Paulette Brown-Hinds has been named chair of the Inland Empire Community Foundation’s board of directors.
Publisher of VOICE and Black Voice News, both based in the Inland Empire, Brown-Hinds joined the foundation’s board in 2014 and most recently was its vice chair, according to a statement.
She is the first African-American to be the community foundation’s board chair.
The foundation also appointed three officers:
- Vice Chair Nefertiti Long, chief operating officer of Alta Loma Enterprises and a member of Cal State University San Bernardino’s Philanthropic Foundation board;
- Chief Financial Officer Kathy Johnson, vice president of forensic accounting at J.S. Held, LLC, a construction firm in Temecula and owner of CPA Forensic Plus Inc. in San Bernardino.
- Secretary Jeremy Hobbs, president of the Western Wind Foundation, which focuses on social, economic and educational development in the Coachella Valley.
The Inland Empire Community Foundation is the oldest and largest organization of its kind serving the inland region, according to the statement.