Foundation Board Bios

Chairman of the Board
Gordon L. Bourns
Chairman and CEO, Bourns IncGordon Bourns joined the Bourns, Inc. in 1973 and has managed various business units and operations within the Company since that time.  He was elected Chairman of the Board in December 1988 by the Company’s Board of Directors, and was also elected President in 1990. More…
Secretary
Jack B. Clarke, Jr.
Attorney, Best, Best, & Krieger, LLPJack B. Clarke, Jr. is a Partner in the Litigation Department of the Riverside office of Best Best & Krieger LLP. He joined Best Best & Krieger after graduating from law school in 1985.  Mr. Clarke is involved in litigation concerning education law, special education disputes, public agency litigation and other types of substantial litigation matters. Mr. Clarke has successfully defended school districts and other education clients in student disciplinary matters, civil rights and Constitutional claims and special education due process hearings. More…
Board Member at Large
Richard D. Roth
State Senator

Richard D. Roth is President of the law firm of Roth Carney APC specializing in labor and employment law for over 30 years. Prior to joining Roth Carney APC, he was partner with the business law firms of Carney & Delany LLP and Roth Carney Knudsen LLP, he served as the Managing Partner of the law firm of Reid & Hellyer, as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and as a Judge Advocate with the United States Air Force. More…

Board Member at Large
Ramon Alvarez
Owner, Alvarez Lincoln Jaguar

When Ramon Alvarez took over the Riverside (CA) Lincoln-Mercury franchise inOctober 1995, it was a failing dealership that sold 10 vehicles a month. More…

Board Member at Large
Judy Cunningham
Development Director

Community & Event Organizer:  Judy has developed and coordinated programs for organizations such as Neighborhood Watch, DANA and Riverside Neighborhood Partnership, 33rd Annual Mission Inn Run, 20th Annual Ghost Walk Riverside, Mission Inn’s Culinary Salon, Corona Chamber’s Business Expo, as well as fundraising events. More…

Chief Financial Officer
Virginia Blumenthal
Attorney, Blumenthal Law Offices

VIRGINIA M. BLUMENTHAL began her professional career as a school teacher in Riverside, California.  Once she obtained her law degree she opened a law firm and has accumulated a long list of accolades in over 37 years of practice.  Today, Ms. Blumenthal is one of the most recognized litigators in California. More…

Ex officio
Sergio G. Diaz
Chief of Police, Riverside Police Department

Chief Sergio Diaz is an accomplished criminal justice leader who has transformed his professional philosophy of respect for all persons into a working practice of collaboration. In this collaboration, his goals are to achieve a higher degree of community safety through implementing practical solutions to reduce crime and fear and to continue to develop the leaders of the future. He is always working to increase the quality of life of the people he serves. More…