Board Of Directors

Below there is a list of the Community Association of the Blind's (CAB’s) Board of Directors, Board Members, and Volunteer Staff. You may contact any of them by e-mail or by phone at 657-465-5044.

Board of Directors

Mark Hanohano
President / Director of Operations

Frank Hanohano
Treasurer / Director of Finance

Emmanuel Certeza

Board Members

Richard Funes
Director of Technology Services

Director of Fundraising & Sponsorships
Vacant Position

Volunteer Staff

Assistant Director of Programs
Vacant Position

As you may see there may be some vacancies for board positions and we are looking for those who think they have great leadership skills and the motivation to be able to assist in operating CAB. Please tell us what position you would be interested in and why. You may send an e-mail to

Statement of Expectations for Members of the Community Association of the Blind
(CAB) Board of Directors: The Board of Directors is the policy governance body of the Community Association of the Blind (CAB). Each member must be committed to the Community Association of the Blind's (CAB's) mission, its ethical and legal integrity. In accepting a nomination, an individual agrees to fulfill the requirements and meet the responsibilities of the board membership.

These include but are not limited to:

1. Help develop a current understanding of how CAB carries out its mission and purpose.

2. Be an informed spokesperson for CAB to increase awareness in their respective communities.

3. Participate in CAB's resource development efforts, providing a level of support that is consistent with each member's respective means. Members are expected to make a personal gift to the Annual Fund each year, attend meetings regularly, help promote the organizations programs, and support fundraising activities throughout the year.

4. Regularly attend CAB Board meetings and review the materials provided by the
Executive Director. Board & members are required to be well informed about issues or situations affecting the organization, so that they can give CAB the appropriate guidance, direction, and advice.

5. Participate in at least 1 committee annually and participate in 3 activities or events annually. (The CAB Board has a 3 strike rule when it comes to attendance. If a board member missed 3 board meetings in a row they will be removed from the board of directors and replaced.)

Dear Prospective Board Member,

The Community Association of the Blind (CAB) is a non-profit organization and is organized exclusively under the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)3.

The purpose of this organization is to integrate individuals who are blind and visually impaired into all aspects of the community through educational opportunities, recreational alternatives, communication and social skill building, and collaborations with other community based organizations. The Board of Directors has the authority to govern, manage, and set the policies of this organization. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors will be held at least once every other month. Each Director will hold office for five years with the option of seeking up to three additional five year terms of service. Individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors must be eighteen years of age, residents of the State of California, and committed to the organization's mission.

CAB expects the members of the Board will learn about the programs and services that it provides and be committed to CAB's ethical and legal integrity. As a working Board, members are encouraged to serve on committees, volunteer for CAB activities and events, and be actively involved with CAB's programs. Board members also have two important duties, the duty of care and the duty of loyalty. In order to comply with the duty of care, the Community Association of the Blind (CAB) expects Board members to regularly attend board meetings and make informed decisions after conducting a thorough discussion of all issues.

The Community Association of the Blind (CAB) expects that Board members will comply with the duty of loyalty by always acting in good faith and in the best interest of the corporation. Serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Community Association of the Blind (CAB) is both an honor and responsibility. The Community Association of the Blind (CAB) greatly appreciates your interest in participating in this vital and vibrant community organization.


Mark Hanohano
President, Board of Directors
Community Association of the Blind (CAB)