5210 W. 4th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
EDUCATION: BA California State University, Los Angeles
February, 1992 - Present
President, Co-Founder, Co-Manager, RECA Foundation.
Specializing in successful living through
computer access and training. Extensive experience in assessing
individuals in need of technology access and the Internet. Heavily involved in
developing new technology programs to meet the needs of the "have nots"
of the community. Instrumental in providing assistive technology to the
physically and mentally disabled - especially the sight impaired and physically
challenged. Provided web page development for other non-profit agencies including
the local Volunteer Center, several community technology centers, and other
health and social service agencies. A world leader in fighting for the
"have-nots" of the information age. Other publications and
accomplishments can be found by searching the World-Wide Web for "Ronda
Evans" or "Bruce McComb" and by taking a tour of the following:
Bruce McComb and Ronda Evans - Internationally recognized for a number of
community networking initiatives including starting twelve Community Technology
Centers, a Computer Recycling Program, the Columbia Basin Public Information
Network (CBPIN), Adopt-a-Page (supporting other non-profits), Youth Programs,
Community Calendars system, Business and Resource Community directories, and an Abilities Center providing assistive technologies for the disabled.
- In the News.
- Nominated Bruce
McComb as for Computer
Learning Foundation 2000 See Computer Learning Foundation yearly awards
- Nominated Bruce McComb Executive Director and Nickole Evans RECA
Foundation Youth for Firestone 100 Who
Serve Award - January 2001. Both won.
- Nominated Bruce McComb for Sonywonder Technology High-tech
Leader of 2000 award. This award is a direct result of the Youth
Programs (seen following).
- Youth Programs: Started as
a summer youth hire program in 1997 in support of "youth at
risk". The program has been expanded beyond the JTPA (Job Training
Partnership Act) to include volunteers and year-round programs.
- Both Nickole and her brother Evan
are one of 2000 kids worldwide to receive the Millennium
Dreamers Award. These "RECA" kids will travel to Disney
World in May, 2000
- The Arborwood Family
Learning Center also functions as a Non-Profit
- The Columbia Free-Net (TCFN): A detailed history of the The
Columbia Free-Net, previously known as Tri-Cities Free-Net (established,
September 1992) can be found at: Community
Networking '96 Report
- Columbia Basin Public Information Network (CBPIN):
A network of organizations dedicated to providing the widest possible
access to the Information Superhighway. Our goal is to ensure everyone has
access appropriate to their needs - business, educators, students,
children, non-profits, the rich, the poor, the disabled.
- GII Awards Winner
- Community Technology Centers
(CTCs): Beyond public access, community technology building requires
Community Technology Centers to assist with the "have-nots" of
technology. Some of these folks include the non-English speaking, sight
impaired, disabled, low income, struggling families, migrant workers, and
- CBPIN Computer Recycling
Center: The RECA Foundation solicits donations of used computer
equipment, refurbishes systems, and provides computers to those in need
(low income families, disabled, non-profit organizations, and other
- The Columbia Business Directory and
Columbia Resource Directory, a searchable keyword on-line database.
- The Columbia Free-Net: Come
visit and say hello!
RECA Foundation - President 1992-Current
Salvation Army Advisory
Board Member 2000-Current
Adult Day Services Board
Member 1998-Current, President 2001
Leadership Tri-Cities Class V Graduate
Kiwanis Tri-City Industry Club
Disabilities Advisory Comm. 1993-Current, Chair 1997-Current
Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce 1992-Current
Benton County Health & Safety Network 1995-1998
The Foundation on Employment and Disability, Inc., CA Chairperson 1986-88
Who's Who of American Women 1989-90
POSITION: Senior's Choice Estate Administrator Kennewick, WA April 94 -
Los Angeles, CA March 88 - June 89
As a professional senior administrator responsible for seniors needing
assistance in housing, nursing, management of finances, estate liquidation and
final services. Coordinated services whereby many of the clients were maintained
in their own homes, and not transferred to nursing homes. Have worked with
seniors in completing over 40 pages of forms to make sure their wishes are
POSITION: El Rancho Vista Administrator Pico Rivera, CA 90660 Dec. 86 -
As Administrator of a 87 bed Long-Term Care Facility, was responsible for the
complete management of over 75 staff, budget control, which resulted in 20%
increased profit over budgeted projections. Federal and state inspections showed
highest level of care, compliance with medical records documentation, procedures
and policies. Personnel management maintained a very low turnover rate, with no
overtime hours, which decreased staffing costs and increased projected profit.
POSITION: Southern California Presbyterian Homes Manager of Marketing July
82 - May 85 Glendale, CA 91205 Oct. 79 - May 85
At the corporate level, responsible for analysis, design and management of a
marketing program for four full-care retirement homes, including one recently
constructed facility. Developed a comprehensive program, geared to strategic
placement of marketing efforts in the area of community public relations,
promotional campaigns and newspaper advertising. As staff liaison to the board,
recommended corporate policy in regard to admissions criteria and resident care.
Administrator in Training Glendale, CA 91205 March 81 - July 82 Performed
all aspects of retirement home and skilled nursing facility administration,
through on the job training. Designed programs to carry out Title 22 regulations
particularly related to facility sanitation, dietary which resulted in
successful annual state inspection. Social Service Director Glendale, CA
91205 Oct. 79 - March 81 Responsible for defining and meeting the
psycho/social needs of patients at a skilled nursing facility. Provided support
to patients and their families on all aspects of senior living, especially death
and dying counseling. Included pre-admission screening, referrals to community
resources and discharge planning.
POSITION: California State University Assistant Administrator Los Angeles,
CA 90022 Oct. 75 - Oct. 79 Supervised a staff of 15 full-time and 35 part
time employees in the start to finish processing of all student aid
applications. Developed all office procedures for the implementation of several
major financial award programs. This resulted in 90% reduction of overtime
hours, and increased awards of 20%, with decreased error rate of 20%.
California Administrator of Skilled Nursing Facility 1982-1990
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern 1991-1994