Board of Directors

Anita Ford
Anita FordCHAIRPERSON
Principal, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School / Santa Ana Unified School District

Anita Ford comes to us with 28 years of service in Education. She has authored and been awarded significant grants for Technology, Arts, and Language Arts for elementary schools in Santa Ana Unified School District.

Norma C. Kurtz
Norma C. KurtzVICE CHAIR
Director of Workforce and Economic Development, Orange County Labor Federation

Previous employment included eight years as District Director for CA State Senator Joe Dunn where she was responsible for the management of the Senator’s local office and also represented him in the communities of Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Buena Park, Stanton and Westminster.

Ann Levin
Ann LevinSECRETARY
Associate, Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Ms. Levin is an associate in the Government and Regulatory Section where she specializes in a wide range of litigation and transactional matters relating to both municipal governments and private clients. Particularly, Ms. Levin’s practice focuses on water district issues, as well as other municipal and regulatory matters.

Debra L. Holmes
Debra L. HolmesTREASURER
Cangelosi & Holmes, Inc. ▪ Certified Public Accountants

Debra L. Holmes, CPA is the managing partner of Cangelosi & Holmes, Inc., Certified Public Accountants in Tustin, CA. The firm provides a full range of tax preparation and planning, accounting, business systems advisory and not-for-profit audit, review and consulting services

Members at Large

Mark Bello, PhD
Mark Bello, PhD
Principal, Mitchell Development Center / Santa Ana Unified School District
Sandra Cervantes
Sandra CervantesTREASURER
Publisher & CEO, Cervantes International

Sandra Cervantes is a visionary with the business acumen to take a deal from conception to fruition. Ms. Cervantes is a highly successful real estate business owner and investor with an uncanny ability to bring together the right people in the right place at the right time.

Yvonne Gonzalez Duncan
Yvonne Gonzalez DuncanTREASURER
Federal Grants Manager with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

Yvonne was born in Chicago, IL , her mother was from Aguascalientes, MX and her father was from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She moved to Southern California in 1979.

Les Hall
Les Hall
Former General Counsel, Ricoh Electronics, Inc. (Ret.)

Les Hall was a corporate attorney for 30 years, serving as general counsel for Ricoh Electronics, Inc. and previously as a corporate counsel for the Automobile Club of Southern California. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and J.D. from USC Law Center.

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