Valley Vision Board

We are governed by a 30-member volunteer board of the region's top CEO's, chancellors, presidents, and executives.  They join believing in Valley Vision's purpose, and stay because we deliver.  Together they serve as trusted advisors, connectors, thought-leaders and direction-setters for Valley Vision and the entire Capital Region.   

Board Fellow
I was born and brought up in Delhi, India. Intrigued by the power of technology, I completed my Engineering degree in computer science. I had the privilege of working with IBM and Infosys. At Infosys I worked in Banking CRM as a Technical Analyst and at IBM, I led Compliance Management and did customizations using lean Six Sigma. I was also...+ Read more
Principal, Williams & Paddon
As Principal of the Interior Environments Group, Naaz has been a member of the Williams + Paddon team for over 22 years. In addition to her role in leading design efforts for specialized interior projects, Naaz oversees Business Development, Staff Recruitment as well as Strategic Planning for the firm. Naaz has oversight of all interior design...+ Read more
President, Mercy General Hospital
Edmundo is the President of Mercy General Hospital, a 342 bed not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, support and social services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved in the Sacramento region. Edmundo's 14 years in healthcare management has garnered extensive experience in acute and tertiary care hospital...+ Read more
Lego Builder & Head of Design Thinking, The Shop @ VSP Global
With 19 years of experience at VSP Global, a degree in marketing, and an MBA in finance, George has served in a variety of roles, mostly notably within market research and as a corporate business analyst. But since 2013 after the founding of the company’s new innovation arm, The Shop, George has lead the integration of Design Thinking philosophy...+ Read more
Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente
As the Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Health Plan in Roseville, Jeff has responsibility for all local health plan and hospital services at the 340-bed Roseville Medical Center and, partnering with physician leaders, is responsible for the health care of more than 280,000 Kaiser Permanente members. Kaiser...+ Read more
CEO, Sacramento Region Community Foundation
Linda is the Chief Executive Officer for the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. She was the former Deputy Director of Commercial Strategy for the Sacramento County Airport, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mercy Foundation, and has also served as Vice President, Corporate Communications and Corporate Responsibility for...+ Read more
Senior Principal, Architectural Nexus
Charlie grew up in the foothill communities of Los Angeles and entered the architectural profession working summers in the early '70's while attending the University of Oregon. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1974 he moved to San Diego and became focused on educational work and other public institutional projects. Charlie moved...+ Read more
President, Sierra College
William H. Duncan IV was selected as the sixth President of Sierra College in 2011. Willy (as he known to those who have met him) has revitalized the college’s facility master planning efforts resulting in a 20-year plan that includes a new science facility which will double the number of labs available for students, improve traffic and parking,...+ Read more
President, University of the Pacific
Pam became the 24th President of University of the Pacific on July 1, 2009. Under her leadership, Pacific is enhancing its academic enterprise, strengthening connections between its three cities, and serving its communities through partnerships at the local, national and global levels. Pam's Presidency follows a distinguished career as a...+ Read more
President & CEO, 3fold Communications
Gordon Fowler is the President/CEO of 3fold Communications where he dreams, points and steers the 3fold team. As a strategic marketing and business solutions firm, 3fold works with bold brands looking to grow, diversify and enhance their programs, products and services with both internal and external audiences. Since its founding in 2004, Fowler...+ Read more
Placer County Superintendent of Schools
Gayle was elected to Placer County Superintendent of Schools on June 6, 2006. Gayle is a graduate of the University of California, Davis. She received her teaching credential from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an Administrative Credential and Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from California State University, Sacramento...+ Read more
Founder & Co-Director, Soil Born Farms
Shawn is the co-founder and director of Soil Born Farms, an urban organic farming and education center located in Sacramento, CA. Through its urban farms and associated programs, Soil Born Farms works to create a more sustainable and equitable food system for the Sacramento region. Shawn has been directly involved in the development of sustainable...+ Read more
Partner, Hermocillo-Azevedo Strategic Communications LLC
Jose is widely recognized as one of California's leading communication and public affairs strategists. He has advised and managed large-scale and complex projects for corporations, labor unions, coalitions, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies on a wide range of issues. In 2016, he co-founded Hermocillo-Azevedo Strategic Communications LLC...+ Read more
President & CEO, Sierra Health Foundation
2015 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER -- Chet has been involved in policy development, advocacy, and human service innovation for over twenty years. Before joining Sierra Health in August 2007, Chet was the director of the Alameda County Social Services Agency, with five departments, 2200 staff, and an operating budget of $600 million. He served as an...+ Read more
President & CEO, California Rice Commission
