CWN - Board of Directors

Tanay A. Colón - President

Tanay is funny, talented and helpful. Her current duties as An Accounting Technician for SBCERA include assisting Member Services with auditing accounts. Tanay served the County of San Bernardino 2012-2015 as a Fiscal Assistant at the Department of Public Works, started her career as a WEX Clerk in Hesperia TAD office.

When she is not working she enjoys traveling with her family because it allows her to meet new people and learn new cultures. Tanay has served as past Vice President and Treasurer of CWN. She has served on school and community boards over the past six years.

Serving as President her goal is to continue to strengthen women, help make CWN more visible in the community and continue to develop her leadership skills.


Ronnie Thomas- Secretary

Denise Toro - Treasurer


Sarah Sarumian - 1st Director of Membership


Tracy R. Sulprizio – Director of Membership

Tracy has been employed with the County for 17 years, and has been a secretary for the last 13 years. She worked for the Auditor/Controller’s Office, Public Health, the District Attorney’s Office, County Counsel, and Human Services. She currently works as a Secretary I with the Human Services – Personnel department.

Tracy enjoys being President for the County Women’s Network and takes great pride in the position. She served as the Past President for the Leadership Development Network (LDN), and she is on the Board of the San Bernardino Valley College History Club as well, where she serve as the Secretary.

Mary Ashley - 1st Director of Programs 

Mary Ashley is creative, passionate and a zealous advocate for victims. Mary helps keep the criminals off the streets as a Chief Deputy for the District Attorney’s Office.  She has been with the county over 16 years and has been a trial lawyer, lead attorney and Supervising Attorney before promoting to Chief.

When she is not working, Mary enjoys traveling the world.  She has been to Sweden, England, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, South Africa, Canada and Mexico and continues to seek out new adventures.  This is Mary’s second year serving as the Director of Programs for the CWN.  Mary also serves on the Board for the National District Attorneys Association and is a member of the Children’s Assessment Center Steering Committee.  She served as the former Countywide Mock Trial Coordinator for four years. 

 Mary’s goal participating in CWN is to help provide interesting and informative speakers for our monthly meetings and annual training day that will enrich the lives of our members and women in the county, with the hope they will be inspired to become leaders in their organizations.  The goal is to empower one another instead of compete or tear each other down.


Melissa Honold - Director of Special Projects 

Melissa is happy to serve on the County Women's Network (CWN) Board of Directors and to be part of an organiztion that fosters the personal and professional growth of women.  She has been a member of CWN for 16 years and participated in the CWN Mentoring program as a Protégé in 2008. She  served in several capacities over the years: Director of Special Projects in 2009/10 & 2010/11, ran the CWN Elections for 2011/12 & 2012/13, served as one of the Directors of Mentoring in 2013/14, and Director of Special Projects 2014/15 & 2015/16.

Melissa looks forward to CWN celebrating its 20th year anniversary this year!

Lucille Hankton - Director of Community Services

Community Service Director, Lucille P. Hankton, is a very compassionate, hard-working, versatile, and caring person. In the past 25 years she has been employed with the county in several positions- first as a Fiscal Clerk with the Auditor/Controller and secondly as an Workforce Development Specialist (formerly known as an Employment Service Specialist) with the Workforce Development Department. As a Workforce Development Specialist, Lucille provides endless opportunities and information on how to interview, job search and prepare the ultimate resumes.  She is always going the extra mile in helping her clientele in locating alternative academic enhancement training as well as innovative employment opportunities a means to help ensure that they are successful in getting into the workforce.

Lucille enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. She never meets a stranger and enjoys conversing with others from all walks of life. Lucille has been a member of the Board of Directors for CWN for over 11 years and an active member of CWN for over 15 years.  She has served in many capacities such as committee member for recruitment of new members; Desert Region Director- 2 years, and Community Service Director for the past 6 years.

Lucille’s goal is to continue to provide motivational guidance and strengthening in helping to encourage other women to give back to others in need as this is a virtue which will lead to them being well rounded individuals

Tracy R. Sulprizio –Past President

Board of Directors

  • Tanay A. Colón