Board of Directors
Geraldine Jimenez serves as the Director of Investment Strategy and Risk and is responsible for implementing and monitoring CalSTRS overall investment portfolio’s strategy and risk profile. Her focus is on the strategic portfolio positioning to meet the long-term liabilities and serves on the CalSTRS Asset / Liability team reviewing and setting the strategic asset allocation. For shorter-term tactical portfolio positioning, Geraldine chairs the Risk Allocation Committee and is part of the CalSTRS leadership team managing the $240 billion California Teac
Doug Aguiar is Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Golden 1 Credit Union, the nation’s sixth largest credit union with $13 billion in assets. Doug has more than 30 years of executive level strategic marketing and communications experience. As CMO, he leads the cooperative’s marketing, communications, and community relations strategies. In 2016, he led the launch of Golden 1 Center, a historic naming-rights agreement with the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings.
Will Gabri, Vice President and Financial Advisor with CAPTRUST Advisors, brings a very personal connection to Stanford Sierra Youth & Families. Will has lived experience as a child who navigated the foster care system. Personally knowing the importance of growing up in a permanent loving family, Will adopted a foster child into his home.
Will has four children, and when he’s not busy being a dad, he enjoys being outdoors. His hobbies include salt water fishing and running.
Anthony Ogbeide is a Senior, Supervisory Control, and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Specialist at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), where he is responsible for managing the PG&E power grid. His prior work experience was as an Energy Management System (EMS) Engineer at Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).
Shelley Laurel is the SVP/Regional Manager of Umpaqua Bank. She heads up a team of 16 experienced business bankers including relationship managers and business development officers. Shelley has been in the business banking industry for more than 30 years, and her experience includes being an integral part of the start-up team of the Bank of Sacramento in 1998. She takes pride in being a Business Banker at a Community Bank where she is able to help small to medium sized businesses be successful. Shelley holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration Accounting.
Chuck is managing partner of Nicholson/Olson CPA’s. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his BA from Humboldt State University. Chuck has managed his business with the same partner for over 40 years, nurturing and growing the firm during that time.
With nearly two-decades of healthcare transformation experience, Jaime Mathews serves as VP of Patient Access for Dignity Health. She is an expert in strategy development and planning, holding many positions that sit at the intersection of strategy and operations. In Jaime’s current role she works to improve the patient care experience.
Jim Dragna is Sacramento State’s “graduation czar,” charged with taking inventory of the University’s graduation initiatives. As a licensed psychologist, he is student-centered and data-driven as he examines the graduation and retention rates.
Dragna came to Sacramento State in early 2016 from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he spent the past 3½ years as the director for student success.
Leon Clark is the Vice President, Chief Research and Health Equity Officer and Designated Institutional Official at Sutter Health. In 2016, he was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the top minority executives to watch, and in 2020 he established the Sutter Health Institute for Advancing Health Equity (IAHE). As a senior level healthcare executive, Leon has extensive leadership experience in research and clinical practice operations, healthcare finance, and quality management.
Lupe Grimaldi is a Project Manager within the Office of Equity at the California Department of Social Services where she proudly supports an initiative that serves the needs of immigrant youth and their caretakers. In 2004, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from CSUS with a degree in Ethnic Studies and a concentration in Chicano Studies. She has served California’s children, youth, and families within the child welfare sector and immigrant and refugee communities for over 30 years, both as a volunteer and an employee of various community-based organizations.
Mark has worked as an attorney for over 15 years and is the principal attorney at MEP Law Corp. He represents public and private businesses and individuals from various industries on a large range of business matters. He earned his BA in Economics from Brigham Young University and his JD from the University of Michigan Law School.
Melissa Bass is the Sr. Director of Client Management Operations at VSP Vision Care where she provides strategic direction and oversight of client operations. She is passionate about optimizing processes and has successfully led multiple re-organizations and system implementations to improve business functions and employee enablement. Melissa is a continuous learner and has participated in numerous leadership development programs, and she takes pride in developing and empowering her team to help them realize their potential.
Now retired, Pat had a distinguished 38-year career with Sutter Health where he most recently served as the CEO of Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He holds leadership roles in the American College of Healthcare Executives, California Hospital Association and the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California. Pat is also a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum-Sacramento Class 14.