Continuum of Care (CoC) Board Roster
Founder/Principal/Owner of Uptown Studios
Sacramento Steps Forward Board Member at Large
Tina Reynolds founded Uptown Studios in 1992, a Sacramento website, graphic design, social media and video production firm. Tina assists non-profits, municipalities, and political campaigns in making their visions a reality. Tina has always led by example with her fiery enthusiasm and eagerness to take challenges head-on. Tina’s enthusiasm and motivational demeanor make her a pleasure to be around. Tina is highly engaged with the Sacramento community serving organizations including the Triumph Cancer Foundation, Any Given Child, California Airshow, Workforce Development Committee and is also on the Nonprofit Resource Center Board of Directors.
Chet P. Hewitt
President / CEO of Sierra Health Foundation
Sacramento Steps Forward Board Immediate Past Chair
Chet P. Hewitt is the President and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and its independent operating unit, the Center for Health Program Management. Since beginning his tenure in
2007, Chet has focused foundation investments on health disparities, health equity, and the healthy development and well-being of vulnerable youth. His leadership, thoughtful risk taking and innovative approach to management have increased the foundation’s impact, reach and influence.
Prior to joining the foundation, Chet spent five years as the Agency Director of Alameda County’s Social Services Agency, where he is credited with transforming its failing child welfare system into a national model and using technology to improve the delivery of human services. Previously, he served as Associate Director for the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, established and managed its West Coast regional office in San Francisco and led its national employment and community building initiatives. Chet has received several national awards, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation Child and Family Leaders Fellowship and Child Welfare Administrator of the Year.
Chet is a frequent lecturer on philanthropy and public sector leadership, and advises localities around the country on issues related to the transformation of public systems. Chet serves on several boards, including Grantmakers in Health, Sacramento Steps Forward, Roberts Enterprise Development Fund and St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children. Born and raised in New York City, Chet credits life experience as the primary source of his commitment to serve those less fortunate than himself. He is also driven by his desire to ensure that his two young sons, and all children, have every opportunity to grow up healthy, safe and prepared for their roles as vital members of our communities.
Sacramento Steps Forward Board Treasurer
Fred Teichert is the Executive Director of the Teichert Foundation in Sacramento, California. Mr. Teichert serves on the boards of the City of Sacramento’s Policy Board to End Homelessness, People Reaching Out, Sacramento State University Foundation, and Sacramento Regional Community Foundation. Mr. Teichert is actively engaged with the Sacramento’s business, arts, and social service communities. Teichert’s construction company is known for building California’s infrastructure and Fred Teichert continues this tradition, building his Sacramento community.
Mr. Teichert holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from California State University, Sacramento.
Senior Advisor to Mayor Kevin Johnson
Sacramento Steps Forward Board Secretary
Cassandra Jennings serves as the Senior Advisor to Mayor Kevin Johnson. As Senior Advisor, Jennings focuses on key issues including homelessness, education, and the arts. Prior to becoming Senior Advisor to the Mayor, Jennings served the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency for 20 years. Jennings later served for six years as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Sacramento where she developed important partnerships with various city departments and served as the City’s liaison with SETA, SHRA, the Library, and County.
Jennings received her B.A. in Urban Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Pastor Rick J. Cole
Capital Christian Center
Sacramento Steps Forward Board Chair
Rick Cole is the Senior Pastor of Capital Christian Center in Sacramento, California. Rick earned a Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University in 2006. Rick is married to Cathy and they have three children and three grandchildren. The responsibilities as Pastor of Capital Christian Center include overseeing a pastoral staff of 17, a private school of approximately 1,100 students, 300 church and school employees. Rick also serves on the "Are You The Difference" committee of CARES (treating and preventing HIV/AIDS) and Sacramento Steps Forward Board since its inception in 2011.
Rick has been involved in philanthropic endeavors in Mexico, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Italy, Russia, and Peru as well as developing programs to assist his local community through Equal Start (providing assistance to inner-city school children), Character Combine (providing training for high school coaches and community sports leaders to place character above winning), and Champions (assisting special needs families through endeavors such as "A Night of Dreams" prom for special needs kids).
Chief Executive Officer,
Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc.
Sacramento Steps Forward Board Member at Large
Britta Guerrero currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. (SNAHC), an AAAHC accredited, non-profit urban Indian health center. In economically challenging times, SNAHC has emerged as a leader in the provision of quality health care delivered through a culturally competent, family-centered and wrap around delivery system.
Ms. Guerrero holds a Clinical Faculty Appointment at the University of Southern California, Business Leadership Masters Program. In 2010 she was given a three year appointment by Senate Pro-Tem Darryl Steinberg, to the California Commission on the Status of Women. In 2010, she was appointed by Kevin Johnson, Mayor, as the Native American Community Liaison to the city of Sacramento. She was the 2010 recipient of the California Woman of Color award. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the California Consortium of Urban Indian Health (CCUIH).
Britta graduated from Humboldt State University in 1996 and began her healthcare career in non-profit clinics. She has extensive experience working within non-profit hospital systems and comprehensive knowledge of quality improvement systems, including AAAHC, JACHO, and IMQ. Her passion for healthcare for the underserved brought her back to service within her own community. She takes the responsibility of representing an Indian organization very seriously, and has made it her personal and professional mission to ensure Native American’s have access to healthcare in urban areas such as Sacramento, a population that is often overlooked, tremendously underserved and is still suffering from disproportionate health disparities.Her most important role however, is as a wife and a mother to her 2 children, to whom she credits her ability to be flexible yet firm. Guerrero is an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.