Welcome To The Diversity Council!

We’re an inclusive council dedicated to empowering our business community to celebrate diversity through education and kindness. Our council is working on gaining a deep understanding of multiple aspects of diversity and inclusion with each other as a group. We welcome committed and engaged speakers and community members to work with us and seek mutual support. This will empower our business community by fostering awareness of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and ripple out to every aspect of our lives.


Empowering diversity every day with DiversityWorks by our Diversity Council! DiversityWorks is a program composed of educational workshops, seminars, webinars, resources and more. The council created DiversityWorks to empower OUR business community to celebrate diversity through education and kindness. DiversityWorks typically offers an educational webinar every two months. Check out upcoming events here. 

Additional Resources

Interested in Diversity & Inclusion?

The Diversity Council holds meetings once a month (check with the Chamber of Commerce office for the day and place it will be held as it varies month to month). We invite all Chamber members to join us for the training aspect of our meetings, generally half of the hour meeting. Some trainings involve a guest speaker at the Chamber, others may involve us out at a facility to tour, and others may be a video and facilitated discussion.

Some of the key topics our council is focusing on, but not limited to, include unconscious bias, microaggression, and weakening stereotypes.

If you would like to join the council, you can download the application here.

Diversity Council Members


Charles Matthews – Co-Chair

Edward Jones
5965 Traffic Way
Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone: (805) 460-0443

Victoria Rose Carranza – Co-Chair

The Gardening Doula

Email: victoria@thegardeningdoula.com
Phone: (805) 391-4625

Ann Oshiro

Econcept Marketing Solutions
6907 El Camino Real, Ste. A
Atascadero, CA 93422

Email: ann@econcept.biz
Phone: (805) 801- 4351

Brenda May

Community Church of Atascadero
5850 Rosario Ave.
Atascadero, CA 93422

Email: atascaderouccpastor@gmail.com
Phone: (805) 466-9108


Kristina Duperron

Atascadero Middle School
6501 Lewis Ave.
Atascadero, CA 93422

Email: kristinaduperron@atasusd.org
Phone: (805) 462-4360

Natali Sanchez

Edward Jones
7305 Morro Rd, Suite 202
Atascadero CA 93422

Email: natali.sanchez@edwardjones.com
Phone: (805) 461-3453

Penni Monroe

Hush Harbor Artisian Bakery & Cafe
5735 El Camino Real
Atascadero CA 93422


Wendy Lewis

Wendy Lewis

El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO)
6370 Atascadero Ave.
Atascadero, CA 93422

Email: wlewis@echoshelter.org
Phone: (805) 792-0090

Whitney Gordon 

Tenet Health
1100 Las Tablas Road
Templeton, CA 93465

Email: whitney.gordon@tenethealth.com
Phone: (805) 434-3500

Zoe Zappas

Z Villages LLC
P.O. BOX 1327
Atascadero, CA 93423

Email: zoe@zvillages.com
Phone: (805) 674-6817

The Atascadero Chamber Supports Diversity

The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce’s goal and mission is to provide resources for our diverse business community. We believe diversity and inclusion are what will make Atascadero a desirable place to live and work. To show our commitment to our community, we are working to bring social and educational opportunities that highlight and embrace our community’s diversity. We believe this work is vital to the success of Atascadero and a significant part of the mission of the Chamber. Also, we will ensure that moving forward, our board members, councils, and committees will be provided training and education to gain awareness on diversity and inclusion, affirming this value. The Chamber is committed to ensuring our conversations reflect our actions from this day forward.