Joseph Quintana

Joseph Quintana, Chief Operating Officer

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Areas of expertise: 

  • Operations
  • Business and program development
  • Resource optimization
  • Program and facilities management
  • Group purchasing

Joseph Quintana is Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation for California Community Colleges and a key executive liaison to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. A recognized and well-respected expert of the California Community College system, Quintana’s strategic executive leadership, stalwart guidance, and programmatic initiative and oversight have directly contributed to the Foundation’s continued and significant year-over-year growth.

Quintana first served, proudly, as a Foundation student intern through the Career Pathway Program, where he worked for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office supporting the 17-member Board of Governors. He advanced to become Executive Director of CollegeBuys, the nation’s premiere community college focused procurement program. As Executive Director, Quintana developed and executed partnership agreements, public code complaint contracts, and cooperative purchasing programs that continue to provide significant discounts to California Community College students, faculty, staff, and the system. His system expertise, operational acumen, and strong ability to build and maintain key partnerships led to Quintana’s COO appointment in 2016.


  • Develops and oversees financial forecasting for programs and management of annual program budgets (Workforce Development, Equity, Community Impact, and CollegeBuys), routinely exceeding annual operational goals
  • Fosters important long term strategic relationships with Vice Chancellors, Board of Governors, Board of Directors, college leadership, vendors customers and other key stakeholders
  • Champions the Foundation’s collaborative culture of shared leadership through organization-wide sharing of accountability and responsibility 

Quintana is a proud California Community College alumnus, having transferred from Cosumnes River College to Sacramento State where he earned his bachelor of science in business administration. He completed his master of business administration at the University of California, Davis.

Management Team

Keetha Mills
President and Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Quintana
Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement 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
Senior Director of Strategic Integrations

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

Foundation for California
Community Colleges

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