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Jericho Road Pasadena Announces New Board Members

Published on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 6:31 pm
Ashok Boghani and Edrina Calderon

Jericho Road Pasadena, a nonprofit organization that matches the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of nonprofits in the San Gabriel Valley and Northeast Los Angeles, has added two new directors to its board – Ashok Boghani and Edrina Calderon. The announcement was made by Jericho Road Pasadena Board Chair, Janet McIntyre.

Ashok is a retired management consultant. He got his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. After working in technology analysis for many years, he gradually shifted to providing strategic advice to corporations, primarily as related to emerging technologies. He worked on hundreds of projects for government and corporations, in US and abroad, during a career spanning almost four decades. A major part of his working life was spent with Arthur D. Little, a management and technology consulting firm headquartered in Boston, where he became a Vice President. Prior to moving to Pasadena and after retiring, Ashok worked with ESC of New England which provides low-cost consulting to non-profits. He was a consultant, Board Member, and Board Chair of that organization.

Edrina has over 15 years of nonprofit accounting experience. Her expertise are in the areas of personal and small business budgeting, forecasting, and planning. Edrina recently termed off the board of Ten Thousand Villages, a fair-trade retailer in Pasadena, where she served as Board Treasurer for 3 years after completing the Executive Board Training with JRP. Edrina has her MBA in Accounting from the University of La Verne and runs a virtual bookkeeping business for online entrepreneurs. Prior to that she was working in non-profit media where she implemented the transition into an updated accounting system; saved a company $57k of risk; and streamlined the payroll accounting functions to improve accuracy in reporting.

The two new directors, who were recently inducted into the organization, join six existing board members—Gary Breaux, Anne Kennedy, Janet McIntyre, Roger J. Patterson, Gerald Phillips and Gayle Tomita-Oswald.

Pasadena and the surrounding areas are home to over 1,700 nonprofits, which assist a community of approximately 150,000 people. Jericho Road Pasadena provides assistance to these nonprofits by matching skilled volunteers to meet nonprofits’ operational and strategic needs and providing workshops for nonprofit staff, boards and volunteers.

Jericho Road Pasadena is celebrating eleven years of strengthening nonprofits and communities with an impressive record of achievements: skilled volunteers have provided over 22,000 hours of consulting worth $2,000,000, all free to local nonprofits. Jericho Road Pasadena also provides board training and placement services and has matched 46 new board members to local organizations. Clients have included Friends in Deed, the Pasadena Senior Center, Young & Healthy and Arlington Garden.

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