About the Board

Behind every dollar of private support is a team of volunteers and professionals attending to the gifts through The University Foundation at Sacramento State. A volunteer Board of Directors, each selected for his or her professional expertise and support for Sacramento State, oversees the management of assets to ensure gifts are invested prudently and distributed in accordance with donor wishes.

Many of the members of The University Foundation at Sacramento State are alumni; others are community members dedicated to helping the region by fostering a great university. Their commitment as advisers and ambassadors, coupled with the University’s Development staff, provide the core for a strong fundraising program.

Parish, Tiche @ University Foundation Board Meeting

Board Members

Board Officers

Robert S. Nelsen, President
President, Sacramento State

Pam Stewart, Chair
Former CEO, CPS-HR Consulting and Community Volunteer

Lisa Cardoza, Executive Officer
Administrator-in-Charge, University Advancement Sacramento State

Committee Chairs

Alice Perez ’99, Chair, Audit Committee
External Affairs Manager, AT&T

Holly Tiche ’89, Secretary and Co-chair, Governance Committee
Principal, Tiche Consulting

Tina Treis ’80, Chief Financial Officer; Co-chair, Governance Committee; Chair, Finance Committee
Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP


Christine Ault ’92
Brand Consultant, 3fold Communications

Margot Bach ’72
Small Business Owner, Miz BunnyCakes Bakery

David Bugatto ’86
President and CEO, Alleghany Properties LLC

Sonney Chong
Dentist, Dental Office of Sonney L. Chong

Mark Drobny
Founder, Drobny Law Offices

Roxanne Elliott
Administrator, Elliott Family Foundation

Vanessa Guerra '08
Community Development Manager, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

Paul Lau ’84
Chief Grid Strategy and Operations Officer, SMUD

Bob MacIntosh '61
Retired President and CEO, Pier 39

Garry Maisel ’80
President and CEO, Western Health Advantage

Sue McGinty
Chair and Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Physical Therapy

Gary Quattrin ’65

Scott Syphax '91
President and Chief Executive Officer, Syphax Strategic Solutions

Alumni Association Representative

Matt Cologna '94
Senior Director, Cushman and Wakefield

Faculty Representative

Bernice Bass de Martinez
Special Assistant, Office for Inclusive Excellence and the College of Arts and Letters

Student Representative

Noel Mora
President, Associated Students, Inc.

Ex-Officio Members

Craig Barth
Director of Finance, University Enterprises, Inc.


The University Foundation at Sacramento State is the official designated body for fundraising for the University.

The Board of Directors ensures that all donors' gifts are used for the benefit of the University, honoring any restrictions placed on them by the donor. 

 To better understand the governance of the University Foundation, see the documents listed below: