Juliana Diaz- Smith


Educator and bilingual reading specialist, retired from a teaching career with the Desert Sands Unified School District.

Scott Darrell

Vice President

An Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern California School of Social Work where he teaches social policy, advocacy, coaching, and professional leadership courses.

Michael Kiner


Since 1984 Michael Kiner has been active in the Coachella Valley, where his award winning work has focused on commercial and residential architecture, the renovation of historic properties and real estate development.

Alice Salinas

Secretary / Executive Director

Past Senior Loan Officer with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).  Over 25 years’ experience in non-profit affordable housing development and a lifetime commitment to community empowerment, social justice and racial equity.

Sylvia Montenegro

Founding Board Member 

Devoted to community, this homemaker has served as City of Coachella Mayor and Council Member, Coachella Valley Girls Club Board Member and Coachella Valley Unified School District Trustee

Richard Levine

Board Member 

Retired commercial bank executive inspections

Juan Muñoz

Board Member

Employed by the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services, Juan Muñoz also serves on the Las Palmeras Homeowners Association board of directors.

Dr. Inez Suarez, DDS

Board Member

Founder of Del Pueblo Dental Office, a general dental practice devoted to Coachella Valley families and residents. Dr. Suarez is a CVHC Mutual Self-Help homeowner.

Gordon Countryman

Board Member

Retired Veteran, CVHC Self Help Home Builder

Art Valdez

Board Member

Retired, City planner/ building inspections

Dan Lass

Board Member

Retired Attorney/Business Executive

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45701 Monroe Street, Suite G
Indio, CA 92201

phone 760-347-3157
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