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BIOGRAPHY OF RICHARD HERNANDEZ

 

Mr. Richard Hernandez is Founder and Executive Director of Fresh Start Ministries and Community Services, Inc. (FSM). Founded in 2004, FSM is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to serving the needs of young people and the underserved in San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties. Prior to his entry into non-profit work, Mr. Hernandez spent 30 years in the medical field as a medical professional.

 

Mr. Hernandez has spent over sixteen years in prison ministry then, in 2004, due to a personal tragedy, he founded a non-profit organization primarily working with youth and adults with violent issues. His background in the medical field prepared him to deal with issues such as gang, drug, alcohol, domestic violence, anger and issues dealing with parenting, and violence within the community.

 

Mr. Hernandez has continued to educate himself to enhance and help best serve his clients and the community. After working as a medical professional he went back to school and became a pastor and a counselor. Seeing a need to provide legal services, he also became a certified paralegal.

 

Mr. Hernandez has worked closely with youth and adults in gang and violence issues; working closely with probation, law enforcement agencies, courts, judges, community and clergy, etc.

He has given presentations and seminars to youth, adults, parent groups, schools, and legislative bodies, and the community at large regarding intervention prevention issues.

 

Mr. Hernandez is presently a member of the San Bernardino County Gangs and Drug Task Force, member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Clergy Council with Sheriff Baca. He most recently he has been recognized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission of San Bernardino.

 

Mr. Hernandez has been invited to speak on radio, television, as well as in community and faith-based settings. Mr. Hernandez has done research and led in the study of re-entry into society, with students from Pitzer University. Interviewing law enforcement, probation, judges, gang members, youth, children and medical professionals on how to best approach and decrease violence in the home, school and community.

 

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Liliana Sanchez Director of Social Services

 

OBJECTIVE

Seeking a position to utilize my educational skills in psychology, as well as, my past working and current volunteering experience with Fresh Start, to become the best counselor I can be.

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology                                                                       August 2008

California State University, Fullerton

Associate of Arts, Natural Sciences - General                                           August 2005

Cypress College - Cerritos College

RELATED COURSEWORK

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Educational Psychology
  • Adolescence
  • Diversity
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology Internship

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Academic Education Center,                                                              Monterey Park, CA             

          Tutor

  • high school math Monday – Thursday
  • middle school writing and life skills on Fridays
  • elementary English on Saturdays

 

  Downey Unified School District,                                                          Downey, CA                  

  Bilingual Instructional Assistant

  • assisted Spanish-speaking students in the classroom
  • translated and assisted the teacher in any way possible
  • monitoring, teaching, filing, grading, and photocopying
  • worked with IEP students as a mediator between parents and counselors

  

   City of Downey,                                                                               Downey, CA   

 

Recreational Staff Leader;                    

Cared for children and assisted them in games and homework led in field trips, carnivals, and other city events

 

worked for After-School Programs in the park facilities 

SKILLS:

 

Software – Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Research experience in divorce and its effects on the children, short-term memory capacity, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, and bilingualism

CERTIFICATES:

 

CSET Mathematics I                                                                     

CSET Mathematics II

CBEST                                                                                             

AP Spanish Language Exam                                                 

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES:

Psi Chi Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society                                              

Dean’s Honor List                                                                  

LANGUAGES

·       Fluent in Spanish

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Manzoor Massey, Ph.D. Special Program Director
Counselor and Medical Sociology

Mr. Massey comes from a strong and diversified background in the health education industry. He spent 17 years directing the Health Education and Public Relations Services for the Riverside County Departments of Public and Mental Health. His primary responsibilities included oversight of alcohol and drug abuse prevention education programs at various schools, community centers and drug violator programs. He was critical in the designing, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating clinical, school and community-based health education intervention programs. His expertise aided in the recruitment, training, role delineation, placement, supervision and evaluation of key staff at the Doctoral, Master and Bachelor levels. Mr. Massey created and refined programs for the community through a needs assessments program which resulted in him establishing many priorities including the development of educational and other community resources. He was integral in the creation of budgets, grants, contracts, target specific intervention models, education strategies as well as creating teaching materials for multi-ethnic special populations. While working at the Riverside County Department of Health, Mr. Massey was part of the Health Services Agency which consisted over 2,500 employees and a budget in excess of $250 million. This agency included Riverside General Hospital and Medical Center which is renowned as a major teaching hospital as well as ten community health centers delivering Primary Health Care services for a variety of medical conditions including addiction intervention and treatment.

