Robin Stone, Vice-President


Robin Stone has lived and worked in the Coachella Valley for over 30 years and absolutely loves the desert! Originally from Ohio, Robin appreciates the growth and development she has experienced firsthand and has enjoyed working for two multi-million dollar companies in the desert that have helped foster her professional career; she credits her success to the Hyatt Hotel Corporation and presently, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

 As the Executive Director of Human Resources for Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage and Spa Resort Casino in Downtown Palm Springs, Read more . . . 

George Puddephatt, Treasurer/Secretary

George_PuddephattGeorge Puddephatt is a Special Projects Coordinator for the Riverside County Economic Development Agency in the Workforce Division. He has been a resident of the Coachella Valley for 18 years and has been a professional Manager with over 30 years of experience in human services and independent business development. He was formerly the Director of Social Services for one of the Desert’s largest non-profits and the Special Needs Housing Coordinator for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. He has extensive management experience in non-profit administration and program

development. Read More . .

Susie Harvey, Director


Growing up in the San Diego area, Susie earned her bachelors and masters degrees from Whittier College.

She has been involved with non-profit organizations her entire life and was employed as a professional non-profit manager from 1981 until her retirement in 2006. She has served as the top paid executive of the Whittier College Alumni Association, the West Covina Chamber of Commerce, and most recently, the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce. She is a founder of Leadership Coachella Valley.  Read more . . .

David Mulé, Director


David Mulé is a partner in the law firm of FitzGerald & Mulé, LLP, where he practices exclusively in the field of labor and employment law. Mr. Mulé received his undergraduate degrees in English and Philosophy from the University of San Diego.  He received his J.D. degree from the University of Puget Sound School of Law. Read more . .

Lizi Compton, Director

Lizi was born and raised in Israel. She served 2 years at the Israeli Defense Forces.LCompton.3

While she was still living in Israel, she was one of the top house modesl for few leading Israeli clothing designers. In 1991, Lizi and her family moved to the Coachella Vally and currently reside in Palm Desert. As pastry chef, Lizi owned and managed a restaurant in Rancho Mirage which served authentic middle eastern food. Lizi still enjoys baking and is much-loved by many for her unique cake and cookies.

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