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
One can find a sample of his poetry and a critical essay on his last book at the Poetry Foundation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/juan-delgado. In recent years, he has presented his photopoetics and signage throughout southern California in museum exhibitions such as “Más Allá del los Fencesat” the Peppers Gallery in Redlands, 2017. “Manos, Espaldas y Blossoms,” a collaborative art project with Thomas McGovern featured their artwork and poetry in the groves of the California Citrus State Historical Park, 2018: http://sweet-sour-citrus.org/projects/manos/. “Sign Language,” a mixed media exhibition at the CSUN Art Galleries, featured the collaborative work of McGovern and Delgado, and the artwork of Amando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez, aka “The Date Farmers:” https://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/art-galleries/events/sign-language.
Professor Delgado has experience with educational organizations at the local, national, and international levels. He is one of co-founders of SCIPP (Students and Coyotes Instruction in Poetry and Prose), a literary and artistic program, centered on working with children and their parents. See “SCIPP Short Doc:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdQwa4Is5m0. In addition, he is a board member for the Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, whose founder and president, Ernest H. Siva (Cahuilla/Serrano), is a Tribal leader with a distinguished record of service to Tribal communities. For several years, Delgado has been the co-director of “Native Voices: Poetry Festival,” which celebrates native writers and artists and provides literary and artistic workshops for children and teens from the Morongo Reservation and local communities. See “Native Voices:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3_kMN–cPQ.