In addition to serving on the ILCkC’s Board, Lito also serves on several other boards and/or committees including the Domestic Violence Advisory Committee, Kern Senior Network Board, IHSS Advisory Committee, and the Kern Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee.
Penny retired after 20+ years of service with the County of Kern Department of Human Services, Human Services Technician III.
Penny participates in legislative advocacy events for both the blind and disabled in Sacramento and locally. Penny’s volunteer services has been with the Salvation Army’s Community Care Ministries for ten years starting with their “In-Sight In-Touch” program, a group for families and people affected by visually impairments and/or blindness; she’s also been involved with the Greater Bakersfield Council of the Blind for over a decade and serves the Council as President; is a member of the Guide Dog Users International and Guide Dog Users of California.
Heather has lived and worked in the community for over 25 years, providing opportunities for collaboration with many organizations that serve families in Kern. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
Janice has a passion for helping students graduate, and believes a university education can increase independence and opportunities for employment. She possesses expertise in disability counseling, state and federal building accessibility requirements, disability awareness and training, academic accommodations, and staff development.
Janice is a mother to three amazing children as well as a full-time student in CSUB’s doctorate program (Ed.d) in Education Leadership. She is scheduled to graduate in May, 2019. In her spare time, Janice loves to cheer for the CSUB Roadrunners at athletic events, and is a loyal Kansas City Chiefs fan.
Since 2017, he has led a multi-agency effort under the Kern*EMPLOYability Program where 15 individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing have been hired into their first jobs within local in-demand industries including healthcare, education, retail and logistics.
Prior to working at the County of Kern, Nathan was the League Coordinator with the League of Dreams, a non-profit organization that provides social and health programs for youth with disabilities through sports including baseball and basketball. Along with partnerships with the City of Bakersfield and several local businesses, he was responsible for the development of Abilities Field, the first and only universally-accessible baseball field in Kern County for children of all abilities.
Nathan played wheelchair basketball for more than twenty years, coached high school basketball for both boys and girls, and has given TEDx talks on overcoming adversity.