Address 1630 E. Shaw, Suite 163 Fresno, CA. 93710
Board of Directors (in alphabetical order)
Anthony Andrade, CPA
Anthony Andrade has worked as a CPA for both nonprofit and for profit clients in the Fresno area for over 30 years. He is a graduate of California State University, Fresno and has served on the CSUF Alumni Association Board as well as the Children Services Network Board. He is currently the Treasurer for the Rotary Club of Fresno Foundation and serves on the Audit Committee for the United Way of Fresno. Anthony is dedicated to supporting efforts that work toward providing all children the opportunity to receive a quality education.
Linda Caffejian has been involved in education for over 40 years. She has worked at both the k12 and university levels as an instructor and in support positions. She currently acts as a Fieldwork Supervisor in the area of Special Education for California State University, Fresno. Linda brings exceptional insight to our organization because of her experience working in both the traditional and special education arenas. She views education policy from a unique historical perspective. She is dedicated to promoting education reform that is student centered and based on solid research that honors the conditions necessary to promote life-long learning habits.
Kurt D. Cline, Ph.D
Dr. Cline is currently the Director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program, at California State University, Fresno. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Fresno State, teaching courses in Public Management, Human Resources Management, Public Budgeting, Program Evaluation, and Public Policy. Dr. Cline received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Colorado State University in 2003.
Sandra Hammond, MPA
Board Member/Founder/Executive Director
Sandra Hammond is the Founder and Executive Director of Education Perspectives for the Central Valley, Inc. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Fresno. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Authorization to Teach Introductory English and a Concentration in Children and the Arts. Ms. Hammond has spent four years teaching "at risk" students, second through twelfth grades in the public sector, in both traditional and charter settings and has several years experience working in the home schooling and private sector as well. She lectures as needed for the Dept. of Political Science/Public Administration at California State University, Fresno, on "Conflicts in Education Policy" and has been an Education Consultant and volunteer to families for four years. She has also acted as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster youth with CASA of Fresno/Madera Counties.
Board Member, CFO
Tammy has acted as a corporate accounting manager in the private sector for several years, working in the agriculture industry
where she prepared and reviewed financial statements for multiple entities in excess of $2 billion in revenue for parent organization and the senior management team. She has worked with and facilitated external auditing teams as required with accounting staff and managed a staff of 15 accounting and clerical workers. Tammy is familiar with the challenges facing nonprofit organizations in our area as well as the options for solving problems. Experienced in record keeping and budgeting, she is a valuable asset to our team. She holds a BS in Business Management and Accountancy from Northern AZ University and in addition to managing financial statements for our nonprofit organization, also volunteers for the Discovery Center in Fresno. She brings a wealth of information concerning new technologies in reporting practices as well as compliance issues in the community benefit sector.
Rog (Horace) Lucido
Board Member, Secretary
Horace (Rog) Lucido brings over 40 years of teaching experience to our organization and is the author of "Educational Genocide: A Plague on Our Children". Rog has been credited with numerous accomplishments and was the recipient of several awards that include De La Salle’s Teacher of the Year and the American Association of Physics Teacher’s selection as a Physics Teacher Resource Agent. Locally, Rog was part of the design team at the Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART); a multi million dollar national model for project based learning. He is the author of “Test, Grade and Score; Never More” as well as several articles on the teaching of physics. Most recently, Rog volunteers as the Coordinator of the Assessment Reform Network. He has acted as a Fresno Pacific University, University Teacher Mentor and currently teaches mathematics at Heald College. He is the Coordinator of Educators and Parents Against Testing Abuse (EPATA) and speaks at various conferences regarding testing and evaluation practices in K-12 education. Rog holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Mary's College, Majoring in Physics with a Minor in Mathematics and a California State Standard Secondary Teacher’s Credential.