Board of Directors

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Margaret “Maggie” Bryan, President
Shriners Hospital for Children - Northern California

A native of Northern California, Maggie has led a distinguished career as an executive in healthcare. She joined Shriners Hospitals for Children, following 12 years at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, where she served in a number of high-level executive positions culminating as the Associate Director of Hospitals and Clinics responsible for the UCSF Children’s Hospital.

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Shelley Laurel, Vice President
Merchants Bank of Commerce

Shelley Laurel is the SVP/Regional Manager of Merchants Bank of Commerce. She heads up a team of 16 experienced business bankers including relationship managers and business development officers. Shelley has been in the business banking industry for more than 30 years, and her experience includes being an integral part of the start-up team of the Bank of Sacramento in 1998. She takes pride in being a Business Banker at a Community Bank where she is able to help small to medium sized businesses be successful. Shelley holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration Accounting.

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Dennis Raymond, Treasurer
Dennis Raymond Consulting

Dennis has more than 30 years of small business banking in Sacramento in addition to more than 15 years driving loan growth in our region through various leadership roles. In addition to his board service with Stanford Youth Solutions + Sierra Forever Families, Dennis is also Board Treasurer of Visit Sacramento and the Power Inn Alliance. 

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Doug Aguiar, Secretary
Golden 1 Credit Union

Doug Aguiar is Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Golden 1 Credit Union, the nation’s sixth largest credit union with $13 billion in assets. Doug has more than 30 years of executive level strategic marketing and communications experience. As CMO, he leads the cooperative’s marketing, communications, and community relations strategies. In 2016, he led the launch of Golden 1 Center, a historic naming-rights agreement with the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings.

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Alberto Caton
Synergy Technology Services, LLC

Alberto is the division manager for correctional consulting with Synergy Technology Services. He recently completed work on a modernization project for the Chilean Correctional System. In 2009, after 28 years of service, Alberto retired as an Associate Warden from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). His CDCR career includes assignments at four prisons where he promoted through the ranks.

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Bob McKenzie
Meditope Biosciences, Inc.

Bob is the Executive Vice President of Business Development for Meditope. He has extensive experience developing business globally and general/operational management expertise managing sales, marketing, development, support and delivery teams. 

Bob holds a degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and further education from UC Berkeley and University of Michigan. Bob joined the Stanford Youth Solution’s Board to help build a stronger community and help create opportunities for youth. 

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Eileen M. Diepenbrock
Diepenbrock Elkin Gleason, LLP

Eileen M. Diepenbrock is a partner in the Business and Construction Litigation Department of Diepenbrock Elkin Gleason LLP. She practices commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction litigation. In November 2008, she received the distinction of being listed in Forbes as one of The 10 Most Dependable™ Litigation Attorneys of California. In addition to representing clients in construction-related cases, Eileen also represents clients in complex business disputes, including cases involving allegations of corporate mismanagement and abuses, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate ownership disputes. 

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Geraldine Jimenez
CalSTRS

Geraldine Jimenez serves as the Director of Investment Strategy and Risk and is responsible for implementing and monitoring CalSTRS overall investment portfolio’s strategy and risk profile. Her focus is on the strategic portfolio positioning to meet the long-term liabilities and serves on the CalSTRS Asset / Liability team reviewing and setting the strategic asset allocation. For shorter-term tactical portfolio positioning, Geraldine chairs the Risk Allocation Committee and is part of the CalSTRS leadership team managing the $240 billion California Teac

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Jack Paddon
Williams + Paddon Architects

Jack is the Founding Principal of Williams + Paddon Architects, having founded the company at age 28. In addition to that professional accomplishment, Jack is also a Founding Board Member of the Foundation for American Medicine & Education (FAME) and has designed many of the public and private educational facilities in the Sacramento region.

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Jane Gagnier
VSP Vision Care

Jane has over 25 years of management and leadership experience in a variety of strategic and operational management roles including ten years of portfolio, program and project management.  She has an extensive background developing, implementing, and measuring strategic and business planning initiatives for public, private and not-for-profit organizations and is a strong leader in building organization-wide planning capabilities and knowledge needed to implement strategic planning priorities.

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Jim Dragna
California State University, Sacramento

Jim Dragna is Sacramento State’s “graduation czar,” charged with taking inventory of the University’s graduation initiatives. As a licensed psychologist, he is student-centered and data-driven as he examines the graduation and retention rates. 

Dragna came to Sacramento State in early 2016 from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he spent the past 3½ years as the director for student success. 

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Joanne Bronson
Wells Fargo Bank

Joanne Bronson, a 17-year veteran of Wells Fargo, serves as District Manager for Wells Fargo’s River City District. Joanne leads and manages a team of 136 team members located throughout nine stores in Sacramento and West Sacramento.

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Mac Clemmens
Digital Deployment, Inc.

“Mac” (short for Michael Alan Clemmens) is the CEO of Digital Deployment. He is responsible for the growth of the company, recruiting and retaining top talent, and standing for Digital Deployment’s culture and values.

Mac holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Management of the University of California, Davis and a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from California State University, Monterey Bay.

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Matt Fogler
Dignity Health

Matt Fogler is a System Director for Performance Excellence at Dignity Health. In his role, Matt leads large-scale change initiatives designed to support Dignity Health’s healing mission and drive strategic goals. Matt’s focus is on applying project management and Lean Six Sigma principals to managing strategic business projects.  Matt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from Eastern Washington University, and a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from Gonzaga University. 

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Winnie Ward
Stewart Ward & Josephson, LLP

Named partner, Winnie Ward is also the founder of Stewart Ward & Josephson LLP. Winnie is also a Record Producer at Mind Winder Productions. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her Juris Doctorate from UC Davis School of Law.