Directors-Community Leaders

People are the heart of success for the California Emerging Technology Fund. There is no substitute for leadership—individuals in all segments of the community and at all levels of government taking personal responsibility to make something happen. From the very beginning, CETF identified building partnerships with community leaders as a bedrock concept in its Strategic Action Plan.


CETF Directors

Barbara O’Connor

Rich Motta

Jeff Campbell

Milton Chen

Martha Escutia

Barb Johnston

Jim Kirkland

Darrell Stewart

Carol Whiteside

BEA Chair Luis Arteaga

Special Counsel Rachelle Chong

Lloyd Levine

Regional, Community and Statewide Organizations – A Decade of Partnership

Chicana Latina Foundation Project Coordinator Alicia Orozco

Contra Costa Economic Partnership Director Linda Best

CFLIC Executive Director Teresa Favuzzi

CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate

MEDA Technology Training Coordinator Leo Sosa

RCRC President and CEO Greg Norton

Stride Center Executive Director Barrie Hathaway

California Telehealth Network President and CEO Eric Brown

Tech Exchange Executive Director Seth Hubbert

CETF Regional Leaders December 1 – 2, 2011

December 1, 2011

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5


December 2, 2011

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

California Technology Agency Secretary Carlos Ramos

California Rural Development, USDA State Director Glenda Humiston, Ph.D.

CPUC Commissioner Catherine Sandoval

El Dorado County Supervisor Norma Santiago

Verizon President, West Region Tim McCallion

CETF Michael Peevey

CETF Barbara O’Connor

CETF Rich Motta

CETF Carol Whiteside

CETF Barb Johnston

CETF Jim Kirkland

CETF Darrell Stewart

Google Public Policy Leslie Miller

Comcast VP Government Affairs Rachelle Chong

Valley Vision Tara Thronson

Contra Costa Economic Partnership President and CEO Linda Best

Connie Stewart California Center for Rural Policy Executive Director CSUH

CENIC Consortium Manager Tom West

Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency Executive Director Shelly Hance

Sierra Economic Development Corporation CEO Brent Smith

CENIC President and CEO Jim Dolgonas

Southeast Community Development Corporation Executive Director Cesar Zaldivar-Motts

Desert Mountain Resource Conservation & Development Council President Doug Thompson

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation Vice President Meredith Dowling

City of Riverside CIO Steve Reneker

Wireless Education & Technology Center Director CSU, Monterey Bay Arelene Krebs

California Telehealth Network President and CEO Eric Brown