Mr. Massey was also the Director of the Wound Care and Advanced Hyperbaric Medicine Center at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Bakersfield, California where he managed all aspects of the Comprehensive Wound Care and Advanced Hyperbaric Medicine Center.

Mr. Manzoor’s Academic Appointments include:

·         Adjunct Associate Clinical Research Professor, California State University, Bakersfield.

·         Adjunct Professor, Chapman University, Orange, California.

·         Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor, Lorna Linda University, School of Public Health. Loma Linda, California.

·         Adjunct Professor, La Sierra University, Riverside, California.

Mr. Manzoor’s Professional Appointments include:

·         Member, Diabetes Coalition of California, California State Department of Health Services, Chronic Disease Branch.

·         Treasurer, Diabetes Coalition of California, California State Department of Health Services, Chronic Disease Branch.

·         Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Kern County.

·         Member, Statewide Community Planning Group for HIV Prevention, California State Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS Education and Prevention.

·         Co-Chair, Professional Education Committee, Statewide Diabetes Prevention and Control Coalition, California State Department of Health Services, Chronic Disease Branch.

·         Member, Los Angeles Community Foundation Advisory Council.

·         Member, State Environmental Health Committee, California Conference of Local Health Officers.

·         Member, State Administrative Practices Committee, California Conference of Local Health Officers.

·         Member, State Recodification Task Force. California Conference of Local Health Officers.

·         President, American Heart Association Board, Riverside, California.

·         President-Elect, American Heart Association Board, Riverside, California.

·         Member, Governing Board, Southern California Public Health Assn. Chairman, Nominations Committee, Southern California Public Health Association.

·         Member, Steering Committee, Planning Future of Public Health for 1990′s conference.

·         Chairman, Media Campaign for “Strategic Positioning of Public Health in California,” California Public Health Foundation, San Francisco.

·         Member, Task Force for the Enhancement of Self-Esteem, Riverside County.

·         Member, Emergency Medical and Disaster Preparedness Committee of California Conference of Local Health Officers.

·         Member, Governing Board, American Heart Association, Riverside, California.

·         Chairman, Health Education Advisory Committee, Lorna Linda University, School of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion.

·         Member, Governing Board, California Conference of Local Health Officers.

·         President, California Conference of Local Directors of Health Education.

·         Chairman, “Education and Training Sub-Committee,” State Rural Health Advisory Committee of California Conference of Local Health Officers.

·         Member, State Medi-Cal and Finance Advisory Committee of California Conference of Local Health Officers.

·         Member, State Environmental Health Advisory Committee of CCLHO.

·         Member, Governing Board, Southern California Public Health Association.

·         Chairman, Health Education Section of Southern California Public Health Association.

·         Chairman, Annual Conference of Southern California Public Health Association.

·         Chairman, Health Education Committee, Inland Counties Health Systems Agency.

·         President, Alumni Association, Loma Linda University, School of Public Health.

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Virginia Chavez, M.A., Director of Counseling

Ms. Chavez worked as an intern counselor for both Riverside Community College in Norco, California as well as the Moreno Valley Unified School District in Moreno Valley, California. While at RCC, she was the primary facilitator working very closely disadvantaged minority students in the Upward Bound Program at various local high school campuses. He responsibilities not only included counseling, but also academic instruction and career counseling.

At MVUSD, Ms. Chavez primarily facilitated both individual and group counseling for high school and middle school students on their personal, social, and academic issues. Additionally, she worked very closely with problematic students and their individual situations.

Ms. Chavez is now a very accomplished bilingual counselor. She is very patient and understanding and has great communication skills.

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Joseph Allan Pipkin, B.A., C.A.T.C., Certification #091971  Counselor

Joseph Pipkin graduated Magna Cum Laude with distinction in psychology from San Diego State University. Graduating in the top of his class receiving the Faculty Outstanding Graduate Student AwardMr. Pipkin received his Certified Addiction Treatment Counseling license, June 2009, graduating from Imperial Valley College receiving the Alcohol and Drug Studies Annual Student Award. Currently, Mr. Pipkin is attending California State University San Bernardino Master of Arts program, specifically for experimental psychology.As an undergraduate, Mr. Pipkin focused on preclinical research pertaining to addiction. His last year as an undergraduate his research primarily focused on investigating the effects of chronic ethanol exposure on lipid composition of biological tissues in selectively bred alcohol-preferring (P) rat. Mr. Pipkin is currently investigating the physiological effects of drug abuse, specifically early methylphenidate exposure on cocaine-seeking behavior.

