Board of Directors



Our Board of Directors


The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall management of the agency’s finances and programs. It supervises the Chief Executive Officer and ensures that agency policies and program requirements are properly implemented and fulfilled. The board also has recently undertaken to promote the agency and its programs by making personal presentations to business organizations, faith based groups, community-based organizations and community leaders. Current board members are:


Cindy Arndt
Vice President, Retail Sales Consultant, Northern California, Wells Fargo Bank


Rev. Jason Bense
Pastor, Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer


Eduardo Blanco

Supervising Assistant General Councel, Retired Annuitant, Agricultural Labor Relations Board


Susan Christian

Senior Staff Attorney, California Department of State Hospitals


Kimberly Kevil Diaz
Major Gifts Officer, American Red Cross


Captain Syed A. Faraz
US Air Force


Sarmed Ibrahim

Chief Engineer, Pillar Hotels Management/Marriot Corporate


Chris Lemmon

Vice President, Newmark Cornish & Carey

Terrie Lind
Retired, Associate Vice President of Youth Development & Education, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

Joan A Markoff
Chief Counsel, State Compensation Insurance Fund

Estelle Saltzman
Principal, Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn, Inc. (Public Relations)


Leandro Vicuna

Senior Fiduciary Officer and Vice President, Bank of the West Wealth Management

Linda Ziegahn

Retired, Community Engagement Coordinator, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities and the Clinical and Translational Science Center