2017-2018 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the elected group that governs California YMCA Youth & Government. It is made up of individuals who are responsible for the planning and policy decisions of the organization. In addition, they ensure the fiscal health and participate in the financial development of our programs. They also monitor, inform, and support the activities of every program that the California YMCA Youth & Government offers.

Alex Mircheff, Board Chair
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Waheed Baqai
Baptist Medical Center-Jacksonville

Michelle Benham
Capistrano Unified School District

Fran Gallati
YMCA of the Central Bay Area

Sue Marasco   
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

Aaron Rios    
Walmart Stores, Inc.

Brian Saenger
The Ratkovich Company

Taylor Scott
Sorrento Wealth Management

Kyle Smith
Bay Area Bicycle Law

Tara Syed

Sean Walsh   
Wilson Walsh George Ross Consulting LLC

Scott Nagatoshi
71st Youth Governor

Esther Cash
Youth Board Member           

Lindsey Angelats
Los Angeles County of Health Services

Cathy Barankin
CA State Alliance of YMCAs

Brian Birkett
Lean Data

Johana Lockwood
San Francisco Health Plan

Allan Paine 
Tech-Life, Inc.

Sandy Ryan
Houlihan Lokey

Cathy Saliba
Fund Development Consultant

Dr. Asia Smith
California State University Fresno

Ronnie Stone
South East Ventura YMCA

Alfredo Velasco
Long Beach YMCA

Randall Winston
California Strategic Growth Council

Jenny Lee
71st Youth Chief Justice

Isaiah Irizarry 
Youth Board Member          

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Sacramento CA 95815 (map)

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