Meet The Board


William (Bill) Potter

A Navy Vietnam Veteran, married, father of two and grandfather of four, Bill has been a Bakersfield resident since 1991 and a local small business owner since 1996. He has held several positions with other non-profits including the VFW Post 97, VFW Department of California, Portrait of a Warrior Gallery, Bakersfield Country Music Museum, Kern Business Connectors, and Downtown Bakersfield Development Corporation.

American flag waving

Denise Potter
Secretary / Treasurer

The wife of a Vietnam Veteran, mother of two and grandmother of four, Denise has been a Bakersfield resident since 1991. She has volunteered thousands of hours with VFW Post 97.

Fourth of July Pin

Fredrick Mohun
Board Member

A retired Lt. Col. for the United States Air Force Reserve and a married and father of two, Fred has held the State Commander and Quartermaster position with VFW Post 9401 and volunteered his time with USO in Los Angeles, California. He is also a graduate of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

US Army Soldier in Universal Camouflage

Wayne Wright
Board Member

A retired Lt. Commander, for the Navy where he received several awards including the Navy commendation medal, Gold conduct medal, and Humanitarian Service medal, to name a few. Wayne is a married father of four and grandfather of thirteen. He has been a member with the VFW, Navy Mustang Association, Military Officers Association of America, and the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association. 

Hector Garcia
Board Member

A father and long-time Bakersfield resident, Hector has served on the Rabobank Community Leadership Board, Kern County Hispanic Business and Education Foundation, and Black Chamber of Commerce of Bakersfield, California.