In recognition of Women’s History Month for the month of March, it has been my great honor to commemorate Henrietta Aguilar-Chavez as a Woman of Distinction in the 40th Assembly District for 2019. Thank you for all that you do for our community.
Henrietta Aguilar-Chavez has been a resident of Highland for most of her life. She has been able to touch many lives through her involvement with St. John Bosco Mission in East Highland. As the Fiesta Chairman of the Mi Ranchito Fiesta in Highland, Henrietta has organized the event in all aspects, from the mariachi band entertainment, to children’s games, food, and decorations like pinatas and papel picado (paper cut) flags. Every Sunday Henrietta can be seen volunteering at the church, and throughout the week at prayer groups. She has been the glue that holds together the community of St. John Bosco Mission.
As a graduate of the University of Redlands with a Master’s in Business Administration, Erin has worked in the non-profit sector for several decades. Most recently she has served with the Making Hope Happen Foundation as director of Infant Toddlers Success program. This program provides research based parenting classes to parent of newborns up to 3 years old in the San Bernardino City Schools District. Erin is the founding member of the Inland Empire Children’s Book Project, which has given away over 70,000 book donations to local teachers for their students. Erin hosts a morning talk radio show “On the Brink” which is heard by over 30,000 listeners each day. Her show features diverse guests from authors to local experts in the areas of health, finance, politics, and technology. Erin routinely uses her radio show to spotlight local non-profits and help them tell their stories, such as Children’s Fund, The Food Bank, Time for Change, and many others. This year she is the President of the San Bernardino Sunset Rotary Club.