Name: Tashina Brito
Employer/position: Capital Public Radio’s Community Relations Manager
Role on the committee: Emerge Summit Chair
A first-generation Sacramentan, Tashina previously served as the Marketing and Events Manager at the Sacramento Midtown Association (MBA). Charged with promoting programs to enhance the economic and cultural well-being of Midtown, she coordinated with businesses to leverage citywide marketing campaigns and co-managed the founding of the Midtown Farmers Market.
Name: Joaquin E. Razo
Employer/position: Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, St. Helena Chamber of Commerce
Role on the committee: Emerge Summit Co-Chair
Joaquin serves as the Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce in the Napa Valley. Working with a dynamic team, the St. Helena Chamber – a not for profit, serves over 300 member-businesses ranging from large international winery brands to small boutique stores. Joaquin is passionate about advocating and serving the local business community and helping St. Helena continue to be an international destination for travelers.
Employer/position: Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange Education Foundation
Role on the committee: Breakouts Lead
Name: Liz Lorand
Employer/position: Director of Regional Developnent, California Restaurant Association
Role on the committee: Breakouts Co-Lead
Liz is the Director of Regional Development for the California Restaurant Association. Liz joined Metro EDGE a little over a year ago and jumped right into a few committees. This year she sits on the Empower Committee and Emerge Summit Committee, in addition to being the PAC (Political Action Committee) appointee representing Metro EDGE on the Metro Chamber PAC Board.
Name: Janette Cruz
Employer/position: Sr. Enterprise Performance Coordinator, SMUD
Role on the committee: Project Management Lead
Janette Cruz is Senior Enterprise Performance Coordinator for SMUD. In her current role, she and her team manage how enterprise metrics and project performance are presented to Board and Executive Leadership. She brings structure to chaos, enabling candid and collaborative engagement; and is excited to manage Emerge Committee logistics.
Employer/position: Assitant Account Executive, Ogilvy PR
Role on the committee: Communications Lead
Employer/position: Realtor with Keller Williams Real Estate and Owner of Elm Properties and Investments
Role on the committee: Ticket Sales Lead
Employer/position: Manager, Resource Development at United Way California Capital Region
Role on the committee: Scholarships & Give Lead
Name: Alyssa Huskinson
Employer/position: Founder of AH + Co
Role on the committee: Community Partnerships Lead
Alyssa Huskinson is the founder of AH + Co, a design, consulting and event management firm that helps clients elevate their reach within the Sacramento community. Before devoting her work fulltime to AH + Co, Alyssa worked as the Development Manager at Front Street Animal Shelter. In addition to being a consultant, Alyssa is a lover of all things Sacramento – an animal advocate, self-proclaimed foodie, travel addict, and a wannabe stay-at-home dog mom to two boys: Jesse James and Hunter S.
Name: Siven Ly
Employer/position: Organizational Change and Culture Manager, Alluma
Role on the committee: Logistics Lead
With a deep-rooted love for serving and strengthening her community, Siven serves as the Special Programs Manager at Alluma. Working with the executive and senior leadership teams, she develops, implements and monitors new projects and programs to support the strategic direction of the organization to create connections between people and the lives they dream of through health and social services. Her passion for helping those in need extends beyond her professional work, as she currently serves as a council member of Women United, a group focused on ensuring local foster youth are prepared for a successful transition to independence and ready for success in life. She has also spent the last 10 years creating and supporting various community programs on both the east and west coasts!
Employer/position: Graphic Designer, Sanchez Social Designs
Role on the committee: Experience Lead