Julian Roberts

Julian Roberts, Chief Financial Officer

Julian Roberts headshot

Areas of expertise:

  • Strategy
  • Financial analysis
  • Program management
  • Facilitation

As Chief Financial Officer, Julian Roberts oversees all financial activities of the Foundation, including reporting, budgeting, planning, and investment management.

Roberts has over 10 years of experience working in finance and strategy roles with large nonprofits, federal and local government agencies, and international governments. Previously, he was the Strategic Planning Manager at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) where he developed and managed the enterprise-level strategy program. Prior to CFPB, he worked in the finance and fundraising divisions at Special Olympics International and Population Services International, focusing on complex analytics and reporting as well as systems implementation.

Roberts is a California Community College alumnus, transferring from American River College to UC Berkeley and receiving a Bachelors in philosophy. He then completed his graduate work at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, earning a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Health.


  • Overseeing +$50 million operating budget
  • Supporting the Foundation’s strategy through financial analysis, planning, and reporting
  • Implementing new tools and processes for increased operational efficiencies

Management Team

Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

Julian Roberts
Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Quintana
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer

Bill McElyea
Vice President of Human Resources and Operations

Bryan Miller
Vice President of Communications and Technology

Andrea Meyer
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Manuel Baca
Chair of the Board

Kathy Williams
Vice Chair of the Board

George Acero

Arnoldo Avalos

Ferial Govashiri

Frank Gornick

Geneve Villacres

Jennifer Perry

Lance Izumi

Patrick Mulvaney

Yasmin Davidds

Foundation for California
Community Colleges

1102 Q Street, Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA 95811

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Fax: 916.325.0844

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