Meet Our Champions

Johnathan Buffong, Young Professionals

Dr. Len Cooper, Entrepreneurs

Gilbery Ivey, At-Large

Emmett Terrell, At-Large

Jendayi Saada, Professionals, Accountants / Attorneys / Other

Brian Haynes, Higher Education

Bernard Edmonds, At-Large

Brian Haynes, Higher Education

Linda Jackson, Not-For-Profit

Theron Jones, Military: Active / Retired

Timothy Stansell, Personal Services, Barber / Beauticians / Stylists

Kyle Webb, CEO, At Large

Pastor Chris Esteves, Ph.D., Churches / Pastor

Kiana Webb, At Large

Dr. Samuel Gibbs, Divine Nine/Community Based Organizations/Members

Cheryl Brown, Elected Officials / Government Employees

Jonathan Buffong is a dedicated Inland Empire leader with over 20 years of experience in building leadership capacity in adolescences and creating coalitions to address the educational challenge of African American youth in the Inland Empire. Over the past 5 years Jonathan Buffong has raised over eighty thousand dollars in college scholarships for Inland Empire African American High School seniors through the “It Takes A Village” National Black Grads Scholarship. Jonathan Buffong also teaches Independent Living Skills to system involved youth, community goalsetting, and training for youth service providers through Buffong Consultation Solutions that he and his wife Keynasia Buffong established. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from California State University of San Bernardino. Jonathan Buffong is a Mental Health Education Consultant for the County of San Bernardino in the Office of Cultural Competence and Ethnic Services.

Dr. Cooper is an Equity Partner of People Helping People. He oversees 9 offices across the country with over 350 licensed agents by providing mentorship and industry training. He has helped hundreds of businesses and families by helping them substantially enhance their financial status. His experience in life insurance, student loan debt reduction, annuities, and pension plans, creates unique opportunities to provide exceptional value to a variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations.
As a former educator, simplifying difficult financial concepts is the focus of his business. While so many people have attended school, most were never educated about how money works. Consequently, people tend to learn the hard way when faced with a financial crisis. One of Dr. Cooper’s goals is to help his clients’ make their money work more efficiently and prevent financial woes from occurring. This is why he entered into the financial services arena.
Prior to that, Dr. Cooper was an educator for 14 years. During his tenure, he served as a teacher, vice-principal, principal, and ultimately as Director of Targeted Student Achievement. He developed programs and instructional approaches that focus on the academic needs of students, conducted staff development, facilitated committee meetings, provided teacher coaching, and evaluated classified personnel. He has a PhD in Urban Educational Leadership from Claremont University; M.A., in Education Administration from California State University, San Bernardino; M.A., in Education from Claremont; and a B.S., in Business Administration from University of California, Riverside.
Most importantly, he has a beautiful wife, and two sons who make his life complete.

Gilbert F. Ivey is the President and CEO of Gilbert F Ivey & Associates, LLC, which provides executive coaching, business development, public policy, and strategic planning services. Gilbert F Ivey & Associates, LLC provides leadership training and staff development, and facilitates organizational transformations that result in increased job satisfaction, employee retention, and more effective and efficient productivity.
Gilbert Ivey served as the 2016 Chairman of the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed), which is a diverse grassroots alliance of more than 155 business organizations that represent over 300,000 businesses with three million employees. Mr. Ivey currently serves as the 2018 Chair of the BizFed Institute. Through the Institute, he educates, engages, equips, and measures consensus solutions from civically minded nonprofit, academic, and regional thought leaders for the purpose of building strong communities throughout California.
He currently is the Chairman of the LaVerne Planning Commission, recently recognized for the Old Town LaVerne strategic plan. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for the LA County Fairplex. He also is a newly appointed Board Member for Hillcrest, the largest retirement community in LaVerne.
His involvement extends beyond SanGabriel Valley; he is a member of the Foundation Board of Directors for CSUDH and he is a member of the UCLA Sustainability Advisory Board.
He is a highly sought after motivational speaker as he rose from the streets of Compton, California to becoming the highest-ranking African American in the nation’s water industry. He has more than 45 years of comprehensive water utility experience with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest wholesale water agency in the nation. His strengths include fostering cooperation and building consensus among diverse stakeholders, ensuring execution of Board directed policies, developing strategy, negotiating complex and long-term agreements, establishing and communicating vision, and building cooperative management teams.

Emmett Terrell, a retired deputy superintended for Pomona Unified School District, has 40 years of experience as a teacher, principal, and administrator in an urban, low income K-12 district. While with the school district, he dedicated 22 years of leadership to the Human Resources department with over 3,000 personnel in a 30,000+ student district and served a student population where 39% were English Language Learners. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of La Verne and a master’s from Azusa Pacific University. He currently serves as a member of the L.A. County Fair Association and L.A. County Fair Educational Foundation, as a Board member for Hillcrest Retirement Community, and as a Board member for Bright Prospects, an organization with a special focus on providing college access to low - income high potential students to and through college.

Jendayi Saada grew up in Detroit, MI and earned her BA’s in Africana Studies and Political Science and her Juris Doctor at Wayne State University. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former elected official and social activist in the Art Center Citizen’s District of Detroit.
After practicing as a solo practitioner and in-house counsel for four years in Detroit, Jendayi moved to Miami, FL in 2004, where she began her career in legal education. Jendayi has designed and implemented successful academic support and bar preparation programs at four law schools across the country, which resulted in dramatically increased bar passage at each school. She was voted “Administrator of the Year” twice at FAMU COL and Professor of the Year at La Verne COL and was recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Legal Education as part of a National Jurist poll of law school deans. Jendayi has served on two ABA Site Evaluation teams and has consulted with other law schools on academic support and bar preparation.
She is currently the Assistant Dean for the Center for Academic and Bar Readiness at University of La Verne College of Law. In addition to her administrator duties, she has taught Contracts-DVS, Introduction to Strategic Legal Methods, CA Performance Test, and Multistate Bar Strategies courses. She is currently teaching the Comprehensive Legal Education Capstone course. Jendayi is proudly, the faculty advisor for La Verne’s Black Law Students Association chapter.

Morton Bernard Edmonds, I (BerniE.) is President and CEO of Business Images, Inc., which is the parent company for his business entities; Believe Christian Apparel & Accessories, Bernie Art and July.-Urban Wear.
BerniE. is an Artist, Sculptor and he Designs Awards, Clothing, Furniture and Provides Branding and Marketing services for his clients. His clientele list includes, Black Voice News Foundation, Michelle Obama, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi (King of Nigeria), NBC Studios, CBS Studios, California State San Bernardino, Stevie Wonder and Westside Action Group to name a few. His work can be seen at California State San Bernardino, commissioned life-sized bronze statues of George & Pauline Murillo, at California State San Bernardino University, on the grounds of the Murillo Observatory. Also at CSUSB’s Legacy Fountain, you can observe his bronze seated sculptures of Drs. Evan, Fau and Karnig, the three former Presidents of the University. In 2004, The Black Voice News & Foundation, Inc., commissioned BerniE. to sculpt a bronze bust of Booker T. Washington, this is on permanent display at the Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, in Riverside, California.
BerniE. currently serves on the Board of Directors for Arlington Business Partnership, where he Co-Chairs the Marketing Committee. BerniE. has previously served on the Board of Directors for Life Church of God In Christ - Transition Home. He has aided various organizations in fund raising. He assisted organizations such as "The Institute For Black Parenting" (an adoption and foster care agency), "Five Acres" (a children’s orphanage), Life Church and other non-profit agencies in raising over $550,000.00.
BerniE. states that his faith in God and his Family Legacy are the main sources of his inspiration and motivation to be a successful artist.

