Polly DLG Masga, Chair
Polly DLG. Masga was elected to the board in November 2015 and was voted as Chairperson for the Board on May 2, 2018 and re-elected again in May 4, 2019. Ms. Masga is currently the Director for Human Resources at the Northern Marianas College. She has over 20 years working in the Human Resources profession, serving in management capacities in the private sectors of healthcare, hotel and hospitality. She has served as a Board member of the Northern Mariana Islands Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (NMI-SHRM) and currently serves as Board of Trustee for the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation. Ms. Masga earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the Northern Marianas College on Saipan.
Tracy M. Guerrero, Vice Chair
Tracy M. Guerrero was elected to the board on 26 April 2017. She joined Triple J Saipan in 2017 as the Corporate Controller where she oversees the financial management of the Saipan, Marshall Islands, and Palau operations. Prior to being tapped to join the Triple J Saipan team, Tracy served as CFO for the Northern Marianas College, the Director of Courts for the CNMI Judiciary, and as a Senior Analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office in San Francisco, California. Tracy has served as Chairperson and member of the Northern Marianas Humanities Council (NMHC) Board and CNMI Chapter of the American Red Cross, and has taught as adjunct faculty for NMC. In addition, she was selected for the Council of State Governments Henry Toll Fellowship Program in 2010 and the Graduate School USA’s Executive Leadership Development Program in 2016. Tracy earned her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and her MBA from California State University at Hayward.
Kevin Bautista, Secretary/Treasurer
Kevin Bautista was elected to the board in January 2018. He currently serves as Press Secretary for Governor Ralph DLG Torres and is responsible for managing and promoting the Governor's communications and policies through the media. Mr. Bautista formerly served as Policy Analyst for the Office of the Governor from 2016 to 2017 and as Special Projects Coordinator for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in 2015. He is a member of the Marianas Young Professionals and has volunteered in various community events since returning hom in 2015. He was a former intern in Washington, DC for the US Office of Personnel Management and the OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, one of the largest Asian American and Pacific Islander civil rights organizations in the country. Mr. Bautista earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science with minors in History and Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies from the University of Michigan in 2015.
Ed Arriola, Jr.
Ed Arriola was elected to the board in December 2016. He currently manages Let’s Go Tour Group and its subsidiaries Let’s Go Tour Company, Let’s Go Marine Sports, and Seatouch which are three of Saipan’s newest optional tour companies. Previously, Mr. Arriola was the marketing manager for Century Tours and several hotels within the Tan Holdings Group as well as being the Manager of the TSL Foundation which contributes substantial amounts of funding to further sports, health, education and culture/arts programs in the CNMI and Guam. Mr. Arriola is also involved as a player/board member for the CNMI’s American Football and Rugby Organizations. He brings with him 6 years of tourism insight, trends and forecasts and over 12 years of marketing experience to the Humanities Council.
Ni Deleon Guerrero
Ni Deleon Guerrero was elected to the board in April 2017.
Rose Soledad was appointed to the board by Governor Ralph DLG Torres in May 2017. She has been a resident of the CNMI for the past 28 years. She is currently working as General Manager for IT&E responsible for overseeing all staff, operations and administrative functions in the CNMI. She also serves as IT&E Regional Controller for both CNMI and Guam operations. She serves in various capacities on a number of non-profit organizations, among others, The Finance Council of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, The Ben Lorenzo Foundation and the MP United Footbal Club. She leads the IT&E Team in various community events. She obtained her BBA with emphasis in Accounting at the Philippine School of Business Administration. She passed the Philippine CPA Licensure exam in 1992.
Theresa H. Arriola
Theresa (Isa) Arriola is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to returning home to complete her dissertation work as a Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellowship recipient, she taught as a Teaching Assistant in the anthropology department at UCLA. Her research focuses on the intersections of militarism, indigeneity and the environment among indigenous Chamorro and Refaluwasch people in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Isa is currently completing her PhD as an American Academy of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellowship awardee.
Robert T. Torres
Robert Torres was elected to the Council board in October, 2018. He is an attorney in private practice as a General/Solo Practitioner focusing on criminal defense and civil litigation. Mr. Torres graduated cum laude in 1991 from the New England School of Law Boston, MA. He holds an M.A.in English with his graduate thesis being Marianas Myths, Legends and Foklore: A Critical Perspective (SDSU 1991) and his B.A. in English/Spanish Minor with a Basic Certificate in Applied Linguistics/ESL from San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. Mr. Torres was former Attorney General for the CNMI as well as having worked for the U.S. Justice Department-Immigration and Naturalization Service as Trial Counsel and as a CNMI Assistant Public Defender.
Michael A. White
Michael White was elected to the Council board on June 26, 2019. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law. Mr. White was a staff attorney for the Congress of Micronesia under the Trust Territory of the Pacific and has been in private practice as an attorney on Saipan since 1975. He co-founded the Northern Marianas Bar Association in 1980 and served as its first president. He is currently the president of the Northern Marianas Sports Association and serves in various capacities as a member of International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Pacific Games Council, International University Sports Federation (FISU), Micronesian Games Council, and the Basketball Association of the Northern Mariana Islands.