Biography


Cathy
Cathy Chavez Miller
Cathy is the Co-Chair of the Asian Cultural Experience (ACE). As an alumni of CSUMB and the Service Learning Program, she has volunteered with ACE since 2009 to help preserve the Salinas Chinatown history. Her grandmother Virginia Ramirez Chavez was a business owner, El Faro Restaurant, for over three decades at 41 Soledad St in Chinatown. real dealer online casino slots

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Deborah Silguero-Stahl
Deborah Silguero-Stahl has served in the museum field for many years. She has worked for such notable institutions as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she created key exhibitions, collaborated with the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Decorative and Antiquities Conservation department at the Henry E. Huntington Art Galleries & Library in San Marino. She served for eight years as manager of exhibitions for the Monterey History & Art Association and is currently the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections for the National Steinbeck Center. She is also a lecturer at California State University, Monterey Bay, teaching museum studies in the Visual & Public Art Department.

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Don Reynolds
Don Reynolds has a BA in Political Science & also an MPA. Ten of his twenty-five years working in local government has been while working for the City of Salinas. He is a former Redevelopment Project Manager and now works in Public Works. Don is an original member of the Salinas Downtown Community Board, and brings a broad spectrum of leadership including social services, affordable housing, community based visions for urban planning and building public/private partnerships. Don has been a key leader in maintaining the partnership with CSUMB in Chinatown.

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Elmer A Dolera
Elmer was born and raised in Salinas. He graduated with a B. A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He worked for companies such as Xerox Corporation and Paine Webber and is the founder of the the Goodwill Tennis Tours, a program of world-class tennis instruction for the people of the Philippines. He is the unofficial photographer of the Asian community in the Monterey Bay area and is involved as a member of the Asian Cultural Experience, the Salinas Asian Festival, and the 2012 Filipino Exhibition Committee. william hill casino us players

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Eugene Bigay
Eugene arrived in Salinas following a cross country roller skating trip from the East Coast. The trip was to increase awareness for AIDS and homelessness. When he was told not to check out the Chinatown neighborhood in Salinas he was intrigued and did not follow those warnings and has remained an active resident of the neighborhood becoming involved in local issues, especially homelessness. Eugene is a legal resident of Pennsylvania. safe online casinos

Gerald Cheang
Gerald Cheang
Gerald represents the Salinas Confucius Church on the SDCB Board. He has been a resident of Salinas since 1963, he recently retired after practicing dentistry in Salinas for the past 49 years. He is active in the Salinas Chinese community, Gerald is the past president of the Salinas Lodge of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, the Chinese Association of Salinas and the Salinas Chinese Senior Club. He most recently was the co-chair of the SDCB.

Glorietta Rowland
Glorietta Rowland
Glorietta Rowland, Management Analyst with the Department of Social Services, resides in Salinas. She has been involved in non-profit management for many years and has been instrumental in the development of several successful projects focused on homeless services. Glorietta has also volunteered with local community organizations including Seaside Rotary, the Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women, Salinas Traffic Commission, Salinas Blue Ribbon Committee and the Action Council of Monterey County.

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James E. Barnes
James is a graduate of North Salinas High, Hartnell Community College, San Francisco State University and Golden Gate University.  He has taught at Golden Gate University, Brandman (Chapman) University, Hartnell Community College, and Monterey Peninusla College.  He is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Sun Street Centers.  He has also owned and operated his own Certified Public Accounting Firm, sold commercial and residential real estate, and was a consultant/auditor in Silicon Valley.  He is a past president of the Salinas and Gonzales Rotary Clubs, a past officer of the Salinas Elks Lodge, a past treasurer of the Natividad Medical Foundation, a past board member of the Monterey Bay Symphony, a past committee chairman of the Salinas California Rodeo Association, and a coach of Colt baseball teams.

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Jill Allen
Jill is the development director for Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra, whose programs include Dorothy’s Kitchen, Women Alive! Emergency Shelter, and House of Peace.  For the last eighteen years, Jill has provided management services to the public benefit sector, specializing fund development, program management, administrative development, public relations and strategic planning. uk casinos that accept us players

Kathy Young
Kathy Young
Kathy Young is the CFO of a family business; Out Of The Woods, Inc. The business has been located in Chinatown at 138 E. Lake St. since 1986. Her family has a vested interest in the Chinatown neighborhood and care about what happens in this neighborhood. The Community Garden sits directly across the alley from their shop, they believe it is the most significant positive change that has occurred in their twenty-seven years in the neighborhood. CSUMB has helped to create an oasis of life and beauty, in conjunction with community service. They believe in the direction the Salinas Downtown Community Board has worked so diligently towards all of these years.

Larry Hirahara
Larry S. Hirahara
Larry represents the Buddhist Temple of Salinas and the Japanese-American Community on the Salinas Downtown Community Board, The Temple has been in the Chinatown area since 1924 and is the largest property owner in the area. Larry is Past Chairman of the SDCB and active in these Action Groups: Asian Cultural Experience (ACE), Asian Festival, and Safety, Sanitation and Social Services (SSS).He has been involved with Salinas Valley Agriculture for over 40 years. roulette game play

Marilyn Dorma
Marilyn Dorman
Marilyn retired as the Executive Director of the Housing Resource Center in 2011.  She grew up in Salinas.  Her community involvement has included serving on the Salinas Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, several local boards of directors, and is active in her church.

Seth Pollack
Seth Pollack
Seth Pollack is the founding Faculty Director of the Service Learning Institute at California State University, Monterey Bay. Since 2005, Seth has been spearheading CSUMB’s involvement in the Chinatown Renewal Project. Seth has a background in community development, and has worked for many years on poverty alleviation programs in Africa, South Asia, Central America and the United States. He is recognized as a national leader in the field of community-university partnerships and service learning.

VanGresham
Van Gresham
Van Gresham is a retired entrepreneur who has used his talents to co-found the Peter Maurin Screenprinters and the “Voices of the Street”, he also edits “Voices”. He is an advocate of the poor and the homeless and represents their interests on the Salinas Downtown Community Board. In his past he was a restaurateur, having run several restaurants. His educational background is in mechanical engineering at Cal Poly.

Wallace Ahtye
Wallace Ahtye
Wally lived & worked on Soledad Street in Chinatown from 1930 – 1965. He attended Lincoln School. Washington Middle School and Salinas High School. He still lives in Salinas. He worked as a Software Engineer for McCormick-Schilling. His family owns the Old Republic Café which will be the future Asian Museum in Chinatown.
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