Chief Executive Officer
For the past 40 years, Brian Angus has held responsible management positions in community action agencies (CAA) in four regions of the United States, including serving as CEO in three. As chief executive of Fresno EOC, Mr. Angus leads one of the largest community action agencies in the nation, by clients served and budget. He is regarded widely as a leader, innovator, and entrepreneur. The hallmark of his career has been building regional and national coalitions around urgent human and economic issues.
Food Services/Transit Systems Director
Following a distinguished career as an airline food executive, Mr. Joseph has for the past 25 years directed and grown Fresno EOC’s food and transit services. A compassionate entrepreneur, Gary Joseph has done a phenomenal job of creating new jobs for low-income individuals while guiding their career progress toward sustainable wages. He also recently led and completed a major capital expansion which resulted in a new catering banquet hall and maintenance hub for the 150 passenger and cargo vehicles his division operates.
Chief Innovation Officer
Paul McLain-Lugowski holds a Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy and is the founding Director of Fresno EOC’s Sanctuary and Local Conservation Corps. He is the past president of the California Association of Local Conservation Corps, the California YouthBuild Coalition and the Conservation Corps Institute. From 1985 to 1997, Mr. McLain-Lugowski was a lecturer at California State University, Fresno. He continues his 25+ years with Fresno EOC as the agency’s chief planner responsible for resource development, program development and evaluation, and advocacy.
Chief Financial Officer
Salam Nalia holds an MBA and two Bachelor’s degrees – in Finance and in Accounting. He is an accomplished international business professional, community advocate, and dedicated Chief Financial Officer for Fresno EOC. He also serves as CEO of Fresno CDFI. Throughout his career he has come to be regarded for his skillful leadership, development and management of financial systems, guiding numerous boards with his strategic financial acumen. He is also an innovator, having founded Fresno CDFI, and is in the process of forming My Community Credit Union. Internationally, he has served as a Country Head of Finance for American Express, and served as Romania’s Honorary Consul General.
Chief Programs Officer
Naomi Quiring-Mizumoto has served in this capacity since 2009, overseeing all agency direct programming, including child development programs, the School of Unlimited Learning charter school, WIC program, Local Conservation Corps, Sanctuary Shelter and Youth Services, Employment and Training, and Community Services. She previously directed the Head Start/Early Head Start programs and is a founding board member of the California Head Start Association. Mrs. Quiring-Mizumoto graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Home Economics. Her extensive experience at Fresno EOC contributes to her effective leadership as Chief Programs Officer.
Internal Audit Director
Susan Shiomi has filled a number of important positions at Fresno EOC over the past 10 ½ years, including Accountant, Staff Auditor and Internal Audit Manager. She is currently the Internal Audit Director. Prior to her work at Fresno EOC, Ms. Shiomi was a supervising staff accountant at Foster Farms in Fresno, CA. Ms. Shiomi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Accountancy Option). She is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Government Auditing Professional. Ms. Shiomi runs the Independent Internal Audit Department, tasked with conducting evaluations, reviews, risk assessments, fraud investigations, and audits of various departments of the agency.
William Z. Simon is an accomplished executive, strategic planner, and change agent with experience directing complex organizations, resource development, capital project planning, and human service programs through innovative approaches. Mr. Simon has served as chief executive of several housing corporations, and a consultant for business and resource development strategies. In his current position he serves as Operations Officer for Fresno EOC with responsibilities for corporate affairs, facilities, and information technology.
Michael A. Garcia, SHRM-CP, PHR
Associate Human Resources Officer
Mike Garcia has been a Human Resources professional for 33 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and has earned the designation of HR Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) from the Society for Human Resource Management and Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from HR Certification Institute. As an advocate for employee/employer relations, Mr. Garcia currently serves as Communications Director for California State Council of SHRM and as a Government Affairs Director for local SHRM chapter. Mr. Garcia started at Fresno EOC in 2001 and very much enjoys leading his team, serving employees and shaping the culture at Fresno EOC.