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. 

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

Connie Clendenan
Former CEO, Valley Teen Ranch (retired)

Tony Gonzalez
Health Promotion Specialist, CalViva Health/Health Net

Ben Cuellar
Emeriti Faculty, Department of Social Work Education

Donna DeRoo
Director, Central California Center for Health and Human Services

Ivonne Der Terosian
Director, Community Benefit and Outreach, Saint Agnes Medical Center

Patricio Galindo
Student Representative, College of Health and Human Services, Fresno State

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

Margaret Jackson
Director, Cultural Brokers, In

Lynne Jarman
Rehab Therapy Manager, Community Medical Center

Karen Kimura 
Vice President, Kasco Fab, Inc. 

Sam Lankford 
Chair, Department of Recreation Admininstration, Fresno State 

Richard Lembo
Director, Sports Medicine, Sierra Pacific Orthopedics

Mitzi Lowe
Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services, Fresno State

Stephen Ramirez 
CEO, California Health Collaborative  

Jim Santos 
Communications Professor, University of Phoenix

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

Kara Zografos
Chair, Department of Public Health, Fresno State 

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