Alma Bowen is a life-long Sonoma County resident with deep ties to the community. Currently, Alma is the Founder & Executive Director of ‘Nuestra Comunidad, a Sonoma County based non-profit focused on disaster preparedness for all, with an emphasis on under-served communities including our Spanish speaking population and low-income seniors.
Prior to starting ‘Nuestra Comunidad’ Alma served Sonoma County for 18 years as a highly distinguished, 9-1-1 Emergency Services Dispatcher. The 2017 wildfires taught us that disaster preparedness is a shared responsibility. Alma worked the night of the fires and has first-hand knowledge of how disaster preparedness can make the difference between life and loss. Now, Alma is out in our community promoting & teaching the importance of disaster preparedness.
Lila is a junior at Stanford University studying Public Policy and Economics. She is passionate about increasing access to opportunities across income levels, and is particularly motivated to help find ways for the public and nonprofit sectors to better meet the needs of Latinx communities. She has worked with several Latinx-serving organizations in the Bay Area, and believes in the value of building partnerships and dialogue between researchers, policymakers, and community-based actors in order to better understand inequities and identify and implement effective solutions.
Julie is a culturally competent professional with bicultural and bilingual background who specializes in: Spanish interpretation; Spanish translation and editing of documents; audio / video recording translation and transcription; interpreter training and continuing education; and cultural competency training
She is a Certified Spanish-English Interpreter, Translator, and Trainer with over 25 years of experience