Board of Directors

Kern Leadership Alliance Board of Directors:

  • Kim Albers, Executive Director- Flood Ministries
  • Sean Battle, Executive Director- Stop the Violence
  • Don Clark, Wall of Valor
  • Rick Davies, President – Fleet Card Fuels
  • Sheryl Giesbrecht, Director of Development & Public Relations – KAXL/Executive Director, USA Operations – International Christian Ministries
  • David Goh, Senior Pastor – The Garden Community Church
  • Karen Goh , President/CEO – Garden Pathways, Inc.
  • Robert McDuff, McDuff Graphics & Marketing
  • David Newquist, Word for Word Ministries
  • Tricia Newquist, Word for Word Ministries
  • David Nicholas (Secretary/treasurer), TransAmerica Financial
  • Cher Pannell, Oildale Leadership Alliance Chair
  • Angela Paquette, Regional Center Director – Fresno Pacific University
  • Andy Prince (Co-Chair), Pastor – Grace Baptist Church
  • Mark Rutkoskie (Co-Chair), President/Founder – Crown Ministries of Bakersfield
  • Jacquie Sullivan, Councilmember, Ward 6 – Bakersfield City Council
  • Jim Turner, Turner Chiropractic
  • Connie Wattenbarger Kern County Student Leadership
  • Juanita Webb, Web Consulting

Kern Leadership Alliance Founding Board (2005-2009):

  • Oscar Anthony, Senior Pastor – St. Peter Restoration Community Christian Ministries
  • Winnie Bartel, President/Board of Directors – National Association of Evangelicals
  • Dan Bonin, President – Club Zion of Bakersfield
  • Manuel Carrizalez, Founder/Executive Director – Stay Focused Ministries
  • Irma Carson, Councilmember, Ward 1 – Bakersfield City Council
  • Don Carter, Superintendent – Kern High School District
  • Warren Carter, President – Carter, Carter, and Associates
  • Dave Champness, Teaching Pastor – RiverLakes Community Church
  • Don Clark, Donor Relations – The Bakersfield Rescue Mission
  • Rick Davies President – Fleet Card Fuels
  • Sheryl Giesbrecht, Director of Public Relations & Development – KAXL 88.3 FM Radio
  • David Goh, Senior Pastor – The Garden Community Church
  • Karen Goh Executive Director – Garden Pathways, Inc.
  • Saul Gonzalez, Principal – Cesar Chavez High School
  • Shannon Grove President – Continental Labor Resources, Inc.
  • Curtis Guaglianone, Dean, School of Education – California State University, Bakersfield
  • Kent Halley, Business Resource Manager/ Principal – T.J. Cross Engineers
  • Joseph Hanson, Attorney – Noriega & Bradshaw, LLP
  • Eddie Hare Jr., Pastor/CEO – Lifeline Christian Ministries of Kern County
  • Craig Harrison, Pastor – St. Francis Catholic Church
  • Greg Kerr, Sports Director – KBAK-TV 29
  • Robin Mangarin Scott, Newscaster, Anchor – KGET-TV 17
  • Randy Martin, CEO – Covenant Community Services, Inc.
  • Garrett Ming, Vice President/ General Manager – Jim Burke Lincoln Mercury
  • David Nicholas CFO and Founder/Managing Director – Stewardship Advisors LLC
  • John Nilon, Director – Kern County Department of Public Health
  • Mike Popovich, Senior Pastor – Olive Drive Church
  • Andy Prince, Pastor – Grace Baptist Church
  • John Pryor, CPCU, ARM, AAI, AIS- Risk Management and Insurance Consulting
  • Jeanette Richardson, Executive Director – Arts Council of Kern
  • Michael Rubio, Suprevisor, 5th District – Kern County Board of Supervisors
  • Mark Rutkoskie, Area Director – Crown Financial Ministries
  • Errol Shaw, Attorney – Law Offices of Errol G. Shaw
  • Jacquie Sullivan, Councilmember, Ward 6 – Bakersfield City Council
  • Dennis Thompson, Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Services – Kern County Fire Department
  • Wendell Vinson, Senior Pastor – Canyon Hills Assembly of God
  • Dave Voss, Executive Director – Jesus Shack
  • Connie Wattenbarger, Executive Board Member – Kern County Student Leadership
  • Donald Wesson, Pastor – St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church