The above photo is of the Central Valley Veterans’ Board at their annual meeting in January. We are hard at work planning an exciting 2017!
We have come a long way! In 2016 CVV had a $180,000 operating budget. When CVV started in 2011, our operating budget was $30,000! Thank you so much to all of our volunteers, donors, board members, and above-all else, our veterans!! We couldn’t have done it without you!
2017 Board Members:
- Deb Riordan, President
- John Schuler, Vice-President: U.S. Army, Retired
- Chelsea McCliment, Secretary
- Thom Miller, Treasurer: U.S. Army Veterans
- Bill Gonzalez, Board Member: U.S. Army, Retired
- Philip Morris, Board Member: U.S. Army Veteran
- Alex Riordan, Board Member
- Michael Russell, Past President: U.S. Navy Veteran
- Quentina Johnson, Board Member: To The Mat, Chair
Meet the Board:
Deb Riordan: Deb is a U.S. Marine Corp Veterans Mom. She works in the family owned business. She is active in the community. She serves as a board member at “Fresno Center for New Americans”. She and her husband Tim enjoy traveling all over the world.
John “Top” Schuler: John is a retired U.S. Army veteran. John is well known in the “Veteran Community”. He was instrumental in the development of the “Stand Down” in Fresno. He and his wife Cheri are looking forward to utilizing their new camp trailer.
Chelsea McCliment: Chelsea is the daughter of a U.S. Navy Veteran. She works as a legal assistant for a well known law firm in Fresno. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She is also considering a career in law enforcement.
Bill Gonzalez: Bill is a retired U. S. Army veteran. Along with John Schuler, He is our “Boots on the ground”. He and John have been extremely instrumental in the success of our Hospitality House. He is an amazing cook and feeds the masses at our events. He also coordinates our Holiday Meal giveaways. He and his lovely lady, Mary enjoy spending time in Mexico.
Phillip Morris: Phillip is a retired U. S. Army veteran. He is another one of our “Boots on the Ground” guys. Phillip is enjoying retirement along with his wife Pat. They are hitting the road more often on their new tri-wheel motorcycle.
Alex Riordan: Alex is project manager for a local dairy environmental consulting firm. He is also a Reserve Deputy with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. He is committed to supporting our local valley veterans in the memory of those that we have lost.
Thom Miller: Thom is a U. S. Army veteran, 1966-68. Thom along with his wife Kelly run “Bullard Uniform Shop”. Thom also helps with his son’s local business’, “The Press Box” as the controller. Thom is a volunteer at the Veterans Treatment Court. He also enjoys riding his Honda VTX motorcycle.
Mike Russell: Mike is a U.S. Navy veteran. Mike served as President of our Board for 5+ years. He is a licensed realtor and H.R. director at an alternate fuel company. Mike and his wife Ashli both work in the real estate field. Besides being active with CVV, Mike enjoys Researching his genealogy.
Quentina Johnson: Quentina has developed our newest program, “To The Mat” for military children. She is a Customer Service agent for small commercial business at a local insurance company. She serves as assistant director of the Central Valley Princess Program, a part of the Miss Fresno America.