MBE Input Committee



MBE Input Committee

A Standing Committee of the

Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council



The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Input Committee is a group of certified minority business enterprise representatives who provide counsel and recommendations so that programs and projects implemented by NCMSDC are relevant and supportive of minority business development.


Who Can Attend Meetings

MBE Input Committee meetings are open to all certified NCMSDC MBEs.  Those interested in attending must register for each meeting for security purposes.  Please note that only elected and ad hoc members may provide direct input at meetings and only elected members may vote.


2011 Meeting Schedule

2011 meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month (unless otherwise noted) from 10:00am – 12:00pm PST - Please check this page for updates on location or telecomm information

*Meeting dates & times are subject to change!



Meeting Rules

MBEs who do not follow these rules will not be allowed to attend meetings


1)     For security purposes, you must register to attend each meeting whether you are attending in person or dialing in

2)     Only elected and ad hoc members may provide input at meetings

3)     Only elected MBE Input Committee Members may vote

4)     You may either attend in person or dial in (for dial in codes, please email us)

5)     All meetings are pre-structured; if you would like to propose an agenda item, you must email MBE Input Committee Chair Maurice Brewster 2 weeks prior to the meeting



MBE News & Resources

Strength in Diversity

Large Corporations Find Working with Minority-owned Firms is Good Business

Message from the National MBE Input Committee Chair

Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program Cash Prize

AABE Memo: Congress Just Passed the Small Business Jobs Act

Summary of the Small Business Jobs Act 

Haitian-American Enterprise Fund

H.R. 4961

Haitian Private Sector Encouragement Act of 2010

Section by Section Description


Meeting Agendas

Note: If you would like to propose an agenda item, you must email it to MBE Input Committee Chair Maurice Brewster 2 weeks prior to the meeting


January 21, 2011

February 18, 2011

March 18, 2011

May 20, 2011

June 17, 2011

July 15, 2011

August 19, 2011

November 18, 2011


MBE Input Committee Objectives

-Facilitate the expansion of the NMSDC certified minority business community;

-Recruit new MBEs to be certified, and encourage their participation in and support of MBEIC activities;

-Support NCMSDC staff and Council activities;

-Establish working relationship with Standing Committees of the Board;

-Identify needs of the Council’s minority businesses and provide recommendations/observations on programs and services to the Staff;

-Ensure continuous communication and coordination of activities between the Board, Staff and the local and national Minority Business Enterprise Input Committees;

-Identification or recommendation of programs to assist in growth of minority-owned member businesses;

-Recommend training and technical assistance projects, which address specific problem areas encountered by minority-owned businesses.


2011 NCMSDC MBE Input Committee Members

Should you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any member

Maurice Brewster, Chair

President/CEO, Mosaic Global Transportation

Sonu Ratra, Vice Chair

President, Akraya Inc.

Shashi Kumar, Secretary

Vice President, Infoyogi LLC

Vince Stephenson

CEO, V.S. Supply Company

Denise Johnson

CFO, EDALS Consulting

Tarrell Gamble

Vice President, Blaylock Robert Van, LLC

Pamela Isom

President & CEO, ICE Safety Solutions

Don Stoneham

Agape Enterprises Consulting, Inc

Norberto Velez

President, Customized Performance, Inc

Scott Vowels

President, NCMSDC


Ad-Hoc Committee Members

Wailana Kamauu

CEO, Clean Light Green Light Hawaii

David Smith

CEO, Pacific Corporate Solutions

Marie Roberts De La Parra

CEO, BMB Construction

Mary Shulenberger

President/CEO, Parle Enterprises, Inc.

Rex Chu

ASI Computer Technologies, Inc.

Dicran Arnold

Business Development, World Wide Technology, Inc.

Myla Ramos

Director, SearchPros

Bruce Owashi

CEO, EXCEL Moving Services

Anamiria Madrigal

CEO, MCV Group Inc.

David Wang

Wave2Wave Solution Corporation