Dr. Brian Haynes currently serves as Vice President for Student Affairs at California State University, San Bernardino a position he has held since August 2013. In this leadership role, he leads a team of more than 350 faculty, staff and administrators in programs, services and initiatives that support student success.
Prior to joining CSUSB, Dr. Haynes served as the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Dean of Students at Clayton State University in the University System of Georgia. Dr. Haynes served as an Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida International University from 2000-2005. He also was an assistant professor in the higher education administration program at Florida International University. Dr. Haynes has previously served as the Director of Student Affairs for the State University System of Florida – Florida Board of Governors and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Director of Minority Student Affairs at East Carolina University. Dr. Haynes has also served in student affairs at Gettysburg College and Ohio University.
Brian Haynes’ professional activities and affiliations include serving on the NASPA Foundation Board of Directors; Advisory Board Member, Student Affairs Today Publication; He previously served as NASPA Region III Public Policy Representative; James E. Scott Academy for Leadership and Effect Executive Effectiveness; State Director, Region III, State of Georgia; State Director, Region III, State of Florida; ACPA past Chair of Standing Committee on Multicultural Affairs. In 2017, Dr. Haynes was recognized by NASPA as a Pillar of the Profession. This award is granted annually to individuals of sustained distinction in higher education.
A sampling of his professional accolades include numerous publications and presentations. Dr. Haynes is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (National Academic Honor Society for Freshman); honorary member of Golden Key International Honour Society, and Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. In 2004 and 2005 Dr. Haynes received Operational Excellence Awards, Florida International University; and in 1996 was the recipient of the Outstanding Community Contribution Award, Division of Student Affairs East Carolina University.
Dr. Haynes is actively engaged in community service. As a result of this work, he was a 2018 recipient of the Tom Bradley Community Service & Distinguished Citizen Award and in 2017 received the Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches “Public Servant” award.
Dr. Haynes holds a bachelor’s degree in history from The Ohio State University and has a master’s degree and doctorate in higher education from Ohio University. He and his wife Jacquelyn are the proud parents of Faith (14) and Joshua (10)

Linda Jackson is a San Bernardino County resident of over twenty years. Several years ago, with passion and benevolence in her heart, and a background in escrow and real estate, she began helping members of her church at her kitchen table, when some began to experience trouble with their mortgages. Linda’s relationships with local churches and a strong desire to return to their faith based roots and decided to open their regional office in the Inland Empire.
She has partnered with San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency, Housing Opportunities Collaborative of the Inland Empire, Westside Action Group (WAG), Keep Your Home California (KYHC), Federal Home Loan Bank, Citi Bank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Ocwen Bank, as well as many others.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, including: “Beyond the Boundaries” Woman of the Year Award from the National Association of Professional Women along with several accommodations from the City of San Bernardino Police Dept., City of San Bernardino, City of Fontana, the County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, the State of California Senate, as well as a U.S.
Congressional Certificate of Recognition for her outstanding work. Her talent has extended her work to locations such as Sacramento, Stockton, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Detroit.
She is actively giving seminars in San Bernardino, CA. which includes: First Time Home Buyer Class, Credit Counseling Class and Foreclosure.
Her certifications includes: Homeownership counseling, Building Skills for Financial Confidence, Credit Counseling, Community Influence and Affective Decisions, Certified HUD Counselor, License Realtor and BA Degree in Business Management.

