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Richard Bianchi
Chair/Private Sector-Sábor Farms -Director of Farm Operations


Elected in December 2016 at the California Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting in Monterey, and re-elected for a third term in 2020, Richard represents the three Central Coast County Farm Bureaus on the California Farm Bureau Federation's Board of Directors.

Chuck Frowein
Vice Chair/Private Sector-Owner-Grillin & Chillin Alehouse


Owner, Grill'in & Chill'in

Kendra Bobsin
Treasurer-Public Sector/CEO- GoKids, Inc.


****WDB Treasurer

Resource & Referral Coordinator

Go Kids, Inc.

Karen Para
Secretary/Private Sector-Broker-Intero Real Estate Services


Karen Para is a Broker Associate with more than 20 years’ experience in Residential, Multi, REO and Short Sale listings. Prior to working in the Real Estate Industry, Karen worked as a Paralegal for 5 years. Her expertise in the legal field includes; Probate, Wrongful death, and Real Estate Law issues. Karen believes that continuing education is essential in any field. This is evident by the number of certificates she holds; certified Distressed Property Specialist, Relocation Specialist, ECO Broker Certified and Certified Mexico Sales Specialist.


Giving back to the Community is very important to Karen. She has been doing this for many different associations over the years. She was a Director for 3 years and Vice President in the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce. She is an active member of the California and National Associations of Realtors and held the numerous positions within the San Benito County Board of Realtors Association. Those positions include; President, Vice President, Director 3 years, Parliamentarian, Secretary, Communications Chair, past member of the Professionals Standards and Ethics Committees.  Throughout the years she has earned President and Executive level awards at Intero Real Estate.  She currently is the Secretary for the San Benito County Work Force Development Board.


She takes pride in her work and enjoys assisting clients.  Karen will provide you with expertise and professionalism as your agent. She will give you the confidence you need as a buyer or seller from the onset of the transaction.  Be assured, you are in good hands. Karen and her husband Paul have raised their 4 children in Hollister. They are now grandparents and enjoy quality time with their family. They both are 49er enthusiasts, when not traveling the world.

Rosa Vivian Fernández
Private Sector-CEO/President- San Benito Health Foundation


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Shelley Giancola
Private Sector-HR Manager/Casa De Fruta
Irene Guevara
Private Sector-People & Culture Manager/Marich Confectionery
Kim O'Connor
Private Sector-Owner/Choice Homes & Land
Lizz Sánchez Turner
Private Sector-Owner/CEO- Empowered Solutions & Concepts, LLC


Lizz Sanchez Turner is the Owner of the Empowered Solutions & Concepts, LLC.

Nick Winkler
Private Sector- GM/Jardines de San Juan
Sorath Hangse
Public Sector- Regional Director San Jose District/DOR
Susan Sweeney
Public Sector-Administrator/Gavilan College
Omar Rosa
Public Sector-CEO/Hollister Downtown Assiciation
Nelson Leonor Jr.
Public Sector-EPM III, Cluster Manager Northern Workforce Services Division-EDD
Scott Reese
Public Sector-Labor Union Representative/Local 393 Steamfitters


Labor Union Representative, Local393 Steamfitters

Lupe Rubalcava
Public Sector-Deputy Director, SBC Health & Human Services