Our Board

Our board of directors is a diverse group of experienced professionals from the public and private sectors. We depend heavily on their leadership and expertise in guiding Reading and Beyond in operating effectively and transparently. The Board of Directors governs through established policies and objectives; supports and reviews the Executive Director; ensures the availability of financial resources, approves annual budgets; and most importantly, ensures the agency is performing optimally on behalf of its clients and accomplishing its mission. Click on the pictures below to read a short biography for each board member.

  • Luis Santana, MSW
    Executive Director
    Reading and Beyond
  • Fausto Hinojosa, CPA
    Chairperson
    Managing Partner
    Price, Paige & Company
  • Francine Farber, Ed. D.
    Vice-Chairperson
    Past President
    League of Women Voters Fresno
  • Shaymus Bakman
    Secretary
    Vice President
    Bakman Enterprises
  • James A. Aleru
    Treasurer
    Owner
    James A. Aleru CPA/ABV, CVA
  • Harinder "Randy" Dhindsa
    Past Chairperson
    Regional Vice President - Credit Ops
    Farm Credit West
  • Antonio Avalos, Ph.D.
    Board Member
    President, Valley Economics Associates, Inc.
    CSUF Economics Professor
  • Yvonne Juarez, M.D.
    Board Member
    Pediatrician
    Kaiser Permanente
  • Juan Garza
    Board Member
    Associate Partner
    Leadership Associates
    Retired Kings Canyon Unified Superintendent
  • Daniel Castro
    Board Member
    Attorney, Partner
    Loza & Loza LLP
  • Mary Avigliano, MBA
    Board Member
    Investment Manager
    MetLife Ag Finance