Co-Founders 

Derrell and Tina Roberts are respected community leaders who have proven track records of success administering community-based organizations.

 

Between the two they have more than 25 years of experience as administrators and program developers.

 

They are known as “doers.” Their involvement in such visible community projects as Nia “the Birthing Project,” St. Hope Academy, Healthy Start and the Salvation Army’s Oak Park Community Center has received national, state and local recognition. Their professional lives have been committed to improving the living situations of children and families they come in contact with.

Co-Founder/CEO

Derrell Roberts

Co-Founder/COO

Tina Roberts

Board Members 

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Melinda Guzman, Attorney; Corporate Director; Trustee Emeritus

 

Melinda Guzman is CEO of Melinda Guzman Professional Corporation, a law firm focused on representing public, private and nonprofit entities in business, financial and litigation

matters. She has worked extensively with venture capital firms, financial institutions, and insurance carriers, and has assisted companies with regulatory and financial compliance.  She also serves as an Independent Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco since 2007. 

 

She served as General Counsel of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation from 2004 - 2010.

She was appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as a Trustee of the California State University system (2004 - 2012). In 2011, Ms. Guzman was appointed by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to Chair the California Insurance Diversity Task Force to explore issues regarding diversity in the insurance industry in governance, philanthropy, supplier diversity and member issues. In 2003, she was appointed by Governor Gray Davis to serve as a member of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Ms. Guzman has served as Chair of the Audit, Governance, Government Relations and Finance committees.

 

Ms. Guzman has been recognized as a national leader and has been named one of the Top 13 Latina Corporate Executives by Latina Style Magazine for 2022. In 2014 was presented the “Ohtli Award” by the Mexican government. The “Ohtli” is the highest recognition given by Mexico to individuals who create pathways for future generations of Mexicans to succeed. She was recognized by PBS/KVIE in its national "Makers: Women Who Make America” program, http://vids.kvie.org/video/2337418518/, as a “Latina Leader” by Hispanic Lifestyle Magazine in 2013, with the “Woman of the Year Award – Mujer Cambiando el Mundo” in 2013 by the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the “Latina Leader of the Year” for 2011 by the Latino Journal Magazine, with the “Latina Leadership Award” by Latino Leaders Magazine in 2008 and was named one of The 100 Influentials by Hispanic Business magazine in 2004. She has also been honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners with the Luminary Award for her leadership in business, by the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as its 1999 and 2005 Businesswoman of the Year, by the Sacramento Business Journal as its Top "40 under 40"dynamic young achievers and by Univision and McDonalds Corporations for her leadership in the

Hispanic Community.

 

Ms. Guzman was born and raised in Fairfield, California and is the daughter of the late Amado Guzman and Anita Guzman of Fairfield. She is a first-generation college graduate of the University of California at Davis (B.A., 1985; J.D., 1988) and is a proud mother and grandmother.