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EASI Board of directors

Chia Thao


President and Board Chair

  • CSU, Fresno Graduate with B. A. & M. P. H. in Public Health.

  • Earned her Ph. D. in Public Health at UC, Merced.

  • Currently teaching part-time at CSU, Fresno.

  • Member of EASI since 2016.

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First Vice-President 

  • Professor Emeritus of Criminology, Victimologist, CSU, Fresno.  


  • 2016 Ronald Reagan Public Policy Award for Victims of Crime from the US Attorney General.

  • Founding member of EASI since 2009.

Gina Martinez


Second Vice-President

  • Criminologist/Victimologist, Certified Paralegal.

  • Graduated B.S. CSU, Fresno.

  • Member of EASI since 2016.

Pattie Yost



  • San Francisco State University B. A. Anthropology. 

  • Long Term Care Ombudsman, Case Investigator for Valley Caregiver Resource Center.

  • Founding member of EASI since 2009. 




  • Chemist; graduated from UC, San Deigo in 2015.
  • Currently enrolled in Pharmacy School.
  • Member of EASI since 2018.

Jerry Ramirez

Second Secretary 

  • Member of EASI since 2017.
  • CSU, Fresno Graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology.
  • Occupation: Steam Clean Technician.
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Board Members

Additional Members

  • Nora Ramirez


  • Jasmine Pannu

   General Duties of the Directors


It shall be the duty of the Directors to:

A.  Perform any duties imposed on them collectively or individually by law, the articles of incorporation of the corporation, or by its bylaws

B.  Appoint and remove, employ and discharge, and accept as otherwise provided in our bylaws, prescribe the duties and compensation if any, of all Officers, agents, and employees of the corporation.

C.  Supervise all Officers, agents, and employees of the corporation to assure, their duties are performed properly.

D.  Meet at such times and places as required by our By-Laws.

E.  Register their current addresses, with the Secretary of our organization and send reports in advance of all meetings by mail, email, text message, or telephone according to their responsibilities and previous meetings.

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