José Alfonso Arreola is the City of Salinas Community Safety Administrator and Director of the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace (CASP). He develops and manages the cities Strategic Plan on Violence Prevention. He was born and raised in San Diego, CA. José graduated from San José State University. He served as the Activities and Athletics Director for San José‘s first charter high school Downtown College Preparatory. Mr. Arreola was co-founder and Principal at Downtown College Preparatory Alviso, a middle school in North San José. Prior to joining the City of Salinas, José was the Education Specialist and Extensions Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County. José is the site coordinator for Salinas‘s participation in the California Cities Violence Prevention Network, the Prevention Institutes UNITY Network and the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. Jose currently serves on the Monterey County Children’s Council as a Community representative, the Early Childhood Advisory Board and on the Board of Millennium Charter High School.
Born and educated in Montana, Amy Aldrich-McAfee has a BA in English education and an MEd with a specialty in literacy. She is a veteran educator and administrator in both public and private schools with over 20 years experience. She has experience teaching at all levels from elementary through high school. She currently is in her 12th year at Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School where she serves as learning specialist for grades prekindergarten through fourth grade and as Director of Curriculum and Learning for grades PK through eight. She is also a parent of a student at MCHS.
Landa Rosebraugh has lived in Santa Cruz County for over 25 years. She was an outdoor
education and early childhood education teacher, and worked for several years in a charter
school office where the bulk of her daily activities fit into the category of, “other duties, as
necessary”, before returning to college to finish her bachelor’s degree. She is now an
She was a founding parent of Watsonville Charter School of the Arts, where her two
children attended kindergarten – sixth grade. In 2016, her son was part of MCHS’s first
Her past board experience was with the Cabrillo Threshers Swim Club and the Watsonville
Charter School of the Arts Foundation. She would like to help MCHS move through the
growing pains that all new schools face. Landa welcomes the chance to work with the
Board, staff, faculty, parents, and students of MCHS to prepare the school for a long future
serving the youth and families of the Central Coast.
Jacqueline Van Nes