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.
Monica is a native of Sonoma County and has always been passionate about helping her community. She attended Cali Calmecac Language Academy as a child, graduated with Honors from Windsor High School in 2016, and continued her education at University of California, Santa Barbara where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and a Minor in Education.
Monica is a first-generation college graduate who is dedicated not only to giving back to her family, but also to the community that helped her grow into the person she is today.
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