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Executive Board Members

Anabel Nevarez serves as the President of the Inland Equity Community Land Trust. She is currently the co-chair for the Inland Empire chapter of Democratic Socialists of America that serves Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Gabriella Armenta is of Mexican and Mexica/Indigenous descent. Gabriella is the Co-Founder of Danza Azteca Citlaltonac, a traditional Mexica group founded in the Coachella Valley in 2007, and Talking Circle Citlaltonac.

Matthew Snyder received his Ph.D in English at UC Riverside and is a Continuing Lecturer in the University Writing Program there. He is also a writer and activist, as well as a co-host of the podcast, The Future Is A Mixtape (www.thefutureisamixtape.com ). After his involvement with Occupy Riverside, he co-founded the organization, The 28ers (website: 28ers.org).

Candy Doss Serves as Treasurer of the Inland Equity Community Land Trust. Candy is a retired postal worker.

Blanca Lopez serves as the Inland Region Campaign Director of Golden State Opportunity Foundation and CalEITC4Me. As the National Campaign Coordinator for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Lopez implemented several Latino civic engagement campaigns across seven states during the 2016 Presidential Election.

Board Members

Michael Milan serves as Treasurer of the Inland Equity Community Land Trust. He works for the City of Palm Springs in the vacation rental department. Michael is the Chapter President for Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Inland Empire chapter. He brings several years of fundraising and strategic planning to the organization.

Penny Newman is on the Advisory Board of the Inland Equity Community Land Trust. She is the Founder of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ), a non-profit, grassroots, base-building organization working on environmental health and justice issues in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. She retired in March of 2018 after 40 years of service.

George Aguilar serves on the Advisory Board of the Inland Equity Community Land Trust. Mr. Aguilar is a business owner (Aguilar and Associates) with strong ties to the local community. As a former President of The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Inland Empire, Mr.

Yolanda Esquivel Advisory Board of the Inland Equity Community Land Trust. Mrs. Esquivel is President of LULAC Council 3190 I was born in Donna, Texas and came to California in 1967. Graduated High School in 1969. Attended college at the University State College at San Bernardino received a B.A., teaching credential and a Master’s Degree in Education.

Gerald Katz is the developer of EcoAcre, an ecological living demonstration project featuring a solar powered off grid  rammed earth home that shows how green building can provide affordable, safe and comfortable alternatives to the unsustainable methods of construction.  The concept of EcoAcre is to achieve as much energy and resources from an acre of desert land to provide fo

Rania Safi  is on the Advisory Board of the Inland Equity Community Land Trust. Rania is a lead union representative with UDW where she actively develops leaders among union members through quality trainings and relationship building.

Andrew Simolke is on the Advisory Board of the Inland Equity Community Land Trust. Andrew Simolke is a lead Union representative at UDW Home Care Providers Union. He has done volunteer service for local social justice organisations in the Inland Empire. Andrew is white, and has an extensive background in planning community events, protest-action and public speaking.

Deborah Harmon is on the Advisory Board of the Inland Equity Community Land Trust. Deborah was born in Torrance, CA., graduated from Carson High School in 1982. Today, Deborah is a resident of San Bernardino, Ca. with 3 wonderful grandchildren. Deborah also volunteers in her community for various organizations.