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 Mary Lou Torrez, CDAAC - Counselor

Certified Drug, Alcohol & Addiction Counselor

Domestic Violence Instructor

Anger Management Instructor

Crisis counselor

Ordained Pastor/ minister

Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counseling Institute &

Living Word Institute

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Linda J. Hernandez, Director of Youth Services

 

Jan 07 thru Present: Fresh Start Ministries and Community Services, Ontario and Upland, CA

                                                                                                         

Position - Director of Youth Services - Assistant legal - Immigration Consultant -

                      Office Assistant helps run the front and back office                              

Duties - Prepare agenda’s, organize projects, lead out in the monthly   

                 meetings, lead out in Volunteer work, mentor youth and adults, assist with    

                 academic mentoring and tutoring.Knowledgeable of the MS Office suite, I am 

                 computer literate, data entry, form design, prepare letters and fliers for 

                 promotions and invitations, etc. Perform leadership skills and help in the   

                 environmental prevention programs for all youth activities. I perform intakes

                 for legal services and help in the interview process.

 

Miscellaneous Information:   I enjoy working with people and continuing my education in the medical and legal    fields I am friendly,outgoing and respectful to others. I enjoy volunteering, sports, working around the house and mentoring youth

Education:

 

Presently Attending School of Nursing                                                       Ontario, CA

Certified Immigration Paralegal - Inland Valley University of Law           Upland, CA

Certified May 4, 2012  BPPVE # 3604101

 

High School Graduate                                                                                  Upland, CA

2010 - Graduated 2012

 

Certificate of Appreciation:

 

Sheriff Baca Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department                  Los Angeles, CA

 

Certificate of Appreciation:

 

Fresh Start Ministries and Community Services, Inc.                              Ontario, CA

Friday Night Live Club San Bernardino County FNL Partnership Department of Public Health.

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program.Computer literate - Office suite - Type 30-40 wpm Foreign language - spanishHobbies - Music, sports, camping, Horsemanship, performing, photography and shopping

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Robert Martinez, Director of Special Projects in Intervention/Prevention

PROFFESSIONAL PROFILE

Former  probation officer  with  25  years  of  experience  working  for the  San  Bernardino  County  Probation  department, and since 2009 have been volunteering with Fresh Start Ministries as a Director of special projects in Intervention / Prevention. Some of my areas where working with troubled youth and adults, mentoring, individual and team presentations to parents and community members.

During  my  career  I  had  the  opportunity  to  work  with  law  enforcement  agencies, county and city agencies throughout  the  county.  my  experience  in  the  juvenile  and  adult  courts  have  given  me  a  vast  knowledge  of  how  the  criminal  justice  system  works.

During  my  career,  I  was  assigned  to  the gang  intelligence  special  operations  unit. My  expertise  is  in  the  sub- cultural  of  gang  behavior;  plus  I  learned  skills  in  intervention  and  prevention  methodologies  that  I  now  present  to  at  risk  youth  and  their  families  during  formal  presentations.

EDUCATION

California State University San Bernardino, criminal justice major.

Chaffey Community College, Sociology Major

State  credential  holder  of  instructor  by  the  State  of  Commission  of  California 

MEMBERSHIPS

Latino Peace Officers Association

California   Probation, Parole and Correctional Association

International Latino Gang Investigators Association

ACHIEVEMENTS

S.M.A.S.H. (San Bernardino   County Movement against Street Hoodlums)

Court Certified Expert in Hispanic Gang Culture

Certified  State  California  Standards  Corrections  Bureau  as  an  Instructor /  Trainer  For  San  Bernardino  County  Probation

Draft Member of the Countywide Strategic Plan on Gangs 2005

Field Training Officer for San Bernardino County Probation

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Blake Reinke, Education Specialist

 

Qualifications Summary:

 

Valuable hands -on experience in branch operations, accounts and asset mgmt, and increasing revenue. Recognized for exceeding objectives, developing territories, and obtaining a variety of profitable accounts Strong problem solving and trouble shooting ability along with team building and job training skills.Extensive know-how and capability in acquiring clients and building those relationships for over 15 years Practical and effective people skills and operational expertise in motivating and supervising personnel.

 

Professional Experience:

 

DeVry University (Confidential) Pomona/ Colton.CA 8/08 to Present Admissions Advisor

Perform recruiting, interviewing, and enrolling of prospective students for undergraduate education in technology, business and management in several educational programs on- site and on-line. PSR and Remedy/RemX Ontario/Riverside Branches, CA 2/2006 to 7/08 Accounts Manager Gained new accounts and performed account management. Involved in recruiting and staffing of accounting and financial executives as well as other technical personnel. This is accomplished through direct sourcing, Internet mining and creative networking. I also develop recruiting and service contracts with a variety of well-known businesses and recognized organizations. Meet with clients, build relationships and produce multiple orders. Work closely with the Regional Sales Manager, developing, visiting and supervising several accounts. I contribute greatly to the success of our branch adding many national and familiar named clients, especially in healthcare.

