Comstock's magazine 0818 - August 2018 - Page 18

n RSVP NEHEMIAH EMERGING LEADERS CLASS IX GRADUATION The Nehemiah Community Foundation introduced the graduating NELP Class IX on June 25 — a group of 10 young professionals who have undergone an extensive 9-month program to prepare them for effective and ethical leadership within their organizations and communities. The graduation ceremony was held at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg and included 140 business and community leaders, program alumni and a keynote address by Assemblywoman Dr. Shirley Weber. Photography: Charles Vincent McDonald 1 Maya Wallace, performance manager, California Department of Justice; and Kara Johnson, community engagement representative, SAFE Credit Union. 2 From Golden 1 Credit Union: Carolie Lawson, events marketing coordinator; Rosie Dauz, communication specialist, Samantha Priddy, community relation specialist; and Karina Galena, social media administrator. 3 Shaunda Johnson, executive director, WayUp Sacramento; and Scott Syphax, president/CEO, Syphax Strategic Solutions. 4 Koi Rivers, founder/principal strategist, The Koi Rivers Experience; and Jordan Powell, foundation program manager, AGC of California. 5 Rhonda Staley Brooks, executive director, Nehemiah Community Foundation; Ryan Harrison, attorney, Del Rio & Associates; and Toni Hoang, enterprise risk manager, SMUD. 18 | August 2018