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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
Katherine Miller, Chair

Kathy Miller was elected to the Board of Supervisors in June 2014, sworn in on January 5, 2015 and elected chairperson of the board, serving for 2015.

She currently represents San Joaquin County in many capacities, including the San Joaquin Council of Governments, the San Joaquin General Hospital Health Care Services Review project, Hospital Joint Conference Committee, Medical Executive Committee and Health Plan of San Joaquin. In addition, she represents the County as a Trustee of the San Joaquin County Employees Retirement Association. Kathy continues her leadership on regional water issues with the Five Delta Counties Coalition, the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy and as Chair of the San Joaquin Delta Coalition.

In 2017, Supervisor Miller leads two, countywide task forces for the Board – the Homelessness Task Force and the Children & Youth Task Force – which include representatives from service providers, county departments and each of the cities.

Prior to her election to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Miller served on the Stockton City Council, 2009 – 2014, with four of those years as Vice Mayor, and emerged as a strong voice for fiscal responsibility and open, transparent and accountable local government.

During her eight years as an elected official, Miller has also represented Stockton residents on the Delta Protection Commission, Stockton Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and the Library & Literacy Foundation of San Joaquin. In addition, she has held leadership positions on the Northeastern San Joaquin County Groundwater Banking Authority and rose to the rank of Second Vice President of the state-wide League of California Cities.

Kathy Miller and her husband, Karl, have been married 39 years, have three grown children and two grandchildren. She has lived in Stockton since 1997, owning and operating her own interior design business. 

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Jesús Andrade, Vice-Chair

For Councilmember Jesús Andrade, all roads lead back to Stockton. He grew up in the Sierra Vista and Nightingale neighborhoods of South Stockton, attended Monroe and Hamilton Elementary Schools, and graduated from Franklin High. At Franklin, he played baseball and was the starting quarterback for the Yellow Jackets. He jokingly shares, “It’s funny how life comes full circle. Edison was our (Franklin’s) biggest rival, and now I’m the City Councilmember for Edison.”

As the grandson of Central Valley Braceros, he was taught to work hard and driven to succeed, becoming the first in his family to attend college. He earned a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from Sacramento State University, where he honed his leadership skills serving as student body president.

After college, he landed a public policy fellowship in the California State Assembly, was named one of the top 10 interns in the nation, and went on to work for a national Latino organization, focusing on economic development and education issues to improve the quality of life for Latinos.

Councilmember Andrade and his wife, Andrea, met right after high school at an event on the Miracle Mile and now have two sons and a daughter. He witnessed students in the inner-city receiving excellent academic instruction, opportunity, and choices at charter schools his own children attended. This eye-opening experience led him to join the educational advocacy organization StudentsFirst, and he later worked for the California Charter School Association.

Today, he has his own consultancy firm and focuses on growing educational opportunities and economic development in South Stockton.

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Elbert Holman, Director

Councilmember Elbert Holman is a life-long resident of the City of Stockton. He graduated from Edison High School and continued his education with coursework at both California State University - San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) and University of the Pacific.

Councilmember Holman is currently retired, having served 34 years in law enforcement, 20 years with the San Joaquin County Sheriff Department and 14 years at the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, with the last 5 years as Chief Investigator. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Councilmember Holman is an active member of the community, a member of the NAACP, Rotary International and Stockton Sunrise Rotary, vocalist and elder in his church. He and his wife of over 40 years, Marcia, have two adult daughters and seven grandchildren.

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Tom Patti, Director

Tom Patti was overwhelmingly elected to the County Board of Supervisors, District 3, in 2016.  Supervisor Patti recognizes the challenges facing San Joaquin County, and the need for transformative leadership to change the trajectory of our community.  To achieve this, he will focus on education, economic development, public safety — and tackling the connected issues of mental health, homelessness and caring for veterans.

