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Jim Becker

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Becker joined the Richmond Community Foundation in 2005, becoming its President and CEO in 2014.  Mr. Becker served on the Berkeley Global Campus Community Working Group and currently co-chairs the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa County.

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Meghan Cadmus

Site Coordinator, Spark Point Contra Costa – West (Richmond)

Before joining to Spark Point in October 2018, Meghan was previously a Business Partnership Specialist at United Way Bay Area. She graduated from Roane State Community College in Tennessee. Meghan brings to RCF and Spark Point valuable expertise in Salesforce. Her enthusiasm with partnerships and her ability to synthesize information to come up with effective strategies has already helped Spark Point improve its services.

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Betty Geishirt Cantrell

SparkPoint Contra Costa Director

Betty Geishirt Cantrell, MSSW, MBA has been SparkPoint Contra Costa Director since its opening in June 2011. With an original goal to serve 185 people in the first year, the center already served well over 700 people in providing integrated services to promote financial stability.

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Leticia Diaz

Assistant Receptionist

Leticia “Letty” Diaz, currently works at the Sparkpoint Vita Career Center as the Assistant Receptionist. She enjoys working with the local population and providing tax preparation and ITIN issuance to clients who speak Spanish. Letty has a great personality and we are happy to have her on the team!

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Kisty Jimenez

Site Coordinator, Spark Point Contra Costa – East (Bay Point)

Kisty is an experienced professional who recently joined our staff as the Site Coordinator for Contra Costa Spark Point, located in Bay Point, CA. For the past 5 years, Kisty has worked for non-profits who support people seeking self-sufficiency for themselves and their family. Before joining Spark Point, she worked as an Alumni Manager at Opportunity Junction, supporting clients through accountability, encouragement and mentoring to help them become whole, productive, and thriving individuals.

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Regina Keels

Administrative Assistant
SparkPoint Contra Costa, West

Regina Keels is the first person you will likely meet when you visit the SparkPoint Richmond office.  She is the first helpful voice you will hear when you call.  A key and vital part of the SparkPoint team and the general West County community, Regina is the person who will direct you through the many resources SparkPoint has to offer and you couldn’t be in better hands!

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Jewel Khu

Controller

Dedicated and detailed-oriented, Jewell is a capable and proactive accountant with over 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector.  She holds a double major in Business Administration and Accounting from Judson University of Elgin IL.

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Theresa Kula

Career Center Coordinator/VITA Site Coordinator

Theresa Kula was raised in Vallejo and moved to Pittsburg in 2000 with her husband after giving birth to her daughter. Theresa successfully completed the Opportunity Junction Computer Training Program in 2004.  For several years Theresa was a private caregiver and enjoyed taking care of her clients.

On December 2012, Theresa started working for Bay Point Works-SparkPoint through the Work Employment Contra Costa Program; her main role was to assist the Coordinator in the IRS-VITA filing taxes.

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Carlos Lemus

Project Manager, Resident Leadership – Healthy Richmond

Carlos is a long-time Richmond resident. During his time at UC Santa Cruz, he co-founded spaces for Latinx students, produced films about social justice, and organized students around food justice, such as farm workers’ rights, food insecurity amongst students, and organic farming. Since graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a double major in Film & Digital Media and History, he has worked at the RYSE Youth Center and Urban Tilth. He hopes to continue growing the campaigns that uplift resident voice in schools, healthcare, and future developments in Richmond.

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Mariana Moore

Ensuring Opportunity Campaign Director

Mariana Moore serves as Director of the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa, a cross-sector initiative that engages local elected officials, social sector organizations, businesses, labor, local government, faith-based, academia, and the philanthropic sector in a collective effort to eliminate poverty in our community.

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Yvette Perez

Office Coordinator

Yvette is the first face you will see when you come to our offices.  She is always there to welcome our visitors with a great big smile.  We are so very fortunate to have her as part of the RCF Connects team where she as quickly becomes our jack-of-all-trades and the master of the office.

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Joni Podschun

Director of Community Engagement & Collaboration

Joni Podschun has dedicated her career to supporting social change work through collective impact and community-led projects.  Joni grew up in Kansas and worked primarily in Washington, DC and Colorado before moving to California. 
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Miriam Stephanie Sequeira

SparkPoint Coordinator at Dover

Miriam Stephanie Sequeira is an active parent and community member with a history of involvement in the educational process geared toward enriching the learning experience for all West Contra Costa students.

As a first-generation resident of Richmond with family origins from Nicaragua, and as an English-learner herself, Stephanie has a clear understanding of the value a proper education provides students and communities by creating individual pathways to success.

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Stacey Street

Chief Operations Officer

Stacey Street is delighted to serve the Richmond Community Foundation as Chief Operations Officer. Stacey has over 25 years of development, marketing and non-profit management experience. Most recently she was Director of Capital and Major Gifts for Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, where she coordinated a significant capital campaign that raised $6.5 million.

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Rosy Vasquez

Administrative Assistant
SparkPoint Contra Costa East

Rosy is the Administrative Assistant at our SparkPoint East office located in Bay Point, CA.  She is bi-lingual and brings several years of customer service experience. When it comes to client relations and dedication to our community, Rosy strives to provide the best experience for all.

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Rosalind Welch

Director of Marketing and Communications

Rosalind is passionate about working within and improving her community, and comes to RCF with 20+ years of non-profit and 15 years of communications experience.  She joined RCF in 2016 and quickly took over and expanded RCF’s digital presence and audience.
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