Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Our Team

Kimberly Menzel – Board Chair

Chief Operating Officer, Kaiser Roseville Medical Center

Kimberly Menzel is the current Chief Operating Officer for the Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center. She joined Kaiser Permanente in 2009. In her role as the COO, she is responsible for Hospital Operations. She develops strategic goals, objectives, performance standards, policies and procedures in collaboration with the Hospital, medical staff and Area Manager (CEO).

Kimberly received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from San Jose State University in 1991 and a Masters in Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is also a Board Certified Nurse Executive through ANCC. She is a member of the Association of California Nurse Leaders and the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Kimberly began her Nursing Career in 1990 as an Oncology Nurse. Within 3 years she moved into the field of Maternal Child Health where she worked as a Labor and Delivery Nurse before assuming her first leadership position as an Assistant Manager in Labor and Delivery. Her management experience includes Manager of Labor and Delivery, Director of Women’s and Children’s Services, Chief Nurse Executive for Sutter Health, and Chief Nursing Officer at Kaiser Permanente.

Kimberly takes a great deal of pride in her community. She has recent experience as a Board Member for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club and the Salvation Army. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and walking the beaches of California. Her greatest love outside of nursing is cooking. She makes a mean Paella. She is married to Mike and has two daughters.

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Don Novey – Vice Chair

Attorney, Novey Law Group

Donald P. Novey has more than a decade of experience working with public safety associations and labor unions. Don previously worked for a law firm representing agricultural companies in all aspects of labor and employment matters including: election campaigns under the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining, OSHA citation appeals and I-9 immigration compliance audits.

Don also worked for the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA), formerly known as California Union of Safety Employees (CAUSE). CSLEA represents approximately 180 different public safety classifications in 42 state departments including: the Department of Justice (DOJ) Special Agents; DOJ Criminalists; State Hospital Police Officers; Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Investigators; Fish and Game Wardens; State Park Police Officers; California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatchers; Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC) agents; and License and Registration Examiners.

Don joins our board with the goal of increasing awareness throughout Placer County of what we do. He states, "My upbringing exposed me to various civic organizations and the importance of having groups advocate for the under-represented."

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John Gohagan – Treasurer

CPA, Senior Tax Accountant, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP,

John Gohagan is a Certified Public Accountant and Senior Tax Accountant with the firm CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, where he serves clients in a variety of industries, including construction, real estate, manufacturing, non-profit and agriculture. As a tax specialist, John is experienced in complex federal and multistate tax issues.

John graduated from Chico State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Business Administration, with a specialization in Accounting. After graduating, john became a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Since starting his family, John has felt a special desire to help children in our community who are less fortunate, and is honored to help fill that need by being be a part of Child Advocates of Placer County.

John’s enthusiasm for board service with Child Advocates centers around assisting with financial matters, developing new marketing strategies, engaging our wonderful volunteers and donors, and exploring legislative issues pertinent to at-risk and foster children.

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Stefani Hays – Secretary

Co-Owner - Enchanted Images

For over 15 years, Stefani, alongside her husband, James, has owned and operated Enchanted Images, a Roseville-based portrait photography studio. They have turned a once home-based business into a thriving studio that has photographed thousands of families, newborns, high-school seniors and more. While creating heirloom quality portraits and lasting clients relationships, Stefani and James have also focused on giving back to the community, hosting multiple charity events throughout the year that have benefited various local charities. Prior to starting Enchanted Images, Stefani was a personal financial planner with Prudential.

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Melissa Garner

Vice President, Employee Benefits Manager - USI Insurance Services

Melissa is the Employee Benefits Manager for both the Rancho Cordova and Stockton USI offices. Along with oversight of the employee benefits support team, Melissa also provides consulting and advisory support to a handful of clients, and works closely with compliance and other internal partner resources for the benefit of our valued- clients and the support teams.

Melissa spent the first 5-years of her insurance career paying life and disability claims, with the remainder of her career working on the insurance brokerage side. Melissa has been with Wells Fargo Insurance Services, now USI for more than 12-years, and in her industry for 30+-years. Melissa earned her B.A. Degree in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga.

Melissa served on the Board of local non-profit TLCS (now HOPE COOPERATIVE) as both a Board Member and Board Chair for 5+ years, completed many volunteer hours in the community before joining the Placer CASA Board.

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David Bradford

Customer and Government Relations - Roseville Electric Utility, City of Roseville California

David Bradford oversees customer and government relations for the City of Roseville's electric utility where he develops public programs that fulfill state and federal regulatory obligations. As such, he oversees energy efficiency and public goods offerings including programs that serve disadvantaged communities. One of his primary focuses is the future use of electricity as it relates to the electrification of transportation. David has thirteen years' experience in the electric industry and has been nationally recognized for his work with public renewable energy projects.

David began his career in the competitive technology industry where he spent more than twelve years focused on product marketing for IBM Corporation. While there he gained experience in event marketing, technical sales and strategic integrated marketing for the data storage and server section of the business before moving his career focus to the public sector where he is able to pursue his passion. David has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from San Jose State University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.

David is a public servant at heart and believes in working hard to strengthen communities, improve lives and support growth as a society. He believes community strength stems from strong family values. Family is a priority for David, he and his wife have two daughters who are both passionately committed to the performing arts. David also sits on the board of directors for Access Dance, a non-profit organization providing dance instruction for people with mental and physical challenges.

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Josh Johnstone

Corporate Marketing Director - POS PORTAL, INC.

Mr Johnstone has a 14-year pedigree of executive success as a marketing expert, brand consultant, advertising executive, and business growth specialist. He has worked to establish a track record for bringing unexpected results for large-sector growth companies as well as the passion and excitement necessary to superfuel startups and reinvent brands.

