Proteus, Inc


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Since its inception in 1967, Proteus, Inc. has been in a continuous state of evolution, adding and expanding services as the changing needs of the workforce and local communities emerge. Initially an adult training center serving low-income residents through educational services, Proteus has materialized as a nationally recognized full service agency that provides a wide range of services to a diverse customer base. Most fitting the name Proteus originates from Greek mythology as a sea god which means “versatile”, “mutable,” “capable of assuming many forms.” The adjective word protean has positive connotations of flexibility, versatility, and adaptability.


About Proteus, Inc.

Proteus is the premier provider of training, education, and community services within the agriculturally rich Central San Joaquin Valley.  Since its inception in 1967, Proteus has been in a continuous state of evolution, adding and expanding services as the changing needs of the workforce emerge.

Initially, an adult training center serving low-income residents through educational services, Proteus has emerged as a nationally recognized full-service agency providing a wide range of services to a diverse customer base.  Today, Proteus administers approximately 50 different programs concurrently ranging from adult, youth, and dislocated worker programs, to programs related to energy conservation, emergency supportive services, foster family services, youth services, migrant child care, community youth centers, child development programs, prevention services, pesticide safety training, career and technical education classes, and other educational components offered through the William M. Maguy School of Education.

Today, services are provided in 25 conveniently-located offices, individual One-Stop locations, and on two Proteus Mobile Employment Centers (MEC) throughout Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Kern, and Los Angeles counties.

Providing top quality services to our customers is embedded in all areas of our corporate belief system, including the Proteus Vision, Mission, and Value Statements.

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Mission Vision Value Statement


To provide education, job training, job placement, and other support services to farm working families and other program participants.


To improve the quality of life of farmworkers and other participants by being the premier provider of services.


To empower our customers to achieve self-sufficiency by providing quality services and training; to serve all customers with integrity and respect, as this is the foundation of our excellence; to promote continous improvement on a daily basis; to focus on teamwork as it directly relates to the success of our corporation; and to create a solid community partnership.


Proteus, Inc. is governed by a tri-partite board of directors made up of representative from the four county service delivery areas of Fresno, Tulare, Kern, and Kings Counties.  Board members represent the public, private, and low-income economic sectors.

Richard Rodriguez, Chair                                               Rodriguez Consultant

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Armida Espinoza- Vice Chair
Fresno Unified School District

 Juanita Martinez small Juanita Martinez- Secretary
Cutler-Orosi Family Education Center
Victorio Rojas Victorio Rojas- Treasurer
Central Valley Regional Center
Francisco Pineda

Francisco Pineda
Fresno State University (Retired)



Guadalupe Martinez
Center on Race, Poverty, & Environment
Paulsmall Paul Espinosa, Jr.                                                               Visalia Youth Services
roberto small Roberto de la Rosa                                                                 OLA Raza
 Roger Snow small Roger Snow                                                                       Private Consultant
 Juan Martinezo sm Juan Martinez                                                                      Kings Community Action Organization
 Juan Arambula small Juan Arambula                                                                      Retired Assemblyman


A four-member corporate council team consisting of the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Corporate Financial Officer, and the Director of Human Resources meet weekly to discuss and address corporate matters and ensure communication is flowing between all divisions and departments.  The Corporate Council meets with the board of directors nine times a year to review organizational performance and strategic planning goals.

Michael McCann, Chief Executive Officer Micheal McCann
Chief Executive Officer
Armie Tolentino, Corporate Financial Officer Armie Tolentino
Corporate Financial Officer
Michelle Engel-Silva
Director of Human Resources


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Contact us

  • Address:
    1830 N. Dinuba Blvd.
    Visalia, CA 93291
  • Toll Free: (888) 776-9998
  • Fax: (559) 738-1137
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