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PRISCILLA OUCHIDA, President, is the daughter of a World War II veteran who served in the Military Intelligence Service, 11th Airborne and was a part of the first wave of U.S. military charged with establishing the occupation of Japan.  Her environmental credentials include serving as Principal Consultant to the California Senate Environmental Protection Committee; developing disaster assistance projects following the Triple Disaster in Japan, including a monitoring system to measure radiation along sensitive areas along school routes; and obtaining authorization for the first green construction project, a five-building project for the State of California. She is also responsible for the preservation of sensitive coastal property along Caspar Beach, California, and she worked on developing the California Headlands Forest Reserve. She has over three decades of management and budget experience as a Chief of Staff with the California State Senate and a national civil rights organization.  She was recognized by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell for her contributions to the designation of Honouliuli Internment Camp as a national park, and participated in a six-person delegation to Israel to meet with Israeli’s and Palestinians on issues surrounding the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the border with Syria.  She participated in West Wing meetings with the President of the United States on Asian American issues; and developed the Kakehashi Young Adult Program, an annual international leadership program for 200 Asian American students, in collaboration with the government of Japan. She was selected for the 2015 Japanese American Leadership Delegation to Japan, and served on the Advisory Committee of the National Park Service; Executive Committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; the Executive Committee of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans; and Co-chair of the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition. Priscilla resides in a HUBZone.

PETER OUCHIDA, Vice President, is the son of a World War II veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company F, and fought in the Rome-Arno Campaign, the Rhineland campaign, and the Rescue of the Lost Battalion before stepping on a mine in the French Alps. Peter is experienced in writing and reviewing MMRP reports, and is the former Manager of the Testing Section for the California Environmental Protection Agency. He currently serves as Faculty with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Civil Engineering at California State University, Sacramento. He was a Fellow with the U.S. EPA, and was recently awarded the Alfred Bell Award for Math, Engineering, Science Achievement in Education. He managed the State of California Air Emissions Source Testing Program and Toxic Air Emissions Sampling and Monitoring Program.  He conducted site inspections encompassing full-scale facility inspections of petroleum oil refineries, petroleum oil field operations, hazardous waste disposal facilities, jet engine test facilities, and water treatment plants.  He wrote and developed MMRP RACR reports, site plan drawings, project summaries, and UFP-QAPP reports. He has a number of published technical papers including test methodologies developed for the California Environmental Protection Agency. Peter resides in a HUBZone.

DENNIS MCKIVER, Wildlife and Native Species Specialist,  is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. He served with the  Pararescue team in the Air Force Special Operations Command tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments.He holds a degree in Wildlife Management and has 30 years experience with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcing wildlife and environmental regulations.

ANGELA LE, Administrative Assistant, is the daughter of a Vietnam War veteran who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for two years before escaping by boat.  She is currently a student at California State University, Sacramento, where she is earning her degree in construction management.  She worked for a commercial construction firm where she was responsible for project logistics and served as a liaison for subcontractors.  She is a S.A.M.E. scholarship awardee, and has participated in community programs to improve housing for very low-income families. Angela is one of our bilingual staff, and is fluent in Vietnamese.