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Welcome, New Board Members!

The Foundation is pleased to welcome the addition of five new members to the Board: Nefertiti Long, Kirtland Mahlum, Brian McDonald, Meredyth “Charlie” Meredith and Susan Ovitt. The Board provides governance for carrying out the Foundation’s mission of “Strengthening Inland Southern California Through Philanthropy.”

Nefertiti Long
Nefertiti Long is Vice President of Finance at Cardenas Markets in Ontario. Ms. Long has worked for several public and private companies, with most of her experience in the food industry. Her professional associations include Alliance of Black Women Accountants and the National Association for Female Executives. A resident of Lake Elsinore, Ms. Long’s community involvement includes supporting the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, United Negro College Fund, and the March of Dimes. Ms. Long holds a B.A. in Accounting from California State University, Pomona and an M.B.A. from California State University, Fullerton.

Kirtland Mahlum
Kirtland Mahlum joins the Foundation from Victorville and is a retired Superior Court Commissioner. Commissioner Mahlum was appointed to the San Bernardino County Superior Court in 1997. For 15 years he heard all family law matters in the Barstow Superior Court. Prior to that role he had a successful general practice primarily in the areas of family law, general business, and probate. He currently serves as arbitrator and mediator at IVAMS Arbitration and Mediation Services.

Brian Mcdonald
Brian McDonald is a resident of La Quinta and a member of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe whose reservation includes 32 miles of the Colorado River shoreline within California. Mr. McDonald maintains several board positions within California Indian Country, including his current seat as Vice Chair of the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations (TASIN). For the past five years he has served as the Tribal Liaison for Southern California Edison. Mr. McDonald holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

Meredyth Meredith
Meredyth Meredith was born and raised in Riverside.  After 30 years with the Riverside Police Department, Ms. Meredith retired as a Captain of Police. Since retiring, Ms. Meredith has continued to work for the City of Riverside in a variety of positions; most recently she has worked for the Riverside Police Department conducting background investigations for applicants.  She also serves on several nonprofit boards including the YWCA, Alternatives to Domestic Violence, and the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center. Ms. Meredith holds advance degrees in Education and Behavior Science. 

Sue Ovitt
Susan Ovitt is a resident of Ontario and currently serves as a member of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. Ms. Ovitt is a former educator and graduated from the University of Redlands. Her record of service includes serving on the boards of: Ontario-Montclair YMCA; Chaffey College Foundation; West End Family Counseling; and First 5 San Bernardino, among others.