Ron P. Muriera
Nonprofit executive director, educator, grants professional, performing artist, community activist, historian, advocate for children and youth -- for the last 20 years, Ron P. Muriera has integrated his various experiences and knowledge into his current calling serving communities locally in the San Francisco Bay Area, California and throughout the nation.
As the sole proprietor of RPM Consulting, Ron has helped several organizations and agencies obtain funding from government, public and private sources. Having a long history of involvement in community planning and collaboration as well as extensive experience providing technical assistance to Federal TRIO Program personnel (specifically Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound), after-school and other school-linked services, Ron has an in-depth knowledge of these areas and has hands-on experience of what a successful program entails. Additionally, As a performing artist himself, Ron is very familiar and knowledgeable on funding for arts and cultural organizations.
Ron has provided service on several nonprofit boards, most notably:
- Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, San Francisco
- University of San Francisco's Partnership Academy
- Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP)
Ron has been recognized for his work within the San Francisco/Bay Area community as well as for his work as an educator, having been the recipient of several awards which includes the 2006 Steve Holeman Award for Excellence in the field of Educational Equity presented by the Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP), and the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month’s Local Hero Award in 2000 sponsored by KQED-TV San Francisco and Union Bank of California.
Recently, Ron was elected to serve on the board of directors for Californians for the Arts and California Arts Advocates. He was re-appointed to the City of San Jose's Arts Commission where he serves as the Chair for the Public Art Committee. In addition, Ron is a National Trustee representing Northern California on the board of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), and is Vice President on the Board of Trustees for the California History Center Foundation at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA.