As the practitioner for the Sacramento Native American Health Center’s Healing Ways Program, Sage LaPena helps patients get control of their conditions through a holistic approach.
As executive director of Nevada County Arts Council, Eliza
Tudor is committed to improving community well-being
through arts programs across creative, public, business
and nonprofit sectors.
Gloria Salazar is preparing to ride off into the sunset as she
retires from a robust career in public
As president and owner of a large aerospace company, Sonia Susac
appreciates each step of machinery and craft behind its
ambitious NASA projects.
From art curation to marketing strategy, Melissa LuVisi is
invested in the power of creativity. Since joining tab32 as
CSO, she’s taken an interest in women’s influence in the
Amber Hoiska is breaking the glass ceiling of the male-dominated
roofing industry, and she wants more women to seize
the opportunities with her.
Sarah Hemly is the president of Hemly Cider, an
award-winning cider company that uses fruit from one of the
oldest family-run orchards in the Capital Region.
As director of the California Department of Cannabis Control, Nicole Elliot leads 400 employees through what is essentially a testing ground for future legislation. She describes her regulatory work in the new industry as “a massive social experiment.”
From the corporate world to the nonprofit, entrepreneurship to mayorship, Krista Bernasconi is fueled by her passion for public service.
Estella Atekwana surmounted language barriers, family pressures and more on her journey to become a pioneer of biogeophysics and dean of UC Davis’s largest college.