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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.

Leadership 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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Kari MacDonald
Director of Human Resources

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Analee Villalpando
Director of Programs

Sumeet Pamma Director of External Affairs-sm

Sumeet Pamma
Director of External Affairs

Board of Directors

Rommel Loria, Chair
Assistant Head of School, Sonoma Academy

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

Chris Lemmon, Treasurer
Executive Managing Director, Newmark

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

Greg Eddy
Retired, Union Representative, California Federation of Teachers

Larry Friedman
Retired, California State Law Enforcement Association

Khoban Kochai
Director, Anchor Institution and Culture/Climate, UC Davis

Marko Mijic
Undersecretary, California Health and Human Services Agency

Rachel Robitz
Medical Director of the Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic, Turning Point Community Programs

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