 

ETS Pulliam LLC Redlands, CA     Accounts Manager

 

As an Account Manager, provided training and support to School Districts and school personnel across the United States. I taught school educators to utilize specialized web-based software to generate data & reports from student enrollment and to increase student performance in light of Federal No Child Left Behind Legislation. Interfaced with a variety of people such as District Personnel, School Principals, etc. to promote a highly innovative program of improving instruction and overall school performance in light of state proficiency tests. A large company purchased and positions were consolidated.

 

Meganet Corporation World Trade Center L.A., CA    Sales Manager

As Sales Manager, presented and sold highly advanced hardware products and encryption services to the federal government. I developed and trained sales people and Reps to effectively present these products. I hold a Government clearance. Dealt with the Dept. of Defense, including the military and intelligence agencies. I constructed a major Gov’t Contract and other business increasing yearly sales by approximately 20 percent. Hands on experience at coordinating several projects, business development, making customer presentations, and obtaining orders and managing several accounts.

 

American Assn. of Manufacturers L.A. Office  Director of Sales

Responsible for the Western Region representing a group of innovative manufacturing companies. These off shore factories manufactured and distributed large volumes of specialty and recreational products in the United States. I helped significantly increase sales by 20% and achieved national recognition for specific products. Managed and supervised Rep.'s and agents and made presentations to major retail chain stores. Started and developed several new profitable accounts of all sizes. Developed business plans and implemented to achieve company goals. I was involved in launching several new products. Heavily involved in coordinating sales and participating in large trade show events.

 

Altinex, Inc. Brea, CA. Reg. Sales Manager & National Gov’t Account Executive

A leading manufacturer of high tech computer hardware including: interfaces, switchers and sophisticated electronics for computer presentations. A major customer was the Federal Gov't. I was the National Gov’t Account Executive for the company. Achieved a special CTS technical certification. Managed 11 eastern states, and achieved company Sales Person of the Year, exceeding revenue goals by $500,000. Promoted to Western Regional Manager covering 11 western states. Obtained several major accounts including: NASA, Sprint, Sony, Boeing, Lockheed and General Motors.

 

Additional Professional Experiences :

 

Fresh Start Ministries and Community Services, Inc. Admin/ Accounting Support Ontario, CA / 91762

 

This non- profit organization works with youth and young adults throughout the Inland Empire and sponsored by State agencies and supported by local mayors and county superintendents. I am involved in the State mentoring program, developing educational programs and administrative support of this organization.

 

Wells Fargo Armored Service Corp. La Habra, CA. L.A. Regional Branch Manager

Managed the largest Armored ATM servicing Branch in the nation and received company award for one of the most profitable branches. Planned, developed and executed armored car service for all California branches of several commercial banks and 7-11 Stores. In charge of L.A. Regional Branch and $20 million dollar cash vault servicing nearly 500 ATM's; average daily cash shipments ranged from $5 to $10

million dollars.

 

Education:

 

Biola University Graduate School, Education, emphasis in Admin. Management

University of California at Long Beach, B.A. Business Management

 

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Bernice Aranda, Director of  Community Outreach

 

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE:

                                                                                                                                               

My ultimate goal is to continue my studies in Criminal Justice and to enhance my Administrative skills. I wish to maintain a professional relationship in a well organized environment. I anticipate a life‑long career in a community related career, which I hope to give the best service, to the community and my employer.

                                                                                   

EXPERIENCE: 

Prior to working with a local ministry as Outreach Director and working with Outreach program with the Mentoring program and Boy Scouts of America. I have held several positions most of my work has been in a management position including a local carwash and store setting. I have always been a people person and work well with others. I understand the needs of the community. I put my energy into helping others. 

04/2007 – Present The Boy Scouts of America after school program  

Position: Outreach Director, Part-time Volunteer.

Duties: After school activities in some of the local elementary schools working with other non-profits in the community including local city departments. Find new ways to facilitate and help in different situations in Scouting and work closely with the youth. 

Present  FRESH START MINISTRIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES                   Ontario, CA

 

Position: Outreach Coordinator, Part-time Ontario Auto spa Manager

Duties: Marketing for ministry, Outreach in the community work with Parole office (PACT) program, liaison for housing, networking with other non-profits in the community including local city departments. Find new ways to facilitate help for the different situations in the ministry that will help cater to the community. Administrative duties, record-keeping, manage employees. Handel disputes and day to day operations work closely with owners.  I am good with cost containment.

