Our Board of Directors oversees the operations of the Fresno Women's Network. Get to know them by reading their biographies below to find out more about them and their experiences and activities in their personal lives, business and community. Our members can assist the Board by joining a "Team" who work with Board members at events, the selection of scholarship recipients and membership.
Principal Financial Group
Phone: (559) 313-1707
Nichola Peacock grew up in the Fresno/Clovis area having graduated from Hoover High School and then completing her Bachelors of Science at California State University, Fresno. She enjoys educating people on finance, helping clients plan for their future and is passionate in making sure that people are able to meet their financial goals. She educates individuals, families and small businesses on how to create a financial plan that protects and prepares for the future. Her business motto is “Having a financial plan will help you live comfortably and retire happy”.
After several years of volunteering with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fresno/Clovis committee she will be Chair for the 2020 Committee.
Fresno Police Chaplaincy
Phone: (559) 287-3406
Jaime Dean has management, sales and customer service experience in the Insurance Industry starting in 1994. She has always had a passion for people as shown through her work efforts and volunteerism throughout the community. She is a motivated self-starter and makes it her passion to excel in excellence. Jaime currently works for the Fresno Police Chaplaincy and also volunteers her time there.
Jaime joined the Fresno Women’s Network in late 2016 and became a board member in February 2017. She excited to serve as your Board Past President. She has previously served on the Fort Washington Elementary Parent Club board from 2009-2016. Jaime is a Fresno Pacific University graduate and has lived in Fresno all her life.
Anne Marie AvellarAAA Insurance
Phone: (559) 930-1380
Anne Marie Avellar began her career at AAA in 1984 when she was just 22. She had always known she wanted to represent a company with a great reputation for taking care of both its clients as well as its employees and, knowing that AAA had always been her family’s insurance, felt that it was a good fit. It has turned out to be exactly that. Anne Marie is a personal lines insurance agent and helps provide car, home, life and other types of protection for her clients. She cares deeply about providing the right coverage to each individual, with less concern about her own gain. This “service-first” approach to business has provided a win-win for both Anne Marie and her clients.
Anne Marie has been a Fresno resident most of her life. She has been married to her husband Tim for 35 years and has two grown sons, Grayson and Garrett. She is actively involved with her church as the Director of Women's Ministries, and volunteers to serve those in need as often as possible.
Guarantee Real Estate
Phone: (559) 930-8282
Amy Mincer is a Realtor for Guarantee Real Estate and enjoys serving her clients and her community. She has a long background of working in the customer service industry. From managing a restaurant for many years, to managing and running her husband's business. The service and experience provided to her clients and community are very important to Amy. She is an avid volunteer with different local organizations and enjoys being out in the community of Fresno. Providing her clients with great service, communication, and knowledge are what you can always expect from her.
IT Specialist for Bitwise
Phone: (702) 972-4001
Jasmin White graduated from UC Riverside where she played collegiate volleyball and received her Bachelor's in Music. She can play the violin and the viola. Jasmin moved to Fresno in 2018 and now works as an IT Specialist for Bitwise Industries and coaches girls volleyball at Clovis North High School. Her Enneagram style is an Adaptive Peacemaker (9) and when she's not wearing heels she is 6'1".
Guarantee Real Estate
Vivian specializes in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Sales, representing buyers, sellers, and real estate investment consulting. With 24 years of Financial and Real Estate Industry experience, her focus is to advise her clients on how to build wealth through real estate and maximize the opportunities available. Vivian’s commitment to providing exceptional client experiences is her top priority and building long standing relationships based on trust, communication and dedication is essential. Vivian’s business is built on referrals from past clients, family, and friends. “They are absolutely at the heart of what I do!” says Vivian.
She believes in the importance of giving back to the community through volunteering and supporting local businesses. Vivian looks forward to serving as the 2021 Membership Director and supporting the efforts to allow businesses to thrive in these ever-changing times.
Mobile Notary Service
Phone: (559) 367-1331
Dana Plaster is a Mobile Notary Public and Certified Notary Signing Agent. She is an independent contractor who provides notary services to Title Companies, Mortgage Lenders, Real Estate Agents, Attorneys, and anyone in the general public who needs notary services. Dana has held her notary commission since 1998 and is a member of the National Notary Association.
In 2017, Dana decided to start her own business as a mobile notary public. Using many of the skills that she acquired from her previous occupations and taking the necessary courses to become certified as a real estate loan signing agent, she has worked tirelessly to build a successful business.
Dana is a Fresno born native who graduated from Roosevelt High School. She has one son who is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps. Outside of work, Dana enjoys sports, the great outdoors, travel, and spending time with family and friends.
Phone: (559) 246-5893
After moving with her family, from the bay area, at the age of 9, Debbie Milla stepped into her first of many Masonic organizations. This is where the philanthropic bug struck her heart. She then went into the dental field and worked as an assistant and office manager for over 20 years. During that time, she met the love of her life, Joey, and was married in 2005. Things really change for her then and they started a winery, Milla Vineyards.
Joey and Debbie still live at the location of the winery, with their 6- 4 legged children; 4 dogs, 2 cats and several feral cats that hang out. They enjoy entertaining, cooking and of course wine. You might even find them out by the huge fire pit they dug for the winery on a cold winter's night toasting marshmallows and sipping wine.
Joining the Fresno Women's Network in 2009, after Milla Vineyards participated in their Net at Night networking event. Now, as a past President of the Fresno Women's Network, her plans are to help strengthen member relationships and inject even more fun into the network. Debbie has made some of her dearest friends in the network and she hopes you do as well.