Executive Board

  • Brian “BJ” Mendiburu President
    Kern High School District
  • Dr. Larry E. Reider Community Advisory/Strategic Planning
    Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Retired
  • Valerie Y. Mendiburu Vice President
    Operations/Public Affairs
  • Joel Bock Treasurer
    Daniells, Phillips, Vaughn, & Bock
  • Lyle Martin Member At-Large
    Retired, Bakersfield Police Department/Kern County District Attorney’s Office
  • Steve Sanders Secretary
    Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Board of Directors

  • Ken Keller Dignity Health/Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
  • Dr. John G. Mendiburu Kern County Superintendent of Schools
  • Anthony Galagaza Bakersfield Fire Department
  • Connie Grumling Kern High School District
  • David Couch Kern County Board of Supervisors
  • David Carter Kern High School District
  • Derek Jeffery KGET Channel 17 & Telemundo
  • Dr. Hemmal Kothary, MD Premier Family Practice
  • Janelle Capra CapraPR
  • Dina Madden Kaiser Permanente
  • Jenny Maita-Poncetta Wool Growers Basque Restaurant
  • John Surface Hall Ambulance Service, Inc.
  • Lee Vasquez Retired
    Kern High School District
  • Lisa Aguinaga Fallgatter Rhodes Insurance
  • Michael George Member At-Large
    Safe 1 Credit Union
  • Craig Harrison
  • Rob Meszaros Kern County Superintendent of Schools
  • Olivia Garcia Bakersfield College
  • Dr. Brenda Lewis Kern High School District
  • Steve Anderson SC Anderson