Board of Directors



Co-Chair Persons: Ruben Cortes and Jim Barnes
Treasurer: Kathy Young
SecretaryMarilyn Dorman


Board Members

Government Agencies and Institutions

Gloria De La Rosa, City of Salinas Council Member
Alternate – Don Reynolds, City of Salinas Public Works Department
Seth Pollack,  CSU Monterey Bay
Alternate – Jeffrey Lehner, CSUMB Learning Center
Carolina Sahagun, Monterey County Housing Authority
Glorietta Rowland, Monterey County, Department of Social Services
Ann Houle, Monterey County Behavioral Health
Commander Dave Crabill, Salinas Police Department


Amit Pandya, Oldtown Salinas Association
Ruben Cortes, Local Business
Elmer Dolera, Filipino Community Center
Kathy Young, Out of the Woods, Inc.
Deborah Silguero, National Steinbeck Center

Residents and Community Members

Larry Hirahara, Buddhist Temple of Salinas
Gerald Cheang, Salinas Confucius Church
Van Gresham, Soledad Street Resident
Eugene Bigay, Soledad Street Resident
Wallace Ahtye, Downtown Resident

Social Service Providers (non-profits)

Katherine Thoeni, Coalition of Homeless Service Providers
Jill Allen, Franciscan Workers/Dorothy’s Place
James Barnes, Sun Street Centers
Kim Keefer, Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services
Wayne Ross, Victory Mission, Inc.
Marilyn Dorman, Retired

Other Affiliates Organizations