Foundation Board Members

Gordon Bourns

Gordon Bourns

Jack Clarke

Jack Clarke

Richard Roth

Richard Roth

Ramon Alvarez

Ramon Alvarez

Virginia Blumenthal

Virginia Blumenthal

Sergio Diaz

Sergio Diaz

Shelby Worthington

Shelby Worthington

Mary Parks

Mary Parks

Ellie Bennet

Ellie Bennet

Paulette Brown

Paulette Brown

Robert Hicks

Robert Hicks

  • Gordon Bourns
  • Jack Clarke
  • Richard Roth
  • Ramon Alvarez
  • Virginia Blumenthal
  • Sergio Diaz
  • Shelby Worthington
  • Mary Parks
  • Ellie Bennet
  • Paulette Brown
  • Robert Hicks
  • Gordon Bourns

    Chairman of the Board

    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.

  • Jack Clarke

    Secretary

    Attorney, Best, Best, & Krieger, LLP. Jack 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.

  • Richard Roth

    Chief Financial Officer

    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.

  • Ramon Alvarez

    Board Member at Large

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

  • Virginia Blumenthal

    Board Member At Large

    Attorney, Blumenthal Law OfficesVIRGINIA 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.

  • Sergio Diaz

    Ex Officio

    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.

  • Shelby Worthington

    Board Member at Large

    Shelby Loomis-Worthington of Loft.84 and Worthington's Tavern, the new Chair of the Riverside Downtown Partnership Board of Directors. Shelby has also been part of suppling the Golden Badge tables with wine.

  • Mary Parks

    Board Member at Large

    Mary Parks is an Inland Empire based journalist and television host who has spent more than 30 years working in all forms of the media. Mary is an Emmy-Award winning writer and a Golden Mike recipient.

  • Ellie Bennet

    Board Member at Large

    Ellie Bennett is long-time community activist and civic leader, with a combined 35 years proudly serving her constituents and peers in the City of Riverside as a volunteer, organizational leader, and executive management professional.

  • Paulette Brown

    Board Member at Large

    Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds is founder of Voice Media Ventures and the second-generation publisher of the VOICE and Black Voice News.

  • Robert Hicks

    Board Member at Large

    Robert Hicks brings a deep and wide expertise in many practice areas of business law. He is a preeminent authority on litigation and is renowned for his courtroom abilities and successes. .

  • Gordon Bourns
  • Jack Clarke
  • Richard Roth
  • Ramon Alvarez
  • Virginia Blumenthal
  • Sergio Diaz
  • Shelby Worthington
  • Mary Parks
  • Ellie Bennet
  • Paulette Brown
  • Robert Hicks