Board of Directors

Supervisor, District 1, Monterey County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Luis A. Alejo was elected in June 2016 to represent District 1 on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. His district includes most of the City of Salinas, including the Alisal, parts Central and North Salinas, Chinatown and part of Oldtown Salinas. He currently serves as the Chair of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and as the County Representative to the…


CEO, Rancho Cielo

Manager, Family Resource Center of Salinas City Elementary School District

Cheryl Camany has served the communities of Monterey County for 30 years as an educator. She is currently the Homeless Liaison and manages the Family Resource Center of Salinas City Elementary School District that serves over 3,200 homeless students as well as their district’s foster youth. Additionally, she has committed herself to raising awareness about the plight of the homeless student…


Leo retired from Dole Fresh Vegetables, where he was a truck driver supervisor for 32 years. Safety was his top priority and during the time Leo was supervisor, only three accidents happened in that department. Having safety foremost in his mind, Leo was named to be a board member for CASP and also a member of the Police Advisory Committee. As a retiree, Leo is working on starting neighborhood…


Chief of Police, Salinas CA

Chief Adele H. Fresé joined the Salinas Police Department in 2016 after more than 20 years with other law enforcement agencies. She began her career of public service in the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1985 until 1992. In 1994 she joined City of Corpus Christi Police Department as a Patrol Officer and was promoted to Senior Office in 1997. As a Senior Police Officer/Sergeant, she…


I have served in pastoral ministry for 13 years, and am currently the Lead Pastor at Refuge Salinas. We started Refuge Church October, 2015. I have been married for 13 years and have two wonderful children. I…


Mayor, City of Salinas

Joe Gunter was elected as Mayor of Salinas in November 2012. After serving his country in the United States Marine Corps, Joe Gunter returned to Salinas and joined the Police Department in 1969. After 32 years as a Police Officer and Detective, he retired in 2002. Over the years he has served his community in many capacities. Joe has always been involved in community events and served six…


Founder, Cornerstone Hauling & Gardening and Cornerstone New Hope Ministry

Jordan is Founder of Cornerstone Hauling & Gardening and Cornerstone New Hope Ministry. Cornerstone New Hope Ministries empowers lives impacted by incarceration, assisting men to get back on their feet and lead them down a path of being purpose-filled while contributing back to local communities. The program is a 3-prong approach to re-entry. They offer a structured living environment,…


Executive Director, Harmony At Home

Julianne Leavy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Executive Director of Harmony At Home, a non-profit organization with the mission, to end the cycles of violence and abuse by empowering children and young adults with the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead healthy and productive lives.

Julianne was born in Los Angeles in 1964 and her family moved to Big Sur when…


Superintendent, City of Salinas Recreation and Community Services

Kristan grew up in Salinas, learning at an early age the importance of being part of a “team” while participating in a number of after school sports and enrichment programs.  She developed a passion for working with youth after spending numerous summers working for the Salinas Community YMCA in their Y Camp program.  After graduating from Salinas High in 1990, Kristan went on to obtain a…


Superintendent, Salinas City Elementary School District

Martha Martinez is Superintendent of Salinas City Elementary School District (SCESD) and a passionate educator who exhibits a relentless drive for public education.  With over 20 years of administrative experience in various roles at site, district and county levels, her wish as SCESD Superintendent is to combine her knowledge and experience to ensures all learners have equitable opportunities…


Linda has over 30 years of public health experience in Monterey County and has been the Coordinator of the STRYVE Youth Violence Prevention Program, since the project’s inception in 2011.  Salinas STRYVE uses a public health approach to violence prevention, working with its…


Anthony Rocha has served his community in many different capacities. Anthony was originally appointed to serve on the Salinas City Youth Advisory Commission by Councilwoman Gloria De La Rosa in 2015. On the Youth Commission Anthony pushed for more recreational and educational opportunities for youth. Anthony's advocacy led him to end up becoming one of the youngest members appointed to a city…


Rosemary is a Salinas native with nearly 16 years of experience in violence prevention and intervention efforts addressing various forms of violence including; domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, harassment, child abuse and gang violence. Rosemary is a Management Analyst…