Meet the Staff

  • Molly Wiltshire, Chief of Staff

    As Chief of Staff, Molly Wiltshire coordinates the work of the Third District staff and advises Supervisor Ramos on policies and district-related issues. Molly is a familiar face to the Third District. When James Ramos took over as Third District Supervisor for the County of San Bernardino in 2012, Ms. Wiltshire went to work for him as his Communications Director. Within two years, Ms. Wiltshire was promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff and now serves as Chief of Staff. In this capacity, she plays a key role in maintaining proactive engagement with the community and in developing new initiatives for the Third District. Recently, Molly completed a year of graduate school in Washington, DC before returning home to continue working in her community. Her experience includes work at various levels of government. Ms. Wiltshire holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Redlands and she will complete a Master of Public Administration from Cal State University, San Bernardino in Summer 2017.

  • Victor Suarez, Communications Director

    As the Communications Advisor, Victor provides updates to stakeholders through various forms of media including newsletters, social media outlets, and the Third District County Supervisor website. As a primary spokesperson for the Supervisor, he is responsible for contact with the press. He has served as Visual Communicator for both corporate and non-profit institutions assisting in Marketing, Branding and Communications. Victor is a California State University, San Bernardino graduate and a resident of the Third District.

  • Julianne Torres, Executive Assistant/Scheduler

    As Executive Assistant/Scheduler, Julianne is responsible for coordination and management of Supervisor Ramos’ schedule and appointments. She serves as the office manager for the district and provides general administrative support to the Supervisor and executive staff. Julianne began her career with the County of San Bernardino in 1994 with the Department of Aging and Adult Services. Since then she has worked for various departments including the Sheriff’s Department and County Counsel. Julianne is working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration at California State University San Bernardino. She resides in the Third District and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

  • Gayle Covey, Field Representative

    Gayle Covey serves as the Field Representative for the Loma Linda, Mentone, Redlands, Yucaipa, Highland, Grand Terrace, and a portion of the San Bernardino and Colton communities. She is responsible for keeping the Supervisor informed of community needs. As a Field Representative, Gayle works to bring awareness to issues and to find solutions for residents in these areas. Gayle has worked as the Executive Director for the San Bernardino County Farm Bureau since 2007. She has worked closely with both appointed and elected officials at the local, state and federal levels as a representative for agriculture. She is a graduate of the 2009 California Farm Bureau Federation Leadership program and currently serves on Sheriff McMahon's Information Exchange Committee, Rural Crimes Task Force and Terrorism Early Warning Group. She also serves as a Citrus Liaison for the National Orange Show Event Center.

  • Sandy Baca, Field Representative

    Sandy Baca serves as field representative for Barstow, Lucerne Valley and Johnson Valley. She is responsible for keeping the Supervisor informed of the issues and concerns of these communities. Sandy has served the Barstow community for over 35 years through various volunteer work such as serving as President of the Barstow Community Hospital Board, past President of the Barstow Chamber of Commerce, past President of Barstow College Foundation and other non-profit organizations. Her and her husband were successful business owners in Barstow and remain dedicated to the betterment of their community. Sandy attended St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa. She is married to her husband, Fred and is the mother of six children.

  • Tony Mejia, Legislative Analyst

    Tony provides the Supervisor with a thorough understanding of proposed legislative and budgetary issues brought before the Board of Supervisors. Tony is responsible for the research and analysis of policies and proposals affecting the Third District and San Bernardino County as a whole. He received his B.A. from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1993. For several years, he worked as an Intergovernmental Affairs Assistant for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians before taking on a new challenge with the Safety and Loss Control unit of their Risk Management Department. He completed two certificate programs in 2010, one in Risk Management and the other in Occupational Safety & Health.

  • Liz Harris, Field Representative

    Liz Harris serves as Field Representative for the Big Bear Valley. She is responsible for informing the Supervisor of issues and needs of the mountain communities and residents. Liz recently completed her third term on the Big Bear Lake City Council where she was honored to have served as Mayor three times. Liz is founder of the Big Bear Valley Education Trust whose mission is to improve educational opportunities for everyone in Big Bear Valley. She is a retired educator who worked as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent for 35 years. Liz is a graduate of San Diego State University where she earned her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Education. She received her Education Specialist degree from Point Loma University and finished her formal education with a Doctorate in Education Administration from Northern Arizona University.

  • Mark Lundquist, Field Representative

    Mark Lundquist serves as the Field Representative for the Morongo Basin Communities. He is responsible for informing the Supervisor on ongoing projects and community needs. A 33 year resident of Joshua Tree, Mark Lundquist represents the east end of Joshua Tree around Copper Mountain College. He served as Director of Transportation for the Morongo Unified School District for 18 years, and as Board President for Morongo Basin Mental Health for 25 years. Mr. Lundquist currently serves as Chair of the Citizens Oversight Committee for the Morongo Unified School District where he is responsible for bond and expenditures. He has also been an active member of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council since 2013 and was appointed Chair in January 2015.

  • Christina Garcia, Executive Aide

    As an Executive Aide, Christina is responsible for providing clerical support, monitoring constituent requests, and coordinating meetings for the Morongo Basin Field Representative. In the past, Christina worked for the billing departments at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage and Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree doing billing and claims. Christina has lived in the Morongo Basin for 32 years and attended schools in Yucca Valley before continuing her education at Copper Mountain College.