Leadership Team

Brian Angus
Chief Executive Officer
(559) 263-1000

For the past 40 years, Brian Angus has held responsible management positions in community action agencies (CAA) in four regions of the United States, including serving as CEO in three.  As chief executive of Fresno EOC, Mr. Angus leads one of the largest community action agencies in the nation, by clients served and budget. He is regarded widely as a leader, innovator, and entrepreneur. The hallmark of his career has been building regional and national coalitions around urgent human and economic issues.  

Heather M. Brown
Human Resources Officer
(559) 263-1070

Heather M. Brown is a creative, results-oriented Human Resources professional with 20 years of progressively responsible leadership experience. She has held HR positions in a small consulting company, grocery retail and local government. Ms. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin Language and Literature from the University of Richmond and an MBA from Averett University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Lynchburg College.

Elizabeth Jonasson

Elizabeth Jonasson
Board Liaison and Community Relations Director
(559) 263-1000

Elizabeth Jonasson joined the agency in August 2016 as the Board Liaison and Community Engagement Director. Prior to serving in this capacity, Ms. Jonasson worked in government and community benefit organizations in a variety of policy, outreach and communication capacities. Born in California, Ms. Jonasson Rosas has lived and studied in five countries. During her summer studies at California State University, Fresno, she was moved by the friendliness and vitality of Fresno and decided to make it her home upon earning her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in Mexico City. More recently, Elizabeth completed her MBA studies at California State University, Fresno where she received the Craig School of Business Graduate Dean's Medal for her academic efforts and community involvement. Ms. Jonasson also represents the Roosevelt High region on the Fresno Unified School District Board.

Karin Chao-Bushoven
Innovation Officer
(559) 263-1000

Karin Chao-Bushoven studied Biochmistry at UCLA and Neuroscience at Brown University. Chao-Bushoven is the agency’s planner responsible for resource development, program development, and evaluation. She was recognized as the 2016 Fundraising Professional of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, California Central Valley Chapter. She is a member and a Paul Harris Fellow at the Rotary Club of Fresno. Chao-Bushoven has served on the Board of Commissioners of First 5 Fresno and currently serves on the board of directors of San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust and Focus Forward.

Salam Nalia
Chief Financial Officer
(559) 263-1030

Salam Nalia holds an MBA and two Bachelor’s degrees – in Finance and in Accounting. He is an accomplished international business professional, community advocate, and dedicated Chief Financial Officer for Fresno EOC.  He also serves as CEO of Fresno CDFI. Throughout his career he has come to be regarded for his skillful leadership, development and management of financial systems, guiding numerous boards with his strategic financial acumen. He is also an innovator, having founded Fresno CDFI, and was instrumental in bringing Self-Help Federal Credit Union to South East Fresno in 2015Internationally, he has served as a Country Head of Finance for American Express, and served as Romania’s Honorary Consul General.

Naomi Quiring-Mizumoto
Chief Programs Officer
(559) 263-1000

Naomi Quiring-Mizumoto has served in this capacity since 2009, overseeing all agency direct programming, including child development programs, the School of Unlimited Learning charter school, WIC program, Local Conservation Corps, Sanctuary Shelter and Youth Services, Employment and Training, and Community Services.  She previously directed the Head Start/Early Head Start programs and is a founding board member of the California Head Start Association. Mrs. Quiring-Mizumoto graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Home Economics. Her extensive experience at Fresno EOC contributes to her effective leadership as Chief Programs Officer.

Susan Shiomi
Internal Audit Director
(559) 263-1000

Susan Shiomi has filled a number of important positions at Fresno EOC since 2002, including Accountant, Staff Auditor and Internal Audit Manager. She is currently the Internal Audit Director. Prior to her work at Fresno EOC, Ms. Shiomi was a supervising staff accountant at Foster Farms in Fresno, CA. Ms. Shiomi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Accountancy Option) and an MS in Fraud and Forensics from Carlow University. She is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Government Auditing Professional. Ms. Shiomi runs the Independent Internal Audit Department, tasked with conducting evaluations, reviews, risk assessments, fraud investigations, and audits of various departments of the agency.