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Our Leadership

Together, Creating New Possibilities for the I.E.

Board of Directors

Inland Empire United Way is governed by a dedicated group of local volunteers. Board members reside and/or work within the Inland Empire so they can represent the community and help direct United Way’s efforts to address the specific needs of our region.

The volunteer board of directors is responsible for all local policies, resource development, finances, program/initiative selections and other major decisions.

Tracy Simmons
Regional Vice President
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Gerard Tamparong, CFA
Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager
Payden & Rygel

Joann Young
Director of Media Relations
Claremont McKenna College

Rhonda Cleeland
Director II, Family and Collaborative Services
Ontario Montclair School District

Roger K. Crawford
Best Best & Krieger, LLP

Patricia Dantzler
Human Resources
QTC Management – A Leidos Company

Shirli Driz
Vice President & Regional Banking District Manager
Wells Fargo

Jim Gaynor
Business Partner

Nick Iannacone
Transportation Division Manager

Michael Kouyoumdjian, CPA
Shareholder, Tax & Compliance
Roorda, Piquet & Bessee, Inc.

Edward LeClere
Attorney at Law
Ritter and LeClere

Richard Madsen
Sr. Vice President & Team Lead
US Bank

Denny Mosier
Adjunct Faculty
Cal Poly Pomona

Karen Racusin
Vice President, Retired
US Bank

Hassan Webb
Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager
Bank of America

Dr. Felita Jones
President and CEO
Inland Empire United Way

Executive Advisory Council

Sean Bailey
Vice President
City Com Real Estate

John Bibeau
Vice President

Oscar Castaneda
District Manager/Registered Principal
Farmers Insurance Group

Rita Clemons
Regional Director
Cambridge College

Dr. Michael H. Collins
Associate Medical Director
Inland Empire Health Plan

Phil Cothran
State Farm

Robert DeAcevedo
VP/CRA Officer
Citizens Business Bank

Jon Fehrman
Vice President
Advanced Office Services Imaging

Chris Hively
Ecko Products Group

Kathy Hoffer
Development Director

David Hughes
Managing Partner
New York Life

Jon Krellwitz
Registered Representative
Legend Equities Corporation

Soo Myland

John Nichols
Pre-K – 12 Practice Leader
HMC Architects

Ryan Orr
Assistant Vice President
Ticor Title

Marco Robles
Director of Public Affairs
Cardenas Markets

Jeremy Watson
President and CEO
The Lifestyle Companies

Hassan Webb
Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager
Bank of America

Jim Gaynor

Wayne Guzman
Business Development Manager

Mark Rivera
Partner, CPA
GYL Decauwer


Desert Communities Region Advisory Council

Ed LeClere
Attorney, Ritter and LeClere

Joe Zuccaro
San Bernardino County Fire

Steve Orr
Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group

Michael Stevens
Stevens Consulting Services

Shirli Driz
Wells Fargo

Niki Copeland

Joel Lujan

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