Front Row (L to R): Scott Boeding, Patrick Rooney, John Kay, Sheri Hofer, Sandra Kataoka
Back Row (L to R): Mike Bray, Kirk Dowdell, Rabbi David Azen, Jeff Hastings
Kirk Dowdell, Board President
President/CEO, Dowdell Consulting Group
Kirk Dowdell is President and Chief Executive Officer of Dowdell Consulting Group, which specializes in providing comprehensive financial solutions to federal, state, municipal, for-profit and not-for-profit clients. Prior to founding his consulting firm, Kirk spent 26 years as an executive in the financial services industry.
Kirk is a past member of the Board of Directors of the California Bankers Association and currently serves on its Government Relations Committee. He is also a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, and a longtime resident of Sacramento and has been on the Board of the Sacramento Police Foundation since 2008.
Kirk holds an MBA from Louisiana State University with a concentration in Banking, and a BA from the University of Southern California.
Rabbi David Azen, Board Vice President
Writer, Actor, Rabbi and Producer
Rabbi David Azen directs Fresher Sacramento, a project of Fresh Producers, a California-based non-profit he founded, to further his work over the last decade in social justice, seeking to ensure everyone is well fed and gains wealth from health every day. He works with a wide variety of partners to connect the dots of food justice, economic empowerment and lifelong learning.
Rabbi Dave (a.k.a. Reb D) played on a NJ state-champion undefeated high school golf team, graduated Princeton University (go ’80!), and received ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (1986, with awards in Creative Biblical Interpretation, Philosophy and Chaplaincy).
Rabbi Azen has served in congregations from 2,500 households to 250 from Canada to the NY area to California and has had a long and varied career, being the only man of the cloth to play Adam in Eden (“Guarding the Garden,” 1991-1995); going to film school after already being a rabbi (Temple University Fellowship in Film 1993-1995) and becoming an award winning producer. “There is no box outside of which to think.”
Scott Boeding, Board Secretary
Group Assets Protection Team Leader, Target Stores
Scott Boeding has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2011 and has an extended history of partnership with the law enforcement community though the Target and Blue program.
Scott started working for Target Stores in May 1999, formerly as the Group Assets Protection Team Leader for the greater Sacramento market, and currently as the Roseville North Target Store Team Leader.
Target and Blue focuses on helping to build safer communities by going beyond financial contributions. By sharing resources and ideas, Target is a reliable partner for those working to keep our communities safe. Since 1946, Target has committed 5% of its income to supporting local communities; this represents more than $3 million each week.
Scott holds an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Patrick Rooney, CPA, Board Treasurer
Accounting Firm of Patrick J. Rooney
Mr. Rooney owns and operates the accounting firm of Patrick J. Rooney in Fair Oaks.
A graduate of San Jose State University and Golden Gate University, he holds a BS in business/accounting and an MBA in taxation. Mr. Rooney not only brings his accounting skills to this organization, but also volunteers his talents with other local groups such as the Fair Oaks Theater Festival. He is also a member of the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Sandra Kataoka, Board Immediate Past President
Partner, IBM Global Business Services
Sandra has been a member of the Board of Directors since March 2007 and has served as Board President, Board Secretary and Scholarship Committee Chairperson.
As an Executive for IBM, she is responsible for the Oracle Cloud business for IBM’s Global Business Services in North America and also serves on the IBM Diversity Council. As a life-long resident of Sacramento, Sandra is committed to working with the Sacramento Police Department to support the Department’s involvement in the community and youth programs.
Sandra also serves as a board member for the Sacramento Buddhist Church, Tournament Chairperson for the SBC Basketball Tournament, Girl Scout Orientation Specialist, Girl Scout leader, and Secretary of the Brookfield Parents Association.
John C. Kay, Board Member
Consultant, John Kay Consulting
John Kay is currently a consultant with John Kay Consulting specializing in executive commercial business banking lending and deposit product analysis. John also has a corporate non-profit governance consulting practice and financial/treasury statement analysis practice.
John is an active member of the California State Bar and engages in a part-time real estate law practice, and holds a Juris Doctorate from UOP’s McGeorge School of Law, and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the California State University at Fullerton California. John is a former Adjunct Professor of Golden Gate University’s MBA and Executive MBA programs, as well as Part-Time Professor of Business Law at California State University at Sacramento.
John is currently Treasurer of The Cares Foundation and its BODs founding CFO , and a member of the Cares Community Health’s Finance Committee. John also is a member of Sierra Families Forever Finance Committee. John also proudly holds the distinct honor of being named an Honorary Medical Doctor by Sutter Health’s Sutter Medical Center’s Medical Staff’s Executive Committee.
Sheri Hofer, Board Member
Sheri Hofer is the owner of Mysherings, a custom jewelry designer, who designs and sells jewelry to raise funds for not-for-profit clients.
Prior to retiring and opening her own company Ms. Hofer was an executive responsible for the development of secure applications in support of law enforcement and the Department of Justice.
Ms. Hofer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare and Corrections from California State University, Sacramento.
Jeff Hastings, Board Member
President, ARCpoint Labs
Jeff Hastings has been a member of the Sacramento Police Foundation Board of Directors since 2011.
Along with his wife, Carol, Jeff owns ARCpoint Labs, and serves as the company President. ARCpoint provides drug-free workplaces for employers, sports teams, and schools.
He holds both Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Business from Ohio’s State University system. Before becoming a serial entrepreneur in 1993, Jeff held senior management positions for 20 years with Fortune 500 firms – Clorox, Coors, and Charles Schwab.
Jeff serves as a Board of Directors member with the Metro Chamber and the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce. Jeff also served as Chairman of SACTO’s Member Relations Committee. He is an Advisory Committee member for Safety Inc., and belongs to the FBI’s InfraGard program.
Mike Bray, Board Member
Deputy Chief, Sacramento Police Department
Mike Bray is a 26-year veteran of the Sacramento Police Department and was appointed to Deputy Chief of Police in 2014.
Mike began his career with the Sacramento Police Department in 1989 and graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 1990. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College in 2004. Mike has also graduated from many of the nation’s premier law enforcement executive training programs: FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police (PERF), California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training – Command College, and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Westpoint Leadership Program.
Deputy Chief Bray has been assigned to all four divisions of the Sacramento Police Department during his career. As a line officer he was assigned to Patrol, as a Neighborhood Police Officer in the Del Paso Heights neighborhood, and as a SWAT officer. As a sergeant he held positions in the Regional Community Policing Institute, Patrol, and Internal Affairs. After being promoted to lieutenant he served as the Special Operations Commander, Patrol Watch Commander, Commander of the Major Crimes Division in the Office of Investigations, Personnel, and the Executive Lieutenant of the Central Station. As captain he served as the Chief of Staff for Police Chiefs Rick Braziel and Sam Somers Jr.
He is currently assigned as the Deputy Chief of the Office of Investigations which includes: the Detective Division and Forensics, Records and Property.