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Board of Directors

2011-2012 Board of Directors

Board President

Judy Quintana, Vice President of Latino Times is talented  individualwhose dynamic marketing strategies have benefited numerous companies. At Latino Times, her primary focus is to increase the community awareness about the publication and expand business throughout the region.

Ms. Quintana is committed to creating new partnerships through her marketing and sales expertise that will be mutually beneficial to Latino Times and its’ advertising partners.

Prior to Latino Times, Ms. Quintana lived in Gilroy where she was actively involved in many community organizations. She is past president of the Gilroy Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and past board member for the Tri-Coalition of Hispanic Chambers-South County, Gilroy Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Pacific Neighbors Inc/Sister Cities San Jose, Silicon Valley Neighborhood Housing Services, chairperson for the Gilroy Hispanic Cultural Festival and member of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), to name a few.

Ms. Quintana’s past and current affiliations include, board member-Valley Mountain Regional Center and the Central Valley Asian-American Chamber of Commerce. She is an active member of the Latino Business Exchange, San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, San Joaquin Host Lions Club and is a volunteer in numerous community organizations in Central and Northern California.

Ms. Quintana’s many awards and distinctions include Gilroy Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year. She also has been honored with the highly prestigious Santa Clara County Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition and the Santa Clara County Human Relations Award of Special Merit for Outstanding Service to the Community in the Field of Human Relations and Human Rights.

Board Member

In 1965, high school sophomore, Maurine Harkness, was hired as a summer camp counselor. The camp was a summer vacation for children and adults with disabilities who lived most of the year in institutions in Washington State. Three summers was all it took for her to decide on her future career.

Maurine graduated from Mills College with a degree in Psychology specializing in people with special needs. After moving to Stockton, in 1972, she worked for eight years at the San Joaquin County Activity Center as a Teacher Counselor. She then worked for twenty years for The Arc San Joaquin as a Program Manager. She helped The Arc establish and operate day program services for disabled members of the San Joaquin county community who experience severe and profound disabilities.

While earning her Education Specialist II credential from Sacramento State University, Maurine taught for twelve years in a transition program for Stockton Unified School District. She taught Vocational preparation, independent living and community access skills to young adults with mild to moderate disabilities.

Retirement allows Maurine to enjoy traveling with her husband, Stan, quilting and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She currently serves as president of the Beta Tau Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an organization for women in the teaching profession. AMaurine works part-time for Teachers College of San Joaquin. As a Practicum Supervisor, she observes and counsels new intern teachers in their classrooms.

Maurine is honored to join the Board of The Arc. She is also proud to share her commitment to supporting the staff who work through The Arc and local schools to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities in our community.

Treasurer/Secretary

Arnel graduated with honors from Saint Mary’s College with a degree in management and UCLA awarded him Professional Designation in Bank Management. He brings over 30 years of financial services operations management experience to The Arc San Joaquin Board of Directors.

Arnel is a strong proponent of helping out with the community and has been involved with numerous organizations including Team in Training, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tri-Cities League of Volunteers and Jaycees. In recognition of his outstanding community service, he was honored with the President’s Circle Award by Providian Financial and the Silver Award by the United Way of the Bay Area. He has attained Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest award bestowed by Toastmasters to recognize his communication and leadership skills.

Arnel, a native of the Philippines, grew up with a brother with autism who was fortunate to have the love and support of family members throughout his life. He is passionate about making a difference for people with developmental disabilities. Arnel now lives in Tracy, California.

Board Member

Kevin has 25 years experience in the distribution industry in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. He has been a general manager, leading distribution centers for Longs Drugs, National Distribution Centers, and currently the General Manager at the Martin-Brower center in Stockton that delivers to 600 McDonald’s restaurants. Kevin has extensive experience managing multi-million dollar budgets, and recruiting leadership from within the local area. Kevin holds a Bachelors degree in Human Resources and a Masters degree in Leadership. Kevin is looking forward to contributing to our momentum and efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board Member

Steve Harvath is the Assistant Vice President for Development and part of University of the Pacific’s Advancement senior leadership team. He has held this position since September 2011. He provides leadership for the directors of development for the Brubeck Institute, Conservatory of Music, College of the Pacific, the University Library, Benerd School of Education, School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Eberhardt School of Business. Steve has more than 20 years’ experience promoting high-value fundraising for higher education institutions including University of the Pacific, Chapman University and the University of Arizona. He is committed to promoting the public good, protecting, and enabling students and faculty to achieve their highest potential. Steve holds a Ph.D. from Brown University and earned his B.A. from the University of the New Mexico. He is a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals and the Rotary Club of Stockton.

 

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Board Member

Meet Joan Gibson. She brings her bubbly personality to her to her first year as a member of the Board. Joan has a nurturing heart and is always willing to help others. As an active member of her community, she participates in Dale Carnegie public speaking and is a firm believer in the Silva Method for personal meditation. Joan, along with her Therapy dog Eele she started the Paws to Read program at the Lodi library in September of 2012 and also volunteers with the Galt library Paws to Read program. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, camping and her three special dogs. She looks forward to bringing her positive attitude to encourage a successful year.

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Board Members

Jeff Wells is a native of Tracy, CA where Jeff graduated from Tracy High.   Jeff’s work experience includes grounds maintenance and restaurant retail. He also volunteered at Stockton Developmental Center before it closed. Jeff’s interest in joining the Board of Directors is to offer his personal experience to benefit persons served at The Arc San Joaquin.   Jeff believes that having a developmental disability should not get in the way of living life to the fullest.