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City Year Sacramento Board

Local community and business leaders work together to advance our mission to ensure public schools are places all students can thrive.

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Beth Broome, Board Chair
Senior Advisor to Provost for STEM Strategy University of California, Davis

Beth Broome is the Senior Advisor to the Provost for STEM Strategy at UC Davis. Beth leads the STEM Strategies team whose work centers around creating opportunities and advancing efforts to engage business, industry and regional stakeholders in supporting equity-driven STEM initiatives across the university. Her team accomplishes this by leveraging the university’s assets to build high quality partnerships that are mutually beneficial for both institutions and, most importantly, benefit students. Beth incorporates her background in interdisciplinary education, nonprofit and community planning expertise to create these strategic partnerships and initiatives aligned to the STEM mission of the University.

Adam Keigwin
Partner at Actum, LLC

Adam Keigwin is a Partner at Actum in Sacramento. He provides public relations, government affairs, and strategic communications counsel to labor and trade associations, professional sports franchises, corporations and startup companies, and nonprofits. Prior to joining Actum, Keigwin was Managing Director at Mercury Public Affairs.

Keigwin is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor’s in Journalism, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master’s in Teaching. He has received various awards including the Criminal Justice Reform Award by the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Legislative Staff Person of the Year by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and three-time recipient of the Legislative Staff Person of the Year by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.

Keigwin was named to CalNewsroom’s list of the “Top 100 best, brightest, and most indispensable people in California politics” and was a Golden Bear Award nominee for “Best Public Affairs/Communications Professional.”

Over the past two decades as a lobbyist, media and political consultant, and chief of staff, Keigwin has been responsible for landmark legislation on government transparency, criminal justice reform, gun violence, civil rights, voting access, and domestic violence prevention, and has helped secure billions of dollars in revenue for public education and non-governmental organizations. Keigwin has served on several boards of directors including Californians Aware and the Sojourn Project, and currently is on the board of directors for City Year and the host committee for the California Equality Awards. Keigwin is a cancer survivor and currently resides in Sacramento with his two daughters.

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Julie Quinn, Previous Chair
Sacramento Managing Partner and Consulting Practice Leader Deloitte Consulting

Julie Quinn is Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Sacramento managing partner and Consulting practice leader. Julie has more than 25 years of consulting experience in business process management, strategy and transformation, organizational design and project management for large, complex public-sector organizations. Julie helps these state government agencies and departments improve efficiency and effectiveness in their internal operations by redesigning processes, developing short- and long-term organizational strategies, providing change management services and managing the implementation of complex transformation projects.

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Jen Ablog, Vice Chair
Community and Government Relations Manager, Kaiser Permanente

Jennifer Ablog works for Kaiser Permanente as the community and government relations manager. Jen is responsible for fostering a strong governmental, political and community network in the greater Sacramento area.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Jen was executive director of Cover the Kids and Healthy Kids, Healthy Future, a regional non-profit serving Colusa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yuba counties. She began her career working in local government for more than 17 years. She has supported and provided leadership in a multitude of statewide organizations and agencies to address system changes within children’s healthcare.

She serves on the City Year and Mack Road Partnership Board of Directors, and previously served on College Track, My Sister’s House, Elk Grove Chamber and Metro EDGE’s Leadership Council. She was the 2017 and 2018 chair of Sacramento Region’s Internal Study Mission’s planning committee presented by the Sacramento Asian Chamber.

Torreyana Johnson-Tripette, Communications Committee Chair
Mobile Clinics Operations Manager, VSP Global

Torreyana Johnson-Tripette is currently a member of the mobile clinics team at VSP Global, a team she joined in October 2018. In her current role, she is responsible for planning and facilitating mobile clinic events across the country to bring no-cost eye-care and eye-wear to people in need.

Torrey is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She is a senior fellow in the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders program, 2008 recipient of the Sacramento Observer’s "30 Under 30” award and a 2013 recipient of the Exceptional Woman of Color Award from SacCulturalHub Magazine. Torrey is a current member of the Junior League of Sacramento, where she serves on the Corporate Relations and Diversity & Inclusion committees.

Torrey received her master’s degree in public administration and political management certificate from the University of Southern California and her bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism from Hampton University.

Richard Musci, Philanthropy Committee Chair
Executive Vice President, Products & Delivery, Golden 1 Credit Union

Richard Musci is the executive vice president, products & delivery at Golden 1 Credit Union. Richard, who joined Golden 1 in 2013, brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services. Richard’s vision and leadership have been integral to strengthening Golden 1’s products and marketing programs, including negotiating naming rights for Golden 1 Center.

