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
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
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
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,
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1421 Yellowstone Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035-6913
Pursuant to Article 12, section 1 of
the corporation's Bylaws, rights of members shall
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
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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
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