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
John Welsh, secretary
Elio Palacios, Jr., immediate past president
Minerva Canto
Lisa Henry
Hillary Jenks
Juanita Mantz
Patricia Smith-Hunt
Chuck Wilson

Frances J. Vasquez, board member emeritus
Ellen Estilai, board member emeritus
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
Stephanie Barbe Hammer, Poet-try Online
Tim Hatch, Ontario
Jo Scott-Coe, Riverside
Mae Wagner, Redlands
Romaine Washington, San Bernardino

Frances J. Vasquez, Tesoros de Cuentos (Casa Blanca)

Lydia Theon Ware i (Cartless at Path of Life)

Advisory Council

Maureen Alsop
Kristine Anderson
Judith Auth
Sheila Bergman
Alaina Bixon
Lavina Blossom
Karen Bradford
Gayle Brandeis
James Brown
Marta Brown
CelenaDiana Bumpus
Nikia Chaney
Jose Chavez
Alejandro Cisneros
Deenaz Coachbuilder
Carlos E. Cortés
Mary Curtin
Julianna Cruz
Charlotte Davidson
Juan Delgado
Lisa Diggs
Robert DuBose
Myra Dutton
Larry Eby
Andrea Fingerson
V.P. Franklin
Mark Givens
liz gonzalez
Natalie Graham
Tim Green
Catherine Gudis
Renee Gurley
Lindsey Hammel
Theresa Hanley
Maggie Hawkins
Jorge Heredia
Juan Felipe Herrera
Tanya Humphrey
Sant Khalsa
Karen Rae Kraut
Judy Kronenfeld
Sharron Lewis
Gloria Macias-Harrison
Douglas McCulloh
Marcia McQuern
Rose Monge
Luz Negron
Ruth Nolan
Cindi Neisinger
Keenan Norris
Rebecca K. O’Connor
Julie Paegle
Connie Ransom
Nicolette Rohr
Diana Ruiz
Jo Scott-Coe
Terria Smith
Susan Straight
Chad Sweeney
Frances J. Vasquez
Victoria Waddle
Mae Marinello Wagner
Jean Waggoner
Lydia Theon Ware i
Romaine Washington
Dr. Deborah Wong
Linda Adams Yeh
Janice Young