2015 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER -- As founding President & CEO of the California Rice Commission (CRC), Tim leads one of the state's most highly regarded agricultural organizations. The Sacramento-based CRC represents all growers and handlers that comprise the state's rice industry, which annually contributes more than $1.8 billion to...+ Read more
Chancellor, Los Rios Community College District
Brian serves as Chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, California. Los Rios is one of the largest multi-college districts in America and covers more than 2,400 square miles of central California. The District includes American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges, and currently enrolls more...+ Read more
Shared Services Regulatory Manager, PG&E
Jacquelyn is a Shared Services Regulatory Manager at Pacific Gas & Electric. She is an accomplished management professional with 25+ years of experience in project management, operations, and regulatory compliance. Jacquelyn has a record of success in developing processes, strategies, and solutions that have generated 6- and 7-figure cost...+ Read more
President & CEO, Western Health Advantage
2015 EVENTS CHAIRMAN -- Garry has held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Western Health Advantage (WHA) since 1998, providing leadership to WHA from its start-up to current annual revenues of $350 million and a membership of 80,000 lives. During start-up, Garry developed WHA’s organizational structure and implemented its...+ Read more
Associate Vice Provost, Drexel University Sacramento
Dr. Michael Marion, Jr is Associate Vice Provost at Drexel University Sacramento. As a senior administrator in higher education, Dr. Marion's responsibilities and expertise span a wide-spectrum of areas in education and leadership across an array of educational settings. Not only has Dr. Marion established himself as a leader in higher education,...+ Read more
Managing Director, MUFG Union Bank
Fred previously served as Senior Vice President at Rabobank, N.A., the $12 billion U.S. retail banking division of the Rabobank Group, a Dutch-based global financial services leader with more than $925 billion in assets. He oversaw Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance, public welfare lending and investment activity, and corporate social...+ Read more
Founder/Partner, IDMLOCO
After starting a career in IT/management consulting, Bryan Merica has become one of Sacramento’s leading digital and communications strategists. With a career path that took him to Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco, Bryan cut his teeth in Silicon Valley during the dot-com era as a key member of several Internet startups. In 2003, he...+ Read more
President, California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Robert S. Nelsen, Sacramento State’s eighth permanent president, comes to Sacramento with his wife, Jody Hawkins Nelsen. Nelsen’s experience in public higher education spans nearly three decades, most of it spent in the University of Texas system. He was president of UT-Pan American from 2010 to 2014 and most recently served as special advisor...+ Read more
General Manager & CEO, SMUD
2015 DEVELOPMENT CHAIRMAN -- Arlen is the general manager and CEO of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. He joined SMUD in 1990 as a staff attorney and became CEO in April, 2014, after a global executive search. Prior to moving to the top post, Arlen served as general counsel for SMUD for 14-years, managing a staff of attorneys and...+ Read more
President, Stonebridge Properties
Randy Sater has over twenty-five years of experience in Real Estate, Land Use Planning and Community Building. He serves as President of StoneBridge Properties, LLC. StoneBridge Properties, a subsidiary of Teichert Land Co., is a developer of sustainable masterplanned communities. Randy’s community involvement includes 2016 Board Member for The...+ Read more
Managing Partner, Downey Brand LLP
Scott is the Managing Partner of Downey Brand LLP, a 90 attorney law firm in Sacramento, San Francisco, Stockton, and Reno where he practices water and flood law. He represents public and private entities seeking to provide increased levels of flood protection and more reliable water supplies in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and...+ Read more
Vice President, External Affairs, Sutter Health Valley Area
2015 VICE CHAIR -- Keri serves as the Director, Community and Government Relations for Sutter Health, Sacramento-Sierra Region. She is responsible for working with elected and community leaders and not-for-profit agencies on sustainable programs that enhance community health in Amador, Nevada, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties in...+ Read more
Vice President, Product Development & Analytics at the Sacramento Kings
Colin Twomey is Sr. Director of Strategy & Analytics at the Sacramento Kings. The Strategy & Analytics team that he manages provides data-driven insights that help inform business decisions across every facet of the organization, including ticket sales, partnerships, marketing, and community impact. He also helps spearhead special projects...+ Read more
President & CEO, First Northern Community Bancorp
Louise A. Walker has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of First Northern Community Bancorp and its subsidiary, First Northern Bank, since January 1, 2011. She joined First Northern Bank in 1979, and has been a member of the Senior Management Team since 1989. Louise is a member of the following Board of Directors oversight committees...+ Read more
President, Northern and Central CA Business Banking, Wells Fargo & Co.
Andy Wong is Wells Fargo's Business Banking President for Northern and Central California. Wong oversees more than 120 Business Banking team members from Redding down to Santa Barbara. His division offers a wide range of products to business customers with annual revenues between $2 million and $20 million, including lines of credit, business...+ Read more