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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

A wise leader does not seek a lot of money or a lot of praise. Nonetheless, there are plenty of both.

Tao Te Ching