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Inland Valley Hope Partners names new board president

Sharonda White has been named the new President of the Board of Directors for Inland Valley Hope Partners. 

Ms. White, who earned her master’s degree in human resources design from Claremont Graduate University, has been a member of Hope Partners’ leadership board since 2010 and currently serves as the manager of payroll operations for Insperity’s Western Region.  Ms. White is also an alumna of Cornell University.  In addition to her volunteer leadership with Inland Valley Hope Partners, Ms. White also serves as a board member of the Professionals in Human Resources Association. 

Ms. White is succeeding Michael Light as the board president. Mr. Light, a longtime manager with Albertsons, served three years as president of Hope Partners’ board and will continue on in the position of immediate past chair. 

Rotating off Hope Partners’ Board of Directors are: Ted Powl, former president/CEO of the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce, concluding seven years of board service; Bill Cunitz, president/CEO of Pilgrim Place in Claremont, after concluding six years of board service; and Rev. Dr. Jeanne Favreau-Sorvillo, Senior Pastor and teacher at Diamond Bar United Church of Christ, concluding three years of board service.

Inland Valley Hope Partners has been providing food and emergency shelter to the community’s hungry and homeless since 1968. Through the agency’s four area food pantries, emergency shelter and other supportive services, families and individuals in crisis find hope and are empowered to break the cycles of poverty and despair.  

For information, visit www.inland valleyhopepartners.org.

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