Meet Our Board of Directors 

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Joanne Bronson, a 19-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.

She began her career as a Personal Banker and has held
various positions within Wells Fargo including Store
Manager and Sales Development Consultant.

Bronson earned her bachelor’s degree in business
administration from University of Hawaii.

An active member in her community, Joanne currently
serves as a board member for Hui o’ Hawaii of
Sacramento and Stanford Youth Solutions/Sierra Family
Forever.

Board Member 

Joanne Bronson

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Dr. Moore is an Assistant Professor position in the Ethnic Studies Department at California State University, Sacramento.  She teaches general Ethnic Studies and African American centered courses including, “Protest in Hip Hop,” “Black Images in Popular Culture” and “Cinematic Representations of Pan African Identities.” Dr. Moore has over fifteen years of teaching experience in higher education working with the Department for Behavioral Social Sciences at Sacramento City College, and the African American and African Studies Department at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Andrea L.S. Moore identifies as a Scholar Activist.  She received her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of California, Davis. Her academic brand focuses on Ethnic History and Socio-Cultural Production. Moore attributes growing up in Richmond and Oakland, CA during her adolescent years as instrumental in her academic narratives.

Moore’s research looks at the Bay Area’s legacy as an epicenter for social movements, from the 1960’s Black Power Movement to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Her noted scholarship is focused on examining historical moments that took place during the Bay Area’s Hyphy Movement. Moore explores the ways in which pop culture promotes awareness about social protests movements and advocating for intersectional justice. 

Moore concurrently is serving as the Director for The Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program, which is focused on Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. She is also a faculty mentor of the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

Board Member 

Dr. Andrea L. Moore

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Larnie Bray, a 37 year retail veteran, currently serves as a Store Manager for Walmart Stores Inc. in Sacramento Ca.

 

Larnie earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Lincoln University. Lincoln University , founded in 1854, was one of the first HBCU’S. Their notable alumni include Horace  Mann Bond, Thurgood Marshall, Langston Hughes,  Hildrus Poindexter and Roscoe Lee Browne to name a few.

 

Reared as a foster child in Philadelphia, Pa., Larnie can attest to how through love, generosity, and dedication, two people can impact the lives of youth and inspire them them to reach their fullest potential.

 

This was true for Larnie and his 7 foster siblings. Larnie’s passion is to ensure that every child has the ability and opportunity to reach their fullest potential and destroy the barriers of racism, inequity, and injustice.

Board Member 

Larnie Bray

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Nadine Roberts Cornish is a Certified Senior Advisor, Gerontologist and founder of the Caregiver’s
Guardian, LLC. She has an extensive background in public health education and served as an independent
consultant for 15 years with California’s Department of Health Services where she provided expertise on
some of the state’s most innovative social marketing campaigns. Nadine’s most important role was as a
15 year caregiver to her mother. That journey changed everything. A year after her mother’s death,
Nadine knew without a doubt that caregiving consulting, education and coaching would be her life’s
work. For the past ten years she has care managed, consulted with and supported caregivers across the
country.
Those experiences were the catalyst for her inaugural book, Tears In My Gumbo…The Caregiver’s Recipe
for Resilience. Nadine attended the University of New Orleans where she studied Business
Administration and in 2012 earned a professional Certification in Gerontology from UCCS. She is also a
Certified Senior Advisor, Freedom Coach and Elite Life Coach.
In launching her inaugural book, Tears In My Gumbo, The Caregiver’s Recipe for Resilience, Nadine has
also launched a movement she calls, “The Care-ocity” Movement where her mission is to raise awareness
and spread the message of caring around the world.
Spreading the message of care-ocity means sounding the alarm in our churches, organizations, and
businesses about the impact that caregiving is having on the 44+ million caregivers, caring. Nadine
conducts Caregiver Symposiums/intensives for churches and lunch and learn series for area businesses.
She is both an impassioned and impactful speaker and speaks around the country. Her book has
received wide acclaim and now has a companion curriculum for colleges and universities. Dillard
University’s School of Nursing is the first school to add the book to its nursing curriculum.
Nadine serves as a board member for Roberts Family Development Center in Sacramento, CA and has
been an active Advisory Board Member for the Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter for the past 7
years.
Nadine is married to Kevin Cornish, a Boulder County firefighter. She is the mother of one son, a writer
, and a poet. Nadine is passionate about her work, passionate about caregiving, and making a difference on
purpose.

Board Member 

Nadine Roberts

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Toni Greenwell attributes her passion and importance of family values to the life she experienced with loving and supportive parents of multicultural descent. Toni's parents, being her role models, set good examples and instilled excellent morals and family values ultimately creating a strong, intelligent and well rounded  young woman. After graduating from high school, Toni was ready to take on the world. She applied to non-local colleges to broaden her horizon. She was accepted by the University of Utah, where she discovered her love to snow ski and the love of her life, Jerry Greenwell. She would go on to pursue a BS degree in Sociology and a minor in psychology.  

 

After graduating college, Toni moved to the Monterey Peninsula, working in the hospitality industry for 10 years and then onto managing a boutique hotel in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, CA.  In 1992 Toni moved to Sacramento, CA  and began her career as the General Manager of the Governors Inn Hotel - (1993-Current ). While living in Sacramento  she became very active in being part of the growth and uplifting of her City and its local communities. She currently holds a Chair, on RFDC (Roberts Family Development Center)  Board of Directors as well as Event Chair and Board Member on MLK (Martin Luther KIng) Celebration Committee,  BJP (Black Joy Parade) - Oakland CA -Board Member,  and  iSound Music Performance Arts- Board Member. With Toni having such a multicultural background and a huge passion for all things being fair she has done countless hours of volunteer work and outreach for disenfranchised and underrepresented groups. For the last 25 years, Toni and her family, have gathered on Christmas morning and help serve our homeless population, distributing homemade cookies and Amish friendship bread and donating socks, gloves, hats and coats.

 

Toni has been married now for 38 years ,and together they have raised three children. Toni and her husband have instilled in their children the importance of giving back to their communities. It has always been important to her to help the community find positive and alternative activities to deter negativity in all aspects of  life. Toni believes that with love, dedication, hard work and a sense of fairness, success can be reached, and because of this belief Toni will never stop serving nonprofit organizations that she feels makes a difference. 

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Board Member 

Toni Greenwell

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