Board of Directors
Our board is a broad representation of our Inland Communities.
Jorge Oswald Heredia
Jonathan Horstmann MD
Jon graduated from Washington University School of medicine in St. Louis and did his residency training in San Diego, Chicago and Long Island, New York. He is board certified in both Family Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Long involved in the training of medical students and younger physicians, Jon is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at UCR School of Medicine.
Jon believes strongly in giving back to the community. He has participated in numerous volunteer medical trips over the years, primarily to clinics in Mexico. Presently, he is a volunteer physician at the Lestonnac Free Medical Clinic in San Bernardino.
For recreation, he and his wife Nancy are avid sailors and enjoy sailing in the San Pedro area, Catalina and Mexico. They are members of the first Presbyterian Church in San Bernardino.
Dr. Anne Viricel
In addition, since 2000, she has been a professor at the University of Redlands School of Business where she specializes in quantitative operations and strategy coursework. She has been awarded the University’s Excellence in Teaching Award twice, in 2013 and in 2018.
Dr. Viricel was appointed to San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees in 2015, then elected to the Board in 2016. In this role, her focus is on policies that improve operational efficiencies and campus safety, and increasing opportunities for student success.
Dr. Viricel is also an author, having published numerous of academic and industry articles and, most recently, collaborated on the autobiography of educator and civil rights activist Dr. Margaret Hill. In addition to her role as a San Bernardino Valley Concert Association Board Member, she is a current member of The San Bernardino County Natural History Museum Foundation Board and the County’s Arts Connection Board. She is also an active member of the American Association of University Women, the Bonnes Meres Auxiliary of the Children’s Fund, the highland Woman’s Club, and the Assistance League.
Her recent awards include Assembly District 40 City of Highland Woman of the Year, League of Women Voters Citizen of Achievement Award, the Black Culture Foundation’s Black Rose Award, and she was named a Woman of Distinction by Senator Mike Morrell for both the cities of Highland and San Bernardino.
Lucas Cuny, MFA
Since retiring, Ernie has devoted himself to promotion of the visual and performing arts. He sang with the Inland Master Chorale, Canto Bello Chorale, the University Symphonic Choir and acted in plays by the Rialto Community Players , the University Theater, and most recently in 2 plays presented at the Garcia Center for the Arts.
He served on the Board of the San Bernardino Symphony for many years, and was one of the founders serving for two terms as President of Sinfonia Mexicana. Ernie has served multiple terms as President of the San Bernardino Valley Concert Association, most recently from 2010-2016.
Dr. Garcia is a member of the San Bernardino Art Association, which he was responsible for reviving in 2012, and the Inland Empire Artist Association, and has participated in the exhibits of both. He serves on the Board of the National Orange Show, is the curator of the National Orange Show Permanent Collection and coordinates the annual NOS Juried Art Competition.
The Garcia Center for the Arts was named for Dr. Garcia in 2015, because of his involvement in the arts and his activity as a founding member of the Center and overseer of the renovation. He continues to serve as the volunteer Executive Director.
Luz Maria Perez