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Meet the Staff


  • Phil Paule
  • Otoniel Tony Mejia
  • Molly Whiltshire
  • Julianne Torres
  • Elizabeth Harris
  • John Futch
  • Beverly Lowry
  • Mike Lipsitz
  • Lizett Santoro

Phil Paule, Chief of Staff

E: Philip.paule@bos.sbcounty.gov

Phil Paule serves as the Supervisor’s Chief of Staff. He has over two decades of experience in managing the operations of elected officials at the local, State and Federal levels. Besides acting as the overall Operations Director for the 3rd District staff, he will specialize in Housing Authority, Airports, and Animal Control for Supervisor Ramos. He was elected as a member of the Board of the Eastern Municipal Water District in 2006. He is married with two children and is a native of San Bernardino County.

Otoniel Tony Mejia, Legislative Analyst

E: Tony.Mejia@bos.sbcounty.gov

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.

Molly Wiltshire, Communications Director

E: Molly.Wiltshire@bos.sbcounty.gov

As the Communications Director, Molly provides updates to stakeholders through various forms of media including newsletters, social media outlets, and the Third District County Supervisor website. As the primary spokesperson for the Supervisor, she is responsible for contact with the press. She is also responsible for handling policies affecting social services in the County and for the development of community engagement activities throughout the Third District. She was born and raised in San Bernardino County and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Redlands.

Julianne Torres, District Representative

E: Julianne.Torres@bos.sbcounty.gov

As District Representative, 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 also serves as the Representative for Highland, Del Rosa and various communities throughout the District. 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.

Elizabeth “Liz” Harris, Field Representative

E: Liz.Harris@bos.sbcounty.gov

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.

John Futch, Field Representative

E: John.Futch@bos.sbcounty.gov

John Futch serves as the Field Representative for the Loma Linda, Mentone, Redlands, Yucaipa, and Grand Terrace communities. He is responsible for keeping the Supervisor informed of community needs. As a Field Representative, John works to bring awareness to issues and to find solutions for residents in these areas. John received a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Social Science from Cal State University, San Bernardino. He has a vast knowledge of the issues facing the Inland Valley. He has served in different capacities at Cal State University, San Bernardino and for the San Bernardino Community College District. Mr. Futch has also been recognized for his community involvement and membership in a variety of organizations.

Beverly Lowry, Field Representative



Beverly Lowry serves as the Field Representative for Barstow and Lucerne Valley. She works to bring awareness to issues facing these communities and residents. She is responsible for keeping the Supervisor informed of ongoing projects and community needs. For over twenty years, she served as a County and State Field Representative for the High Desert communities. Beverly is a longtime Barstow resident and currently serves as a Director for the Mojave Water Agency, representing the greater Barstow area.

Mike Lipsitz, Field Representative

E:Mike.Lipsitz@bos.sbcounty.gov

Mike Lipsitz serves as the Field Representative in the Morongo Basin which includes the hi-desert communities of Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, Morongo Valley, Wonder Valley, Landers and the Homestead Valley communities. As Field Representative, he is responsible for keeping the Supervisor informed of issues and events impacting the community; and he works to keep the community aware of County issues, events, and opportunities that impact local residents. In 2004, Mike moved to the hi-desert where he is involved in many community groups and civic activities. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Lizett Santoro, Constituent Services Representative

E:Lizett.Santoro@bos.sbcounty.gov

As the primary point of contact for constituent inquiries and requests for assistance, she makes referrals to appropriate County departments, monitors constituent cases, and generates case reports for the district and provides general administrative support to the third district staff.

Lizett first started working with the County of San Bernardino in February of 2013, in the San Bernardino Transitional Assistance Department where she provided assistance to the facilitators during their job readiness classes and provided assistance to clients in the Job Services Resource Room.