Gov. Jerry Brown this week announced the following appointments to the California Mexican American Veterans Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Committee.
Mario P. Diaz, of Oakland, has held multiple positions at the Wells Fargo Foundation since 1989, including vice president and community affairs representative for the San Francisco Bay Region, program officer and program assistant.
He was a coordinator for the Healthwise Senior Program at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital from 1986 to 1988 and was a syndications note clerk at Wells Fargo from 1981 to 1985.
Diaz was an accountant in the international banking group at Security Pacific National Bank from 1978 to 1981. He is the current chair of The Mexican Museum Board of Trustees.
Helen Galvan, of Santa Maria, was a teacher at the Santa Maria-Bonita School District from 1978 to 2006 and a teacher at the Santa Barbara Unified School District from 1976 to 1978.
She is state chair of the American GI Forum Women of California and is founding board member of the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts and Education Center. Galvan earned a Master of Education degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Ricardo Reyes, of South Gate, has been political coordinator at Service Employees International Union, United Long Term Care Workers since 2011 and also owner of Veterans Energy Transition Solutions since 2012.
He was an administrative assistant at TELACU Education Foundation, Veterans Upward Bound Program from 2010 to 2011 and director of military outreach at The Veterans Project from 2009 to 2010. Reyes was a consultant at Brave New Foundation from 2008 to 2009 and held multiple positions at S and D Mortgage Inc. from 2005 to 2008, including senior mortgage consultant and branch manager.
He was an infantry rifleman in the United States Marine Corps from 2000 to 2004. He is a member of the South Gate Citizens Advisory Committee and the Truman National Security Project.