Meet the CAB

Chair Barnett

Cherie Barnett, Chair, Northeast Area Seat

Chair Barnett is a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa. She lives in Murdock Terrace which is in walking distance to some of the best ravioli and croissants in the world - that's living in paradise! Chair Barnett sees opportunities to celebrate Santa Rosa...READ MORE.

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Carley Moore, Co-Vice Chair, At-Large Member

Member Moore grew up in Sebastopol and, after graduating from Chico State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, she returned to Sonoma County, and now lives in Santa Rosa. She currently works at the Sonoma County Department of Health Services in Tobacco Prevention. Through her work with the community, Member Moore understands the importance of collaborative partnerships and the contribution each community member can make...READ MORE.

Member Graves

Leslie Graves, Co-Vice Chair, At-Large Member

Leslie Graves is a community event organizer & producer as well as an emcee at various events such as the Santa Rosa Marathon, Peggy Sue Car Show, Earth Day on Stage, Tour de Fuzz, Live at Juilliard Park Concert Series and many more. Most recently, Leslie managed the Wednesday Night Market in Downtown Santa Rosa for 3-years (2016 – 2018) where she successfully transitioning the Market into more of a festival atmosphere and into the newly reunified Courthouse Square, organized the past three years of the Santa Rosa Women’s March (2018 – 2020) and in 2020 launched a new event in the Square - The Santa Rosa Rosie Rally celebrating International Women’s Day and our collective “We Can Do It!/¡Sí Se Puede!” Spirit. READ MORE

Member Burgin

Miles Burgin, At-Large Member

Member Burgin grew up in Boyes Hot Springs, an unincorporated community in Sonoma Valley, and is a 2005 graduate of Sonoma Valley High School. After studying in an integrated liberal arts program at St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA, Member Burgin joined the U.S. Navy in 2008 and served six years as an Arabic Linguist and Mission Manager...READ MORE.

Member Chaparro

Daniel Chaparro, Southwest Area Seat

Member Chaparro currently serves as a Bilingual Case Manager at Social Advocates for Youth. He manages over 30 youth and provides professional development presentations at all local high schools in Santa Rosa. Prior to joining the Community Advisory Board, Member Chaparro created a clothing brand called Street Soldier: Be the Change, which serves as a positive message for youth in our community...READ MORE.

Member Cruz

Veronica Cruz, South Area Seat

Bio coming soon!

Member Divine

Danielle Divine, Southeast Area Seat

Member Divine is a mother, homegrown small business owner, and a Soroptimist Live Your Dream award winner. She graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College and will be transferring to a California state university as a Political Science Major. Member Divine is a founding member of the Parent Advocacy and Information Network (PAIN), a nonprofit geared towards providing parents in Sonoma County with information and advocacy...READ MORE.

Member Foster

Kevin Foster, Downtown/Central Core Area Seat

Kevin Foster was born in Santa Rosa and has live here most of his life (approximately 38 years) and currently lives and works downtown as a commercial real estate broker. He has three daughters who were born in Santa Rosa and graduated from Cardinal Newman High School and completed their college studies at University of Oregon, University of San Francisco and youngest daughter is a sophomore at University of California Berkeley. READ MORE

Vice Chair Harper

Vince Harper, Member, At-Large Member

Vice Chair Harper graduated with a B.A. in Management from Sonoma State University in 1989. Over the next 26 years, he worked for Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Sonoma as a Site Supervisor, Program Manager, Director of Youth and Neighborhood Services, and Senior Program Assistant, and he currently holds the position of Director of Community Engagement...READ MORE.

Member Holmes

Jennielynn Holmes, At-Large Member

Member Holmes is the Chief Program Officer for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa. She was born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California Davis as well as her Masters in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. Member Holmes was recognized by the North Bay Business Journal as one of the top 40 business professionals under the age of 40...READ MORE.

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Michelle Escobar-McGarry, At-Large Member

Member Escobar-McGarry has been a resident of Santa Rosa for almost 25 years. She is a wife, mother, and "Mamachelle" to her beautiful grandchildren. Member Escobar-McGarry is involved with many aspects of the community, largely around bringing equity to the underserved. She has a desire to serve as a connection between the community and government and in gathering community members to champion issues within the City...READ MORE.

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Jacquelynne Ocaña, At-Large Member

Member Ocaña has been a Santa Rosa resident for over 25 years. She was educated in the Santa Rosa city school district, went to Santa Rosa Junior College, and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Anthropology and Latin American Studies. She is currently enrolled in a Masters program in Business Administration. Jacquelynne is a small-business owner, a licensed Private Fiduciary, and National Certified Guardian. She is bilingual in Spanish and bicultural as a Mexican-American community member. READ MORE

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Cecile Querubin, North Area Seat

Bio coming soon!

Member Roberts

Keith Roberts, Northwest Area Seat

Member Roberts has been a Santa Rosa resident since 2008. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Sonoma State University. He worked for the City of Santa Rosa for 12 years, including 10.5 years in economic development and tourism marketing. Member Roberts currently works as Marketing and Communications Manager for Santa Rosa Community Health...READ MORE.