FacilityKinship Center is honored to announce the addition of four new members to its statewide Board of Directors.

Kinship Center has facilities and provides services throughout California, and the Board of Directors represent a variety of communities in the state. The Board’s newest members were welcomed this month by Board Chair John Wilkinson at Kinship Center’s Salinas, CA statewide headquarters, shown here, and at Kinship Center’s Southern California headquarters in Orange County. “We are pleased and privileged to bring this kind of new talent to our Board,” said Wilkinson.

Kinship Center welcomes its new members:

Jane Ballback, M.A., is a recently retired partner of The Baldwin Group, specializing in organization development and performance consulting. She devotes her time to assisting Orange County nonprofits achieve their business development and fundaising goals, and is in wide demand as a speaker and presenter. Jane has authored a series of career development books and is completing a book about her experiences as an adoptive parent of three.

John D’Arrigo is President of D’Arrigo Brothers, a major Central Coast produce company, and he is a longtime Kinship Center supporter. John is past Board Chairman of Western Growers and a past president of the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California. This year John spearheaded the creation of the Agricultural Leadership Council, an industry consortium representing 21 grower-shippers, with a goal of providing needed support and funds to local charities.

Justin Reyes is a Firefighting Engineer and Paramedic with Monterey County Regional Fire District. He has been a friend to Kinship Center for a decade through the organization of an annual Fire District event benefitting Kinship Center children. Justin is often recognized in the County for his community contributions. He was recently selected as a 2010 honoree for the prestigious Jefferson Award, in recognition of his selfless giving to needy children, including those at farm labor camps.

Marice White is Vice President of Schubert Flint Public Affairs, Irvine and Sacramento. She brings a background of public affairs and media relations to her position in Southern California, working with community groups, elected officials and a variety of agencies. She has provided clients with direction and strategic planning for their community relations, media, advertising, and advocacy needs. Marice’s work has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America.

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