Members Advisory Council

Purpose:  The Members Advisory Council serves as the voice of our key constituents; community benefit organizations (nonprofits, schools, public agencies, clubs, and ministries)

Key Responsibility Areas:

  1. Provide information about the needs of community benefit organizations.
  2. Review, provide input to and participate as appropriate in the organization’s program plans.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s programs/services.
  4. Help ensure the organization’s ethical integrity and accountability.
  5. Promote the organization's programs/services.
  6. Administer the annual Academy Awards for Non-Profit Excellence program
  7. Administer Member Liaison Committee
  8. Provide guidance on membership and membership retention

These AMAZING PEOPLE help develop and evaluate Academy for Grassroots Organization's programs and services.

Ms. Jewel Wilmoth-Aviles, Chair

Ms. Joyce Brady, Barstow Senior Center,

Mrs. Brigette Martinez, Family Assistance Program,

Mr. Frank Kelly, No Drugs America Association, Inc.,

Mrs. Paula Martinez, Academy for Grassroots Organizations,

Mr. George Nagel, Academy for Grassroots Organizations,

Dr. Deborah Nattress, Social Media Chair,

Ms. Midge M. Nicosia, Victor Valley Community Services Council,

Mrs. Angela Pasco, New Hope Village, Inc.,

Ms. Mysheka Ross, The Lighthouse of Restoration Organization, Inc.,

Mrs. Susan Shrum Barstow Pregnancy Center,

Lifetime Members

Mrs. Barbara Grode

Mr. John Lindsay

Mrs. Judy Morris

Mr. Adolph Woods





For membership information, contact Debbie A. Cannon, at