Deborah Riordan, President
Deb is a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran's Mom, mother of 3 sons and has 6 grandchildren. She is retired from positions as a health policy analyst and business manager for her family business. She serves as Co-chair of our annual Star Spangled Ball Fundraiser and is on the planning committees for both the Central Valley Veterans' Stand Down and the Central Valley Women's Stand Up. She also serves on several other veteran community organization committees in the Fresno/Clovis area. Her hobbies include reading, traveling and spending time with family. Her motto is that we owe it to the service members that did not return to help those that did.
Chelsea McCliment, Secretary
Chelsea is the daughter and granddaughter of U.S. Navy Veterans. In Chelsea’s spare time she enjoys paddle boarding, trying new places to eat, and hanging out with her family and friends. Chelsea serves as Secretary of the Board and the Chairman of the Spring Fundraiser Committee who put on the annual Vino For Our Vets event. Chelsea serves on the board because “after volunteering at the Stand Down for many years I could see the difference CVV made in the veteran community and being able to help local veterans who have been over looked by the system is the least that I can do to give back.”
Alex Riordan, Board Member
Alex is a project manager for a local dairy environmental consulting firm and a Reserve Deputy with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. He was born and raised in the Central Valley and has a great desire to serve his community. Alex is committed to supporting our local valley veterans in the memory of those that we have lost. He serves as a committee member for the annual Star Spangled Ball Fundraiser.
Kayla Unruh, Board Member
Kayla is the daughter of an Army veteran and her brother, aunt and grandpa served in the Air Force. It's no surprise she loves our veterans! Kayla is employed by Clovis Unified School District where she is a Program Supervisor for Child Development Department. She serves as Chair of our annual Star Spangled Ball event. She is also the Social Media and Communications contact.
Cristofer Thrailkill, Board Member
Cristofer is a retired U.S. Navy veteran and Air Force contractor. He is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion service groups. His primary responsibilities are to assist in the day-to-day operations of all the events and support the CVV team.