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Leadership

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets quarterly to resolve strategic questions and ensure that the Collaborative’s initiatives meet target benchmarks and milestones.

David W. Gordon

As Superintendent of SCOE, Gordon provides financial oversight and support services to 13 school districts, 1,600 employees, and more than 235,000 students.

David W. Gordon (Chair)

Superintendent
Sacramento County Office of Education

Jay Robinson

Robinson oversees hospital operations and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in the Sacramento and South Sacramento service areas.

Jay Robinson (Vice Chair)

Senior Vice President/Area Manager
Kaiser Permanente

Jose Bodipo-Memba

Bodipo-Memba builds strategies to support SMUD’s 2030 Clean Energy Vision goals in a manner that aligns all employees and communities served, reflecting SMUD’s values as a diverse, equitable, and inclusive employer and community centered organization.

Jose Bodipo-Memba

Chief Diversity Officer
Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District

Willy Duncan

As Sierra’s president, Duncan’s mission is to help students achieve success at four-year colleges, transition directly into the workforce, and advance in their careers.

Willy Duncan

Superintendent/President
Sierra College

Chet P. Hewitt

As president/CEO of Sierra Health Foundation, Hewitt forges new paths to promote health, racial equity, and racial justice in partnership with communities, organizations, and leaders in 26 Northern California counties.

Chet P. Hewitt

Board Chair
1300 Campaign

Christopher R. Hoffman

Under the direction of EGUSD’s Board of Education, Hoffman oversees more than 6,000 employees serving 63,000 students on average annually in 68 schools covering 320 square miles in Sacramento County.

Christopher R. Hoffman

Superintendent
Elk Grove Unified School District

Brian King

King leads four colleges, six education centers, and specialized workforce and economic development programs to provide a vibrant learning environment that empowers all students to achieve their educational and career goals.

Brian King

Chancellor
Los Rios Community College District

Gary S. May

May’s vision as UC Davis’ chancellor is to lead the university to new heights in academic excellence, inclusion, public service, and upward mobility for students from all backgrounds.

Gary S. May

Chancellor
University of California, Davis

Luke Wood

As Sacramento State’s ninth President, Dr. Luke Wood is committed to ensuring that students have the access and resources that they need to succeed by promoting an inclusive, safe, and equitable campus.

Luke Wood

President
California State University, Sacramento

Evan Schmidt

Schmidt has a successful record in developing community inspired solutions across Valley Vision’s many initiatives – including leading organizational research; supporting impact areas advancing prosperity, equity, and sustainability; and leading strategy and evaluation efforts.

Evan Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer
Valley Vision & Sacramento Regional CERF Collaborative

Anette Smith

As CEO of Impact Group Enterprises, Smith delivers strategic planning, innovation, and development around diversity, equity, and inclusion; social impact and governance; and workforce and education.

Anette Smith

Board Chair
Project Attain

Melanie Dixon

As the first Executive Director of Project Attain, Melanie Dixon is invested in adult learners and educational attainment. Creating access and removing barriers through regional collaboration is PA’s central interest.

Melanie Dixon

Executive Director
Project Attain

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee coordinates the Collaborative’s integrated work plan, approves workgroup budget requests, and serves as the principal link between the Collaborative and related regional programs and initiatives. The Steering Committee is responsible for optimizing the Collaborative’s contribution to those other regional efforts, including the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) and the Regional Equity and Recovery Partnership (RERP).

The Steering Committee meets quarterly to receive updates and address strategy, opportunity, issues, and questions. Committee members represent all stakeholder interests and include:

Jose Bodipo-Memba (Chair)

Chief Diversity Officer

Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District

Janiela Bolds
(Vice Chair)

Managing Director

Accenture

Rebecca Bocchicchio
(representing Willy Duncan)

Vice President of Instruction

Sierra College

Kerry Callahan

Superintendent

Western Placer Unified School District

Ron Carruth

Superintendent

El Dorado Union High School District

Jeff DeFranco

President

Lake Tahoe Community College District

Melanie Dixon

Executive Director

Project Attain

Michael Lynch
(representing Chet Hewitt)

CEO

Improve Your Tomorrow

Brian Heller de Leon

Community Benefit/Community Health Manager

Kaiser Permanente

Renetta Garrison Tull
(representing Gary S. May)

Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

University of California, Davis

David W. Gordon

Superintendent

Sacramento County Office of Education

Cynthia Kirch

Vice President Human Resources

Dignity Health

Sonja Lolland
(representing James Houpis)

Vice President of Academics and Student Services

Yuba Community College District

Jenni Murphy
(representing Luke Wood)

Vice President, Enrollment and Engagement (Interim)

California State University, Sacramento

Elodia Ortega-Lampkin

Superintendent

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Francisco Reveles

Superintendent

Yuba County Office of Education

Gabe Ross
(representing Brian King)

Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

Los Rios Community College District

Evan Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Valley Vision & Sacramento Regional CERF Collaborative

Anette Smith

Board Chair

Project Attain

Phillip Williams

Deputy Superintendent

Placer County Office of Education

Workgroup Chairs

Workgroup chairs are designated members of the Steering Committee for the duration of their time as chair:

Sean O'Neil (Dual Enrollment)

Director of Dual Enrollment

Los Rios Community College District

Lore Carillo (Dual Enrollment)

Director of College and Career Readiness

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Ebony Lewis
(Priority Student Populations)

Chief Strategy Officer, Vice Chancellor’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University of California, Davis

Omar Field-Ridley
(Priority Student Populations)

Director of Equity
and Student Achievement

San Juan Unified School District

Bill Macriss
(Transfer Pathways)

Associate Vice President/Chief of Strategic Partnerships

California State University, Sacramento

Sue Hubbard
(Transfer Pathways)

Director of College and Career Connections

Elk Grove Unified School District

Ali Bissonnette
(Transfer Pathways)

Chief of Staff for Strategic Initiatives

Lake Tahoe Community College

Kevan Shafizadeh
(Engineering & Computing Pathways)

Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science

California State University, Sacramento

Scott Stevenson
(Engineering & Computing Pathways)

Management Consultant Public Services, West

Accenture

Beth Broome
(Healthcare Pathways)

Senior Advisor to the Provost for STEM Strategy

University of California. Davis

Hannah Schwartz
(Healthcare Pathways)

Program Director/Faculty/Department Chair, Allied Health

Sierra College

Staff

The K-16 Operations Team supports the Collaborative’s strategic, management, financial, and operational activities.

Janna Robin

Backbone support across grant initiatives, workgroups, and partners

Janna Robin

Project Manager
Project Attain/
Sacramento K-16 Collaborative

Kelli Moore

Backbone support and administration

Kelli Moore

Project Coordinator
Project Attain/
Sacramento K-16 Collaborative

Roxanne Luppino

Fiscal director

Roxanne Luppino

Fiscal Director
LRCCD

Annie Sterling

Strategy, workgroup integration, Executive and Steering Committee coordination

Annie Sterling

Project Director
Capitol Impact

Lex Carlsson

Strategy, workgroup integration, Executive and Steering Committee coordination

Lex Carlsson

Project Director
Capitol Impact

Third Plateau

Work plan progress and reporting

Third Plateau

Program Management

Melanie Dixon

Backbone support across grant initiatives, workgroups, and partners

Melanie Dixon

Executive Director
Project Attain/
Sacramento K-16 Collaborative

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