To further hone his marketing aptitude, Josh also teaches as an Adjunct Professor for the College of Business Administration at the California State University, Sacramento. His courses on marketing and advertising, dives deeper with a multidisciplinary approach that integrates psychology, sociology, and management communication to understand buyer behavior as applied to marketing and advertising in general.

Having lived in Placer County nearly his entire life, Josh has a strong connection to the area and its people. He states, “I have been fortunate in life and am surrounded most often by children who will never need the services of CAPC. It is largely this recognition of my blessings that drives me towards the desire to take what I have been given leverage it to the benefit of those less fortunate.”

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Karen Kellar

Vice President of Clinical Operations - Adventist Health

Karen's system oversight includes: Patient Experience, Infection Prevention, Regulatory, Clinical Education, Nursing Practice, Clinical Workforce and the AH Nursing Strategies. Before coming to Roseville, she was a CNO and Vice President of Patient Care at Walla Walla General Hospital and Tillamook Regional Medical Center

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Art Lyon

President, HomEq Servicing Corporation (Retired)

Mr. Lyon retired from a 30 year career in financial services and public accounting in 2011. He holds a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors of Science from Texas Tech University. Mr. Lyon has served in various volunteer capacities in Placer County, including Bayside Church ministries, the Boys Scouts of America and Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge. He became a CASA with Child Advocates of Placer County in May 2011 and has a passion for serving fatherless youth and the most vulnerable children in our community. Mr. Lyon has been actively involved in recruiting other men to the CASA\A2Y program.

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Doug MacFarlane

Director, Private Wealth Management - Robert W. Baird & Co.

Throughout his 25-year professional career, Mr. MacFarlane has worked with individuals, families, small business and non-profit organizations to deliver comprehensive and innovative solutions to help achieve his clients’ legacy and wealth management goals.

Doug holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Francisco State University and is designated as an Accredited Asset Management Specialist. In 2012, Doug earned a Certified Private Wealth AdvisorSM designation [CPWA®] from the Investment Management Consultants Association through the University of Chicago Booth School.

Doug is the current board chair for the Biletnikoff Foundation and a board member of Sutter Roseville Medical Foundation, in addition to a committee member for the Girl Scouts Sacred Heart of Central California.  Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. In addition to many family activities, including Roseville West Little League and Roseville Girls Softball. Doug also enjoys football, golf and travel.

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Debra Moretton

Multi-Family Housing (MFH) Program Specialist – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Rural Development (RD)

Debra is a senior staff member of the USDA RD’s MFH Program.  She primarily works with Developers, receiving MFH program and third party funding, to construct sustainable affordable housing projects for low-income residents of diverse households, including families, elderly, farm workers and migrant workers in CA.  These housing projects build strong communities through resident programs that promote education, health and well-being, financial literacy, community gardens, home ownership and after school activities for children.

In 2015, one of the programs greatest achievements was the development of the Nation’s first Net Zero Energy Certified farm worker family projects in Woodland, CA.  Debra has a strong liaison working relationship with local, state and public finance agencies, developers and affordable housing advocates and participates on panels and interactive platforms to enhance program performance and delivery of affordable housing in rural and other eligible areas.


Debra has over 30 years of federal service with a passion for helping others, previously through the Unites States Small Business Administration’s Disaster Assistance Program, and in her current position.  She received her B.S. from California State University Sacramento in 1984, while working full time and attending evening classes, with a major in Finance.  She has previously served as a former United Way and Make-A-Wish Volunteer, was the former Treasurer on the Executive Board of the CA Small Farm Conference and currently a Volunteer for the Biletnikoff Foundation and Member of the Parrot Head Pirates of the CA Delta, whom donate many hours to local charities, organizations, and philanthropic projects in Northern CA.  Debra has received numerous commendations and recognition for outstanding public service.


Debra resides in Lincoln, CA and has lived in the greater Sacramento area for over 42 years.  She enjoys attending community events that supporting fundraising activities, traveling, sailing, golf, crafting and spending time with her family, friends and her two dogs.

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Yvonne Pire

Chief Executive Officer, Trofholz Technologies, Inc.

Yvonne Pire is the Owner and CEO of Trofholz Technologies, Inc. established in 2002. Yvonne started her career in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Specialist. She served overseas at Sembach Air Base in Germany. During the Gulf War, she served at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey and Riyadh Saudi Arabia. She also served at all four bases that previously existed in San Antonio. After the Air Force, Yvonne held roles with corporate software training companies. This combined experience was the catalyst for her starting her company as a government contractor in the information technology and security arena.

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Jay Resendez

Attorney at Law

Jay Resendez is an accomplished attorney devoted to providing comprehensive and personalized legal services to individuals, businesses, and governmental entities. Prior to starting his own law firm in 2003, Jay served as in house counsel for Bickmore Risk Services where he helped form the Employment Risk Management Authority and was associated with the Sacramento law firm of Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson.

Jay earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Santa Clara University in 1994. At Santa Clara, Jay was selected as a recipient of the State Bar of California's prestigious Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco in 1991. Jay is a member of the Trusts and Estates and Labor and Employment sections of the State Bar of California, as well as the Placer County Bar Association.

Jay is a member of the California Association of Workplace Investigators. He is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Roseville. Jay is a former director of the Active 20-30 Club of Sacramento #1 and a former Director of Sacramento Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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Zach Swithenbank

Real estate Professional - RE/MAX Gold Granite Bay

Zach is a multi-talented guy who is deeply involved in real estate and helping others. Recently he has worked with numerous local charities.

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