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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:  916.498.6960



Sarah Newton-Scott

Deputy Director

Sarah has been with CCP since 1999, where she provides leadership, management, and program oversight. 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 directs 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. She is a Certified California Naturalist, and when not at work, can often be found birding and exploring nature in the greater Sacramento region.

Phone:  916.202.9640


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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 25 years of experience in the public, nonprofit sector with more than 20 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 of Public Health degree from California State University, Sacramento, a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. Tanya is a proud mom of two and in her spare time loves reading, puzzles, and spending time in nature.

Phone:  916.498-6960



Sandie Burgess

Health Educator III

Sandie coordinates CCP’s prevention programming in Sacramento County. She works hands on in the community with youth and adults, providing free prevention outreach, education and leadership development related to underage alcohol and marijuana use. She leads the Be Bothered Movement, which consists of educational trainings for youth and adults throughout the county, a group of dedicated community advocates, and a club on campus at John F. Kennedy High School. The goals of Be Bothered are to reshape how our community views underage drinking and marijuana use and to provide the knowledge and tools for youth to make healthy decisions. She also leads What Does the Church Say?, a group of three Sacramento churches who are utilizing social justice youth development to work with Black youth to promote policies that increase safety, prevent stigma, mitigate underage access to marijuana products and services, and address the consequences of systemic racism and the War on Drugs.


Sandie was born and raised in Sacramento, where she and her husband also raised her two children. She recently accomplished a personal goal of bringing services to her alma mater, John F. Kennedy High School. These services include an on-campus club and an annual Wellness Fair that seeks to address the mental wellness of students by providing resources, knowledge, and alternative activities for dealing with stress. In 2023 she co-organized the fair which served 1900 students, in addition to organizing three other similar events which served a total of 500 youth and family members. She’s now known among many youth in Sacramento as “The Be Bothered Lady.”


Sandie goes above and beyond in everything she does, which is why her colleagues awarded her an Above and Beyond Award in 2022 for her dedication to the community and the people CCP serves. In 2023, she received an Exceptional Women of Color excellence award for Social Welfare & Community Activism, presented by Sac Cultural Hub.


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 baby.

Phone:  916.498.8344


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Jerist Roberts

Community Engagement and Communications Specialist

Jerist is the newest addition to CCP, joining the team in 2023. He brings years of community experience and service in many forms. Jerist spent the last year as a Mental Health and Family Advocate at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, CA. He also has spent the last five years as a college professor with the Los Rios Community college district. In his role at CCP, he supports local Sacramento County prevention programming, including underage alcohol and marijuana use prevention outreach, training and leadership development.


Jerist has a BS in Child Development and Family Studies from Alcorn State University and a Masters in Coaching Administration from Concordia University in Irvine. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching and training basketball players and spending time working out in the gym.

Phone:  916.591.4853



Ha N. Tank

Office Manager

Ha joined CCP in 2006 and has supported its mission with more than 20 years' experience 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, contributing to CCP’s organizational development activities including strategic planning and operations development. In addition, she manages the logistics planning for workshops, conferences, meetings and events, and supports CCP's diverse portfolio of training, leadership development, and intermediary support projects. She also facilitates CCP staff communications, team building and self-care activities. She is proud to actively support Be Bothered, one of CCP’s projects in partnership with Sacramento County, in which adults and youth in the community 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. 

Phone:  916.498.6960


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