JUDGES MISS CALIFORNIA 2017 Dora Westerlund Born and raised in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, Dora Westerlund attended California State University, Fresno, as an international student and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business. In 2002, she accepted the position of Executive Director for the Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and in 2004 led the creation of the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation (FAHF). Since 2004, Westerlund has led the organization to become a highly visible entity in the non-profit sector by changing the lives of thousands of Hispanic and non-Hispanic owned businesses to become economically self-sufficient. Westerlund cites community service as central to her work, serving on numerous boards and programs. She is involved with Board of Governors at California State University, Fresno, Board of Directors for the 21st District Agricultural Association, Big Fresno Fair, and Fresno County Office of Education. Philanthropic activities also include the co-founding of the Central Valley Latino Giving Circle Chapter. Westerlund lives in Fresno with her husband Larry and their two children, Zoe 8, William 5. Hobbies include running, shopping and traveling to experience other cultures. Jennifer Peracchi Harman As a Woman Entrepreneur in Agriculture and Produce Food Safety Specialist, Jennifer Peracchi Harmon has a well-developed understanding of the produce industry with experience in marketing, logistics, packaging, production, supply chain management and food safety. Most recently, Peracchi Harmon has been working in produce food safety advising, training and assisting growers and packers of fresh produce with their food safety programs and third party audit readiness. Founder and President of Food Safety Resource, LLC, Peracchi Harmon provides much needed resources to the produce industry. In 2016, she was selected to present the Food Safety Resources software at the Produce Marketing Association Tech Knowledge Symposium for new produce technology. A Fresno native, Jennifer Peracchi Harmon grew up influenced by agriculture since her ancestors all were involved in farming in some capacity. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and a Master’s degree in Industrial and Technical Studies with a Marketing Concentration. Peracchi Harmon volunteers with P.E.O., San Luis Obispo Womenade, the San Luis Obispo Food Bank and the San Luis Coastal Unified School District. During college, Jennifer met her husband, David Harmon, also a Fresno native. They have two beautiful daughters, seven-year-old Olivia and two-year-old Stefani. The family thrives on the beautiful California Central Coast in San Luis Obispo. Kevin Hill Kevin Hill is on the Board of Directors of the Miss Alabama Scholarship Pageant where he currently serves as Chairman of Judges. Mr. Hill has been associated with the Miss Alabama program since 1987, and has been on the Board of Directors since 1995 having also served as Treasurer and Field Director. Mr. Hill studied piano for 14 years and is trained in music theory and composition, as well as piano and vocal performance. He has been a member of the Birmingham Concert Chorale and Chamber Chorus and has served as a judge for the Birmingham Federation of Music Clubs and the Alabama Music Teachers Association. Kevin is a graduate of Birmingham’s Project Corporate Leadership, a leadership forum for the Birmingham region. He is a volunteer literacy tutor with the Literacy Council of Alabama and the Catholic Social Services, Diocese of Birmingham. He has been involved as a Team Captain for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, and is a member of the American Mensa Society, the Cahaba River Society, and the Birmingham Museum of Art. A graduate of Samford University and of Birmingham-Southern College with a master’s degree in Strategic Management, Mr. Hill is employed by Spire Energy in Birmingham, Alabama. Away from work, Kevin enjoys supporting the arts, passionately cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide and keeping up with the antics of his Shiba Inu, Kobe. R. Sally Isburg Sally Isburg is honored to judge the Miss California Competition. She is a 27-year veteran of the Miss South Dakota Organization, and has served as many capacities including Official Chaperone for Miss South Dakota, Judges’ Chairperson, President of the Board of Directors and most recently as Co-Executive Director. Sally started her career in banking, and eventually joined her future husband, Daryl Isburg, in Funeral Service. The Isburg family has owned and operated funeral homes in four states for more than forty years. Recently Sally has been enjoying semi-retirement, away from the 24/7 on-call demand of funeral service. She and her husband have three children, and she will happily share stories and photos of her nine grandchildren. HerBottom of Form interesting piece of history: many years ago, on a North Dakota farm, Sally’s grandfather, musician Rochus Jund, gave one Larry Welk (more popularly known as Lawrence Welk) his first accordion lessons. And as they say, “The rest is history!” Tana Carli Dimino Tana brings a wealth of experience to our judges’ panel as Miss Ohio 1980 and first runner-up to Miss America. At Miss America, Tana also was a preliminary talent winner for her accordion performance. Currently, she is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA, and her formal training includes ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, voice, acting and accordion. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Akron, Tana landed a consumer reporter position at CBS in Cleveland, where she became that market’s first female evening news anchor. Later, in Miami, Florida she launched the first 6:00 AM news broadcast at ABC. Her talents would also take her to Hollywood, where she appeared in numerous episodes of HBO’s football drama, “First & Ten”, starring Delta Burke and O.J. Simpson. For her pioneering achievements, Tana has been inducted into Ohio’s Radio and Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Recently, Tana entered a new realm of competition, joining her daughter, Carli, in Washington DC’s Nike Women’s Half Marathon (13.1 miles!) which benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Tana and her husband, Joe, now reside in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she is active in the Catholic Church. Dr. Barbara Young Judge - Miss California Dr. Barbara Young is an author, entrepreneur, speaker, consultant and Radio and TV Personality on the Voice America Platform that reaches 3 ½ million listeners in 120 countries. She is the President/CEO of the online Television Network, Transformation Success TV, and is producer/host of the TV show, THE TOTAL WOMAN. She has spent well over 37 years in education as a senior level higher education administrator and adjunct professor of public administration Dr. Young has been a consultant to Fortune 400 and 500 company CEO’s in global communities, academic institutions, municipal governments, non-profits, churches and community groups. She is also President/CEO/Founder of the Success4UFoundation that serves youth from disadvantaged communities, helping them to develop life and leadership skills. Dr. Young was recently awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence by President Barak Obama. Dr. Barbara Young ‘s recently released book, “Dancing on Broken Legs: Journey of a D.I.V.A” is about lessons based on tragedies, heartbreaks, betrayals and miracles along her extraordinary life journey. She is committed to “transforming the lives of millions of individuals, one step at a time,” so that they too can step into their destinies and impact the world.