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STEVEN ESTRADA
CHAIRMAN

Mr. Estrada has served on Tribal Council continuously since 2007.  He recently served in the capacity of Tribal Council Secretary, and was elected to Chairman in 2016. 
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JOHN MARCUS
VICE CHAIRMAN

Mr. Marcus has served as Tribal Council Chairman from 2006 to 2008, 2009 to 2011 and 2011 to the present. He was also the acting Tribal Council Chairman from 2004 to 2006 and Vice Chairman in 2002.

Additionally, Mr. Marcus has served on the Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health Clinic Board of Directors.

 

 ALEXIS RUBALCAVA-ALTO
SECRETARY
 

 

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 LOVINA SAUL
TREASURER

 

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GABRIELLA RUBALCAVA
COUNCILMEMBER

 
 

Ms. Rubalcava is new to Tribal Council and just recently moved to the Santa Rosa reservation. Her mother, Mary Alto, and her aunt, Susan Alto, both sat on Tribal Council for quite a few years so she has been around Tribal politics since she was young. She said she felt it was her duty to run for Tribal Council to be part of the force that will move the Tribe forward.

She would like to see a more unified government and see preservation programs put into place and practiced. More Tribal jobs and better housing are also concerns she hopes to address and assist as a member of the Tribal Council. Her fresh, youthful perception of Tribal issues have already been seen an asset to the council.

Ms. Rubalcava has worked for the California Conservation Corps for 2.5 years. A training and education program for young women and men age 18 to 25, the CCC oversees members that work hard protecting and restoring California’s environment and responding to disaster – becoming stronger workers, citizens and individuals through their service.

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MAYME MODESTO
COUNCILMEMBER

 
 

Ms. Modesto has served on Tribal Council for several years but has become very active during the past four years. She said her beginning years were spent watching and learning based on her mother’s influence.

Her father, who is from Santa Rosa, and her mother, from Cahuilla, served on Tribal Council for their own tribes but her mother was extremely active in tribal politics and issues.

Ms. Modesto was also encouraged to get involved by some of the elders within Santa Rosa for they knew the importance of stability and continued growth of the tribe. She feels that is a priority for the reservation to obtain economic development that will offset the needs of tribal members.

Raised at Santa Rosa, she completed her high school education at Hemet Adult School and continued her studies at the Loma Linda School of Allied Health. Ms. Modesto received an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology, which led to a successful career as a Radiologist Technologist.

Ms. Modesto dedicates her time to helping tribal members become resourceful and self-sufficient through education and work. She knows it is important for each generation to know and carry on the customs and traditions to ensure the continued existence of the Cahuilla people, who were strong and resourceful people that worked hard at being self sufficient. She said it is everyone’s responsibility to continue to do the same in this day and age.

She is confident that Santa Rosa’s future will see more tribal members receiving higher education and being in a position to give back to the community, within the tribe and beyond.

 

 JEANIAN ESPINOZA
COUNCILMEMBER

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