United Way

Governing Board of Directors

As of 01/2022

Matthew Rogers, Chair 2021-2023

UPS Stockdale Operations
3800 Sillect Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93308

*Javier Lozano, Past Chair 2021-2023


Emily Duran, Vice-Chair 2021-2023

Chief Executive Officer
Kern Health Systems
2900 Buck Owens Blvd.
Bakersfield, CA 93308

*Jordan Kaufman, Treasurer 2021-2023

Treasurer and Tax Collector County of Kern
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Morgan Topper, Secretary 2021-2023

Chief Operating Officer
Dignity Health, Mercy Hospital Downtown, Mercy Hospital Southwest
2215 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Debra Watkins 2020-2022

Alert Disaster Restoration
PO Box 20729
Bakersfield, CA 93309-0729

Dr. Vernon Harper 2021-2023

Provost/VP for Academic Affairs
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, Admin 100
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Dr. Timothy Fulenwider 2021-2023

Director of Instructional Support Services Division
1300 Baker Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305

Jessica Grimes 2021-2023

Dean of Economic and Workforce Development
Kern Community College District
2100 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Ana Montenegro 2021-2023

Director of Operations
California Resources Corporation
900 Old River Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93311

Jaron Cramer 2021-2023

Executive Director
Tejon Ranch Conservancy
637 San Emidio Way
Frazier Park, CA 93225

Adrian Nevarez 2021-2023

HR Director
Tasteful Selections
6001 Snow Road
Bakersfield, CA 93307

United Way Staff:

Mari PĂ©rez-Dowling

President and CEO
United Way of Kern County
(Staff Bio's)

* Represents Past Chairs

Our Focus

Early Childhood Literacy

Financial Stability


We are all part of this community and together we can make it succeed. At United Way of Kern County we believe that UNITED we can make change happen... one day at a time.
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