Board of Directors
Gloria Robles Wallace, Chair
Born and raised in San Francisco, Gloria is a graduate from Lowell High School. She received a BA in Accounting from San Francisco State College. In 1977 she moved to the Southern Peninsula area. Gloria has been married for 47 years and has 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Throughout her life she has been involved in service. In 1986 she started her own accounting, administration & small property management business company, working for small local businesses. She is now semi-retired.
EHP was her client from 2001 - 2019. She handled EHP’s accounting and administration work. While working there, EHP captured her heart. She is happy to be involved again with EHP, by being part of the Board of Directors.
AnaViola Tuifua, Vice Chair
Maria Mata, Secretary
Maria’s passion for public service began as an outgrowth from her experiences growing up in East Palo Alto. She is currently the Deputy Director at Community Legal Services in EPA. Prior to that, Maria worked as an immigration and government benefits attorney. Maria holds a law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law. She received her B.A. in Spanish and B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies from Santa Clara University.
Jenny Varghese Bloom
Jenny is an East Palo Alto resident and community member who is excited to serve the EHP Board. She is a Board Trustee of the Ravenswood City School District and also a Senior College Admissions Counselor at Insight Education. She grew up in Texas and graduated with a BS in Human Development Family Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin. She then moved to Los Angeles and worked with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at UCLA mentoring, pastoring and leading college students. She received her MA at Loyola Marymount University in Early Childhood Education and moved to the Bay Area shortly after.
Jenny’s background in community organization, education, mentoring and teaching allows her to contribute to the EHP Board. She has a passion to serve her community and create avenues of access for all people in order to create a more equitable world.
Anthony Johnson, has been actively involved in the East Palo Alto Community for two decades. Anthony has volunteered at EHP and the Ravenswood Little League serving as a VP, coach & Treasurer. He’s served on the Public Works and Transportation Commission as Vice Chair, coached EPA T-BALL, and was Vice President of the PTA at James Flood School. Anthony has been a voice for youth sports and businesses in the community, He is an insurance agent representing various companies and helping families make choices to protect their home, auto, life & business.
Anthony Received his Education at City College of San Francisco & Healds Business College – Business Administration.
Pastor Albert Macklin
Pastor Albert C. Macklin IV, a native of California is the third son born to Reverend and Mrs. A. C. Macklin III. Pastor Macklin completed his general education in the Mountain View Public School system. In 2004, he attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from San Jose Christian College. Albert C. Macklin IV was appointed Senior Pastor of New Sweet Home - The Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ in 2004 following the demise of his father.
He serves on several community boards and management teams offering his expertise from a social, psychological and economic perspective in an effort to enhance the community at large.
Sandra Sterling retired after a 34 year career with the Ravenswood City School District. She is a licensed Baptist Minister and has served on the board of multiple organizations including the East Palo Alto Lions Club, the Macedonia Baptist Church and the National Council of Negro Women. She is currently the Board Secretary of the Drew Health Foundation, Inc.
Join our Board
EHP is looking for committed volunteers to fill board positions with interest and expertise in the following areas: Development (Fund-Raising), Governance/Finance, Events Planning, Outreach Ambassadors, and Community Awareness/Volunteer Recruitment. We seek passionate, dedicated persons to join our experienced board of professionals who are long-time volunteers, serving a diverse community in the East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and surrounding areas.
The key responsibilities of the board are to support EHP’s mission and purpose, provide financial oversight, ensure adequate resources, and raise funds to enable EHP to fulfill its mission, and provide support to the Executive Director, for three-year terms, renewable for a second three years. Board members volunteer on-site, serve on committees, participate in fund-raising events, and attend monthly board meetings on-site at EHP on the third Tuesday of each month from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.
Please email a completed application to Executive Director, Lesia Preston at Lesia@ehpcares.org.
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