Strengthening Your Board Speaker Bios


Ralph Thomas

Ralph H. Thomas is the CCHS Regional Vice President for Region 29, which includes the East San Gabriel Valley. He has served as the President of the San Dimas Historical Society and has over 35 years of experience in strategy and tactical plan development and strategic plan execution.

Session: Strategic Planning: How to Achieve Your Vision
Friday, June 24, 2016 @9:00am


Avi K. Pai

Avi K. Pai is a founding partner of Provence Wealth Management Group. He graduated from UC Riverside with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and received his Certificate in Personal Financial Planning from UC Irvine. He has earned the designations of Certified Financial Planner, Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Accredited Wealth Management Advisor.

Session: Financial Responsibility
Friday, June 24, 2016 @10:30am


Julie Dobrick

Julie is the senior grant writer at AltaMed Health Services.  She has raised over 150 million dollars in her career through grants and other sources in both large and small organizations.  She will discuss what your fundraising expectations should be as a Board member.

Session: Fundraising!
Friday, June 24, 2016 @2:00pm


David Shearer

David Shearer is the Executive Director for Claremont Heritage. In his twenty year career, he has curated and produced over 100 exhibitions relating to decorative arts, architecture, design and photography. He has worked with many artists, designers, curators and collectors to achieve the highest level of integrity in both content and presentation. As a design educator, he has conceived and coordinated competitions, seminars, symposia and documentaries. As the director of a nonprofit organization that travels exhibitions to museums, he has managed projects that cross both personal and logistical boundaries to achieve positive results for both the institution involved as well as the viewer.

Session: The Staff and Board Relashionship
Friday, June 24, 2016 @3:30pm


John Lenau

John spent over 40 years as a construction electrician in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 11. During this time, he was on many committees, including the Bylaws and Apprenticeship Committees. He has been a leader in Wrightwood Historical Society since 1999 and CCHS since 2008.

Session: Governance & By-Laws
Saturday, June 25, 2016 @9:00am



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Session: Leadership Development
Saturday, June 25, 2016 @10:30pm