United Way adds two new board members

Monterey, CA – United Way Monterey County (UWMC) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. Jasmine Nguyen, Owner of the Poke Bar Restaurant in Marina and Monica Tovar, Director of Sales for KWAV/KCDU/KPIG/KHIP&KKHK were approved by UWMC Board of Directors on July 25, 2019. Jasmine Nguyen and Monica Tovar will both serve a three-year term.

“The Board is excited to welcome Jasmine Nguyen and Monica Tovar to United Way,” said Doug Yount, UWMC Board Chair. “Both members bring robust professional experience, new energy and vision of philanthropy and community service to Monterey County.”

A former hospital administrator, Jasmine Nguyen returned to the Monterey Peninsula two years ago to start her own business. She is eager to give back through the development of her workforce and engaging in the community. Jasmine is a native of Marina, an alumna of Seaside High School and California State University Monterey Bay.

Monica Tovar’s professional background consists of 22 years of experience in multiple media groups, including Entravision Communications and iHeart Media. She has been involved in a range of charitable activities, including Board of Governors of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s fundraising efforts, developing college scholarships for the Latina youth, advocating for affordable housing solutions, mentoring at Hartnell College’s Women’s Educational Leadership Institute and serving as a board member for the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center.

About United Way. UWMC fights for the financial stability of families throughout Monterey County with a focus on access to affordable, quality child care and housing. In addition, United Way provides a portfolio of financial support services and connections to help families become self-sufficient. Family financial stability boosts student performance, increases residents’ safety and health outcomes and helps our local economy grow.


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