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The driving force behind CCP is the experience, knowledge, and commitment of our team. We are comprised of a team professionals with unique experience and insights, driven by a shared aspiration: to support individuals and communities in reaching their goals of improved health and well-being.


Our staff brings diverse yet complementary skills in public health, organizational development, community building and engagement, youth development, prevention and community resiliency. All staff are trained on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), social determinants of health and health equity. We have participated in ADA training as well as mandated reporting as a provider of services for Sacramento County.


Connie Chan Robison

Executive Director

As co-founder and Executive Director, Connie promotes CCP’s mission to advocate for health and social justice through community development, grassroots leadership development, and coalition building.  During her 28-year tenure at PHI, she’s demonstrated an extensive ability to manage the dynamic interactions across people, relationships, and place.


Connie guides CCP’s organizational and programmatic priorities including its training and technical assistance programs, leadership development initiatives, and community building efforts. She is a skilled trainer and facilitator with more than 30 years of experience working in the public health field. By pairing popular education methods with a strength-based approach, she engages diverse audiences to learn, adapt best practices, and maximize their capacity to affect social change.


Connie graduated from the University of California, Davis with degrees in Biological Sciences and Political Science and received her Master’s Degree in Public Health from San Jose State University, CA. She’s a proud parent of three young adults and in her spare moments enjoys hiking, reading, 70’s music, and quality time with family and friends.

Phone:  916.498.6965


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Sarah Newton-Scott

Program Manager

Sarah has been with CCP since 1999. In her current role, she provides programmatic leadership and management for many of CCP’s projects. Her work focuses on building capacity, community, and leadership to improve health and promote social justice. She brings her considerable skills and experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating training and leadership development programs including systems and tools to support peer learning, organizational development for a variety of community organizations and public agencies, and facilitation of group processes to engage sector and community leaders to solve problems.


She also manages CCP’s planning and convening services, from content development to logistics implementation. Here she creates safe, welcoming, and supportive environments for participants to learn from and work with one another, along with the tools and processes to support that work.


Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from University of California, Davis with minors in Women’s Studies and Psychology. When not at work, she can often be found birding and exploring nature in the greater Sacramento region.

Phone:  916.498.6969


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Tanya Marguerite

Program Administrator

Tanya joined CCP in 2015 and is responsible for working with the Executive Director on fiscal management and accounting. She also assists with operations, fund development, and contract management responsibilities. Tanya brings over 20 years of experience in the public, nonprofit sector with more than 12 years at the Public Health Institute. Tanya has a background in nonprofit capacity building, community health, and youth development.

Before joining CCP, her work as Assistant Director of CCP’s sister organization – the Center for Civic Partnerships – included leading their organizational development team and programmatic activities as well as lead responsibilities for fiscal, operations, and resource development needs. Tanya brings this breadth and depth of experience to CCP where she leads financial and operational management and information systems support. In addition, Tanya provides programmatic lead on CCP’s training and technical assistance programs on sustainability planning and implementation as well as convening and group facilitation support on workforce and community development issues.


Tanya has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. When not at work, Tanya enjoys volunteering at her children’s’ schools and serving as a Girl Scout Troop leader. She loves reading, puzzles, and spending time in nature.

Phone:  916.498.8302


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Sandie Burgess

Health Educator II

Sandie has a long history of working with CCP, returning most recently in 2019 to support work with the Sacramento County Department of Alcohol and Drug Services. She works hands on in the community with youth and adults, providing free prevention education on underage drinking and smoking.


Off the clock, you can find Sandie in the kitchen creating delicious treats for family and friends. She also enjoys time spent with her fur babies.

Phone:  916.498.8344


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Ha N. Tank

Office Manager

Since joining the Center for Collaborative Planning (CCP) in 2006, Ha has supported the CCP mission with more than 20 years in providing excellent clerical, administrative, and consumer services in the public and private sector.


In her current role, she manages office procedures and operational needs as well as coordinates staff and vendor communication, contributing to CCP’s organizational development activities including strategic planning and operations development. In addition, she manages the logistics planning for workshops and conferences, CCP meetings and events, and supports CCP's diverse portfolio of training, leadership development, and intermediary support projects. She also facilitates CCP staff meetings and co-facilitates one of CCP’s projects in partnership with Sacramento County where adults and youth in the community meet monthly to advocate for the prevention of youth drug and alcohol use.

Whether it be working at her office or hosting off-site events, Ha brings her passion to create a caring and safe space for people to connect, have a voice and make a difference.

When she is not working, Ha enjoys working on craft projects, hosting parties, going on hikes, and being a fur mama to her cats. Ha has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Ministry from Capital Bible College in Sacramento, CA.

Phone:  916.498.6960


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