Welcoming CalSAC's New Board Members!

CalSAC is proud to introduce our Board of Directors 2018-2021 cohort! We look forward to working together with these six new members as we work towards a better future for our youth and children.



YMCA of San Diego, Program Director

Board Term: 2018-2021, External Committee

Jennifer Best has worked with the YMCA since 2009. She prides herself on being a cause driven leader who continually advocates for youth development and social responsibility. She currently is the Camp Director overseeing the Toby Wells YMCA, in this position, she is able to directly serve the community. She is currently enrolled at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego; obtaining her degree in Organizational Management and Child Development. She sees herself as a lifelong learner who wants to initiate positive change in youth and the world.



Google Inc, Facilities Manager

Board Term: 2018-2021, Governance Committee

As an attorney, professor, and diplomat, Nadine Farid Johnson has worked on education and youth issues around the globe. The product of working immigrant parents and a parent of two young children herself, Nadine is keenly aware of the critical role played by before-and after-school care and the impact of mentors with whom parents entrust their children. She is the Facilities Manager at Google in Los Angeles, where she focuses on site strategic planning, providing strategic direction and leadership to her large and dynamic operations team, and building strong partnerships to enhance employee experience and maintain positive community relationships.



Ellevation, Training Consultant

Board Term: 2018-2021, Internal Committee

Erin Grenier comes to CalSAC with over 15 years of experience in youth & workforce development. Her experience leading regional start ups for City Year Los Angeles and BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) California led her to pursue her MBA at Mills College where she focused on finance and management consulting. Erin is the Director of Human Resources for Youth Radio and a Training Consultant for Ellevation an ed-tech company focused on supporting English Language Learners. She is passionate about building equitable workforces; positive, collaborative, organizational cultures; and coaching managers to unlock their team's full potential.



Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center, Beacon Director

Board Term: 2018-2021, External Committee

Annie Ma has worked in the out-of-school-time field with the Sunset Neighborhood Center for over ten years. She is currently the Beacon Director at A.P. Giannini Middle School in San Francisco, where she also attended school.  She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development. Annie currently resides in the Sunset District of San Francisco, in the same community she serves and where she grew up. She was born in Saigon,Vietnam. At the age of 2, her family immigrated to the U.S. to chase the “American Dream”.  Annie is passionate about working with youth and their families in all capacities, especially helping them navigate systems. She recognizes the importance of a shared community and providing opportunities and resources to families for them to thrive. As an alum of CalSAC’s Leadership Development Institute for Emerging Leaders of Color (2017 Fellow), Annie has gained valuable insights into her role as a women of color. This newfound insight has influenced her mission to carry forth this work to help empower and build capacity for future leaders.



University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Program Integration Coordinator

Board Term: 2018-2021, Governance Committee

Megan Marotta currently serves as the Program Integration Coordinator for the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. As such, she is responsible for assessing county needs and current collaborations while seeking opportunities to integrate programs across five statewide programs (Master Gardener, Master Food Preserver, 4-H Youth Development, UC CalFresh, and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)) with the goal of expanding programs, as well as increasing capacity and collaboration. Previously, Megan was the Program Director for after-school and summer programs in the Bay Area at a community non-profit and became a Senior Certified Trainer for California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC). Megan is extremely passionate about building partnerships within communities that center on equity, opportunity and compassion, which is reflected in her career in the education and non-profit fields. Outside of work, Megan enjoys volunteering with a non-profit that provides equine therapy for people with disabilities.



Oakland LEAF, Program Director

Board Term: 2018-2021, External Committee

Johanna Masis majored in Religious Studies at UC Santa Barbara and did her graduate work at Holy Names University in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). She started her career as a high school teacher and later joined AmeriCorps. She taught abroad in Japan and has, since then, dedicated herself to promoting creative ways for youth to learn in different capacities. Johanna first joined Oakland Leaf in 2013 and is currently the Program Director. She completed the CalSAC LDI 360/365 fellowship in March 2016, and she has since been an advocate for the powerful, learning experiences and network opportunities the fellowship provided.