2016-2017 APICS Gold Rush Chapter Board of Directors

The APICS Gold Rush Chapter Board of Directors is a volunteer group that oversees the administration of the chapter courses and events.  Elections are held each June for the new leadership team.  If you are an APICS member and you would like to be a part of an energetic team of leaders looking to make a positive impact in the greater Modesto community please contact us at apicsgoldrushchapter@gmail.com.

President & Education - Celeste Ayers, CFPIM, CSCP

Celeste Ayers is the current APICS Gold Rush Chapter President.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Human Resource Management from CSU, Stanislaus and an MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Golden Gate University.  Born and raised in Modesto, California she is passionate about the development of professionals in the greater Modesto area as young as high school to advanced career levels.

Mrs. Ayers is also an APICS IDP Master Level Instructor for courses offered by the APICS Gold Rush Chapter and APICS Corporate.  In addition, she is an professor for Modesto Junior College and Golden Gate University (San Francisco, CA).  She is an award winning instructor at the colliegaite and APICS levels.

 In 2009, Celeste became a Board Member of the APICS Gold Rush Chapter and was elected to the Presidency in 2012.  During her leadership the APICS Gold Rush Chapter has won the APICS Pacific Western District “Outstanding Chapter of the Quarter” nine times and achieved Platinum status three years in a row.  Currently she is employed full time with Parker Hannifin Corporation, Racor Division where she directly applies her APICS education to the profitability enhancement of the corporation. 

Vice President at Large - Deborah Hollis-Coburn, CSCP

In her current role at Johnson & Johnson, Deborah delivers demonstrated collaborative Sales & Operations Planning governance, Inventory, and Supply Chain process improvement strategies to support and drive supply chain recommendations for new product introductions and product end-of-life opportunities.  Deborah is actively involved in several volunteer organizations serving both business and the community including the San Francisco Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswoman's Association, The African American Leadership Council at J&J Diabetes Care Companies, the Gold Rush Chapter in the Pacific Western District of APICS, and more.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management from California State University, Fresno, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, is a Process Excellence certified Green Belt, and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional and the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning Certified Professional Forecaster certification.

 Vice President of Administration - Matthew Gomez

Matt Gomez joined the APICS Gold Rush Chapter in 2014 and became the VP of Administration in 2015.  After retiring from the US Army as a Logistician, he currently works for the Defense Logistics Agency in Tracy, CA, as the Director of Distribution Operations.  Matt studied at Kansas State University graduating with a Masters in Supply Chain Management.  Matt obtained his Demonstrated Master Logistician certification in 2015 and intends on obtaining his CSCP and PMP certifications and continuing to learn more about logistics and supply chain management.

Vice President of Programs - Dana Pina

Dana R. Pina has been with The Wine Group, Inc. since November 2001. She has worked in many aspects of the wine business including Compliance, Pricing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Customer Service. She has spent the last 5 years as an Inventory Control Forecast Analyst with a focus on consignment warehouses in Controlled States. She joined APICS Gold Rush Chapter in 2014 and became the VP of Memberships in 2015 and became VP of Programs in 2016. She is in the process of becoming CPIM Certified. If you would like to reach out to Dana, feel free to contact her at danaraquelpina@gmail.com​.

Vice President of Finance - Tim Lacombe, CSCP

Tim Lacombe is an Operations Professional in Reno, NV. Tim has been involved in all aspects of the company from starting as a dryer operator and as the company grew set up maintenance, operations, planning and now the global supply chain. Tim joined the APICS Gold Rush Chapter in 2009 while taking the CPIM classes. In 2014 Tim achieved the CSCP certification. The following year Tim joined the board and is now VP of Finance. Tim is currently studying the CLTD and is planning to become an APICS instructor. If you would like to contact Tim, Please feel free to email him at Finance@apicsgoldrush.org

Vice President of Publicity and Membership - Linlyn Chow, CSCP

​Lin Chow joined the APICS Gold Rush Chapter in 2016 as VP of Publicity and Membership.  She attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 2010.  She earned a B.S. degree in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems.  Immediately after she joined Parker Hannifin as a Sourcing Specialist.  In October 2016, she earned her CSCP certification. If you would like to contact Lin, feel free to email her at lscapics2003983@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

Celeste M Ayers
President
APICS Gold Rush Chapter
1917 Devonshire Ave
Modesto, CA 95355-4448
Phone: 209-575-7660
president@apicsgoldrush.org
Deborah M Coburn
Vice President
LifeScan Inc
6500 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94555-3658
Phone: 510-739-4487
dcoburn@its.jnj.com