Amy Ayers

Amy Ayers first joined SMUD in 2002, where she served as a Senior Procurement Specialist on the Professional Services procurement team in Supply Chain, serving as team lead and subject matter expert handling the most complex procurements and negotiations until most recently when she transitioned over to SMUD’s Small Business...

Philip Bensing

Philip Bensing began his career with the Health Education Council in 2008 as a Physical Activity Integration Coordinator. After several years working directly with community members throughout 14 counties in the Gold Country Region, he transitioned into the Director of Operations role in 2015.  In this leadership role, he is...

Kristen Carter

Kristen Carter is the Business Development Manager at St. HOPE, a nonprofit founded by NBA All-Star Kevin Johnson. St. HOPE is a nonprofit that not only revitalizes Oak Park community through public education, and economic development but, focuses on educational playing field for all students. After graduating high school from...

Jenna Cooper

Jenna Cooper, CNP is the director of outdoor innovation for Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC), where she oversees training, resident camp and strategic planning for outdoor activities that includes a new urban adventure center. Jenna joined the council in May 2016 as the director of girl experience. Prior...

Dr. Ben Fell

Dr. Fell is the current Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Sacramento State. He earned a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from U.C. Davis. Dr. Fell is a registered Professional Engineer in California, an advisor to several student engineering chapters,...

Yasmine Forghani

Yasmine is an Iranian-American who moved to the US at age 12. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Political Science and her Master’s in International Business from the University of California San Diego.   Yasmine joined Siemens Rolling Stock in 2015 and has served in various supply chain management roles during her...

Scott Fujikawa

Born in Hayward, CA and grew up in Fremont, CA. Graduated from American High School in Fremont CA and went on to attend University of CA at Irvine. Earned a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering.  I worked at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works for 4...

Nicole Goi

Nicole Goi is the Senior Land Specialist in Asset Management for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).  She manages SMUD’s real estate assets, administers lease agreements, monitors encroachments and ensures SMUD’s real property interests are protected.  Prior to joining SMUD, Nicole worked in the renewable energy and wireless industries managing...

Laura Horrocks

Laura Horrocks is a rule breaker who works with a bunch of CPA’s. With a geeky love of numbers and data, she digs through details to find innovative solutions & strategies. She continually seeks new information to help make long-term impactful, yet flexible decisions. Her unique combination of logic and...

Leslie Okamoto

Leslie Okamoto is a Business Professional with 3 years of experience in the Transportation Industry.  Leslie has performed the role of Business Financial Analyst and is currently a Business Governance & Outreach Professional for Siemens Industry, Inc. Mobility Division – Rolling Stock in Sacramento, CA and additionally serves as the...

Donna Scranton

Donna Scranton is an Airport Manager within the Properties, Commercial and Business Development section of the Sacramento County Department of Airports.  She manages 7 professional and administrative staff and her role expands across 4 airports in the Sacramento area.  Donna has gained valuable experience in managing airline agreements, food and...

Jennifer Sheetz

In 2001, I graduated from California State University Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as an Emergency Department Staff Nurse from 2001-2014.  For three years, I worked as a Flight Nurse working side-by-side on scene calls with local fire departments, while also maintaining my position in...

Caroline Stringer

Caroline Stringer is a passionate public affairs professional with extensive experience building relationships with local, state, federal, and foreign regulators, legislators, consumer advocates, and allied industry associations. Caroline started her career working to address policy and regulatory issues in the agriculture and food industries. She has worked in a variety of organizations...

Jessica Vernone

Jessica Vernone coordinates social media and serves as a photographer/videographer for Sacramento State’s main communications office, leading a three-member social media team and producing multimedia for e-publications, websites, print publications, and the California State University system.  After completing her degree in communications and digital media from Sacramento State, Vernone joined...

Miesha Williams

Miesha Williams is a Student Services professional who works with students, families and community partners to navigate many aspects of higher education that include but is not limited to financial aid, scholarships, academic advising, and student records as well as interpreting and relaying federal and state regulations. After working nearly...