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 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.
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.
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.
Maribel joined the Center in 2019 to support the Center's work with the Sacramento County Department of Alcohol and Drug Services to prevent underage alcohol and marijuana use through community outreach and workshops for youth and adults. She has co-led new initiatives for the Be Bothered Movement, including an art scholarship. She also supports two youth advocate groups as they implement their ideas for underage drug use prevention in their communities. When Maribel is not at work, she loves being outside enjoying the sun.
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.
Ha joined the Center as an Administrative Assistant II in 2006. In her current role, she manages the logistics planning for workshops and conferences. In addition, she assists with office operations, 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, enjoying outdoor adventures, and spending quality time with family and friends.