Vice President, Community Relations Manager
Bank of America
Community Relations Manager and Vice President in the Inland Empire, Cathy Paredes is responsible for implementing Bank of America’s local corporate social responsibility work, leveraging the company’s unmatched capabilities to help the region address social and economic challenges and build stronger communities.
Cathy joined Bank of America in 2010. In her role, she works with the market’s leadership teams – including executives from Consumer, Home Loans, Commercial Banking, Business Banking, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and US Trust – and her national business partners to deliver the bank’s brand across the regions. She is responsible for strategic local delivery of the bank’s corporate social responsibility commitment, associate engagement, community impact, charitable giving and sponsorship activities.
Patricia Watkins joined the Weingart Foundation in 2011 as a Program Associate and is currently a Program Officer. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as Associate Director of Health Initiatives for the National Council of La Raza.
Patricia holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and Spanish.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Faun White is an experienced professional who currently works as Program Officer-Education for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Community Outreach Department. She has 13 years of Philanthropy experience managing grants related to improving education outcomes in both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and in Native communities across the United States. As Program Officer, she is responsible for handling projects that address educational disparities and boost educational opportunities for youth particularly focusing on early childhood education, increasing high school graduation rates and college-going rates in the Inland Empire and tribal communities abroad. Faun earned a B.A. in Communications and minor in Marketing from California State University, San Bernardino and is an Alumnus of the Tribal Administration Certificate Program administered through Claremont Graduate University.