Board of Directors

Danielle Lawrence

Danielle Lawrence is currently the Executive Director of Mutual Assistance Network.  In her role there she oversees a team of people whose focus is to prevent child abuse, help families thrive and strengthen the social and economic infrastructure of neighborhoods.   She has an educational background in Social Work and a work history in foster care …

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Mark Adams

Mark Adams is a bay area native turned Sacramento entrepreneur. Raised in Richmond California, Mark has now created a life for himself and his family in Sacramento. He is both founder and president of AHI Construction, Inc (AHI). Prior to starting AHI, Mark earned a dual BA from UC Davis in Economics and Sociology, and …

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Henry Li

Henry Li is a transformational and dynamic leader with a tenure of over 25 years of extraordinary accomplishments driving strategic planning, service excellence and innovation, fiscal renewal, collaborative partnership building, modernization of infrastructure and organizational excellence. He is a strong advocate for transparency, diversity, inclusion and accountability. Since becoming SacRT’s General Manager/CEO in July 2016, …

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Christine D. Lovely

Christine D. Lovely is a talented higher-education HR leader with extensive experience in delivering HR services and leading organizations through change initiatives. Since October  2018 she has served as the Associate Vice Chancellor – Chief Human Resources Officer at UC Davis and has responsibility for the central HR teams on both the Davis and Health campuses. …

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Chantel Johnson

Chantel is responsible for developing, executing, and measuring the external affairs operating plan, multi-year strategy and human capital plan. In her role, Chantel also handles local government relations and sharing the external affairs story internally and externally. Chantel joined Blue Shield in 2019 after having served as a Community Engagement Representative for SMUD (Sacramento Municipal …

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Brandy Bolden

Brandy Bolden’s career experience spans over 25 years of operational leadership in both the public and private sectors and across the financial, semiconductor, consumer goods and utility industries. She’s currently the Director of Revenue Services and Operations at SMUD, where she oversees meter to cash systems and processes for the nation’s sixth largest publicly owned …

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Mark Orr

Mark Orr became the 18th Director of Athletics at Sacramento State on March 27, 2017. A native of Sacramento, Orr was the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Saint Mary’s from March 28, 2006 until taking the position at Sacramento State. With the Gaels, he has overseen 17 intercollegiate athletics programs as well as the …

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Jasper James

  Recognized for their unwavering dedication to improving community by Assembly member Kevin McCarty, Jasper James is a multifaceted diversity trained entrepreneur who leads through service. From their past as a Billboard Recording Artist, multi-instrumentalist/ writer and event producer to becoming the Co-founder of Activism Articulated, an advocacy communications firm located in Sacramento; Mx. James …

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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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Lorrie Clark

Lorrie Clark 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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Nicole Howard

Vice President, Customer Programs and Services Nicole Howard is vice president of Customer Programs and Services at Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. She is responsible for leading SCE’s transportation electrification, building electrification, energy efficiency, demand response and clean self-generation program portfolios as well as customer strategy, marketing, e-commerce and strategic …

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Michelle M. Picard

Michelle Picard is a finance professional with more than 20 years in the Transportation Industry currently performing the role of Director, Business Governance and Risk Management and DBE Liaison Officer for Siemens Mobility Inc. – Rolling Stock headquartered in Sacramento, CA. Michelle graduated cum laude from the California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration …

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