Our Governing Board
Samer Mohamed
Chairperson

Mr. Mohamed has been with The Wonderful Company for many years and is currently the V.P. of Global Sourcing.  In addition to his business acumen, Mr. Mohamed has significant experience with charter schools and governance, including his latest role as President of the Board of Almond Acres Charter Academy in San Luis Obispo.

Danielle Criona
Chairperson

Ms. Criona is an attorney with The Wonderful Company leading intellectual property work for Roll Law Group and has previously served as a Board Member of WCPA. She carries prior board experience having served on the Board of Governors for Loyola Law School for almost 10 years.

Valerie Reynolds
Board Member

Ms. Reynolds is the proud parent of two high school students at WCPA Delano.  She is incredibly involved in the WCPA community, volunteering her time to serve on School Site Council.  She is also committed to serving the needs of the greater community having served as a Recovery Specialist for Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

Kiyoshi Tomono
Board Member

Mr. Tomono is currently the community partnership executive for Adventist Health.  He builds strategic community partnerships that promote wellness and drive strategic initiatives with schools, non-profits and healthcare agencies in the Central Valley.  A dedicated community member, Mr. Tomono spent almost 12 years as an anchor and reporter at KGET (NBC) and KERO (ABC).

Ana (Patty) Lomeli
Board Member 

Ms. Lomeli is the proud parent of a fourth-grade student at WCPA Lost Hills and a junior at WCPA Delano.  She has been a Lead Artisan for the Haas Brothers in Lost Hills and is an active volunteer at WCPA, serving on School Site Counsel, assisting with phone banking, and other volunteer needs.  

Ernie Unruh
Board Member & KCSOS Representative of the Board

Ernie Unruh is the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Representative to the Board of Directors and serves as a District Advisor to Kern County Charter Schools. Ernie has extensive experience working in education having previously served as the Superintendent of the Rio Bravo Greeley Union School District. 

Maritza Avilez
Board Member

Ms. Avilez is the parent of two elementary students at WCPA Lost Hills and served as founding Board member and representative of the WCPA Lost Hills campus. She in an integral member of the Lost Hills community and is currently employed by Omni Family Health.