Our Team

The driving force behind the Center is the experience, knowledge, and commitment of our team.  From our senior leadership to our consultants and support staff, our team is composed of professionals with unique experience and insights, driving by a shared aspiration: to support individuals and communities in reaching their goals of improved health and well-being.

Connie Chan Robison
Executive Director

Connie promotes the Center’s mission to advocate for health and social justice through work in community development, grassroots leadership development, and community building.  She utilizes her community engagement experiences and public health training and background to support diverse organizations and communities in maximizing their capacity to affect social change.

Sarah Newton-Scott
Program Manager

With the Center since 1999, Sarah provides programmatic leadership and management for many of the Center’s projects.  She manages training and technical assistance programs as well as planning and convening services for grassroots communities, nonprofits, and institutions on a variety of topics connected with health and its social determinants.  Her work focuses on building capacity, community, and leadership to improve health and promote social justice.  When not at work, Sarah can often be found birding and exploring nature in the greater Sacramento region.

Tanya Marguerite
Program Administrator

Tanya joined the Center in 2015 and is responsible for working with the Executive Director on fiscal management and accounting for the Center.  She also assists with operations, fund development, and contract management responsibilities.  Tanya has a background in nonprofit capacity building, community health, and youth development.  When not at work, Tanya enjoys volunteering at her childrens’ schools and serving as a Girl Scout Troop leader. She loves reading, puzzles, and spending time in nature.

Sandie Burgess
Project Assistant

Sandie has a long history of working with the Center, returning most recently in 2019 to support the Center's 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.

Ha N. Tank
Office Manager

Ha joined the Center as an Administrative Assistant II in 2006.  In her current role, she manages office procedures and operational needs.  In addition, she manages the logistics planning for workshops and conferences, Center meetings and events, and supports the Center's diverse portfolio of training, leadership development, and intermediary support projects.  Ha spends her free time working on house projects, hosting parties, and having fun with her kittens.

Center for Collaborative Planning

1540 River Park Drive, Suite 209

Sacramento, CA 95815



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