Advisory & Impact Team

The Stockton Scholars is grateful to a dedicated team of practitioners and community leaders for serving on our Community Advisory & Impact Team and for advising on key issues concerning Stockton Scholars eligibility and guidelines. After a city-wide call for participants, the following community members helped us to finalize eligibility requirements, strategize outreach plans, and develop partnerships with local institutions. Today, they continue to advise the Stockton Scholars team on the future and sustainability of the scholarship program over time.

Amy Portello-Nelson

Non-Profit Consultant, Substratum Systems

Dr. Angela Tos

Dean of Enrollment Services & Student Development, San Joaquin Delta College

Dr. Ashley Griffith

Dean of Student Services, Modesto Junior College

Brooke Shields

Administrator of Special Projects, Stockton Unified School District

Christina Bastida

Executive Director, Healthforce Partners of Northern San Joaquin Valley

Deanna Berg

Director of Constituent Partnerships, UC Office of the President

Dustin Toms

Vice President of Business Operations, Stockton Kings

Dr. Faimous Harrison

Campus Dean, CSU Stanislaus Stockton Center

Harold Grigsby III

South Stockton Promise Zone Coordinator, Reinvent South Stockton Coalition

Jasmine Dellafosse

Senior Regional Organizer, Gathering For Justice

Jonathan Latta

Interim Executive Director of Undergraduate Admission, University of the Pacific

Kaci Carignan

College Academic Counselor, Aspire Langston Hughes Academy

Kelly Dextraze

Superintendent, Lincoln Unified School District

Kristen Birtwhistle

President/CEP, United Way of San Joaquin

Luangchee Xiong

College Academic Counselor, Aspire Langston Hughes Academy

Mari Corbin

Senior Manager, Blue Shield of California

Dr. Maria Garcia-Sheets

Director of MESA Center, University of the Pacific

Nicolette Gonzaba

College And Career Readiness Specialist, Stockton Unified School District

Raul Hernandez

Vice President/Recording Secretary, San Joaquin Building Trades

Sam Kharufeh

Secretary Treasurer, San Joaquin Building Trades

Sofia Colon

Professional Services Coder Lead, Kaiser Permanente

Tamara Gray

SAP Chair - Secondary Schools, Stockton Unified School District

Thomas Munoz

Site Director, College Track

Ty-Licia Hooker

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Summer Success and Leadership Acaddemy