Meet Our Board

Dale Smith

Dale Smith

Chair

VFW State Commander

Julian Canete

Julian Canete

Vice Chair

President & CEO, California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Oushakoff

Michelle Oushakoff

Secretary

Senior Account Manager, AHEAD

Fernando Vellanoweth

Fernando Vellanoweth

Treasurer

Innoventure Group

Robert T. O'Neill

Robert T. O'Neill

Chair Emeritus

O'Neill & Associates

Ned McKinley

Ned McKinley

Board Member

Director of State Relations, United States Marine Corps, Installations West Office

Jorge Haynes

Jorge Haynes

Board Member

CSU Administrator, Retired

Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson

Board Member

California Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Kent Kauss

Kent Kauss

Board Member

Sempra, Manager, State Government Relations

Arnold Sowell

Arnold Sowell

Board Member

NextGen Policy

Stephan Milano

Stephan Milano

Board Member

Retired Adjutant/Quartermaster
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Department of California

Meghan Loper

Meghan Loper

Board Member

Vice President, Capitol Strategies Group