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
Vice-president - 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
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.
Secretary - June Edwards
Continuous Board service since 2023.
June retired in 2022 after nearly 40
years in High Tech, working at both Hewlett Packard
and Varian companies. June has extensive
experience in project management, purchasing,
Inventory Control, planning and scheduling.
Prior to this, June worked in various management
positions in the Retail Industry.
June and her husband, Jeff, have lived
in Milpitas for 40 years this year. She worked
as a Room parent for a number of years while her
daughter was in school in Santa Clara. Both she and
her husband were actively involved in elementary and
high school programs during those years supporting the
Parent-Teacher groups, School Advisory Board and
Sports Booster clubs. Jeff volunteers at the
Wildlife Center in San Jose and June volunteers for
the Milpitas Food Bank. Both enjoy traveling,
socializing and animal welfare and can’t wait until
their daughter graduates as a Veterinarian in May
2024—no more tuition!!!
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 - Frank Bush
Continuous Board service since 2022.
Frank grew up in Cupertino, he has
worked in various sectors of the Broadcast Industry
for 46 years. Starting at Prime Cable TV in Los Gatos,
then at AFRTS in Germany. On returning to the US, he
worked at several broadcast equipment manufacturers,
retiring 2019. He served in the US Army from 1973 to
1977, has been married for 34 years and lived in
Milpitas for 27 years.
Citizens – providing input to the city’s Planning
The Milpitas Volunteer
Program – cleaning up parks and the streets in my
activities – Voter Registration, Canvasing, and
supporting Candidates for State & National
At-Large Board Member - 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
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.
Previous Board Members
Our previous Board members include:
- Demetress Morris (2021-2023)
- 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
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1421 Yellowstone Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035-6913
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meetings, plus notice of any committee meetings in
which they have expressed interest.
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3) The right to vote at all general meetings and
the right to vote on any sub-committees that they
4) The right to offer motions germane to the group
and have those motions given a fair hearing before
the assembled membership.
Neighborhood Association, 1421 Yellowstone Ave,
Milpitas, CA 95035-6913, 408-262-0420, info@SunnyhillsNeighborhood.org