During his 23 years in the Air Force Colonel Jones dedicated himself to being the best at any job assigned. After graduation and commissioning from Tuskegee Institute (Tuskegee University) in June of 1969 entered active duty at Kessler AFB Biloxi Mississippi. In April of 1970 reassigned to Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls Montana as a Minuteman ICBM Crew member from 1970 – 1973, upgrading from Deputy to Combat Crew Commander in minimum time, in just 3 years selected to move from the missile combat crew force to the staff as the Wing Social Actions Officer in charge of Race Relations Education, Equal Opportunity and Treatment, and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Programs... While in that job his division was recognized as one of the Best Social Actions Division in the Strategic Air Command, in 1975 selected to attend Squadron Officer’s School – Maxwell AFB Montgomery Alabama and to be trained as a Navigator - Mather AFB Sacramento California. His Mother and Wife pinned on his Navigator Wings in July of 1976; from there he was assigned to B52 Bomber Combat Crew Training Carswell AFB, Texas from October 1976 – March 1977, after successful completion he and his family were assigned to Andersen AFB, Guam where he again upgraded from basic B52 Navigator to Instructor Navigator, and then to Radar Navigator in minimum time, in 1980 selected to be promoted to Major and to a staff position within the combat operations plans division – he was responsible for training and testing air crews on their assigned combat missions, in 1982 he took over the division and was responsible to supervise the wing efforts in executing its war time missions. In October of 1984 was reassigned to 15AF Combat Operations staff March AFB Riverside California as the Contingency Plans Branch Chief and Executive Manager of the Combat Operation Steering Group, Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and became the Deputy Director 15AF Operations and Plans Directorate, served as the 15AF Battle Staff Crisis Actions Manager during the 1st Gulf War (DESERT SHIELD/STORM/CALM), Reassigned to B1-B Bomber unit at McConnell AFB, Wichita Kansas in 1991 as the Deputy Wing Inspector and Contingency Plans Branch Chief. He retired from McConnell in September of 1992.
In July of 1993 was hired as The Senior Air Force Junior ROTC Instructor at Rancho Verde High School where he continued to promote excellence. He commanded the largest AFJROTC Detachment in California, in 1997 selected as Secondary Teacher of the Year - Rancho Verde High School and District Teacher of the Year - Val Verde Unified School District; Hired as educational administrator- Assistant Principal Rancho Verde High School 2004-2007, Assistant Principal Tomas Rivera Middle School 2007-2009 Val Verde Unified School District. He was selected as Secondary Support Administrator of the Year for ASCA District 12 in 2009. He and his wife retired from the Val Verde School District in July of 2009.
Colonel Jones and his wife, Margaret have been married for 49 years and nurtured two daughters Karmen and Kheron and they have blessed them with three grandchildren – Khloe, Karter, & Kristopher.

Experience: defined as… knowledge, skill, understanding, familiarity and know-how. These are the words used by scores of consumers, and business associates that have worked with Timothy Stansell in the course of a remarkable career which continues to expand. The man behind the vision, Timothy Stansell, was born and raised in Lynwood, CA and the Inland Empire. Mr. Stansell has brought education and training under one forum within the beauty and barber industry through empowerment seminars and teaching tours throughout the United States. As a Master Cosmetology Trainer with over 20+ years of beauty and barber experience, Mr. Stansell is currently serving as the President of Rosston’s Barber College in California. "Educating others is what I want to do more of in the future," remarks Stansell. "Teaching and mentoring stylists is a passion of mine!" Under Stansell’s tutelage, he has taken many young men and women under his wing. He has not only mentored, but has owned several beauty establishments such as The Latest Hair Experience II Beauty & Barber Galleria, and Thee Latest Barbershop, located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
No amateur to hosting and producing quality and upscale nightlife entertainment, Stansell has been promoting concerts, producing festivals, and operating live music shows for nearly two decades. Starting as far back as high school, Stansell always knew how to innately produce a party. A vision and dream that would come full circle for the true entrepreneur. To his acumen, Stansell worked as the Lead Barber for several motion picture films such as “Life” with Eddie Murphy and “Ali” starring Will Smith and also worked on The Steve Harvey show for years. True to his “Producer Talents” and having gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from working for the legendary singer/songwriter, Rick James as his road manager, Stansell soon re-discovered his passion for producing and decided to focus his career on the production of concerts and events. Stansell is responsible for producing The Ultimate Jazz Festival, Urban Legends Concert Series, Concerts at Nokia in Los Angeles, The Fox Theater in Riverside, CA, Las Vegas and many other very successful Festivals, Concerts and Special Events. Managing partner of Upscale 3 Entertainment, Stansell continues to build bridges, network and host various events.
In addition to bringing an upscale experience in entertainment in his "backyard", Stansell is currently the Owner of Raquel's Jazz Lounge. Located in the heart of downtown Rialto, the Jazz Lounge is an explosion of culture and libations which cultivate a unique musical entertainment experience. Operating 6 days a week, the jazz lounge offers world class customer service, inspired cocktails, and an inviting atmosphere which is a clear choice for music aficionados. Along with theme inspired nights and soulful menu selections, the Jazz Lounge is a perfect location to expand on new business and connect relationships.

