The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a community benefit organization working to grow thriving communities through stewardship of our urban forest. 

Board of Directors


Allison Post Harris
Attorney, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Vice President

Caylyn Wright
Political Director, Personal Insurance Federation of California


Steve Johns
Manager, Local Government Relations, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Deputy Treasurer

Amy Lapin
Principal, Economic & Planning Systems


John Lane
Environmental Services Manager, Teichert Materials

Board Members

Dr. Janine Bera
Chief Medical Officer, WellSpace Health 

Derek Chernow
Executive Director, California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority 

Roger Dickinson
Former Assemblymember

Johnnise Foster-Downs
Government Affairs Specialist, PG&E 

Della Gilleran
Principal, Marketing by Design

Steve Harriman
Public Works Division Manager, City of Rancho Cordova 

Tim Holliday
Staff Attorney, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Ryan Hooper
Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Gregory D. Thatch 

Charles Metzinger
Vice President, AEI Consultants

Meredith Nikkel
Partner, Downey Brand

Tom Rotelli
Community Volunteer

Rev. Jean Shaw
Pastor, Eventide Community Church

Robert Sherry
Former County Planning Director

Michelle Smira Brattmiller
President, MMS Strategies  

Amy Talbot
Water Efficiency Project Manager, Regional Water Authority

Jeff Townsend
Principal, Jacobs

John Webre
Principal, Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects

Melissa Williams
Director of Administrative Services, Folsom Lake College

Kate Wright
Executive Director, Local Government Commission  

Board Emeriti

Jane Hagedorn
Ann Kohl
Ray Tretheway 

Executive Director

Jessica Sanders, PhD