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BJ Snowden

A product of the Elk Grove Unified School District and the California State University system, Dr. BJ Snowden currently serves as a Dean of Instruction at Folsom Lake College.  Before taking on this role he served as the Interim Dean of Kinesiology, Health and Athletics at Cosumnes River College, the Director of Inmate Education for …

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Azizza Davis Goines

Azizza Davis Goines has over 30 years experience in Association Management.  Her experience includes expertise in fund development, program development, community relations, event planning, board development, public policy, strategic planning, collaboration building and strong facilitation skills.  She has headed nonprofit agencies in the capacities of Executive Director and President/CEO.   She is now President/CEO of the …

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Erin Thuston, MSSW

Erin Thuston is a Research Program Specialist for the California Department of Social Services. She applies expertise related to research methodologies and statistical analysis to child welfare services program data as it relates to children in foster care in California. In 2005, Erin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Minor from …

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Michael Poindexter

Michael Poindexter serves as the Vice President of Student Services at Sacramento City College. With more than 22 years of administrative experience, Mr. Poindexter has led an exceptional career serving in both two-year and four year institutional environments. 

Mellonie Richardson

Mellonie Richardson is a proud mother, loving wife, daughter, sister, and aunt. She is fueled by the power of community and sisterhood and committed to being a part of change whenever possible. She is passionate about family, children, the Black community, and social justice for all people. For her undergraduate work she studied at Clark …

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Rahim Reed

Rahim Reed assumed his responsibilities as the Associate Executive Vice Chancellor for Campus Community Relations (AEVC) at UC Davis on September 17, 2001. The AEVC serves as the primary advisor on matters of campus community relations to deans, vice chancellors, vice provosts and other senior campus administrators. The primary responsibility of OCCR is to help …

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Lorrie Lowry

Lorrie Lowry is a Project Manager for the City of Sacramento Economic Development Department, specializing in Entrepreneurship, Business Retention and Expansion and Small Business Development. She has been instrumental in planning and organizing business forums, seminars, business walks and training to assist businesses in understanding the city’s incentives, partnership programs, services and opportunities. Prior to …

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Marcellene Watson-Derbigny

Marcellene Watson-Derbigny is the Associate Vice President for Student Retention and Academic Success at Sacramento State. She is responsible for the oversight of services provided by the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), the Faculty Student Mentor Program (FSMP), the College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP), the Peer and Academic Resource Center (PARC), and the College Based Educational …

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Robynn Rose Haymer

Robynne Rose-Haymer serves as the proud Executive Director for Wind Youth Services. Wind’s mission to provide supportive services and opportunities to youth experiencing homelessness as they pursue self-determined lives of stability and independence is an avocation. With over twenty years of workforce development and leadership experience, Robynne’s continuing passion is helping young people obtain the …

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Dr. Jacques S. Whitfield

Jacques Sterling Whitfield is a seasoned Human Resources Executive with over 19 years of experience in human resources management. Whitfield recently completed a six year tenure as the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Yuba Community College District. Whitfield was responsible for the management and oversight of the human resources operations for the district. Whitfield …

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Nicole Howard

Nicole Howard was appointed Chief Customer Officer in February 2015. Reporting to the chief executive officer and general manager, Ms. Howard runs SMUD’s $1.5 billion retail electric business, including customer operations, services and programs such as energy efficiency and advanced energy solutions. Her role includes corporate strategy, brand, marketing, communications, and economic and community development. …

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