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We are very happy to announce the addition of these exceptional individuals to our board of directors: Dr. Yolanda Gorman, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, University of California, Los Angeles; Lial Jones, Director of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento; and Jose Rodriguez, President and CEO of El Concilio in Stockton.

We are thrilled these three leaders have joined the CalNonprofits board," said Shamus Roller, CalNonprofits Board Chair and Executive Director of the National Housing Law Project. “They have deep knowledge of nonprofits and bring their diverse networks to our public policy work supporting the nonprofit community.”

Dr. Yolanda GormanDr. Yolanda Gorman is Senior Advisor to the Chancellor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Previously, Dr. Gorman was president and CEO of Phillips Graduate University, a graduate school of professional psychology and management. She is a two-time Regent Emerita for the University of California, Board of Regents, and the first African American woman to chair the board of the UCLA Alumni Association. Dr. Gorman's commitment to CalNonprofits is extraordinary: she was the board chair of CalNonprofits in the 1990s, and also currently serves as board chair of CalNonprofits Insurance Services, our subsidiary insurance brokerage.

Lial JonesLial Jones, a respected leader in the California art world, has served as Director and CEO for the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento since 1999. The Crocker Art Museum features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of European master drawings and international ceramics. Under Lial’s leadership, the Crocker has not only grown its attendance by 150% and completed a $100 million capital campaign, but has pioneered innovative community engagement strategies with an emphasis on racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation inclusion. Prior to joining the Crocker Art Museum, Lial served as Deputy Director of the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware.

Jose RodriguezJose R. Rodriguez is the President and CEO of El Concilio in Stockton, the largest Latino, community-based, nonprofit in the Central Valley. A Central Valley native, Jose is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, and Humphrey’s Law School, and began volunteering with El Concilio while in college. Jose has served as President/CEO of the agency since 1996; under his direction, El Concilio added 20 new programs and increased the operating budget from $1.5 million dollars to $13 million dollars. El Concilio of Stockton was named Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Susan Eggman in 2018, and celebrated at the annual California Nonprofits Day luncheon sponsored by CalNonprofits.

"The CalNonprofits board and staff are excited to have such impressive nonprofit advocates join our leadership," said CEO Jan Masaoka. “With their policy experience, community organizing approaches and straight-up super smarts, our work supporting the nonprofit community as a whole will be more strategic and more effective."

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