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Board of Directors – RYSE

Sarita Ahuja

Board Chair

A resident of Richmond, Sarita Ahuja is Director of Organizational Development at Neighborhood Funders Group. She is also an independent consultant with over 20 years of grantmaking, fundraising and research experience. She works with organizations and projects that promote racial equity, immigrants’ rights, economic justice, and community organizing. Her professional background includes past positions with the San […]

Alvaro Fuentes


As Executive Director of the Consortium, Alvaro Fuentes is responsible for ensuring that member clinics are recognized as key leaders and providers of quality health care services and resources throughout Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Alvaro has been with the Consortium since 2008 and has served as Fund Development Manager and Director of Community Affairs. […]

Angela Clausen

Board Member

Angela Clausen is a Hospital Services Manager at SightLife for the greater California area. She received her Master’s degree in 2006 from Capella University in Human Services and will soon earn her PHd in Public Service Leadership with a non-profit emphasis. Prior to moving to Contra Costa County in 2011, Angela was the director of […]

LaSaunda Tate

Board Member

LaSaunda Tate is the Financial Education Coordinator for Brighter Beginnings/SparkPoint West Contra Costa where she is working to mitigate the “wealth-health gradient” through one-on-one coaching, community awareness, and policy work. Prior to her work at Brighter Beginnings, LaSaunda served as the Director of the Law and Justice Program for McCullum Youth Court where she worked […]