Paula Pachon, Chair
Paula Pachon was appointed along with Member Rivera in April 2013 and recently agreed to serve as the Chair for the Board of Directors. Paula, who previously served as a City of Rancho Cucamonga staff member, has long been a part in giving back to the community that her and her family have lived in for many years. Her volunteer services have included being an active member of organizations such as West End Family Counseling Services, Rancho Cucamonga Kiwanis, and Assistance League of the Foothill Communities. She is enjoying working with her fellow Board Members to secure funding to support continued accessibility of the arts for all.
Tina Chen, Vice Chair
Tina is the only Attorney currently serving on the Board and was appointed in December 2012. Tina and her family have resided in the community for over seven years and are supporters of the arts. Along with her legal expertise, Tina also brings her enthusiasm in helping the Board achieve their fundraising goals.
Jim Harrington, Interim Secretary/Treasurer
Jim became a member of the Board in October 2009 and was an outstanding Chair and leader of the Foundation over the past few years. He has an MBA and CPA and is also involved in financial leadership organizations. Jim has a passion for supporting arts in the community and is a supporter of the Lewis Family Playhouse.
Al Arguello, Member
Al was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors in March 2011. He is banking executive who has been instrumental in securing significant funding for the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center through his current employer Bank of America. In addition, he is an advocate of the arts and recognizes the value and impact that arts/culture has on communities.
Nick Baker, Member
Nick Baker is one of three new welcome additions to the Board of Directors. He brings with him a passion for the arts and music and has extensive fundraising experience including serving on the Friends of Arts Education at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center. Even prior to his appointment to the Board, Nick had already assisted the Foundation in raising money by helping staff secure artist Bill Medley who held a benefit performance in 2014 at the Lewis Family Playhouse.
Appointed in March 2011, Rosemarie’s tax expertise and professionalism have been an asset to the Foundation’s efforts. She has worked closely with tax exempt organizations and has a wealth of knowledge in areas including board governance, planned giving and fundraising.
Linda Bryan, Member
Linda is one of the Board’s longest standing members and has served since her appointment in 2008. Linda and her family have lived in Rancho Cucamonga for many years. She studied Theater Arts at Wisconsin State University, Eau Claire and performed in many productions. After raising two sons with her husband, she is focused on community service and has led a number of successful fundraising efforts. Linda also serves as the Fundraising Chair for the Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Adoption Center and as the group leader for the local Military Family Support Group. In the past, she has also served on Committees for Foothill Family Shelter and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.
Fatima Corbett, Member
Fatima was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2016 and has been a resident of Rancho Cucamonga for the past 15 years. She is an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with extensive experience across all areas of bank management. She has secured significant funding for the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center through her current employer U.S. Bank. Her passion for the arts comes from observing the talents of her son. She appreciates how art engages our minds in so many touching ways every day.
Mark Rivera was appointed by the City Council, along with Member Pachon in April 2013. Mark, like his fellow Boardmembers, has actively involved himself and family in the community. He has supported organizations including Steven’s Hope, Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanities and Humane Society. As one of a number of CPA’s on the Board, Mark’s intent is to use his expertise to assist the Foundation on financial matters and has pledged to help secure funding to support the Foundation’s mission and goals.
Bryan has been on the Board since January 2010, most recently served in the capacity of Chair of the Board of Directors. Bryan is a Certified Public Accountant and is also associated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of CPA’s.