Nitasha Sawhney

Nitasha Sawhney, Director

Nitasha joins the Foundation with outstanding leadership experience and demonstrated support for the California Community Colleges. Currently, Nitasha is an equity partner in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles offices of Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP. She specializes in education, labor, and employment law. Nitasha serves as legal counsel to public school districts, community college districts, and other public institutions on matters concerning school governance and policy, labor negotiations, employment, educational foundations, public meetings, ethics laws, and strategic planning and problem-solving. 

Nitasha also serves as a board member for the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the country, and is active with several other national and local civil rights organizations. She frequently provides counsel on matters involving hate crimes, civic engagement, and employment discrimination.




Management Team

Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Quintana
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer

Scott Travasos
Chief Financial Strategy Officer

Bryan Miller
Vice President of Communications and Technology

Sandra Fried
Vice President, Student Success Center

Andrea Meyer
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Jorge J.C. Sales
Vice President of Program Development

Elaine Reodica
Executive Strategist, Organizational Culture and Engagement

Board of Directors

Geneve Villacres
Chair of the Board

Patrick Mulvaney
Vice Chair of the Board

Jennifer Perry

Darius Anderson

Manuel Baca

Stephan Castellanos

Yasmin Davidds

Kwesi Edwards

Nitasha Sawhney

Elmy Bermejo

Kate Wright

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