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Board Members

Education Representatives

  • Brian King, Chancellor, Los Rios Community College District
  • Willy Duncan, President, Sierra College
  • Gayle Garbolino-Mojica, Placer County Superintendent of Schools
  • Robert Nelsen, President, Sacramento State University
  • Dave Gordon, Superintendent, Sacramento County Office of Education
  • Ralph Hexter, Interim Chancellor, UC Davis
  • Michael Marion, Chief, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
  • Steven Martinez, Superintendent, Twin Rivers Unified School District
  • Vic Ramos, Superintendent, Wheatland Union High School District

Community Organization Representatives

  • Stephanie Bray, CEO, United Way
  • Cassandra Jennings, CEO, Urban League
  • Bob Balian, Lead Pastor, Bayside Midtown
  • Pat Fong Kushida, CEO, Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Daniel Hann, Police Chief, City of Sacramento
  • Linda Cutler, CEO, Sacramento  Region Community Foundation
  • Beverly (Babs) Sandeen, Executive Director, Yolo Community Foundation

Business Representatives

  • Pat Brady, CEO, Sutter Health
  • Trish Rodriguez, Senior VP, Kaiser Permanente
  • Ana Klein, CFO, Sunsweet
  • Arlen Orchard, CEO, SMUD
  • Dave Roughton, CEO, Safe Credit Union
  • Jon Gregory, Vice President, Five Star Bank
  • Dan Maguire, Economic Development Manager, City of Winters
  • Antonio de la O, CEO, Cien Amigos
  • Ken Macias, CEO, Macias Consulting Group
  • Vic Wursten, Senior Vice President, Pride Industries
  • Elliott Troshinsky, President and General Manager, KCRA
  • Scott Moak, Vice President of Community Impact, Sacramento Kings

Elected Officials

  • Deborah Ortiz, Chair, Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Patrick Kennedy, District 2 Supervisor, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
  • Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor, City of West Sacramento

Operating Committee


  • Deborah Ortiz, Align Capital Region Operating Committee Co-Chair and CEO, Opening Doors, Inc.
  • Bill Mueller, Align Capital Region Operating Committee Co-Chair and Chief Executive, Valley Vision, Inc.

Sacramento County Representatives

  • Anette Smith-Doring, Workforce Development Manager, Sutter Health
  • Sara Noguchi, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent, Innovation, Research, and Design, Twin Rivers Unified School District
  • Kathy Kossick, Executive Director, SETA
  • Heather Garcia, Associate Superintendent, Natomas Unified School District

Placer, El Dorado, Nevada Counties’ Representatives

  • Mora Rowe, Executive Director, Placer County Visitors Bureau
  • Stephanie Ortiz, Executive Dean, Sierra College
  • Ed Manansala, Superintendent, El Dorado County Office of Education
  • Jason Buckingham, Executive Director, Golden Sierra Job Training Agency

Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa Counties’ Representatives

  • Diane Parro, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Davis
  • Darin Gale, Director of Economic Growth and Public Affairs, City of Yuba

Regional Representatives

  • Ryan Loofbourrow, CEO, Sacramento Steps Forward
  • Chris Weare, Director of Research and Strategy, Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council
  • Rick Larkey, Director of Workforce Development, Northstate Building Industry Association
  • Robert Dugan, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Economic Development, Sacramento Metro Chamber

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