Administrative Staff

Rick on bike for webRick Jennings, II
Chief Executive Officer
Hometown: Born in Houston, TX and raised in Washington D.C.
Bachelor’s of Science in Criminology.
What was your 1st job?
Shoveling snow in the winter and cutting grass in the fall. What are your CFF responsibilities? Provide the strategic direction for the organization, oversee and manage personnel, to be financially responsible for the budget, development, account receivables and account payables, and the be the voice of CFF. What is your purpose? To make a difference in the lives of others, to be a change agent, and to do for others what was done for me. What inspires you? To be able to inspire and develop young people to carry on the goals of our ancestors; making a difference in the community; taking care of my family; and being a mentor to all those who feel that I am worthy. What’s your favorite quote? He or she who is behind in the great race of life must run faster or forever remain behind. It is our job to help them run faster.” –Rick Jennings

Wanda F. Williams
Chief Financial Officer
Hometown: Sacramento, CA – By way of Selma, AL
What was your 1st job?
Sears Credit Central. What are your CFF responsibilities? Finance, financial reporting, budgeting, cash flow and accounting (A/P, A/R, Payroll), risk management, human resources, administration and supporting the overall operations of our various programs. What is your purpose? My purpose in life is to love life! What inspires you? My children and family. What’s your favorite quote? “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” –Maya Angelou

Christine A. Roybal (Not pictured)
Director of Development
Hometown: Delano, CA
Bachelor of Arts – Government
What was your 1st job?
Making pizza at Domino’s Pizza. What are your CFF responsibilities? Development, fundraising, grant writing, marketing, social media, and events. What is your purpose? I am a connector of people. If I can help you in any way, I am happy to help. I strive to be a person who makes a difference in the life of anyone who crosses paths with me. What inspires you? People who do extraordinary things when no one is watching. What’s your favorite quote? Life is a grindstone; whether is grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you are made of.” -Jacob M. Braude

Janet Gomez (Not pictured)
Expanded Learning Support Specialist

Lili Barajas (Not pictured)
Expanded Learning Support Specialist/Director of Quality Assurance

Nate pic for webNathan E. Houston
Title: Support Specialist/Director of Training & Professional Development
Hometown: San Francisco
Education: Graduated from Luther Burbank High School.  Home of the Titans! Current student at EPIC Bible College.  What was your 1st job? Program Assistant at the Center for Fathers and Families. What are your CFF responsibilities? My responsibilities are to coach various MASTERS sites within both Twin Rivers and Sacramento City School districts. What is your purpose? My purpose is to impact all lives that I come into contact with in a positive way.  What inspires you? Jesus Christ inspires me to be the best person and employee I can be. What’s your favorite quote? “The chains of habit are often times too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken” and “Children bring healing to the soul”and “If we change the way we look at things, the things we look at will begin to change.”

jacksonNicholas Levi King Jackson
Program Associate/ Supervising Lab Technician
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Education:  California State University, Sacramento
What was your 1st job? Construction What are your CFF responsibilities? Perform program implementation and oversight provide administrative and clerical support. Collaborate with outside agencies & develop relationships. Market adult-based programs to public. Manage program files and records. Perform program monitoring and reporting. Manage drug testing unit. Facilitate anger management and domestic violence classes. What is your purpose? I have a strong desire to make a positive impact in the lives of others. What inspires you? My love for God, family, friends and music. What’s your favorite quote? “It matters not how deeply infringed the wrong, how hard the battle goes, for the days how long, stand up, fight on, for tomorrow brings song. Be strong.”

mendozaNiki Mendoza
Title: Director of Youth Services
Hometown: Citrus Heights, California
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from California State University, Sacramento
What was your 1st job? McDonalds. What are your CFF responsibilities? I oversee all of our after school programs. I work closely with the District staff, school staff, and families to make sure our program is the best that it can be. I’m in charge of hiring and keeping our sites fully staffed. What is your purpose? To always make memories. Laughter really is the best medicine. What inspires you? The desire to make each kid know that they are important and that their opinion really does matter. To show them that they too deserve respect. What’s your favorite quote? “It always works out.”

grayRosie L. Gray
Title:  Office Manager
Hometown:  LaGrande, Oregon
Education:  Attended Sacto. City & Sacto. State
What was your 1st job? Babysitter. What are your CFF responsibilities? Make sure the office runs smoothly with everything it needs. What is your purpose? To glorify God in all I do and say. What inspires you? Family/Friends/People. What’s your favorite quote? Life gets easier when we realize it’s not about me.

Terry Moore
Title: Director of Adult Services
Hometown: Sacramento
Education: High School, U.S. Navy Structural Mechanic, Parent Education.
What was your 1st job? A grocery bagger at Jumbo Market. What are your CFF responsibilities? Facilitation of parenting classes, co-parenting classes, anger management classes, life skills classes and one-on-one sessions. What is your purpose? To be a blessing to as many people as possible before my time on earth expires. What inspires you? Seeing people walking away from me with a smile on their face and weights lifted after I have helped them. Then I look forward to the next opportunity. What’s your favorite quote? “You have to take a chance to get a chance.”

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