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Bill Bankhead

SparkPoint Site Coordinator for Contra Costa College

Bill is passionate about helping people get better at whatever they do. He comes to RCF with over 15 years of experience in the field of learning & development, including spending the last three years as a SparkPoint career coach.

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Jim Becker

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Becker joined the Richmond Community Foundation in 2005, becoming its President and CEO in 2014.  Mr. Becker served on the Berkeley Global Campus Community Working Group and currently co-chairs the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa County.

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Betty Geishirt Cantrell

SparkPoint Contra Costa Director

Betty Geishirt Cantrell, MSSW, MBA has been SparkPoint Contra Costa Director since its opening in June 2011. With an original goal to serve 185 people in the first year, the center already served well over 700 people in providing integrated services to promote financial stability.

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Kayla D’Alonzo

Administrative Assistant

Kayla is very knowledgeable and passionate about the West Contra Costa and nonprofit communities, having attended school in Richmond followed by Salesian High School, and having worked for the Tri-Valley Community Foundation. Most recently she was Studio Manager for OrangeTheory Fitness and Operations Manager for TRX Training Center in San Francisco, so she has excellent customer service, organizational and communications skills and experience, as well as a positive and optimistic outlook and attitude.

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Zuleika Godinez

Ensuring Opportunity Policy Manager

Zuleika Godinez is the Policy Coordinator for the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa. Most recently, as a graduate student, she served as a Policy Fellow for the Center for Community Change in Washington, D.C., where she worked with advocacy, labor and research organizations to improve economic outcomes for low-income families and communities of color.

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Regina Keels

Administrative Assistant
SparkPoint Contra Costa, West

Regina Keels is the first person you will likely meet when you visit the SparkPoint Richmond office.  She is the first helpful voice you will hear when you call.  A key and vital part of the SparkPoint team and the general West County community, Regina is the person who will direct you through the many resources SparkPoint has to offer and you couldn’t be in better hands!

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Theresa Kula

Career Center Coordinator/VITA Site Coordinator

Theresa Kula was raised in Vallejo and moved to Pittsburg in 2000 with her husband after giving birth to her daughter. Theresa successfully completed the Opportunity Junction Computer Training Program in 2004.  For several years Theresa was a private caregiver and enjoyed taking care of her clients.

On December 2012, Theresa started working for Bay Point Works-SparkPoint through the Work Employment Contra Costa Program; her main role was to assist the Coordinator in the IRS-VITA filing taxes.

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Pamela Arend McGrath

SparkPoint Contra Costa-East Site Coordinator

Pamela Arend McGrath (Pam) has a passion for advocating for vulnerable people. After growing up on a dairy farm in Michigan, she traveled the world and the U.S., finally settling in California. Having a diverse background educationally, vocationally and culturally gives her a unique perspective on equity and advocacy.

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Mariana Moore

Ensuring Opportunity Campaign Director

Mariana Moore serves as Director of the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa, a cross-sector initiative that engages local elected officials, social sector organizations, businesses, labor, local government, faith-based, academia, and the philanthropic sector in a collective effort to eliminate poverty in our community.

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Joni Podschun

Director of Community Engagement & Collaboration

Joni Podschun has dedicated her career to supporting social change work through collective impact and community-led projects.  Joni grew up in Kansas and worked primarily in Washington, DC and Colorado before moving to California. 
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Miriam Stephanie Sequeira

SparkPoint Coordinator at Dover

Miriam Stephanie Sequeira is an active parent and community member with a history of involvement in the educational process geared toward enriching the learning experience for all West Contra Costa students.

As a first-generation resident of Richmond with family origins from Nicaragua, and as an English-learner herself, Stephanie has a clear understanding of the value a proper education provides students and communities by creating individual pathways to success.

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Stacey Street

Chief Operations Officer

Stacey Street is delighted to serve the Richmond Community Foundation as Chief Operations Officer. Stacey has over 25 years of development, marketing and non-profit management experience. Most recently she was Director of Capital and Major Gifts for Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, where she coordinated a significant capital campaign that raised $6.5 million.

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Yvette Urrutia

SparkPoint Contra Costa-West Site Coordinator

Yvette Urrutia recently finished a one-year term as an AmeriCorps VISTA for SparkPoint Contra Costa-West. Prior to joining Richmond Community Foundation and SparkPoint, she worked as a Union Representative and Community Organizer for Service Employees International Union.

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Rosalind Welch

Director of Marketing and Communications

Rosalind is passionate about working within and improving her community, and comes to RCF with 20+ years of non-profit and 15 years of communications experience.  She joined RCF in 2016 and quickly took over and expanded RCF’s digital presence and audience.
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Dianne Wightman

Chief Financial Officer

Dianne Wightman, C.P.A., has worked in non-profit accounting for more than 30 years, serving as Controller, Finance Director and once as Exchequer of the Treasury. A long-time resident of Richmond, she is very happy to bring her skills to such an interesting and beneficial organization serving Richmond and Contra Costa County.