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2000 - Present Member, League of Women Voters of Bakersfield (former Board Member)

2000 - Present  Member, Democratic Women of Kern

2011 - Present  Member, African American Network of Kern County (former Board Member)

2016 - Present  Member, Kern County Democratic Central Committee

2014 - 2016 Member, American Heart Association GO RED Por Tu Corazón, Kern County

2009 - 2015  Member, Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

2004 - 2014 Member, Kern Association for the Education of Young Children (KAEYC)

2007 - 2008 Member, County of Kern Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee (CEDS)

2004 - 2007 Member, Preschool for All Committee for Kern County

2003 - 2007 Member, Kern County Sheriff’s Community Advisory Committee

1987 - 2003  Member, Advisory Board, Bakersfield College Chicano Cultural Center

1987 - 2000  Member, Bakersfield Downtown Business & Property Owners Association

1988 - 2000  Member, Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Club of Bakersfield

1995 - 1997 Member, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Memorial Committee

1996 - 1997  Member, Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce International Business Committee

1991 - 1997 Member, Kern County Human Relations Commission - Former President & VP    

1992 - 1995  Member, Advisory Committee, Kern County Advertising Club

1990 - 1995 Member, Board of Directors, Kern County American Diabetes Association         

1990 - 1992  Member, Bakersfield Community Advisory Council - Represented Hispanic residents providing input regarding various Bakersfield City projects.

1990 - 1992  Member, Kern County Sheriff's Minority Task Force

1989 - 1995 Primary Kern County Spanish Language Emergency Communications  

Coordinator - Worked with County Emergency Preparedness agencies to assist them in developing emergency information and response programs to include Spanish-speaking residents throughout Kern County.

1989 - 1990  Spearheaded project to publish official Kern County Emergency Personnel

Spanish Language Guides, Law Enforcement and Firefighter/Paramedic Editions, to assist Kern County emergency personnel in communicating with Spanish-speaking.

1988 - 1992  Member, Advisory Board, Mexican-American Opportunity Foundation


2004 - 2014 Member, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

2004 - 2014 Member, California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC)

2005 - 2011 Member, California Teachers Assoc. (CTA)

2005 - 2011 Member, National Education Assoc. (NEA)

1991 - 2004 Vice President/Immediate Past President, Member, Board of Directors - American

Hispanic Owned Radio Association (AHORA). Lead three very successful International Trade Delegations to Mexico. Spearheaded various AHORA projects to improve business opportunities for Latino broadcasters throughout the United States and Mexico. Drafted and coordinated USA Spanish broadcast industry response to Mexico's NAFTA Broadcast Media Proposal, and assisted in other NAFTA negotiations, including adoption of pesticide use regulations equivalent to those in US. Directed successful national effort to repeal Small Business Administration (SBA) Opinion Molder Rule, which denied communications industries access to SBA loans.

1993 - 2000 Member, California Elected Women's Association for Education & Research (CEWAER)

1990 - 1995 Member, National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO)

1994 - 1995 Member, External Review Panel for Radio Marti - Office of Cuba Broadcasting,

   United States Information Agency (USIA)

1993 - 1995 Member, National Emergency Broadcast System Advisory Committee (EBSAC) –

   Appointed by FCC April 1993

1986 - 1994 Member, Board of Directors, California Broadcasters Association (CBA),

Co-Chair, Region 3 & Member of Government Relations Committee