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 Healthcare


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


Margaret Jackson 
Director, Cultural Brokers, Inc. 


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


James Marshall 
Interim 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.