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With diverse backgrounds, deep experience and a wide range of expertise, Opening Doors’ leadership team is dedicated to our mission of enriching communities by walking alongside immigrants, refugees, and survivors of trafficking on their path to stability, self-sufficiency, and belonging.

Management Team

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Jessie Tientcheu
Chief Executive Officer

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Marilyn Sakai
Chief Financial Officer

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Ajmal Aria
Director of Operations

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Analee Villalpando
Director of Programs

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Sumeet Pamma
Director of External Affairs

Board of Directors

Greg Eddy, Chair
Retired, Union Representative, California Federation of Teachers

Patrick Ettinger, Secretary
Professor, Department of History, Sacramento State University

Chris Lemmon, Treasurer
Executive Managing Director, Newmark

Waseem Bawa
Chief Operating Officer, WIS International

Eduardo Blanco
Supervising Assistant General Counsel, Retired & Annuitant, Agricultural Labor Relations Board

Maria Felton
Regional Director, SVP, Umpqua Bank

Larry Friedman
Retired, California State Law Enforcement Association

Khoban Kochai
Business and Operations Manager, UC Davis School of Medicine

Rommel Loria
Assistant Head of School, Sonoma Academy

Rachel Robitz
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, UC Davis Health

Matt Thatcher
Chief Compliance Officer, Tri Counties Bank

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