Board of Directors & Officers 2016-2017


 

Larry Barr

Board roles: Board Chairperson
Began serving: 2010
Occupation: Director, Chemical and Linear Operations
Pacific Scientific – Energetic Materials Company
Previous positions: Director – Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation
President – San Benito County Business Council (2006 – Present)
Trustee – Paul J. and Steven C. Bianchi Trust
Qualifications: Senior management, organization leadership


Edward T. Stephenson

Board roles: Board Vice Chairperson, Building Committee Co-Chair
Began serving: 2008
Occupation: Retired Bank President and CEO, San Benito Bank, 1983-2004
Previous positions: Past President Monterey Bay Area Council Boy Scouts of America
Past President, San Benito County Saddle Horse Association
Founding Chairman, Community Foundation for San Benito County
Past President, 33rd District Agricultural Board, Man of the Year 2008
Qualifications: Business and financial management, executive leadership


Michele H. Stephenson

Board roles: Board Secretary
Began serving: 1995
Occupation: Community Volunteer
Previous positions: Kinship Center (foster/adoption agency) 1993, President – 1999 -2004
United Way Board 1989-1995, President 1993-1995
Community Pantry of San Benito Co 1995 – present, President 1998-99
Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation 2000 -2005, President 2003
San Benito County Woman of the 2005 and 2007
Qualifications: Organizational history, community relations and leadership


Susan L. Thompson

Board roles: Development Committee Chair
Began serving: 2012
Occupation: Retired County Administrative Officer, San Benito County 2005-2010
Previous positions: Deputy Director, Administrative Officer, Fresno County Administration
Board Director, San Benito County Economic Development Corp
Allocations Committee, Community Foundation SBC, 2010-present
Qualifications: Local Government Administration, Management and Finance, Public Policy Development, Legislative Relations, Human Services Administration


Robert C. Blatter

Board roles: Audit Committee Chair
Began serving: 2012
Occupation: Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer, Pinnacle Bank
Previous positions: Senior Vice President/Loan Administration, Bank of Salinas
Business Banking Officer, Bank of America
Elected – Board of Trustees, Hollister School District
Salinas Valley Christians in Commerce, Past President
Leadership Salinas Valley, Class X
Qualifications: BS and MBA in Agribusiness, Santa Clara University


Elias Barocio

Board roles: Governance Committee Chair
Began serving: 2015
Occupation: Manager, San Benito County Migrant Camp, 2013 – present
Previous positions: Mortgage Loan Assistant, Wells Fargo Bank
Housing Coordinator, City of Hollister
Planning Technician, City of Soledad
Qualifications: BS, City and Regional Planning, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo


Christopher Mann

Food Bank roles: Building Committee Co-Chair
Began serving: 2015
Occupation: Director of Real Estate Services, Granite Rock Company, 2000-present
Previous positions: Senior Associate Industrial Group, Global Logistics Group
Chief Executive Officer, Oaktree Property Company
Commercial Real Estate Specialist
Qualifications: BS, Political Science, University of Santa Clara
Member of many community boards, including San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, San Benito County Business Council, Santa Cruz Business Council, and Santa Cruz Farm Bureau