Leadership - Junior Achievement of Northern California

Junior Achievement of Northern California LEADERSHIP

Cristene Burr

Cristene Burr – President

Cristene joins JA with a passion for youth education and opportunity. With a common theme of education leadership running throughout her career, she spent nearly a decade running a local education non-profit in the San Ramon Valley, raising $8 million dollars a year and serving more than 33,000 students. Her partnerships with global corporations like Chevron and Workday helped shape the direction and influence of this non-profit's impact on K-12 students; something she plans to do at JA as well! 
 
Cristene is a graduate of The University of California, Davis with a degree in Communication. 
 

Heather Small

Heather Small – Vice President of Development

Bio is on it's way!

Kathie Blanchette

Kathie Blanchette – Vice President of Education

Inspired by the adventure and the mission, Kathie enjoys the entrepreneurial culture of JA and values its well-designed tools.
 
Kathie oversees and manages the program operations for JA NorCal's 23 counties. This includes working with the field staff to identify and recruit volunteers and educators, implementing orientation and trainings, support the implementation of the JA programs, and develop recognition and stewardship opportunities for all JA individuals and community partners. 
 
Kathie has a BA in History from Texas A&M University. She serves as a member of JA USA's Field Program Advisory Committee and is a Board Member for the California Jumpstart Coalition.

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