Kyle is the radical expression of community through service. He serves as Chief Financial Officer of Webb Family Enterprises which owns and operates sixteen McDonald’s franchisees, Webb Investments (which has investments in restaurants, real estate, green technology, and other local businesses), CEEM (Cooperative Economic Empowerment Movement) an economic and social empowerment initiative to improve quality of life and opportunities for African Americans, and consults small-to-midsize family businesses.
Kyle’s passion for diversity and inclusion, allows him to serve in various leadership roles within the McDonald’s community including on the board of the McDonald’s Operators Association of Southern California, the So Cal People Team, and the Advisory Council of the Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House. Combined with his dedication to radical expression of community through service, Kyle serves on multiple boards including: Bright Prospect, a college access organization that sees young people to and through college; The San Bernardino Community College District’s Economic Development and Corporate Training Foundation; and University of La Verne’s College of Business and Public Management’s Advisory Council.
Kyle Webb is a Southern California native and youngest of Reggie and Rene Webb’s three children. Kyle graduated from Morehouse College, with a degree in Business Administration-Finance, and went on to work at The Walt Disney Company in the ABC Television Network’s finance department. He earned his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. In his current role at Webb Family Enterprises, he continues to train and motivate his staff and employees so that they may be able to live purposefully and fulfill their wildest dreams.

Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1961. He came to California in 1963 and was raised in South Central Los Angeles throughout his childhood. After graduating high school, Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. went to the United States Air Force and later attended USAF Community College in Shepherds, Texas where he received an Associate of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He continued his education at the American Technical Institute and Devry University, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering accompanied by a FCC License with Radar Endorsement.
Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. began an accomplished career as a Bio-Medical Engineer, working for Phillips Medical Systems, the 8th largest conglomerate in the World. He received recognition and numerous awards for various designs and patents in the area of Cardio-Vascular Engineering, many of which are utilized today.
In November of 1984, the Lord called Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. to the ministry. Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. began his ministerial education at Biola University. He finished his ministerial education at Friends International University where he received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies, a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling, a Doctorate Degree in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies.
In 1990, Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. founded Lifeway Church of Pomona. In September of 1998, he opened a second location: Lifeway Church of Rancho Cucamonga and releasing the Pomona location. In the spring of 2005, Lifeway Church built a new campus. As Senior Pastor of Lifeway Church, Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. ministers two dynamic life-changing services every Sunday morning.
Chris A. Esteves Ph.D. and Joyce Esteves have been married 37 years and are the proud parents of 3 wonderful daughters

Kiana Webb is a five restaurant franchisee in Southern California and currently maintains a position as President of Webb Family Enterprises. Kiana attended the University of San Francisco on a basketball scholarship and graduated in 2000. Although she received a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Hospitality Management, she did not immediately jump into the family business. After college Kiana worked as an Assistant Buyer for Tall Etc. and it wasn’t until February of 2001 that she decided to join her parent’s organization Indian Hill management and the McDonald’s “Next Generation.” In 2005 Kiana became an approved owner operator and purchased her first store in 2007. Currently Webb Family Enterprises owns and operates 16 McDonald’s.
Within the McDonald’s system, Kiana aims to create an environment where each person (both crew and customer) feels valued and appreciated. Passionate about her community and the chance to give back to those within it Kiana is currently a member of Soroptomist International, Chairperson for the board of “The Child Development Center”, association member of LA County Fair, President of the local Black McDonald’s Owner Association (BMOA), and serves on the national service and the Next Generation Global Advisory Council. Other passions include working with Crossroads Inc., an organization that creates employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated women wanting to get back on their feet.
As a mother of three (Jason, Sanai, and Samia) Kiana understands the importance of being proactive in our school systems. Kiana is proud to be in partnership with Pomona Unified School District, actively participating in their literacy program Footsteps2Brilliance. Footsteps2Brilliance encourages young children to read in an effort to increase comprehension.

