Administrative Staff

Rick on bike for webRick Jennings, II
Chief Executive Officer
Hometown: Born in Houston, TX and raised in Washington D.C.
Education:  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

Lili Barajas
Title: Expanded Learning Support Specialist/Director of Quality Assurance
Hometown: Tangancicuaro, Michoacan, Mexico
Education: Grant Union High School & Sacramento City Community College
What was your 1st job? Team Leader What are your CFF responsibilities? My responsibilities include supporting our Expanded Learning staff to create programs that are fun inclusive, interactive and engaging where our students can expand their horizons and have a safe place to learn and express who they are. What is your purpose? My purpose is to inspire and help others like others have inspired and helped me. What inspires you? My family What’s your favorite quote? “If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.” – Buddha

Janet Gomez
Title: Expanded Learning Support Specialist

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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.”

Terrence Martin
Adult Services\Lab Technician\ Class Facilitator
Hometown: Sacramento
Education: High School
What was your 1st job? Marshalls Department Store. What are your CFF responsibilities? Lab Technician and Adult Services. What is your purpose? To win all souls. What inspires you? My sister Valerie Andrews. What’s your favorite quote? “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

Curtis Parker
Title: Director of Strategic Partnership
Hometown: Union, Mississippi
Education: Bachelors Degree in Social Science from California State University Sacramento. What was your 1st job? Lawn-Maintenance. What are your CFF responsibilities? Developing strategic partnerships and raising funds. What is your purpose? To use my skills, knowledge, and abilities to assist others to obtain their success. What inspires you? People who choose to keep moving forward even after major setbacks. What’s your favorite quote? “If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living will not be in vain.”

grayRosie L. Gray
Office Manager
LaGrande, Oregon
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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