Board of Directors
Valley Vision's all-volunteer board of directors is composed of leaders from the Sacramento region's outstanding public, private and nonprofit entities, united in advancing community inspired solutions.
Naaz Alikhan Principal Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners
“Valley Vision is working toward a better future for the region by serving as a convener and a gatherer of data.”
Christopher Callahan President University of the Pacific
“Higher education can play a game-changing role in Valley Vision’s quest for a more livable future, bringing to the region innovation, entrepreneurship, job creation and social justice.”
David Cheney CEO Sutter Medical Center Sacramento
“Valley Vision is working toward a better future by using data and analysis to predict, plan for and execute strategies that strengthen the community.”
George Claire Design Thinker The Shop VSP Global
“Valley Vision’s greatest strength is its ability to tackle wicked problems within the region by striking a wonderful balance between empathy and data science.”
John Costa Senior Manager of Government Relations & Local Public Affairs Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
“John’s long history of engagement with government and nonprofit as well as his commitment to healthy and sustainable communities will help Valley Vision support clean and sustainable communities for our region.”
Linda Cutler CEO Sacramento Region Community Foundation
Linda Cutler serves as an Executive Committee member and actively connects philanthropic giving with concrete strategies to improve the well-being of those in our region.
Jeff Dorso Senior Vice President & General Counsel Sacramento Kings
Jeff’s leadership in shaping development in Sacramento as well as his action-oriented mindset will help push Valley Vision towards effective and responsive action that supports the prosperity of our region.
Willy Duncan Superintendent/President Sierra College
“Valley Vision has taken the lead in the community on many of the toughest problems that we face.”
Cate Dyer CEO StemExpress, LLC
“Valley Vision is unique in its ability to bring government and communities together.”
Gayle Garbolino-Mojica Placer County Superintendent of Schools Placer County Office of Education
“I appreciate Valley Vision’s commitment to resolving tough issues on multiple fronts, through the perspective of economics, sustainability and equity.”
Shawn Harrison Founder & Co-Director Soil Born Farms
“Without Valley Vision, our region would be missing vital leadership and a shared understanding of what it takes to propel us toward greater economic, environmental, and social health equity.”
Chet Hewitt President & CEO Sierra Health Foundation
Chet Hewitt has been a long-standing Valley Vision board member whose career focus on health disparities, health equity, and the healthy development and well-being of vulnerable youth has inspired much of Valley Vision’s work around regional health needs assessments and equity strategies.