Meet Our Governing Board! Michael J. Barber, Board President Mr. Barber was born and raised in Ontario, Oregon. He enlisted in the US Army and retired after 24 years of military service. Upon his retirement he attended Cochise College in Sierra Vista, Arizona and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Social Services. His military education includes the Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Courses and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. Mr. Barber began his federal civil service with the Department of the Army in 1999 and currently serves as the Adjutant General/Chief, Military Personnel, Directorate Human Resources, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. His previous civilian assignment was as the Chief, Casualty Assistance Center, Directorate of Human Resources, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. His military assignments included Sergeant Major, Military Personnel Division, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; First Sergeant, 1st Replacement Company, Seoul, Korea; Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Theater Army Replacement Operations, 8th Personnel Command, Seoul, Korea; and Personnel Management Supervisor, 1st Signal Brigade, Seoul, Korea. His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), and Air Assault Badge. Mr. Barber’s wife, Monica, works for the US Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca, and their daughters, Stephanie and Samantha attend Arizona State University. Timothy J. Quinn, Board Vice President Mr. Quinn retired from the Army at Fort Huachuca in 2007 after serving 28 years as a Military Intelligence Officer. His final assignment was serving for three years as the Chief of Staff, US Army Intelligence Center. As a Soldier, Tim served in multiple command and staff positions in CONUS and overseas. He currently serves as a Department of the Army Civilian with duties as the Deputy Director, Office of the Chief, Military Intelligence. He previously served for five years as a member and then President of the Buena High School Site Council. Tim has a Master's Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Kansas State University and a Master's Degree from the National War College. Tim is a member of the Sierra Vista Rotary Club where he served as the Community Services Director for two years and will soon be the President-Elect. Tim has been married to the former Ruth Ames for nearly 23 years. Ruth will graduate from University of Arizona South with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History in 2011. Their daughter Marie will be a senior at Northern Arizona University and their son John will be a freshman at Arizona State University. Cindy L. Berry, Board Member Ms. Berry has lived in Cochise County for over 30 years. After attending Cochise College she graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Arizona in 1996. In 2009, she completed a Masters Degree in Management from Wayland Baptist University. After working briefly as both a long term care nurse, and a medical-surgical nurse, she began her career as a Community Health Nurse. In 1997, she accepted a position at Sierra Vista’s Apache Middle School as a school nurse. While there, she continued her education and obtained her School Nurse Certification and became the district’s nurse coordinator. Additionally, she was actively involved with the school serving as a SADD Club Advisor and tennis coach. In 2001, Cindy took a position as a Public Health Nurse for the Cochise County Health Department, where she managed several prevention and nursing programs. Continuing her education, she acquired certifications in breastfeeding counseling and Childcare Health Consulting and completed the Accelerated Leadership Development Program through Arizona State University. In 2007 she accepted the position of Director of Nursing. In September of 2008, Cindy took a position with the Department of the Army at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center as a Community Health Nurse. Cindy teaches childhood growth and development, and health, safety and nutrition at Cochise College for the Early Childhood Education Department. Cindy is married to Ben Berry who is the Director of the Center for Teacher Education and K-12 Outreach at Cochise College. They have one daughter, Summer, who attends Western New Mexico University as a graduate student seeking a degree in counseling. They both take pleasure in doing home improvement projects while living in Hereford enjoying the quiet country life. Michael J. Rudkin, Board Member Mr. Rudkin attended Eastern Washington University (EWU) in Spokane, Washington and graduated in 1991 with a degree in Criminal Justice and Military Science. After graduating from EWU, Mr. Rudkin attended Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane and graduated in 1994. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Rudkin entered onto active duty in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. During his 9 years on active duty he served as Legal Assistance Attorney, Military Magistrate, Special Assistant United States Attorney, Trial Counsel and Claims Judge Advocate at Fort Jackson, Senior Defense Counsel and Chief of Administrative Law at Fort Huachuca and Officer in Charge of the Camp Casey Legal Center in Korea. Following his active duty service and currently, Mr. Rudkin is serving as a reserve Major assigned to Network Enterprise Technology Command, 9th Signal Command (Army). Prior to his current position as an Attorney – Advisor in the Administrative Law Division of the Fort Huachuca Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Mr. Rudkin worked as an Operations Officer/Battle Captain in the Fort Huachuca Installation Operations Center and then worked for 20 months as an Administrative Law Attorney with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection in Tucson. Mr. Rudkin is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Washington State Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Mr. Rudkin is married to Eileen Brien and has two children in college and two children in middle school. Mr. Rudkin and his wife are avid mountain climbers, hikers and mountain bikers. Westley O. Cooper, Jr., Board Member Mr. Cooper, 46, was born and raised in Elyria, Ohio. (Go Buckeyes) He enlisted into the U.S. Army 10 days after graduating from high school and retired in 2002, as a Chemical Operations Specialist. Upon his retirement, Mr. Cooper, attended Barton Community College and graduated with an Associates Degree in Applied Science with emphasis on Environmental Health and Safety. Mr. Cooper also received an Associates Degree in General Studies. Wes moved to Eagle River, Alaska and accepted a position as an Environmental Specialist with Emerald Alaska. While there he continued his education in the environmental field receiving certificates for Hazardous Waste Handling and Emergency Response, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Fundamentals, Toxic Agent Training, Critical Generator Issues, Advanced RCRA Topics I and II, Land Disposal Restrictions I and II. As part of the Elmendorf, Air Force Base emergency response team, Wes, completed the Waste Management Subject Matter Expert Course from the U.S. Air Force. Wes is currently continuing his education working towards a Bachelors Degree in Business management. Wes has five children, Westley III (currently deployed in Iraq); Alecia attends the University of Alaska Anchorage; John attends Cochise College; Christian and Crystal both attend school on Fort Huachuca. Wes lives in Sierra Vista and is an active member of Sierra Vista First Baptist Church. Wes is currently employed with the Casualty Assistance Office on Fort Huachuca as a Casualty Assistance Officer and Trainer for Casualty Notification and Assistance Officers throughout Arizona, Nevada and Southern California. His hobbies include mountain hiking, weight training and spending quality time with his family.
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