Dr. Gibbs has been blessed over the years to work in various capacities. He credits himself on being a prime example of a scholar, practitioner, and leader. Dr. Gibbs has held positions as a General Manager, Strategic Planner, Vice President of Training and Development, and his present position as Director of Internal Audit and Quality. The companies he worked for include Circuit City Stores, Inc., Target Corporation, and Barbeque Galore, Inc.; he currently work for Omnitrans, which is the transit provider for San Bernardino County. In his current position as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), he is responsible for internal audits, compliance, and quality. The Agency was organized under a Joint Power Authority (JPA) and in his position, he reports directly to the Board of Directors. He received both his MBA and Doctorate degrees from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, he earned a graduate certification in accountancy, and previously a Bachelor of Science in Business management. He is Past President of the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce, Past President of Victorville Rotary Club, Past President of the International Institute of Internal Auditors, Inland Empire Chapter, Current Board Chair of the Make Happen Foundation (SBCUSD) a multi-million dollars foundation supporting the school district, Immediate Past President of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc., Riverside Alumni Chapter, an organizing leader of the San Bernardino Chapter of the Links, Inc. Connecting Links chapter, Charter Sire Archon (President) of Epsilon Tau Boule (Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity), Co-Founder of the Hundred Black Men of the Inland Empire, he served three years as Chairmen of the Board of Deacons at Temple Missionary Baptist Church, and is first vice president for the Westside Action Group (WAG). He also served as an Advisory Board Member for the Black Chamber of Commerce Inland Empire. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, listening to live jazz music, community service with my fraternity, and playing golf.

Dr. Judy D. White serves as the 12th Riverside County Superintendent of Schools. In her role, Dr. White works with the county’s 23 school districts and the staff at the Riverside County Office of Education, to ensure high quality education that invests in all students while developing and sustaining strong collaborative relationships with students, teachers, parents, and the community for student success.
Superintendent White was born in Los Angeles California. She graduated with honors from Cajon High School in San Bernardino and earned an academic scholarship to Occidental College where she obtained a degree in Sociology. Dr. White received a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Counseling from California State University San Bernardino and a teaching credential from UC Irvine. She later attended UC Riverside for her administrative credential and Azusa Pacific University for her doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Judy White has worked as a classified educator, teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent in San Bernardino City Unified School District and Superintendent of Moreno Valley Unified School District. The community calls her a “history maker and stereotype breaker” because of the numerous recognitions and accomplishments she has earned. To name a few, Moreno Valley 2014 Citizen of the Year, Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity 2016 Community Member of the Year, Labor Management 2015 Collaborator, and NAACP 2015 Educator of the Year. She is the current Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 19 Superintendent of the Year and California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) 2017 Superintendent of the Year.
Dr. White is the proud wife of 39 years to Mr. Anthony Wayne White. She is the mother of four children, grandmother of nine, and a member of Living Way Christian Fellowship. She describes herself as a servant leader and has added value to every position that she has ever held by increasing graduation rates, empowering students through internships, and facilitating a citywide adopt-a-school process.

Cheryl Renee Brown is a former Assemblywoman, publisher, small business owner and current California State Commissioner on Aging who has devoted the majority of her life on public service. Cheryl Brown has been recognized by countless local, state and national organizations for her work on behalf of the community in various capacities as an elected official and community volunteer.
From the years 2012-2016, Cheryl Brown served in the California State Assembly representing California's 47th District. The 47th Assembly District is located in the heart of San Bernardino County and includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy. In and out of elected office, Cheryl Brown has always been a champion of family owned small businesses. The pride and community benefits of owning a small business was instilled in by her father, Marvin a veteran of WWII, who started a tax preparation business in Southern California over sixty years ago. Today that business is run by her older brother. Following her father’s lead, the Black Voice is now owned by the Brown’s daughter, Dr. Paulette Brown-Hines.
Cheryl Brown and her husband, Hardy Sr. have been married for 52 years and raised four children in San Bernardino. Lynn, Paulette, Hardy Jr., and Regina have blessed their parents with nine grandchildren.