Serves on the Governance Committee. Appointed in 2018.

Anna Martinez

Anna Martinez

Director

Retired Director of Riverside County Office on Aging. Serves on the NPO Centric and Nominations Committees. Appointed in 2020.

Dr. Ann Dew

Dr. Ann Dew

Emeritus Member

Retired General Practitioner. Serves on the Health-Mental Health Committee.