As a second-generation local business owner, Tom recognizes that small businesses are the job creators of our community – the engine that drives our society. He is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business Owners, Stockton Builder’s Exchange, and the San Joaquin County Farm Bureau. Tom’s vision is smart economic growth with an eye on the future of self-sustaining, energy-efficient communities.

Patti graduated from local schools and attended Delta College - and currently sits on the Board of the Delta College Foundation, which helps expand education access for local students.

With a life-time passion for giving back, prior to being elected, Tom was active serving on the Child Abuse Prevention Council, March of Dimes and the Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee.  Supervisor Patti also serves on the Board of Directors for Stockton Crime Stoppers.  In 2015 Tom Patti had the honor of being selected by the African American Chamber as their “Man about Town” in recognition of his many local contributions.

Tom is a 5-time State and Golden Gloves boxing champion. He briefly considered a professional boxing career in 1986 and spent time in New York training with the legendary Cus D’Amato. He returned to California in 2001 and along with his father built Delta Cranes into the preeminent crane company in the San Joaquin Valley.

As a single father of 7-year old Presley, Tom Patti is dedicated to improving the safety and opportunity in our community.

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Susan Lofthus, Alternate Director

Susan Lofthus is currently working at New Directions, Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program, as the assistant to the Executive Director Councilmember, and also serves on the Board of Trustees for Humphrey's College.

Councilmember Lofthus was a bodily-injury claims adjuster for Allstate Insurance for 18.5 years before retiring and a Human Resources Manager for San Joaquin Packaging and a Pacific Bell Service Representative for 15 years. As a lifelong volunteer, she has served on the Board of Directors for New Directions, Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program for 21 years with 10 years as their Board President.

Councilmember Lofthus is completely immersed in her responsibilities as a Councilmember and is willing to share her experiences as someone who is new to everything political, municipal and governmental.

Since joining the City Council, Susan has made the following appointments: Planning Commission (Elizabeth Hull), Measure A Committee (Susan Bartman), Charter Review Action Committee (Erin Guy Castillo), and Water Advisory Group (Allie Stevens).

Susan is married to Jon Gauthier and together they share three adult children and one young child.

Susan Lofthus is serving her first term as a City Councilmember, representing Council District 3. She was elected in November 2014 for the 2015-2018 term of office.

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Miguel Villapudua, Alternate Director

Raised with humble upbringings, Miguel Villapudua grew up on a Farm just on the outskirts of Stockton. The youngest of 5 children to parents Armando and Rosalva Villapudua. Feeding livestock, caring for the family crops and other outside chores was a daily routine. Since at an early age, a strong work ethic was instilled along with strong Family values. Miguel participated and excelled in organized sports as a youth while attending local schools, graduating from Franklin High School in East Stockton and attended San Joaquin Delta College. With a solid foundation under him, Supervisor Villapudua applied hard work and determination into the work world, with that mindset it paid immediate dividends as he became a successful Realtor in the community. Looking for more challenges, he seized the opportunity to work with a new start up in the Transportation Business. He quickly rose to Branch Manager and with his team, helped build McKinney Trailer into a West Coast Giant. Now, having enjoyed a long and successful career , Miguel Villapudua is continuing to look for more challenges where he can make a difference and bring positive change. He recently was on the San Joaquin County Planning Commission for the last 8 years. The newly sworn in San Joaquin County Supervisor for District 1, Supervisor Villapudua intends to use those very same principles of hard work, determination, responsibility and sound decision making that he was taught at an early age and fight for the benefits of the people for District 1 and San Joaquin County.

New Higher paying jobs, Help foster growth, Higher Education, Public Safety and the overall cohesiveness of the Board and our community to help make our County one of the best in the state of California.

Supervisor Villapudua has one daughter, Tailer. She is a Registered Nurse residing in the SF Bay Area. Miguel is an avid Sports Fan. He loves following Local Youth, College and Professional Sports teams. He has 3 beautiful full sized Golden Retrievers and has a passion for cooking.

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