About us

Who We Are

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall is a non-profit organization that is run by an all-volunteer board of directors. Our mission is to bring nationally and internationally renowned, thought-provoking speakers who inform, educate, and entertain our audience! We hope you’ll join us as we begin our 87th year of service to the Valley.

How to Contact Us

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall
P.O. Box 5149
Fresno, CA 93755-5149
(559) 444-2180

Our Board of Directors

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall is managed and maintained by an all-volunteer, 25-member board of directors.

President: Mark Benscheidt
Executive Vice President: Cathy Frost
Vice President, Program: Pam Kallsen and Rebecca Patel
Vice President, Marketing: Elizabeth Laval
Secretary: Karin Temple
Chief Financial Officer: Allison Alexander

Terry Allen
Chris Bennett
Meggin Boranian
Shirley Bruegman
Wendy Carroll
Paula Castadio
Suzanne Crosina-Sahm
Jane Fortune
Cathy Frost
Judy Gregerson

Garry Griesser
Pamela Kallsen
Debbie Jacobsen
Jackson Kytle
Elizabeth Laval
Janice Maroot
Jane Moosoolian
Rebecca Patel
Edith Trevino

Town Hall Ambassadors

The board is complemented by our Town Hall Ambassadors, a dedicated group of volunteer supporters that provides a vital link between Town Hall and Valley communities.

Learn More

Learn more about Valley Town Hall

Past Presidents

More than eighty years of exceptional leaders to thank—for their dedication, organization, insight, and vision in maintaining the vision and developing the reach of the San Joaquin Valley lecture series.

List of past presidents

Community Advisors

Dennis Krug
John McGregor