United Way

Governing Board of Directors

As of 08/29/2019

*Mr. Javier Lozano, Chair 2019-2022

Human Resource Manager
Aera Energy LLC
10000 Ming Avenue (93311)
PO Box 11164
Bakersfield, CA 93389

*Mrs. Nicolette Cross, Past Chair 2019-2022

Certified Public Accountant
O’Dell Cross, Professional Corporation
5001 California Avenue, Suite 212
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Mr. Matthew Rogers, Vice Chair 2017-2020

UPS Stockdale Operations
3800 Sillect Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93308

*Mr. Jordan Kaufman, Treasurer 2018-2021

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

Ms. Emily Duran, Secretary 2018-2021

Director of Provider Relations Projects
Kern Health Systems

*Ms. Shirley Gordon 2017-2020

Vice President of Operations
State Farm Insurance
900 Old River Road
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Ms. Debra Watkins 2016-2019

Alert Disaster Restoration
2007 Cedar
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Mr. Bob Meadows, Vice Chair 2018-2021

Vice President
Business Development Director
City of Shafter
336 Pacific Avenue
Shafter, CA 93263

Mr. Sam Sikola 2017-2020


*Dr. Vernon Harper 2019-2022

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

*Dr. Timothy Fulenwider 2019-2022

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

Daisy Diaz 2018-2021

Branch Manager
Beneficial State Bank
Pacheco Rd. Ste. A
Bakersfield CA 93313

Ken Keller 2019-2022

President and CEO
Dignity Health Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
420 34th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Michael Bowers 2020-2022

Director Of Public Affairs & Government Relations
Centric Health California
5080 California Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93309

United Way Staff:

Ms. Mari Pérez-Dowling

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

* Represents Past Chairs

Our Focus

Early Childhood Literacy

Financial Stability

Homelessness and Hunger

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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