Biography

 

Ms. Fountain’s social impact career started with Juneteenth America, Inc. as a student volunteer in 2002, working up to her role as Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for the non-profit organization until 2013. Juneteenth America, Inc. sponsored legislation AB1749 which established the Juneteenth National Freedom Day Observance for the state of California that is recognized every Third Saturday in June. In 2006, a California Juneteenth National Freedom Day Observance Monument was unveiled in Pomona, California marking the location of the historic Juneteenth celebration that served as the catalyst for the holiday movement, in which Ms. Fountain is listed as a part of the Board of Directors for the organization.

As Chief Operations Officer, she oversaw production of the organization’s signature events which included the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast Tribute and Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz & Arts Festival. She managed the organization’s fundraising, educational outreach, community collaborations, marketing and expansion of events in Sacramento, California and Kansas City, Missouri.

Ms. Fountain was born in Long Beach, California and was raised in Pomona, California. In 2009, Ms. Fountain received her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of California- Los Angeles. She studied abroad in Europe for a semester, and received Dean’s List recognition in the Fall of 2007 and 2008. While in college, she produced the design concept for the City of Santa Monica’s Woodlawn Cemetery, creating the first identity for the city’s most historical resource since it’s existence in 1897.

When she was 18, she served on the founding Board of Trustees for the Friends of the Pomona Fox Theater for 10 years and was co-lead on the grand re-opening of the historic theater in Downtown Pomona. In 2010, she joined Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.’s Lambda Gamma Sigma Chapter, as a graduate dedicated to community service and education.

As a Media Specialist for First 5 San Bernardino, Ms. Fountain oversees communications and marketing for an early childhood development funder serving the County of San Bernardino. First 5 San Bernardino receives funding from the 1998 Proposition 10 tobacco-tax initiative to invest in programs and services for children ages zero to five. In 2014, she earned the organization the first of two Bronze awards from the American Advertising Federation-Inland Empire for producing the organization’s first television commercial, “We’re Here…We’re First 5 San Bernardino”. That same year, the American Advertising Federation-Inland Empire brought her on the membership board where she served as Vice President to the chapter until 2018.

Ms. Fountain has received a total of twelve (12) Certificates of Recognition from former U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, California State Assembly, California State Senate, and San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors officials and an Outstanding Service to Community & School Award from Delta Kappa Gamma Society.

She currently runs her own business providing full-service marketing and communications services to nonprofits, small businesses, and mid-size companies at SixFifty