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

Jeffrey A. Gutierrez, Chair

President, DeWalt Corporation

Carlos Sanchez, Vice Chair

Broker Owner, Solutions Realty, Inc.

Martha Terrazas, Treasurer

Systems and Controls Manager, Aera Energy LLC

Tanya D. Alsheikh, Secretary

Attorney, Chain Cohn Stiles

Joe Gregory

President, Grapevine MSP

Jay Hershey III

Manager, JCH2 Enterprises, LLC

Justin Leland

Financial Advisor, Moneywise

Stephen L. Sanders

Chief of Staff, Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Kristen A. Beall Watson, Ed.D.

Chief of Staff, California State University, Bakersfield

Vincent J. Oddo

Attorney, Klein DeNatale Goldner

Susan Hopkins

Development Manager, Links for Life

Lydia Chaney

Owner, South Street Digital, Inc.

Community Events

  1. Together for Mental Health Workshops

    May 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. In Our Own Voice

    May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm