Board Members

2Patricia A. Franks | Board President | Executive Director

Patricia received a Masters of Art Degree in Organizational Management and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands and serves as the Executive Director. Patricia is a renown musician, actress, playwright, director and producer. She also serves on the Board for Smooth Transition, Inc., a WASC accredited vocational institute providing supplemental education programs; and the Josephine D. Lenoir Learning Academy (JDLLA), a California public charter school providing a Performing Arts and Mathematics integrated standards-based academic program.




Lena M. Leatherwood | Board Treasurer | Board Member

Lena received a Masters of Art Degree in Organization Management from Central Michigan University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Psychology from Rutgers University and serves as the Board Treasured and Hospitality Coordinator. Lena works as a Senior Appraiser with the Riverside County Assessor’s Office, and served as Appraisal Manager with Home Savings of America administering financial and marketing reports and budgets.




María D. Gallardo | Interim Board Secretary | Board Member

As the Community Outreach Liaison, María serves as representative at community partnership meetings and is responsible for providing outreach to children, youth, and parent groups at schools, community centers, childcare centers, WIC clinics, non-profit organizations, churches, family resource centers, and youth opportunity centers. María works as a Promotora de Salud Specialist with El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center serving Riverside County.



3Mirna Ariza | Board Member

As the foster care liaison, Mirna is responsible for keeping the organization updated with and in compliance with foster care regulations, welfare, and institution codes. Mirna is currently employed with Koinonia Family Services, a state-licensed non-profit public service organization, and serves as the Resource Parent Coordinator.



5Lynette A. Kennerly | Board Member

Lynette received a Masters of Art Degree in Education from Cal State Dominguez Hills and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Welfare from Cal State Berkeley. Aisha has over 30 years of experience as a teacher in the Pomona school district and 30 years of experience in the performing arts. She served for 5 years as the Director of the Rialto Youth Theatre Ensemble (RYTE), a community theatre group for youth ages 10-22, and has also served as an instructor in acting techniques, blocking, stage presence, and the stage manager for several seasonal productions.



7Elijah Matthews | Junior Board Member

Elijah is 16 years old and attends Citrus Hill High School in Perris. He plays quarterback for the school’s JV football team and backup quarterback for the Varsity football team. Elijah has also participated in the school’s performing arts program assisting the stage manager with props and sets for the school productions. Outside his school activities, Elijah serves as a youth advocate for the youth ministry at his church. Elijah says if he could change one thing in the community for youth he would create an after school career development program for youth who have had a tough life, taking them on field trips to colleges and local businesses to show them the success that they can obtain if they strive for it.




Mitzi Gallardo | Junior Board Member

Mitzi is a Junior at La Sierra High School in Riverside. She is a member of the school’s club, Peer Assistance Leadership progr am, the school’s Business Academy, and she serves on the Academy’s fundraising committee. Mitzi played soccer in her freshman and sophomore years while juggling multiple other extracurricular activities. Mitzi loves public speaking, and is an advocate for youth. She says if she could change one thing in the community for youth she would try to add more entrepreneur opportunities to help them learn the subject of business.

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