In addition to serving on the ILCKC’s Board, Lito also serves on several other boards and committees including the Domestic Violence Advisory Committee, Kern Senior Network Board, IHSS Advisory Committee, and the Kern Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee.
After 20+ years of service with the County of Kern Department of Human Services as a Human Services Technician III, Penny has since retired and spends her time volunteering and serving as an advocate.
Penny participates in legislative advocacy events for both the blind and disabled in Sacramento as well as locally. Penny has been involved with The Salvation Army’s Community Care Ministries including “In-Sight In-Touch,” a program designed for families and people affected by visual impairments and/or blindness. For over a decade she has been involved with the Greater Bakersfield Council of the Blind and serves the Council as President. Penny is also a proud member of the Guide Dog Users International as well as Guide Dog Users of California.
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. In her spare time, Janice loves to cheer for the CSUB Roadrunners at athletic events, and is a loyal Kansas City Chiefs fan.
Prior to working for 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.