Corazon Basa Cortes Tomalinas is a full-time community activist and a registered nurse with BSN/PHN degrees. She currently serves on several task forces and committees in San Jose including the San Jose Gang Prevention Task Force, the steering committee of the CORAL Initiative, the Catholic Charities’ corporate board, and the steering committee of People Acting in Community Together (PACT). She also serves as a community volunteer at the Franklin McKinley and East Side Union High School Districts.
Additionally, she has served on former San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales’ Redevelopment Task Force and former San Jose Mayor Susan Hammer’s New Realities Task Force.
Commissioner Tomalinas received numerous community awards including the California Women of the Year Award (2000), George Shirakawa Award for Outstanding Service to the Community (1999), Franklin-McKinley School District Community Service Award (1987-2000), Martin Luther King Good Neighbor Award (1996), and the Outstanding Women of Silicon Valley Award (1996).She has been married for 30 years to Robert George Tomalinas and is the proud mother of two adult children.