Leaders

Inlandia is led by talented and committed Board of Directors with input from an inclusive and diverse regional Advisory Council. The work of the organization is accomplished by a strong committee system of the board and advisory council and a small, dedicated group of staff and volunteers .

Board of Directors
John Bender, president/CEO
Nancy Melendez, vice president
David Rios, treasurer
Frances J. Vasquez, secretary
Elio Palacios, Jr., immediate past president
Hillary Jenks
Patricia Smith-Hunt
John Welsh
Chuck Wilson

Larry Burns, board member emeritus
Jeff Kraus, board member emeritus
Marion Mitchell Wilson, in memoriam, founder/board member emerita

Staff
Cati Porter, executive director
Kimi Palacios, office assistant
Christina Guillen, programs coordinator and marketing assistant
Mike Sleboda, programs assistant

Workshop Leaders
CelenaDiana Bumpus, Riverside (Goeske)
Jessica Carrillo, Colton
Marj Charlier, Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage
Andrea Fingerson, Corona
Tim Hatch, Ontario
Jo Scott-Coe, Riverside
Mae Wagner, Redlands
Romaine Washington, San Bernardino

Advisory Council

Maureen Alsop
Kristine Anderson
Judith and Phil Auth
Alaina Bixon
Lavina Blossom
Karen Bradford
Gayle Brandeis
James Brown
Marta Brown
Larry Burns
Nikia Chaney
Deenaz Coachbuilder
Carlos E. Cortés
Mary Curtin
Julianna Cruz
Charlotte Davidson
Juan Delgado
Robert DuBose
Myra Dutton
Larry Eby
Andrea Fingerson
V.P. Franklin
Tim Green
Theresa Hanley
Lisa Henry
Juan Felipe Herrera
Hillary Jenks
Sant Khalsa
Judy Kronenfeld
Martin Lastrapes
Marcia McQuern
Douglas McCulloh
Gloria Macias-Harrison
Luz Negron
Ruth Nolan
Cindi Neisinger
Rebecca K. O’Connor
Julie Paegle
Connie Ransom
Diana Ruiz
Jo Scott-Coe
Susan Straight
Chad Sweeney
Victoria Waddle
Jean Waggoner
Dr. Deborah Wong
Linda Adams Yeh
Janice Young