Engaged and Invested Leaders

Our Board of Directors governs Kern Community Foundation, sets policy, and makes final grant decisions. All members are volunteers serving a maximum of nine years.

Aaron Falk CEO & President

President/CEO, Kern Community Foundation

Carlos Sanchez, Chair

Broker Owner, Solutions Realty, Inc.

Glenda Garcia, Vice Chair

Business Banker Lead, Mission Bank

Vincent J. Oddo, Treasurer

Attorney, Klein DeNatale Goldner

Tanya D. Alsheikh, Secretary

Attorney, Chain Cohn Stiles

Jeffrey A. Gutierrez, Past Chair

President, DeWalt Corporation

Joe Gregory

President, Grapevine MSP

Jay Hershey III

Manager, JCH2 Enterprises, LLC

Justin Leland

Financial Advisor, Moneywise

Kristen A. Beall Watson, Ed.D.

Chief of Staff, California State University, Bakersfield

Lydia Chaney

Owner, South Street Digital, Inc.