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Board Members

President - Allysson McDonald

Continuous Board service since 2016.

Allysson works as a Dispute Resolution Specialist at Project Sentinel and as a substitute teacher. She is also on the board of her church (Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation). She is a member of the Milpitas General Plan Advisory Committee and active in other issues affecting Milpiitas residents.

Secretary - Yolie Garcia

Continuous Board service since 2019.

Yolie currently works as HR & Office Manager at St. Matthew Catholic Church & School, San Mateo.  Her 40-plus year work career as an Executive Assistant included working in Silicon Valley with executives of Fortune 500 companies at Octel, Avaya, Lucent, WebEx, IBM and several start-ups.

Yolie has been a resident of Milpitas since 1971, moving with her family from Los Angeles and attended/graduated from Milpitas High Alum '72.  She is a community activist and currently serves on the Board of Sunnyhills Neighborhood Assoc (SNA), Milpitas Community Educational Endowment (MCEE) and HOPE For The Unhoused (H4U).  She is also a member of Milpitas Involved Citizens (MIC) and manages the MHS Scholarship Program.

Treasurer - Rob Means

Continuous Board service since 1994.

After a 20-year career in computer programming, Mr. Means left corporate America in 1992 to work on community-oriented projects. In addition to long-term involvement in the Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association and Electro Ride Bikes and Scooters, Mr. Means has spearheaded three annual Bike and Roller Fests, spent years working for the recently completed Hetch-Hetchy linear park, and got the ball rolling for the creekside trails being constructed in Milpitas.

At-Large Board Member - BJ Navarro

Continuous Board service since 2021.

Barbara Jo, better known as BJ, retired in 2019 after 42 years as a Federal Employee of NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) and the Dept. of the Navy. At NASA ARC she was a Technical Manager for Space Bioscience flight projects. BJ has extensive experience in project management, payload logistics, contract management, quality control and property management. She represented NASA collaborating with International Partners from Europe, Japan and Canada and performed public outreach activities, in addition to mentoring over 40 interns and NASA new hire colleagues.

BJ and her husband Rocky are longtime residents of Milpitas, 40 years. She has served as a community volunteer for the City of Milpitas as an Arts Commissioner and presently is a Senior Advisory Commissioner. She is the Competitive Director for the non-profit Milpitas Youth Soccer League and an original member of the Milpitas Community Concert Band. She also is a member of the St. Elizabeth of Portugal Catholic Church St. Vincent DePaul Society.

At-Large Board Member - Demetress Morris

Continuous Board service since 2021.

In addition to serving on the Milpitas Planning Commission as Vice-Chair, Ms. Morris founded Flame Keepers in 2004, an African-American community group that works to close the racial achievement gap in the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD). She has also served on the Community Advisory Board for Milpitas Unified School District, and Milpitas Executive Lion's Club.

Previous Board Members

Our previous Board members include:
  • Melanie Lewert (1994-2019)
  • Guy Haas (1996-2019)
  • Carmen Montano (2012-2013, 2017-2018)
  • Bill Ferguson (1996-2016)
  • Zeya Mohsin (2002-2014)
  • Voltaire Montemayor (2015-2020)
  • Neil Mackenzie
  • Herb Holloway
  • Barbara Rudolph

Become a member!

Annual dues are only $20/year and tax-deductible due to an IRS non-profit status letter. To use PayPal, click Donate below to send your contribution.

or print our membership form and mail a check to SNA, 1421 Yellowstone Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035-6913
Pursuant to Article 12, section 1 of the corporation's Bylaws, rights of members shall include:
1) Notice of all regular, special, and annual meetings, plus notice of any committee meetings in which they have expressed interest.
2) Copies of any newsletters or other publications of the organization, plus requested copies of any other documents of the organization.
3) The right to vote at all general meetings and the right to vote on any sub-committees that they join.
4) The right to offer motions germane to the group and have those motions given a fair hearing before the assembled membership.

Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association, 1421 Yellowstone Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035-6913, 408-262-0420, info@SunnyhillsNeighborhood.org