Dean's Council of Ambassadors 

This unique council of community leaders in our region work collaboratively to review the critical issues facing our students and offer insight, as well as assist in connecting regional resources with the college's academic programs, centers and areas of study. 

Andy Alvarado 
Emeriti Faculty, Department of Social Work Education, Fresno State 

Lynne Ashbeck 
Senior Vice President of Community Engagement and Population Wellness, Valley Children's Healthcare

Connie Clendenan
CEO, Valley Teen Ranch 

Tony Gonzalez
Health Promotion Specialist, CalViva Health/Health Net

Ndidi Griffin-Myers
Chair, School of Nursing, Fresno State 

Jody Hironaka-Juteau
Dean, College of Health and Human Services, Fresno State 

Nancy Hollingsworth
CEO, Saint Agnes Medical Center 

Margaret Jackson
Director, Cultural Brokers, Inc. 

Lynne Jarman
Rehab Therapy Manager, Community Medical Center 

Marion Karian 
Former Director, Exceptional Parents Unlimited (retired)/ Community Member 

Karen Kimura 
Vice President, Kasco Fab, Inc. 

Sam Lankford 
Interim Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services, Fresno State 

Richard Lembo
Director, Sports Medicine, Sierra Pacific Orthopedics

Stephen Ramirez 
CEO, California Health Collaborative  

Smita Rouillard
Physician-in-Chief, Kaiser Permanente 

Jim Santos 
Communications Professor, University of Phoenix

Joanne Schroll
Emeriti Faculty, Department of Kinesiology, Fresno State 

Lilliana Toste 
Student Representative, Fresno State  

Denise Vermeltfoort 
Director, Regulatory and Clinical Practice, Valley Children's Healthcare 

Kathryn Wage
Director, Center for Communication Skills 


For more information about the Dean's Council of Ambassadors or to get involved, contact our Development Office at 559.278.3603.