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Community engagement is how we serve our community—we listen and provide a space and tools to help tell stories that can make social impact. Thank you to our project partners and advisors for their valuable insight, input, and support.

Project Partners

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Project Advisors

Jenna Abbott, Executive Director, Mack Road Partnership & ReIMAGINE Mack Road Foundation

Bernadette Austin, Associate Director, UC Davis Center for Regional Change

Veronica Beaty, Land Use Policy Director, Sacramento Housing Alliance

Mark Beach, Associate State Director, AARP

Ashley Brand, Director of Community Health and Outreach, Dignity Health

Joan Burke, Director of Advocacy, Loaves and Fishes

Tyrone Buckley, Legislative and Policy Advocate, Housing California

Cathy Creswell, Board President, Sacramento Housing Alliance

Cathy Crosthwaite, Community Engagement Manager, Sacramento Public Library

Tanya Faison, Founder, Black Lives Matter Sacramento

Jovana Fajardo, Sacramento Director, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

Doretha Williams-Flournoy, CEO, California Black Heath Network

Vanessa Guerra, Project Manager, Mutual Housing California

Laine Himmelmann, Corporate Development & PR Officer, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento

Rachel Iskow, Executive Director, Mutual Housing California

Chris Jensen, Interim Executive Director, Resources for Independent Living

Aileen Joy, Communications & Events Director, Sacramento Housing Alliance

Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Public Health Officer, Sacramento County Public Health Division

Rob Kerth, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento

Tameeka Knox, Resident Leader, Mercy Housing 7th & H

Howard Lawrence, Former President, Sacramento ACT

Jim Lofgren, Executive Director, Rental Housing Association of Sacramento Valley

Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director, Midtown Business Association

Kate Meis, Executive Director, Local Government Commission

Nikky Mohana, Principal, Mohanna Development

Karen Naungayan, Board Member, Sacramento Housing Alliance

Michelle Pariset, Policy Advocate, Public Advocates

Erica Plumb, Resident Service Manager, Mercy Housing

Jonathan Porteus, CEO, WellSpaceHealth

Judy Robinson, Sustainability Coordinator, Sacramento County

Darryl Rutherford, Executive Director, Sacramento Housing Alliance

Evan Schmidt, Director of Strategy and Evaluation, Valley Vision

Maya Wallace, Core Team Member, Code for Sacramento

Vajra Watson, Founder, Sacramento Area Youth Speaks and Director, Research and Policy for Equity, UC Davis

Christine Weichert, Assistant Director, SHRA

Chris Weare, Director of Research and Strategy, Greater Sacramento Economic Council


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