Tribal Council

Meet Our Tribal Council

Tribal Chair
Charles Alvarez

Tribal Chair  Charles Alvarez is extremely proud of being a Native American Indian, part of the Gabrielino Tribe, and being a husband and a father. 

As a representative of our Tribe, I will continue to demonstrate our proud culture and healthy work ethic during tribal events, business affairs of the Tribe, and at cultural events where I will represent the Tribe to the public. I will continue to promote understanding and appreciation of our culture, and to demonstrate the Tribe is full of proud and hardworking people.

My desire is to bring all this together, to not only make better decisions for our Tribe, but to be a positive example and role model to our members and surrounding communities.

Tribal Co-Chair
Linda Candelaria

Tribal Member Linda Candelaria was born in Pasadena, California and has lived in the San Gabriel Valley most of her life. She is the eldest of eight children.

Linda has worked as management in the healthcare field for 25 years. She has participated in several charitable foundations such as Breast Cancer walks, Aids Walk LA, and several others. In addition to serving on the Tribal Council, she is in her second year as treasurer for her homeowner’s association.

She has two daughters, Michelle Hartman and Monique Crosbie. She also has three grandsons. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her family, sun tanning, hiking or playing golf.


Tribal Councilman
Vince Holguin

Tribal Member Vincent Holguin, was awarded the President’s Scholarship from California State University, Long Beach. Vincent was recommended by the Tribal Council after a formal application process with the Tribe.

When attending California State University, Long Beach Vincent was able to help pursue projects such as a developing a community garden and collaborated with the Ti’At Society and Students of CSULB to restore an traditional canoe which was presented at the 2016 SACNUS Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Tribal Councilman
Jerry Maldonado

Tribal Member Jerry Maldonado works with families and business owners to move them closer to financial balance. I start with a protection first philosophy to ensure that what they have today and what they will have tomorrow will not be exposed to risk.

 I guide my clients toward financial balance by using a holistic approach to financial planning and developing customized strategies that are unique to their financial world. When I’m not helping my clients manage and grow their financial portfolio, I spend time with my family and playing baseball. 

Tribal Councilwoman
Jane Hussey

Tribal Member Jane Hussey was born in Alhambra, California and has live in the Rancho Cucamonga for 14 years. She is the eldest of eight children. 

Jane has worked as Clinical manager in the healthcare field for 34 years. She has participated in several charitable foundations such as Breast Cancer, American diabetes walks and volunteering distributing goods to foster care children.

She has two children, Charise Oliva and Bobby Hussey. She has 3 granddaughters and a grandson. Recently became a proud great grandmother. She has several hobbies such as quilting and crafting.  Also, loves spending time with husband, Robert.