Chief Officer of Emergency Management
Youngblood has over twenty-eight years of public service/first responder experience with a core proficiency in Indian Law, Indian Culture and Disaster cleanup. He is also an instructor certified by the Department of Energy (NNSACTOS), Emergency Management Institute (EMI), and the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) to name a few. He has been awarded a Master’s degree in Emergency Management with a specialization in Organizational Leadership.
Chief Administration Officer
With 30 years of experience in the Educational field and including operational planning, Denise has expanded her core proficiency to include ICS/NIMS certification with advanced training as a Public Information Officer through Homeland Security. Denise is one of the few first responders to go Hands On Training (HOT) with Sarin Gas in Respiratory Protection at the CDP and she holds a Master's degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution with an Emphasis on Education.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Katina has twenty-five years experience working with various non-profit organizations in the Fresno Area, as well as the greater Los Angeles area. She also has over a decade of experience in Human Resources, and has headed the Human Resource Departments for two large non-profits; one in Fresno, California and previously another in Los Angeles, California. She has strong policy writing skills, a deep knowledge of compliancy, employee and organizational relations, budgeting and compensation, market salary analytics, as well as Federal and State Labor Laws. She recently earned her HAZWOPER 40 as well as her NIMS compliancy.
Chief Financial Officer
Having spent fifteen plus years in the banking industry in finance and management, her passion for finance and administration management has been to promote knowledge and motivation amongst her peers. She believes in empowering employees with creditable information, but as an executive in a leadership role, she has the willpower to promote a positive balance amongst her priorities. She is a member at the IMA, (The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business), and is also the Vice-President of the local SHRM chapter in Fresno, California.
Having worked for the Probation Department for over ten years, Christopher also served as an Armed Transport Officer, Police Baton Instructor and Senior JCO supervising the Administrative Segregation unit. During that same time, he also served as a Reserve Police Officer with the City of Fresno from 1999 to late 2000. He has been a Criminal Justice Instructor with UEI College since May of 2015, and was Lead Instructor from early 2018; he now serves as a Senior Criminal Justice Instructor. Christopher has received Instructor Training Certification through FEMA. He also earned his certification as an instructor for both Law Enforcement Protective Measures (LEPM), as well as Law Enforcement Response Actions (LERA) for CBRNE incidents.
Chief of EMS
Experienced veteran of the U.S. Military with strong leadership and professional work ethic skills. An expert in leadership and professional development with relationship building skills in a diverse culture. Fifteen combined years medical experience five of which as a Medical Assistant Instructor and Basic Life Support Instructor. Disciplined in multiple scopes including first responder in emergency care, field medical, combat medic, urgent care, clinical, occupational health, and instructor. Some qualifications and certifications include BLS/CPR Instructor, HAZMAT Pro Board certified, HERT Certified, HERT Instructor certified.
Chief of Law Enforcement
Chief Torres has worked for DHS ICE and three Indian Country police departments in California. Currently, Chief Torres serves as the Chief of Police/BIA OJS SLEC Federal Officer for the Robinson Rancheria PD. He has transformed the aforementioned tribal departments into federally commissioned law enforcement agencies with full federal and state arrest authority. He has been successful in obtaining agreements with CA DOJ to have full access to CLETS, booking & dispatch with county sheriff's office and DA direct filing with Superior Court citation authority. He has attended CA POST & FLETC police academies, has been awarded numerous certificates for law enforcement training, and finally has earned the accolade "Chief of The Year" by the National Native American Law Enforcement Association in 2015.
Consulting Fire Chief
Jacob McAfee, EFO, CFO, CTO, MIFireE is the Deputy Fire Chief for the North Central Fire Protection District and past Fresno City College Fire Academy Director. Jacob is a former DoD Fire Chief and has 20 years of fire service experience. In that time, he has worked in four different states and held a chief officer position in every fire service division. Chief McAfee is a registered instructor for the California State Fire Marshal’s Office and the California Specialized Training Institute. Chief McAfee completed National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP), and holds Chief Fire Officer (CFO) and Chief Training Officer (CTO) credentials from the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). Additionally, he serves the CPSE as a curricula SME and instructor for Nurturing Fire Service Leaders Through Mentoring, CFAI peer team accreditation assessor, and a CA volunteer advocate and instructor for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Chief McAfee holds Masters Degrees in Occupational Safety and Health and Emergency Management while currently pursuing his PhD in Emergency Management with Capella University.
Director of Training
With 25 years of experience in decontamination of contagious diseases (MRSA), water, mold and fire remediation as well as a biohazard cleanup trainer and supervisor dealing in decomposition and raw sewage. She has worked the Hazardous waste cleanup for the Tubbs and Coffey Park Fires in Northern California. Through the Department of Homeland Security, Sharalyn has earned a instructor certification in Hospital Emergency Response Training (HERT), in addition to certifications in Environmental Health and Emergency Management.
Director of Grants and Information Technology
Having spent over 16 years in the United States Marine Corps, Verles has had the opportunity to learn leadership in a kinesthetic way. Upon his end of enlistment he pursued his certifications in Microsoft Office. He went on to work for one of the largest computer training companies in the world (New Horizons CLC). He was eventually recruited by San Joaquin Valley College in Fresno, California and Agape Inc. where he worked in the capacity of Director at both organizations. He earned his teaching credentials and multiple technology, entrepreneurship and administrative certifications. He eventually chose to stay at Agape Inc. for over 14 years. He currently owns Delphinidae LLC, and enjoys training and entrepreneurship consulting online across the nation.
Director of Community Relations
Alicia earned two Associate Degrees in Business Administration as well as Human Resources Administration, and later her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. She possesses a large spectrum of experience in the field of strategic planning, development and implementation of community programs, assessing and determining community needs, analyzing budgetary impacts, and evaluating compatibility with existing programs. She has observed and modified client’s service plans, specializing in community engagement strategies, informing and providing services to socially and economically disadvantage populations in order to determine the best course of action as well as find resources that will enhance the lives of people in need in a variety of demographics. She is also an esteem and humorous board member of the Hanford Multi-Theater Culture Group (HMTC) in Hanford, CA.
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