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Professional Affiliations

  • Rotary International- Anacortes WA Rotary Club
  • American Society for Training and Development
  • Organizational Development Network, National and Regional Chapters
  • Anacortes Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Skagit Society for Human Resource Management

Community Boards and Volunteer Service

  • Board of Directors for several non profit organizations: Foodlink, a community food bank; Family Services of Tulare County; Chamber of Commerce; Sequoia Kings National Park Foundation (Sequoia Fund) and Habitat for Humanity.
  • Volunteer on City Citizen Committees: Waterways and Trails, Bicycle Plan for City of Visalia and County of Tulare
  • Active in promoting alternative transportation and promoting ways to reduce air pollution
  • Managing a Traditional Dixieland Jazz Band

Awards and Recognition

  • Woman of the Year 2005 for the City of Visalia, California awarded by the Visalia Chamber of Commerce
  • Rotary International Group Study Exchange Leader to Germany in 1997
  • Woman of Achievement Award, Business and Professional Women, 1997
  • Community Service Award, Proteus, 1994
  • Women of Distinction and Women Helping Women Award from Soroptomists International

Leadership Quote

If you want the full support of people, you must get them into the act, the sooner the better. Everyone must help paddle the canoe.