President David Otero is Chief Estimator for Ashwood Construction for more than 35 years. David has been in construction and facility management for more than 20 years, and his current position with a builder of affordable housing and multi-family communities has shaped his awareness of the opportunities in serving and helping others. David is a graduate of Fresno State. When not working or engaged in Board activities, David can be found frequenting local stages as an actor. He is married and a proud father.
Jeff Pace is Vice President and Manager of Central Valley Community Bank’s Real Estate Department located in Fresno, CA. Jeff has been in the real estate and banking profession since 1983. During his career, Jeff has specialized in construction lending and has considerable experience in the analysis and underwriting of affordable housing projects and multi-family apartments. Jeff graduated from Fresno State in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is currently completing a graduate study program at the University of Washington’s Pacific Coast Banking Schoool.
Ashleigh RockerGreene currently serves as the Vice President for the El Dorado Park Community Development Corporation and works at Fresno State, as the Program and Volunteer Coordinator for Associated Students, Incorporated. She has 10 plus years of community service experience, which has deeply formed her values of social awareness, community organizing, and servant leadership. Ashleigh was born, raised, and educated in Fresno County. She carries a BA in English, a certificate in Composition and plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in the near future. She is engaged to be married late September 2015 and has plans to stay in the Fresno area indefinitely.
Kimberly Hall was born in Fresno, CA in the late 1970′s. She graduated from Fresno High and soon after completed her certification as an office assistant and interned at Workforce Connection. In 1993 she worked in the janitorial field with University Medical Center. In 1994 she returned to her roots as an office assistant at the Center for Independent Living, and then with the State EDD. In 1996-97 she worked as a caretaker in a convalescent home. In 1999-2000 she worked with Donald Rotella, a hard of hearing specialist. Since 2012 she has volunteered at the front desk at Wesley Methodist Church. In the summer of 2012 she ran the Summer Food Services Program (SFSP) through the Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC) and served breakfast and lunch to the children of El Dorado Park where she has been a resident for 8 years. She is the proud mother of four children
Paula Castadio has been Vice President of the Division for University Advancement at California State University, Fresno since July 2014. Ms. Castadio reports to President Joseph I. Castro and s serves as a member of his Cabinet. She leads a staff of 76 in the division, which includes Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Communications and Integrated Marketing, and Development. Ms. Castadio previously spent 21 years at Valley PBS, beginning her career with the station in 1994 as development director. She was promoted to station manager in 2000 and to CEO in 2003. Under her leadership, Valley PBS won 12 National PBS Development Awards and five PBS production Awards. She served on the PBS national board of directors, Pacific Mountain Network executive council and was a member of California Public Television. She held several national leadership roles, including the PBS Kids Nutrition Guidelines Task Force and chair of the PBS Diversity Committee. Before joining Valley PBS, Ms. Castadio worked in corporate development for five years at Valley Public Radio. Very active in the community and serves as a member of the Bulldog Foundation Board, Athletic Corporation Board, El Dorado Neighborhood Board, Rotary Club of Fresno, Fresno Business Council Executive Board, the James Irvine Foundation New Leadership Network and The Children’s Movement advisory teams. She was named among the “Top Ten Business and Professional Women” of Fresno County in 2006. Ms. Castadio holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Fresno State and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is married to Richard Castadio.
Tamie Fraijo began her work in El Dorado Park, nearly 5 years ago, through the California State University, Fresno, Scholars In Service program and later became a paid staff assistant. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her bachelors degree from California State University, Fresno and has taken Masters level courses in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. She is the Director of the Devoted Parent Fresno parenting program and facilitates the Nurturing Parenting Program curriculum. Her passion is in unifying families through parental education. She loves fundraising and has been instrumental in bringing fundraising funds into El Dorado Park.
Cherella Nicholson is a Project Coordinator and Trainer for White House initiative, Building Neighborhood Capacity Program. She is responsible for strategic partnerships including training community leaders to find their vision for their neighborhood. She has worked in the private, public and non-profit sector for more than a decade and her passion is driven by education and community development. She serves as Commissioner on the Fresno County Office of Education, Early Care and Child Development Local Planning Council and serve on Saint Rest Economic Development Corporation board that will bring green space opportunities for residents to enjoy. She loves serving as a board member on El Dorado Park Community Development Corporation because of the effort and dedication to neighborhood revitalization and inclusiveness of residents to be a lead partner.