Fred Meyers
Director, Center for Precision Medicine and Data Sciences University of California, Davis

Anette Smith
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Roth Staffing

Stephen Clemons
Chief Information Officer, SMUD

Stephen Clemons joined SMUD as chief information officer in February 2017, bringing with him over 20 years of information technology experience. As a member of the executive team, Stephen's responsibilities include SMUD’s information technology strategy, planning, implementation, operations, infrastructure and project management, as well as information security and privacy.

Stephen came to SMUD from the San Diego-based private sector cybersecurity firm iBoss Cybersecurity where he was the public sector vice president. His previous employment includes roles as a senior director for product management at Qualcomm in San Diego, chief information officer for the San Diego County Office of Education from 2007 to 2014, and chief enterprise architect for the State of California’s Office of the CIO in Sacramento from 2003 to 2006. Stephen received bachelor’s degrees in business administration and finance from California State University, Sacramento.

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Dan Coyle, AmeriCorps Cares Committee Chair
Partner, Delfino Madden

Dan is a partner at the Sacramento law firm of Delfino Madden O’Malley Coyle and Koewler, where he practices management side employment law. Dan has over 35 years of experience working with national and regional employers in navigating the complex and consistently changing employment laws of California. Dan has successfully defended individual and class action employment claims in state and federal court and private arbitration. Dan also counsels employers regarding personnel matters and prepares and implements employee handbooks and policies, draft contracts and confidentiality and severance agreements.

Dan is a life-long resident of the Sacramento area with family roots dating back to the Gold Rush. In addition to his service on the City Year Sacramento Advisory Board, Dan has served on the Organizing Committee of the Legal Services of Northern California Valentine Run, which provides legal support to those in our community in need, and as a member of the Sacramento Pioneer Association Board of Directors.

Dan received his undergraduate degree from UC Davis, where he served as editor-in-chief of the university student newspaper, The California Aggie, and his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law.

Kenneth "KJ" Johnston
Founder, KJ2 Productions

Kenneth Johnston received his bachelors from Xavier University. After seven years of corporate sales Kenneth succumbed to his passion for film-making and returned to school for his master's of fine arts degree in film studies. In 2010, armed with his knowledge in sales, production and professional freelance video experience, Kenneth opened the doors to his business, KJ2 Productions.

Being a positive and productive role model in his community, he volunteers his time teaching media classes in after-school programs at local high schools. He also devotes time to The Boys and Girls Club and the Alpha Academy Mentoring & Tutoring Program.

Kenneth is a Nehemiah Emerging Leadership Program Senior Fellow and has been featured in numerous magazines for his leadership skills. Kenneth has received both California Senate and Assembly Resolutions for work that his company has done in West Africa and Haiti. Kenneth is an avid golfer. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the 100 Black Men of Sacramento.

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Amy Lerseth
Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Buzz Oates

With more than twenty-five years’ experience in commercial real estate, Amy Lerseth is responsible for the execution of the investment strategy for assets valued in excess of $3B, for management of operations for the company’s development, construction, real estate, asset management, and property management companies, as well as driving Buzz Oates’ strategic vision and growth. Ms. Lerseth is a member of NAIOP, ACRE (past president), and ULI (vice-chair).

She’s a graduate of UCLA, 2011 winner of Sacramento Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business award, and was honored as the 2019 recipient of CREW’s Nancy Hotchkiss Woman of Impact award. She’s an active member of the Sacramento community. She serves on the advisory board for City Year Sacramento, is a founding member of WomenUp, is vice-chair of Goodwill of Sacramento Valley and Northern Nevada, and served as the president of the board of directors for Stanford Youth Solutions.

Amy and her husband Brian live in Sacramento with their four sons.

Jennifer Navarro
Director of Development, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Sacramento State University

Jennifer Navarro is the director of development for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Sacramento State. She works with alumni, industry and the community to enhance science and math education at Sacramento State through philanthropy and volunteerism. Previously Jennifer served as associate director of Foundation Giving at UC Davis and as director of strategic partnerships at the American Indian College Fund in Denver, Colorado.

Kathie Sowa
Senior Vice President and Market Executive Central Valley and Central Coast, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Kathie Sowa leads commercial banking teams serving clients >$50 million in sales revenue in the Central Valley and Central Coast of California for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. This includes clients from Redding to Bakersfield and Salinas/Monterey.

Kathie graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in real estate finance from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University. She is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School and is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt.

Kathie is active in the banking industry and the Sacramento community. She was the 2017/18 board chair for the Western Bankers Association and continues to serve on the board. Kathie has also served on the site board of City Year Sacramento for 7 years serving as the site board chair for 2 years.

Kathie and her husband, Joe, also support CASA Sacramento as advocates for foster youth. After living in El Dorado Hills for 16 years, Kathie and Joe moved to the Land Park neighborhood in 2017 and now reside in Sacramento.

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