Leadership

Staff

  • Dawn Angelo

    Dawn Angelo

    Executive Director

    Dawn Angelo

    Executive Director

  • Claighton Byrn

    Claighton Byrn

    Development Manager

    About Me

    Claighton Byrn

    Development Manager

    Job Title: Development Manager

    Responsibilities Include: Crab & Shrimp Feed, Ride to Cure Diabetes, One Walk

    Started with JDRF in: 2007

    Why I Work In Nonprofit: Because I started and I don’t know how to stop

    In My Free Time I like to: Cook and Travel

  • Elizabeth Dixon

    Elizabeth Dixon

    Office Manager & Outreach Coordinator

    About Me

    Elizabeth Dixon

    Office Manager & Outreach Coordinator

    Job Title: Office Manager & Outreach Coordinator

    Responsibilities Include: Outreach, TypeOneNation Summit, Bag of Hope Program, Adult Care Pak, Mentor Program, World Diabetes Day, Chapter Website, General Donations, Memorials & Honorariums, Kids Walk, JDRF Your Way, Greg Vaughn Grand Slam Golf Tournament

    Started with JDRF in: 2011

    Why I Work In Nonprofit: I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on September 7, 2005 and was given a JDRF Bag of Hope. Less than a month later, I attended my first JDRF event, the Walk to Cure Diabetes. From then on, I have dedicated my time and fundraising efforts to JDRF in hopes that I will be a part of finding a cure for the disease I live with every day of my life. I believe in JDRF and know that we are doing great work. I never doubt that we are changing the world, because I know that we are.

    In My Free Time I like to: Travel, spend time with my wonderful family & boyfriend, watch football (Go Cougs & Seahawks), play volleyball, bike ride, and cook.

  • Stacy Wear

    Stacy Wear

    Development Coordinator

    About Me

    Stacy Wear

    Development Coordinator

    Job Title: Development Coordinator

    Responsibilities Include: One Party Lead, Event Coordinator, Corporate Development, Donor Relations, Stewardship

    Started with JDRF in: 2016

    Why I Work In Nonprofit: Mission-driven work is the most enjoyable! I value working for a worthy cause and doing everything I can to help the organization support its mission. Also you get to work with some amazingly passionate people.

    In My Free Time I like to: Spend time with my family, friends, and two dogs – Zeno a yellow Labrador and Banshee a Queensland heeler mix. I love living back in my hometown of Sacramento and can often be found walking my neighborhood of East Sac or grabbing a bite at one of the numerous fabulous restaurants we have in the area. Most weekends my husband and I are off exploring new hiking trails with our dogs, riding our bikes, enjoying a libation at a local brewery, or lounging and watching our favorite sports teams.

Board of Directors

  • Mark Casale

    Mark Casale

    Executive Chef, Dos Coyotes

    Mark Casale

    Executive Chef, Dos Coyotes

  • Kathleen Friend

    Kathleen Friend

    Cordelina Wine Company

    Kathleen Friend

    Cordelina Wine Company

  • Aaron Gurley

    Aaron Gurley

    GM, Premier Pools and Spas

    Aaron Gurley

    GM, Premier Pools and Spas

  • Vince Juarez, Nominating Chair

    Vince Juarez, Nominating Chair

    Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Insurance Services

    Vince Juarez, Nominating Chair

    Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Insurance Services

  • Clara Lee

    Clara Lee

    California Walnut Board & Commission

    Clara Lee

    California Walnut Board & Commission

  • Gary Marrone

    Gary Marrone

    Smart N' Final

    Gary Marrone

    Smart N' Final

  • Steve Park, Board President

    Steve Park, Board President

    Vice President, TRI Commercial

    Steve Park, Board President

    Vice President, TRI Commercial

  • Anthony Pescetti

    Anthony Pescetti

    VP Sales and Marketing, Admail West

    Anthony Pescetti

    VP Sales and Marketing, Admail West

  • Mike Polis, Outreach Chair

    Mike Polis, Outreach Chair

    Partner, Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould, & Birney

    Mike Polis, Outreach Chair

    Partner, Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould, & Birney

  • Mark Polli

    Mark Polli

    Crunch Fitness

    Mark Polli

    Crunch Fitness

  • Dr. Gnanagurudasan Prakasam

    Dr. Gnanagurudasan Prakasam

    Center of Excellence in Diabetes & Endocrinology

    Dr. Gnanagurudasan Prakasam

    Center of Excellence in Diabetes & Endocrinology

  • Dr. Christine Schaffer

    Dr. Christine Schaffer

    American Health Care

    Dr. Christine Schaffer

    American Health Care

  • Tara Simpson, Media Chair

    Tara Simpson, Media Chair

    ABC 10

    Tara Simpson, Media Chair

    ABC 10

  • Francine Vorhees, Treasurer

    Francine Vorhees, Treasurer

    Moss Adams

    Francine Vorhees, Treasurer

    Moss Adams

  • Dr. Chris Zegers

    Dr. Chris Zegers

    Kaiser Permanente

    Dr. Chris Zegers

    Kaiser Permanente