Board of Directors

Meet Our Board of Directors

Cornelious Page, Jr.

Cornelious Page, Jr.

Founder & Board President

Cornelious (C.J.) Page Jr.

Cornelious Page Jr., (also known as “C.J.”) is the founder and Executive Director of Community Health Action Network (CHAN). He founded CHAN after receiving his diagnosis of diabetes but finding it difficult to obtain information on how to manage this disease. Naturally inquisitive, he researched and obtained the answers from key people who had the information he would need to maintain his health. His healthy lifestyle changes eventually led to the sad revelation about the lack of awareness in the community about this disease. His own journey opened up his eyes to the need for communities, especially minority communities, to learn vital, life altering information, and from this concept, CHAN was born.

C.J. has served the community for over 10 years in ongoing efforts to address the health disparities that exist among minority residents. He worked to provide health education and community services to well over 1,500 families in the High Desert and Central Valley region of San Bernardino County. Before founding CHAN, he served in the U.S. Army and later worked for the State of California Department of Corrections at the Chino Institution for Men.

He cites the success of CHAN as due in great part to the partnerships he has established with healthcare and community based organizations in the High Desert region. Saint Joseph Healthcare System, Saint Mary’s Medical Center, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, Healthy Cities Initiatives, Head Start and the State Preschool Programs, are but a few of the partner organizations where he offers nutrition workshops and similar services to local families.

He is currently working with San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and St Mary’s Medical Center on a program called Community of Excellence (CX3). This program helps residents to make their communities a better place by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables, exercising more and combating the crisis of obesity. CJ believes that with each family he assists, he gets closer to his goal of creating a “Healthy High Desert.”

Mr. Page is a member of the African American Health Initiative (AAHI), East Valley Collaborative, High Desert Community Coalitions (HDCC) and the California Injury Prevention Network (CIPN). He sits on several boards within the community, such as: Adelanto Community Recreation Center (ACRC), Obesity Task Force - St. Joseph Medical Center, Healthy Victorville and Healthy Hesperia and Victor Valley Family Resource Center Transitional Homes.

In early 2009, he became certified as a facilitator for car seat safety training and installation by Safe Kids Worldwide in collaboration with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). He received numerous commendations from San Bernardino County Supervisors and US Congresspersons in recognition of his sustained commitment to community health.

He credits his unswerving reliance upon his strong Christian values to sustain the mission and vision of CHAN. He also relaxes by watching wrestling on television and rejuvenates himself by singing in his church, New Life Chapel in Hesperia, California.

Dr. Breada Leach

Dr. Breada Leach

Board Member

Dr. Breada Leach

Dr. Breada Leach is a California native from San Diego, CA. She is the president of ABC123 where she has served since 1997; expanding the company’s vision and locations across southern California and the city of Atlanta. Dr. Leach is a well-established inspirational speaker, educator, and philanthropist.

She currently serves on the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Chair for Hesperia Chamber of Commerce Ambassador’s and Vice Chair for the Hesperia 2034 Education Committee, Government Affairs Committee for the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors for Futurus Foundation she is also an active board member for Community Health Action Network(CHAN) in Victorville, CA., a board member for Today’s Women Foundation, co-chair of the Women’s Leadership committee, and a member for the Hesperia Lion’s Club International and also a board member for the Halo Project His Loving Arms.

Breada is one of the featured writers in the ZOE Life Publications Devotional for 2014 and 2015. Currently, she is working on her 2016 devotional entitled, Thoughts of The Day Inspired By God. Her prayer is for each reader to gain something positive for their lives and to develop a closer relationship with God as they pursue their life’s purpose. Dr. Leach has the heart and mind to see others succeed and has been devoted to the surrounding communities in the High Desert.

Breada is a well-respected businesswoman and mentor for many. She has a proven track record of counseling business owners in pursuit of their visions and goals. She is a mentor for the President/CEO of TREVCO Creation’s, helping to develop and implement business strategies to expand the company’s vision. Breada was successful throughout the negotiation process, establishing a long-term relationship between Trevco and China, for the disbursement of manufacturing their products from 2013 to 2020. She also worked closely with Dreammation EFX as a key speaker, with the City Hall in New Orleans, the Office of Recovery and Development Administrations as well as the Industrial Development Board. Dr. Leach assisted in collecting information that helped obtain preliminary approval for up to $52 million in Gulf Opportunity Zone Bonds. This gave the company a major boost, as the goal was to create 10,000 jobs in New Orleans and a total of 25,000 jobs across America. She played a major part of helping to fulfill the dreams of a city nearly lost to a terrifying hurricane.

As a humanitarian, she believes in spending her time wisely by taking a vested interest in others dreams. She believes in tithing to the local churches and giving back to the community by advocating for families and their children through ABC123 Christian Academy. With a strong belief in spending quality time with family and friends she is cognizance that the key to her success means keeping God first place.

Sylvia Vallejo De León

Sylvia Vallejo De León

Board Member

Sylvia Vallejo De León, B. A

Sylvia Vallejo De León comes to us from Los Angeles California where she received her B.A. in Business Administration from Mount St. Mary’s College, with a minor in Spanish. She currently serves as the Community Benefit Analyst at St. Joseph Health, St. Mary. In this role, she is responsible for documenting the resources that St. Mary contributes for the community’s benefit. This includes tracking the numerous hours of service outside of the hospital by St. Mary staff as well as the financial support of patients who need care in our High Desert community.

Sylvia has served in a variety of capacities that demonstrate her commitment to serving and being an advocate for vulnerable populations. As a Case Manager for people with HIV and AIDS at the “To Help Everyone “(T.H.E.) Clinic, she “fine-tuned her empathy skills” and learned the importance of listening and building trust. In another role, she worked to help children and families have access to health insurance under the Healthy Families and Covered California initiatives.

Sylvia has been an active Board member with the Community Health Action Network (CHAN) since 2016. Her commitment is driven by CHAN’s mission. CHAN is an essential community resource for our High Desert community. C.H.A.N. recognizes the importance of socioeconomic factors that impact the well-being of residents. CHAN works to engage residents and empower them to have a voice in what happens in their neighborhoods. C.H.A.N. advocates for safe neighborhoods through the Healthy Cities initiatives, has a program for adults to obtain their G.E.D., and through Healthy Eating Activing Living (H.E.A.L.) Curriculum teaches that food is our everyday medicine for good health. They also connect faith based organizations to fresh produce twice a month, to distribute to local High Desert families struggling to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

Sylvia is also a “soccer mom” and promotes healthy eating by teaching kids about simple and tasty salads that are easy to make.