Ms. Bailey is in her fourth year serving as the Executive Director of Chop’s Teen Club located in downtown Santa Rosa. In recognition of Women’s History Month, in March 2019 she was awarded U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson’s Sonoma County “Woman of the Year.” She has over 20 years’ experience implementing and managing youth development programs. She has a passion for creating an environment and opportunities that empower youth to expand their capacity to be confident and well-prepared for whatever future endeavors they pursue.
Prior to Chop’s, Ms. Bailey worked at Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) as the Director of College and Career Readiness where she spearheaded the creation and revision of all Sonoma County high school college and career centers. That work also consisted of leading a team of work-based learning coordinators who worked in schools to elevate Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, connect schools to community and implement the work-based linked learning initiatives as part of a 14 million dollar, five-county grant. Prior to working at SAY Ms. Bailey worked at West County Community Services in Sebastopol as the Manager of Youth and Adult Education and Employment Services. She has also worked a large part of her career in media including The Community Voice, Press Democrat, Fremont Argus, ANG Newspaper Group, Youth News and Channel 50. Ms. Bailey earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Telecommunications from Sacramento State University and Master’s Degree in Education Technology from Sonoma State University.
Ms. Bailey is a graduate of the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber’s Leadership Santa Rosa Program (LSR Class 32) and serves as the Chair of the LSR Program Steering Committee. She is also a graduate chapter member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she was recognized for her extensive service to community and received the sorority’s Western Region Leadership Award. She is a board member of the Bridge to the Future-Rites of Passage program, Charles M. Schulz Museum Program Advisory Board and the Press Democrat’s Editorial Board.
Ms. Bailey and her husband are longtime Sonoma County residents and have three daughters.
Ms. Bailey lives in Sonoma County’s second district represented by Supervisor David Rabbitt.
Mr. Hernandez has lived in Sonoma County for thirty-five years and is truly grateful for the life he has been blessed with, including his thirty years of sober living.
Mr. Hernandez graduated from South San Francisco High School and attended College of San Mateo for two years. Mr. Hernandez has had a successful career with PG&E for thirty-seven years where he currently works as an electrical inspector.
Mr. Hernandez brings to the CAC his valuable experience as a as a long-time recovering addict, personal experience with arrests and incarceration and as a community leader who has worked with Sonoma County’s many diverse communities. Mr. Hernandez is committed to bridging the gap and improving the relationship between law enforcement and the community it serves. Mr. Hernandez believes in accomplishing positive change by listening, engaging in civil discourse and serving the community.
In 2007, Mr. Hernandez founded the Knights of Sonoma County, a charitable, non-profit organization for which he serves as president.
The Knights of Sonoma County’s mission is ”to offer help in whatever ways we can, anytime we see someone in need.” In addition to community service, the Knights operate a clean and sober living house in Santa Rosa for men in recovery.
The Knights provide service directly and through partnerships with other non-profits, churches and government agencies. The Knights’ service has contributed to the community in many different ways, including preparing food for homeless communities, providing auto repairs to people living in cars, serving veterans, senior citizens and people with physical disabilities by doing home repairs and yard maintenance. The Knights also provide children in need with clothing, meals, bicycles, and sponsorship for educational field trips.
Mr. Hernandez lives in Sonoma County’s second district represented by Supervisor David Rabbitt.