(L to R): Norm Leong, Kelley Moran, Tammy Harvego-Johnson, Tyler Flanigan, Becca Whitman, Kirk Dowdell, Patrick Rooney, John Kay, Cameron Skreden, Richard Harris, Sheri Hofer.
Richard Harris, Board President
Retired Educator and Law Enforcement Officer
Richard Harris joined the Board in 2017 and is retired from careers in both law enforcement and education.
He worked for the Orange County Sheriff’s, West Sacramento Police, and the Cal Expo Police departments during his law enforcement career. He held positions as a deputy, officer, sergeant and watch commander. He was medically retired in 1993. He also worked in IT and personnel management for seven years, then began his second career as a high school teacher.
Richard taught Criminal Justice courses at Grant High School’s Criminal Justice Magnet Academy. During his tenure, the academy grew from approximately 70 to 300 students per year, and greatly increased graduation and college entrance rates.
Richard holds a BA from Sacramento State University in Vocational Education.
John C. Kay, Board Vice President
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.
Kirk Dowdell, Board Member, Immediate Past 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 the Salvation Army Advisory Board. He is 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.
Sheri Hofer, Board Secretary
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.
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.
Kelley Moran, Board Member
President, Moran & Associates
Kelley Moran is President of Moran & Associates, a political consulting and public affairs company specializing in law enforcement issues. He is also a master meditation and yoga teacher.
Mr. Moran has worked at the top levels of government, business and non-profits. In the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9-11, he was asked to help coordinate strategic homeland security training for California’s public safety officers.
Committed to building community, Mr. Moran is a member of the Rotary Club of Sacramento and served as President of the Rotary Club of Sacramento Foundation.
Tammy Harvego-Johnson, Board Member
Director, Harvego Family Foundation
Tammy Harvego-Johnson is the Director of the Harvego Family Foundation. In 1998, the Harvego Family Foundation began as a 501(c)3 non profit corporation that contributes to numerous programs focusing on children and the arts of Sacramento, including the Sacramento Police Foundation, Roseville Police Athletic League, Friends for Kids, First Tee, The Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home, Campfire Inland Empire, March of Dimes, Sacramento
Regional Foundation, The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Theater Company, Art Business Council, and the Sacramento Ballet.
In addition, the foundation contributes to The American Heart Association, Downtown Sacramento Foundation, Remember AVET, and the Placer Land
Tammy was born and raised in Sacramento. She attended UCLA where she was a 4-time All American in swimming, while earning her degree in Psychology. Upon returning to Sacramento, she became a realtor with Lyon and Associates in the downtown office. Tammy also began her own special events and consulting business, At Ease.
Tammy is a past board member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Day School. She was an active member of the Loyola Guild at Jesuit High School for 10 years. She is a member of USA Swimming and was head coordinator of team travel for the Arden Hills and DART Sacramento Swim Team for 10 years.
Tammy is very passionate about her family’s work and their commitment to the community and its youth programs.
Cameron Skreden, Board Member
Vice President of Acquisitions, FollettUSA
Cameron Skreden is the Vice President of Acquisitions for FollettUSA, a real estate investment group specializing in the acquisition and management of self-storage facilities and mobile home parks. Prior to his role with FollettUSA, he worked at EY and CBRE.
A Sacramento native, Cameron is a graduate of Jesuit High School. He went on to obtain degrees from both Southern Methodist University (BBA) and Wake Forest University (MSA).
Becca Whitman, Board Member
Director of Sustainability, The Raley’s Companies
Becca Whitman is Director of Sustainability for The Raley’s Companies, an innovative, regional, family-owned grocery chain, operating in 7 states and 4 Tribal Nations with 237 stores in its footprint.
Becca is accountable and responsible for the creation of corporate policy, strategy, implementation and leadership of initiatives to strengthen Raley’s brand, energy conservation and governance efforts. Within Raley’s, she also led community investments and managed the company’s nonprofit, Food For Families. Becca started her career in sports management and for more than 16 years, focused on creating strategic business relationships in both professional and collegiate sports. She is a proud graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication, an emphasis in Recreation Administration and a Master’s in Communication. She serves on the Board of Directors for California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, Ratio Institute, Sacramento Police Foundation, on the Trustee Council for California Farmland Trust and serves as Treasurer on the Executive Committee for Good Shepherd Church.