Ed Klotz – Director of Infrastructure
Ed founded, funded, and directed for 12 years (1990-2002) a non-profit dedicated to working with abused and neglected children providing residential, educational, and therapeutic services for Alameda County’s and Contra Costa County’s most difficult abuse cases.Licensed as a builder in the late 80’s, Ed has since then been buying, renovating, renting/selling residential real estate. He has completed over 40 ‘rehab’ projects, as well as, built (to sell) 20+ new homes.Currently, Ed is co-owner of an East Bay Real Estate office focusing on residential real estate and a member of Los Medicos Voladores (The Flying Doctors – Bay Area Chapter).He holds as his most recent exciting accomplishment, participating in the design, construction, and completion of the clinic/community center in San Jose de la Zorra, Baja Ca. for the Kumeyaay tribe.
Bill Rush, Founder - Secretary and Lead Volunteer Pilot
Bill has been an active pilot since 1969 and spends a great deal of time traveling, working and providing charitable support in Mexico and Central America.
Larry Tabor, Founder - Chief Dentist and Volunteer Pilot
After a rewarding 22-year run as a business owner, Dr. Tabor embarked on a career change to healthcare. Since receiving his degree from the University of the Pacific, he has been active in many dental outreach programs in the US and Mexico, including service as a director of Los Medicos Voladores (The Flying Doctors), and advisor to several schools, organizations and manufacturers. Dr.Tabor maintains a private practice in Castro Valley, California.
Teresa Todd, President and Director of Beca (scholarship program)
Teresa has over 37 years in the insurance industry, and has been a partner and CFO with Teifeld & Co Insurance Services since 1986. She is currently president of the company. Teresa also served as the Northern California Director for the Insurance Brokers and Agents of the West as well as served on their Service Corp Board which provides new and innovative insurance products to the industry. She also Chaired their Young Brokers and Agents Conference in 1996. Teresa is the past president of the Insurance Agents and Brokers of Silicon Valley and past recipient of their L.I.A.B.L.E. award for outstanding leadership in the community.Teresa has worked with Comunidad since 2005, first as Trip Coordinator and currently is the Treasurer and head of our Beca (scholarship) program.
Vicky Martinez Rios de Santoyo, Director of Operations in Baja Ca. Mexico
Vicky brings years of involvement in business, education, and community development to Comunidad where she directs all of the organization’s Baja activities and is Comunidad’s liaison to the tribal communities.Vicky is primarily responsible for the the explosive growth of the Comunidad Beca (Scholarship) Program. Since taking over responsibility for the Beca Program, it has grown through her persistent and personal outreach with the tribes from 90 students in 2010 to 271 students in 2012.As well, she has has grown the yearly Beca Community Fair (where scholarships are presented) by bringing in local partner institutions and organizations like the University of Baja School of Nursing, School of Sociology, and the local Department of Health that are now providing 40+ volunteers that present the Beca students with a day of mini-training sessions on drug/alcohol addiction, nutrition, pregnancy prevention, as well as, diabetes testing and vaccinations.Additionally, Vicky coordinates, manages, and works with our partner organizations Rotary Club of San Jose North in our infrastructure projects and the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City and the Rotary Club of Grass Valley with providing twice annual comprehensive dental clinics for the tribes.
Maya Hogan Board Member
Maya has been active in Comunidad virtually all her life. She began by participating in Comunidad’s early Thanksgiving and Christmas drives, working with Los Gatos schools to collect toys, clothing and school supplies, then bringing them down to the tribes. She was an original participant in Camp Comunidad, a joint ComunidadNativo ecotourism project. She has visited the tribes multiple times and has been involved in the Beca program since she was seven years old, donating her own money to the scholarship program. She is a freshman at Los Gatos High School and an avid soccer player.
Tom Hogan, Director of Marketing
A Comunidad founder, Tom is co-founder and Creative Partner at Crowded Ocean, a leading event marketing firm. Prior to Crowded Ocean he was VP of Corporate Marketing for such organizations as Oracle, Nortel, Lucent and VitalSigns Software. Tom has been active in human rights most of his professional life, primarily in the fields of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, which he has taught at UC Santa Cruz and Santa Clara University