 

ONTARIO AUTO SPA                                                                                                   Ontario, CA

Position: Management

Duties:  All business Administrative duties, function of all operations.

 

PIC N  SAVE                                                                                                                  Ontario, CA

 

Position: Management,  

Duties: Administrative and Public Relations duties.  

 

CHAFFEY COLLEGE                                                                               Rancho Cucamonga, CA

 

Criminal Justice two years

EDUCATION:

                                                                                               

Chaffey College

Chaffey High Graduated

 

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Virginia Jauregui, Special Projects Director

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

                            

JOBS Magazine - General Sales Manager 2000 to present

·         Responsible for overall operation of Jobs Magazine 4 editions

·         Sales Team productivity and revenue tracking

·         Account Executive Hiring and Training

·         Sales Goal Setting

·         Developing Sales Strategy to Meet Monthly/Yearly Goals

·         Payroll/commission reports

·         Advertising Sales and Sales Presentations 

Achievements 

·         2006 General Sales Manager of the Year Award

·         Originated and presented  project for new Web site creation and launch plan in partnership with careerbuilder.com

·         Reorganized production department procedures which eliminated over-time hours by 98% as well as unnecessary paper work

·         Created new spreadsheets which resulted in better control of advertising space availability and better coordination of premium position sales

·         Shared new ideas for introductory special offers and sales contests which resulted in sales increase by 30% and a fun competitive environment among sales account executives 

Realty World Rancho California Mortgage - Sales Agent June 2009 to present  

·         Outside Sales

·         Inside Sales

·         Document Review

·         Data Entry

·         Customer Service

 

 Fresh Start Ministries and Community Services - Special Projects Director2007 – Present  

·         Administrative duties/ Revenue Reports, year-to-date reports, creating different types of reports as needed, for the non-profit organization payroll-commissions, office/clerical

·         Coordinating calendar/meetings, meeting minutes

·         Administer training of mentors and interview and match mentee’s.

·         Make sure all programs are within ministry guidelines.

·         Responsible for coordinating Mentoring outings and advocate between youth and parent.

·         Accuracy of paperwork, proofreading, translating 

 

LA Times Jobs Magazine

 

·         Administrative duties/ Revenue Reports, year-to-date reports, creating different types of reports as needed, payroll-commissions, office/clerical

·         Coordinating calendar/meetings, meeting minutes

·         Assisting manager in the training process of new sales reps on office procedures.

·         Coordinating special Edition Supplements, contests, and promotional/seasonal specials.

        Responsible for coordinating pagination of Jobs Magazines (four Editions: LA-SFV-OC-IE)

·         Assisting Sales reps in the process of placing ads, system entries, spec ads, billing issues, production issues, paper work

·         Customer Service

·         Accuracy of paperwork, proofreading, translating                                             

For Rent Magazine 

 

·         Responsible for Coordinating pagination process - For Rent Magazine

·         Administrative duties/ Revenue Reports, payroll/time-cards, competition reports, year-to-date reports, meeting minutes, office/clerical

·         Translating (English/Spanish)

·         Assisting staff with office procedures, paper work, production issues.

·         Assisting manager in the training process of new reps on office procedures.

·         Assisting manager with administrative reports/billing, AR issues.

·         Responsible for the care and organization of the office. This included: Janitorial orders through Boise, postage,   

        Fed-ex.Oversaw all functions and cost savings measures.

 

Achievements  

·        Employee of the Month award

·         Promoted from Staff Assistant to Administrative Assistant after 3 months of employment

·         Implemented new procedures for better work-flow and production accuracy

 

LA OPINION Newspaper

·         Responsible for managing large advertising account base

·         Placing, creating classified/display ads over the phone

·         Translating (English/Spanish)

·         Sales presentations and cold calling

·         Customer Service 

Achievements  

·         Implemented new ideas for better training and customer service for outside clients as well as a better relationship between the departments within the company

·         Exceeded sales goal by 200% on the fist month of employment

            Employee of the month award

 

Summary of Skills

 

·        Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Word Access

·         Power Point

·         Lotus

·         Typing (45 wpm)

·         Bilingual (English-Spanish)

·         Ten Key

 

Volunteer Experience 

 

·         Community Church Bible teacher

·         Community Church Treasurer

·         Fresh Start Ministries Special Projects Director and substitute teacher 

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