Board Members

Executive Board

Beverly Fitzgerald


Beverly Fitzgerald also serves on the Joslyn’s Fund Development Committee. A realtor in the Coachella Valley, Beverly is on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Coachella Valley. She was president of the California Desert Association of Realtors in 2015 and continues to serve as a state director for the California Association of Realtors.

Barbara J. Mitchell, LCSW

Vice President

Barbara J. Mitchell LCSW, retired as a public mental health professional and manager from Riverside County Behavioral Health with over 35 years of experience. She is the Chair for IHSS Advisory Council, Secretary for Riverside County Foundation on Aging, Parliamentarian for Advisory Council on Aging, and acts as Treasurer for California Foundation on Aging.

Mary Gilstrap


Mary Gilstrap is a litigation partner of Roemer & Harnik LLP and has been practicing law for over 23 years, concentrating on business litigation and contested trust and probate matters in both state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. She currently serves on the Legislative Outreach Committee of the Riverside County Superior Court, and acts as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Shelter From the Storm and Vice President of Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley.

Barry Kaufman


Barry Kaufman has approximately 20 years of experience in non-profit finance, accounting and administration with Tri-Counties Regional Center and Family Service Agency, both located in Santa Barbara, CA. He is Board Treasurer for The Joslyn Center in Palm Desert and serves on the Board of Animal Samaritans in Thousand Palms.

Board of Directors

  • Wendy Alderson-Soda
  • Brian Bilhartz
  • Dr. Diane P. Haaga
  • Diana Marlo Noll
  • Michael Monachino
  • Barbara Rogers
  • Ann Simley

City Appointed Representatives

  • Hugo Aguas, City of Rancho Mirage Representative
  • Linda Blank, City of Indian Wells Representative