Our Board

The Central Valley Community Foundation board of directors, a distinguished group of civic leaders, represents the diverse public interests in the San Joaquin Valley region. As individuals, they give unselfishly of their own time and expertise without compensation. Together, they help to identify emerging issues and ensure that the Foundation’s programs are both effective and accountable.
Alan Pierrot

Alan Pierrot

Board & Executive Committee Chair

Meet the Board Chair

Alan Pierrot, M.D. is a retired orthopedic surgeon, entrepreneur, founder and former CEO of Fresno Surgical Hospital. The 1991 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California, Dr. Pierrot has launched a number of successful companies, all characterized by exceptional customer service and operational excellence.

Dr. Pierrot received both B.S. and M.D. degrees from Stanford University and post-graduate training at University of Colorado and University of Kentucky. He served two years in the United States Air Force before opening his practice in Fresno in 1973. A past president of the medical staff at Fresno Community Hospital, Dr. Pierrot has 30 years of board and management experience in for-profit, private, and publicly traded institutions as well as many CBOs. An expert in the surgical hospital model, Dr. Pierrot has testified before both Senate and House congressional committees.

Alan is married to Judie and they have four children and ten grandchildren. His hobbies include golf, community service, and oil painting

Diego Arambula

Diego Arambula

Mark Cullers

Mark Cullers

Rod Thornton

Rod Thornton

Vice Chair & Investment Committee Chair

Celia Maldonado Arroyo

Celia Maldonado Arroyo

Secretary

Jolene Telles

Jolene Telles

Mas Masumoto

Mas Masumoto

Craig Fourchy

Craig Fourchy

Asset Committee Chair

J.P. Shamshoian

J.P. Shamshoian

Larry Powell

Larry Powell

Board Governance Chair

Doug Morgan

Doug Morgan

Finance Committee Chair

Brandon Esraelian

Brandon Esraelian

Pastor D.J. Criner

Pastor D.J. Criner

Justin Vartanian

Justin Vartanian

Hilda Cantú Montoy

Hilda Cantú Montoy

Lydia Herrera-Mata

Lydia Herrera-Mata

Joe Del Bosque

Joe Del Bosque

Vivian Velasco-Paz

Vivian Velasco-Paz

Audit Committee & Program Review Committee Chair

Jim Maxwell

Jim Maxwell

Emeritus Board

Angie Cisneros • William M. Lyles • Chris Rogers
Morton G. Rosenstein • O. James Woodward III

Past Board Members

Carole Andersen • Susan Abundis • Hon. Donald R. Franson Jr. • Kenneth Fransen • Tim Rios • Michael Adams, M.D. • Dan Foley • Hon. Armando Rodriguez • Judy Ganulin • Chris Rogers • William J. Anderson III • Hilliard Giffen • Paul Asperger • Price Giffen • T. Newton Russell • Lynne Ayers-Ashbeck, M.S., R.D. • Richard V. Gunner • Rudy Savala • Armen Bacon • James Hallowell • Donald J. Schafer • Larry Balakian • Carole Harris • Gerald Slater • Desa C. Belyea • Marla Hartman • Louis “Dewey” Slater • C.J. Peter Bennett • Lynn D. Hemink, Ph.D. • Gloria Smith • John Blossom, M.D. • Ray C. Steele Jr. • William Boggs • Hon. Brad Hill • Mariam Stepanian • Shirley A. Brinker • Fausto Hinojosa, CPA, CFE • Malcom H. Stewart • Marilyn Brown • John E. Horstmann, Sr. • John S. Stoughton • Carol Brylka • Jeanette Ishii • Gerald L. Tahajian • Carol R. Chandler • Jeffrey A. Jaech, Esq. • Harold V. Thompson • Robert Jennings • Patricia Tom • Vernon M. Crowder • David Johnson • Elaine Trevino • Walter Cucuk • Rosellen Kershaw • Valerie Vuicich • Carol Dau • Harry Kubo • Allysunn Walker-Williams • Jamie Davidson • Hon. Annette LaRue • Joe Williams • William Lucido • Arthur N. Wint, J.D. • Robert E. Duncan • O. James Woodward III • Octavia Diener • O.J. Woodward • Joan Eaton • Kendall L. Manock • Houa Wa Yang • Lewis S. Eaton • Virginia Meux • Jose A. Elgorriaga • Hon. Robert H. Oliver • Lowell Firstenberger • Donald R. Fischbach • Arlynne Patton • Susan Fisher • Leon S. Peters