Foundation Board

Timiza Wash

Timiza’s 20-year career has been defined by a bold passion for access to quality education for all, self-fulfillment, and wellness, particularly for marginalized communities. Several years ago she began working with and for survivors of human trafficking at WEAVE as an Anti-trafficking case manager. In this role she became a certified rape crisis and domestic …

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Michael Poindexter

Michael Poindexter served as Interim President at Sacramento City College and returned to the Office of Vice President of Student Services before transitioning to Engaging You, LLC as the CEO, where he assist colleges with guided pathways equity and institutional transformation. Michael Poindexter also served as Consultant to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of City …

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DeLonda K. Coleman, Esq.

DeLonda K. Coleman is a native of Sacramento, California. She is the youngest of nine children, the second attorney among her siblings, a wife of almost 25 years, a mother of three and grandmother of nine. Attorney Coleman has been an estate planning, family law, tax and real estate attorney for over 13 years and …

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Kairis Joy Chiaji

Kairis Chiaji • Braids, Bits, Beads, Babies and Other B. S. (Beatitudes Services) is a sole proprietorship umbrella for a number of businesses including catering, jewelry sales, and natural hair art. It allows the flexibility to pursue her passion: Baby Got Back Up Birth Support Services •  Kairis Chiaji is on a mission to lower …

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Karif Lawerence

Karif Lawrence is a proud family man, professional, and advocate for all people. Born and raised in Sacramento, CA., Karif has a strong passion for serving his region. He was called into ministry in 1997 and had been sharing the gospel through his life and love ever since. Karif is a remarkable and dynamic public …

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BJ Snowden

Dr. BJ Snowden has over 20 years of experience in education with 18 of those years in the California Community College system.  Dr. Snowden currently serves as Dean of the West Sacramento Center with the Los Rios Community College District.  Before taking on this role he worked as the Director of Inmate Education for the …

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Marcellene Watson-Derbigny

Dr. Marcellene Watson-Derbigny serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Retention and Academic Success. Providing broad oversight to over 25 plus educational equity programs and components, she is well versed in educational equity practice, program development, and in the strategic planning of retention initiatives within complex higher education structures, overseeing a vast realm of …

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Robynn Rose Haymer

Robynne Rose-Haymer serves as the Director of Housing Services for the Sacramento LGBT Community Center. With over twenty years of workforce development, program development & implementation, and leadership experience, Robynne’s continuing passion is helping young people obtain the education and skills they need to pursue their goals. Robynne began her career as an ‘on the …

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