Mr. Henry Lo was elected to the Garvey Board of Education in 2003 and re-elected in 2007, 2011, and 2015. A graduate of Colby College in Maine. Henry has worked in public service for the past 13 years and was previously a staffer for State Senator Gloria Romero from 1999 to 2010. Mr. Lo has served as Board liaison to the District's Head Start Policy Committee and was instrumental in initiating and implementing the Garvey Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves the students of the district. Since the Foundation began, it has raised over $40,000 for Garvey District academic and extra curriculum programs. He was also very actively involved in the successful 2004 Bond Q campaign. He is very supportive of community partnerships in education and efforts for student achievement in every school of the Garvey School District.
Mr. Ronald Trabanino is a dedicated community member for the City of Rosemead where he has been a resident for over twenty-five years. He has worked at the US Postal Service for over twenty years. Mr. Trabanino was elected to serve a four-year term as a governing board member of the Garvey Board of Education in 2013 and re-appointed to a second four-year term in 2017. During his first term, Mr. Trabanino was instrumental in launching a districtwide computer science immersion program through the partnership with the Code to the Future, the passage of the $40 million bond, and the hiring of more personnel to serve high-priority students. In his second term, his vision of multilingualism and magnet school has contributed greatly to the re-opening and re-purposing of the Duff Language Magnet Academy in 2018. The Academy offers a dual language plus program to help students develop proficiency in multiple languages in support of the Global California 2030 vision.
Mr. John H. Nunez was elected to serve a four-year term as a Governing Board Member of the Garvey Board of Education in 1981, and re-elected in 1993 and 2017. Mr. Nunez served on the L.A. County Committee on School District Organization (First District) for the past 22 years. He has also dedicated considerable effort to community service work through a wide variety of projects, boards and offices. Highlights include: serving as Board Member for Alhambra Education Foundation, Board Member for Alhambra Unified School District, Mayor Pro Tem and Councilmember for Rosemead City Council, Regional Representative for San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments’ Committee on Energy and Human Development, 31st Congressional District Chair for the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Federal Government Relations Committee, Delegate Assembly for the California Schools Boards Association (CSBA, Region 23-A), Director and Committee Member of the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association (LACSTA, District 9), and Co-President of the Garvey Council PTA. He also received two PTA Honorary Service Awards, and the Golden Apple Award from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA).
Vinh T. Ngo, Board Member
Mr. Vinh Ngo is Senior Vice President, West Region Risk Executive for the Commercial Real Estate Bank at Bank of America. Prior to this, Mr. Ngo held various leadership roles in Underwriting, Relationship Management, and Risk Management at the Bank in Southern California. Mr. Ngo was appointed to serve a four-year term as a Governing Board Member of the Garvey Board of Education in December 2017. He is also the current Board President of the Garvey Education Foundation, which raises money for local school activities benefiting students and teachers in the Garvey School District. A Garvey alumni and local San Gabriel Valley resident since 1979, Mr. Ngo is a passionate community leader. He is an active volunteer for the Chinatown Service Center since 2006 and currently serves on their Board; a mentor with Asian American Professional Association’s Mentorship Program; 5th Grade bi-monthly guest reader at Baldwin School since 1999; and held leadership roles with Bank of America's Asian Leadership Employee Network, which promotes and fosters employee development as well as community outreach.