Meet Our Board

Dale Smith

Dale Smith

Chair

VFW State Commander

Stephan Milano

Stephan Milano

Vice Chair

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

Ned McKinley

Ned McKinley

Director

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

Michelle Oushakoff

Michelle Oushakoff

Secretary

Senior Account Manager, Kovarus

Fernando Vellanoweth

Fernando Vellanoweth

Treasurer

Innoventure Group

Robert T. O'Neill

Robert T. O'Neill

Chair Emeritus

O'Neill & Associates

Silas Abrego

Silas Abrego

Board Member

Member, Board of trustees, California State University

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

Julian Canete

Julian Canete

Board Member

President & CEO, California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce