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From top left: Antonia Hernández, Catharine O’Neill Broderick, Jo Ann Jenkins and Mark A. Coblitz.
From top left: Antonia Hernández, Catharine O’Neill Broderick, Jo Ann Jenkins and Mark A. Coblitz. (Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg)

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Board of Trustees recently announced the election of four new members.

Antonia Hernandez, Catharine O’Neill Broderick, Jo Ann Jenkins and Mark A. Coblitz were chosen to serve as trustees of the foundation.

Hernandez, president and CEO of the California Community Foundation, earned her bachelor’s degree in history and law degree from UCLA.

Prior to joining CCF, Hernandez served as president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, staff attorney with the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, and counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In addition to her professional resume, Hernandez is a member of the boards of directors of the national American Automobile Association, the Automobile Club of Southern California, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Council on Foundations, Forest Lawn and Grameen America. She serves on the Commission on Presidential Debates, the JFK Library Foundation Profile in Courage Award Committee and the UCLA Board of Advisors.

Broderick has a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, her master’s degree for social work from Columbia University and her master’s degree in elementary education from Manhattanville College.

She worked as a teacher and social worker in Westchester County, New York public schools from 1980 to 1990 and then went on to serve as executive director of a coalition that facilitated partnerships between schools and area businesses. She is a former director of Grosse Point Academy and a former trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, as well as a current member of the Raleigh Tavern Society.

Jenkins, president of the AARP Foundation, is a graduate of Spring Hill College and the Stanford Executive Program. She began her career with the federal government in 1981 at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and went on to join the Department of Transportation four years later. From 1990 to 1993 she directed the Department of Agriculture’s Office of Advocacy and Enterprise before moving on to become the COO the Library of Congress, where she developed and directed the National Book Festival and the Library of Congress Experience.

In 2014, Jenkins received an honorary doctorate from Washington College. She is also a recipient of the Black Women’s Agenda Economic Development Award and is one of the Not-Profit Times Power and Influence Top 50 for 2013 and 2014. She is a member of the National Advisory Board for Caring for Military Families.

Coblitz, a U.S. Air Force veteran, is a graduate of the Case Institute of Technology and earned his master’s degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. He served as a vice president with the A. Louis Supply Co. and Wheeler Manufacturing Corp. and as a manager with Strategic Planning Associates before beginning his 25-year tenure at Comcast in 1989.

He currently serves as a member of Tepper School’s Business Board of Advisors and is the recipient of the Vanguard Award in Science and Technology from the National Cable and Telecommunications Association. He also won an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

“Antonia, Cathy, Jo Ann and Mark bring to Colonial Williamsburg world-class leadership experience that spans the education, corporate, nonprofit, and media sectors,” said foundation President, CEO and board member Mitchell B. Reiss. “The foundation and its mission will benefit enormously from their insight as we engage and inspire new audiences with the stories of our nation’s founding.”