Children’s Home of Stockton (CHS) has elected three new board members, Cathy Ghan, SVP of Commercial Real Estate Group at Oak Valley Community Bank, Dr. Shuchi Gupta, Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of the Pacific, and Mary Pimentel, VP of Client Relationship Manager at United Business Bank.
Ghan earned a BS in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco. Prior to her senior position with Oak Valley Community Bank, she worked for Bank of the West as a VP, Commercial Real Estate Lender, Real Estate Industries Division, and for Union Safe Deposit Bank as a VP, Relationship Manager, Commercial Real Estate Lender. Ghan joined the CHS Board because “I’m supporting an organization, whose mission aligns with my beliefs… truly serving under-served youth in our community,” said Ghan.
Dr. Gupta earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in medicinal chemistry from University of Toledo in Ohio. She performed her post-doctoral research in chemical biology at Portland State University. She has previously worked as a Registered Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager at Rite Aid and CVS pharmacy. Helping children has motivated Dr. Gupta to work for Children's Home of Stockton. “I was motivated by this quote from Nelson Mandela-‘Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile,’” said Gupta.
Pimentel grew up in Canada where she went to school and obtained BA in Economics and Accounting from York University. She has been working in the banking industry for the past 7 years at United Business Bank in the role of Analyst, Portfolio Manager and now Client Relationship Manager. “Home. Family. These two words are why I’m proud to join the Children’s Home of Stockton,” said Pimentel. “As adults and children our home and family are where should feel the most comfortable. They help shape who we are and what we believe, changing the course of our lives. Sadly, not all are fortunate to have either of them. The work we do here does more than just provide shelter, we give children a home, a family and future of their own.”