John Ledbetter is owner of Vino Farms, Inc. and Ledbetter Farms, Inc., a multi-generational winegrower business throughout California. He is past chair of the Hutchins Street Square Foundation; Co-Chair of the Lodi Campaign for Hospice of San Joaquin; past chair of numerous local, state and national winegrower associations. He is retired from the operations of the family owned businesses and volunteers the majority of his free time to the local non-profit communities.
MaryAnn Maggio is an enthusiastic volunteer, currently serving on the 2018/19 San Joaquin County Civil Grand Jury. She is treasurer of the Lodi Community Foundation and a member of the Steering Committee for the San Joaquin County Community Philanthropy Summit. Mary Ann has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University, Sacramento. She has previously worked as a Controller for the Bank of Lodi and the Grupe Company. Mary Ann is also an avid traveler, cook, gardener and member of the Stockton Rowing Club.
Trenton Diehl is an estate planning attorney in Lodi, where he was raised by his Lodian parents. He began practicing law in 2005, and in 2006 started practicing law in his hometown with one of Lodi’s oldest and most respected law firms; Mullen, Sullivan and Newton, LLP, which today is Snider, Diehl & Rasmussen, LLP. Trent serves as a member of the board with the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation, Lodi Swim Club and the Lodi Grape Festival and National Wine Show Association. Trent enjoys life to the fullest with his wife, Dr. Kate Diehl, daughter Peyton and twin boys, Jack and Luke. You can cross paths with him coaching sports, pushing a double stroller through the neighborhood, and training for open water swimming and long distance triathlons.
Christine Franklin is a CPA, Partner with Kemper CPA Group. She has been practicing accounting with Kemper CPA Group for over 25 years and has been a partner for 12 years. Christine specializes in Small Business accounting and consulting and non-profit accounting, consulting and tax work. She has served on numerous boards and committees for local organizations and is currently the treasurer for the Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club and on the board for the World of Wonders Museum. Christine is originally from the Lodi/Stockton area, and she and her husband Ardy have lived in Lodi and Lockeford for over 30 years and have two sons, Thomas and Daniel. Christine spends her spare time volunteering for organizations, walking with friends and enjoying time with her family.
Russ Hayward is a non-profit consultant specializing in governance, strategic planning and fundraising. He has over 40 years of executive level leadership experience with the YMCA and United Way in San Joaquin County and the Bay Area. Russ has served on numerous boards, including the 501 Services Trust which manages over $50 million for its 1000 non-profit agencies across the country. He is a member of the Lodi Committee on Homelessness, Breakthrough Project for Social Justice and is Lodi’s representative on San Joaquin County’s Emergency Food and Shelter Board. He and his wife, Cathy, have lived in Lodi for over 30 years, along with their two grown children, Nora and Matt and their families. Russ is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Paula Leary has served as the CEO of Directions Medical Clinic (DMC) for over a decade. DMC is a local non-profit, faith-based medical clinic dedicated to helping young women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. Paula is a graduate of Leadership Lodi and a certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor through Boys and Girls Town. In 2017, Paula received the Lodi Mayors’ Community Service Award recognizing her outstanding contribution to the Lodi community. She has developed a comprehensive parenting program for young mothers and fathers faced with unplanned pregnancies. In 2016, she spearheaded the opening of a mobile medical clinic and in 2018, opened a secondary facility in Stockton. Paula has lived in Galt with her two girls Erika & Ashtin for 19 years. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and going on walks with her dogs Roxanne & Shayna.
Colleen Stewart is a Licensed Mortgage Banker and Residential Real Estate lender with GEM Mortgage. She was born in Rapid City, South Dakota of mixed Lakota Sioux Indian and European heritage. Colleen was raised and educated in the San Joaquin Valley. She currently is the Branch Manager of GEM Mortgage with 34 years of experience in lending. She lives in Lodi with her husband, Jim; both her daughters, Corie and Kimberlee also live in Lodi. Colleen is also a member of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of San Joaquin.
Daniel Castillo is a Financial Planner with Bridge Pointe Financial Group based in Lodi. He began at Bridge Pointe Financial Group in October 2012 with a focus on retirement and tax planning. Daniel graduated from the University of California, Merced with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 2012. He and his wife Lina live in Lodi with their three children Jaylie, Alana and Elliot.
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