Board of Directors
The Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Directors are members of the Native American community and hold various roles in their lives from homemakers, business owners, lawyers, and physicians among other things...
Board Meetings are held every 4th Wednesday of the Month, at 6:30pm, and are located at 1211 Meridian Ave. San Jose, CA 95125.
NOTE: The next scheduled meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. There will be no meeting for the month of December.
Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley - By Laws
Copies of the IHC bylaws will be available in the Administration Department for all community members who wish to have a copy.
Please take a moment to meet our Directors:
Amy Lopez (Choctaw)President
Amy joined the IHC Board in 2013. Amy is a well-rounded person who has had experience and expertise in banking, bookkeeping, and financial aid for Native American higher education. She is an enrolled member of the Mississippi Choctaw tribe of Oklahoma. She is also a fourth generation Mexican - American. She is very proud of her heritage. Amy has general interest in health and well-being of Native communities. She believes that having the opportunity to serve on the Board will not only allow her to lend her expertise and knowledge while giving back to her community, but also help her acquire leadership skills needed for success.
Chris Mele (Seneca)Vice President
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Pablo Diego Viramontes (Nha Nhu-Otomi)Treasurer
Pablo joined IHC's Board in August 2005 and is the Treasurer of the Board. Pablo is a master artist and craftsman and a graduate of San Jose State University. He holds master's and bachelor's degrees from San Jose State University, and has a 35 year record of teaching in the Santa Clara County office of the Education Alternative School. Now retired, he is very involved in the 500 mile run, which he has actively supported for the last 34 years. For the run, he is a spiritual leader and caretaker of the drum. He is a supporter of the Bear dance and Sun Dance and other ceremonial events in the San Jose area, and is nationally and regionally recognized for his visual art work. He has three children, all of whom are adults, and currently has 3 beautiful grandchildren.
Angel Riotutar (Chippewa Cree Tribe)Secretary
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Cheryl Marsden (Tlingit-Haida-Tsimpsian)
Cheryl has been on the Board since April 2006 and is the Secretary of the Board. She is a member of the IHC's Diabetes Community Advisory Committee (DCAC) and has been involved with the Committee's efforts to reach out and educate the community about diabetes. She is also a Patient Advocate in the Community Health Partnership's Patient Advocacy Program that trains clients how to speak to legislators and other officials about the need for health care services. Cheryl has volunteered at many IHC events over the years. Cheryl has been the Recording Secretary and Vice President of the Tlingit/Haida San Francisco Central Council and is an enrolled member.
Mike Liu (Navajo)
Mr. Liu has over 13 years experience in Safety and Mission Assurance, serving as Director of Safety and Mission Assurance, Deputy Director of Safety and Mission Assurance, Associate Director of Safety and Mission Assurance, Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer, Software Assurance and Quality for Flight and Spacecraft projects for an Agency of the Federal Government. Mr. Liu has over 25 years experience in Data Acquisition and Instrumentation Systems for aerospace testing facilities as Deputy Branch Chief, Development Group Leader, Project Manager, and Task Manager.
Mr. Liu's cultural background is Navajo, English, Irish, and German. Mr. Liu is born for the Many Goats Clan. Mr. Liu was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and grew up in Oregon, Washington, and California. Mr. Liu was growing up during the early days when the United States was sending Astronauts into space, when Mr. Liu was 5 years old he wanted to work in the Aerospace field and be an Astronaut. Mr. Liu developed an interest in Astronomy as he was growing up. Mr. Liu attended De Anza College and transferred to the University of California at Berkeley where he received a Bachelor's degree in Astronomy in 1981.
Mr. Liu is a Sequoyah Fellow of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and is a lifetime member of AISES. Mr. Liu served as the President of the California AISES Professional Chapter from 1998 - 2006.
Mr. Liu became a member of the Kiwanis International Organization in 2007. Mr. Liu served as President of the Kiwanis Club of De Anza from 2013-2014. Mr. Liu currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of De Anza.
Mr. Liu currently serves on the board of the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley and has been a board member since June, 2016.
Paulette Pico (Navajo)
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