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Kathleen Lennard


Kathleen Lennard, Ed.D. is the President of Good Work Partnership, a team of consultants that provides services in strategic planning and program evaluation for nonprofit organizations. She is an active volunteer in the community and also serves on the board of the San Diego Women’s Foundation.

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Mark Woodrow


With a sincere heart of service as demonstrated by my Savior Jesus Christ, I’ve committed to serving communities I live in and now volunteer on the board for Alma Community Care.  


I enjoy establishing and nurturing relationships where my service brings joy to those I serve.  Communities that I belonged to and served include Harbor City Church as a Life Group leader and worship team member, volunteer with Hope for San Diego, Restoration 225, Habitat for Humanity, Niles Mobile Home Community, and Board Secretary for Village Walk Condominium community.

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Steve Bowlin


Born and raised in San Diego, Steve Bowlin holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from San Diego State University and has 2 decades of experience in the drug discovery field, currently working at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson.


In addition to drug discovery, Steve is very passionate about uplifting underserved communities such as the families of Greater Logan Heights, and spent 2 years volunteering with Alma Community Care before joining Alma’s Board of Directors in 2021.


Steve is also actively involved in community service in the areas of youth education, homeless outreach, and working with special needs populations.

Steve's affiliations include:

  • Alma Community Care: Board Member

  • Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson: Senior Scientist, TPPIT Biotransformation

  • Elementary Institute of Science (EIS): Scientific Advisory Board Member

  • Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church (CEBC): Church member & Children’s Ministry special needs volunteer

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Carrie Anne Sandoval came to Alma Community Care in 2017 with 12 years of combined experience as a mechanical engineer and project manager. She is passionate about serving the families of Greater Logan Heights in their fight for mental health and finding ways to work with others to do so. She is the mother of Magnolia Mae, wife to Pastor Chris Sandoval, and resident of the neighborhood she loves and serves each day.

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Executive Director

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Romelia Gomez

Board Member

Romelia is a Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2015. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Southern California Seminary. She has vast experience doing individual, couples, and group therapy in private and group practices.


Romelia believes that healing, restoration, and recovery are obtainable. She believes mental, physical and spiritual health are equally important components of overall health.


Romelia lives in the melting pot city of San Diego where she has the opportunity to be exposed and appreciate the different cultures, traditions and languages of this unique and beautiful city. She enjoys reading books, drinking coffee, cooking, and walking in her neighborhood.

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Mark Maliepaard has been a resident of San Diego since 1980, 17 of those years in East Village. He is a retired Pastor, but also worked in outside sales for 20 years. He has been married for 50 years with 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Three of his children and their families reside in the San Diego area.

Mark Maliepaard

Board Member

Martha Renteria

Martha Renteria

Board Member

Professionally, Martha Renteria has worked in finance as a staff Assistant, property management and medical billing.


Married 35 years, Martha has 6 adult children and 14 grandchildren.  Martha’s single mom experience, combined with the challenges of navigating through the dynamics of blended families, particularly in the bi-cultural Mexican-American context, give Martha special insight and compassion for the families Alma Community Care serves with much needed parenting education.

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