CRP Leadership

 

Luis H. Sanchez

Luis H. Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer

Luis joined CRP as CEO in October 2016 and oversees the entire operation of the organization’s administration, fiscal and program implementation. He has lead the management team into successful expansion of new programs and contract opportunities. He serves a seven-member board of directors overseeing a six-county operation with 120 employees. He has extensive experience in managing government programs and, in the private sector, has 22 years of experience as an executive in the Banking and Financial Services industry. Luis managed a state-wide Community Development operation for Washington Mutual and JPMorgan Chase. There he was responsible for community development investments to communities throughout the Western Region for Washington Mutual. He also was part of the Acquisitions and Merger teams that strategically planned growth in new emerging markets across the United States. He has collaborated with numerous nonprofit community organizations, throughout the state, focused on economic and community development initiatives and investments during his banking tenure. Before entering the banking industry, Mr. Sanchez successfully operated a financial planning and investment business with New York Life Insurance Company for nine years.

During the economic downturn and housing crisis, Mr. Sanchez assisted in setting up a successful home modification program with NeighborWorks Sacramento for the Central Valley to help homeowners avoid foreclosures. He has served on boards of numerous state, regional and national community organizations fostering better collaborations with local government and the private sector.

Luis received his Bachelor’s degree from California Lutheran University in Political Science and Business Administration. He also attended Western State University Law after college before working in Sacramento. He serves on nonprofit boards and is currently the Chairman of the United Way of San Joaquin County, a member of the San Joaquin County General Hospital Foundation Board, Board member for the San Joaquin County Revolving Loan Fund, Treasurer for the Mexican American Hall of Fame, and is on the Steering Committee for the Capitol Region Climate Readiness Collaborative. He continues to participate with other local nonprofit organizations giving of his time and effort to improve our communities.


R. Miguel Ramirez

R. Miguel Ramirez, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ramirez joined Community Resource Project, Inc. in January of 2017 and oversees finance activities at the agency.  A Sacramento native, Miguel attended the University of Southern California where he left prior to his senior year and began a career in commercial banking at First Interstate Bank.  There he became the youngest commercial credit officer in the Northern California Region.  He later earned his BS in Finance and Business Economics from USC.  Miguel then continued in his finance career at Arthur Andersen & Co. in Los Angeles performing complex financial valuations in the tax practice primarily for companies involved in mergers and acquisitions.  He specialized in entertainment industry M&A and related intangibles.  Miguel returned to Sacramento and became a buy-side investment banker in the healthcare real estate division of Xerox Financial Services. He attended graduate school at Stanford where he concurrently earned his MBA, an MA in Administration and Policy Analysis, and a certificate in Nonprofit/Public Management

Miguel began his next career at AirTouch Communications, as a director on the CEO’s finance staff as well as in multiple roles at international startups in Europe and the middle-east.  When Vodafone’s merger with AirTouch was announced, he took an early retirement.  He has served as the startup controller at Murphy, Campbell, Guthrie, and Alliston, a successful local law firm, and also as a Deputy Director at the California Institute for Mental Health.  Mr. Ramirez stays involved in the community through volunteering at non-profit agencies supporting housing, women’s, and children’s, needs.  Miguel holds a seat on the External Board of Directors at the USC/Elyn Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics, and also serves as the California Legislative Liaison for the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse. He is also a former board member at Sacramento’s local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.


Elizabeth Bianchi-Rossi

Elizabeth Bianchi-Rossi, Controller

Elizabeth Bianchi-Rossi has more than 10 years in the energy and finance fields, in both the profit and non-profit sector. Elizabeth began her career in the banking industry working for Wells Fargo then later spent several years in the solar industry processing customer rebates. Elizabeth started out her career with Community Resource Project in the Outreach department where she was in charge for all the scheduling and intake work. She later became the Operations Manager in the Energy Division where she oversaw all aspects of completing a job; from scheduling, inventory, billing, audits and quality control.

Elizabeth spent the last few years working in the Finance department where she has served as the Accounting Manager for the agency. Elizabeth maintains oversight on all functions of the Finance department, including, but not limited to: payroll, AP and AR, contract billing, and managing the agencies budget. Elizabeth holds her MBA and her Bachelors in Business Management from University of Phoenix and her AA in Business Administration and Liberal Arts from Sierra College. Elizabeth has also been certified from the PG&E training center in Basic Weatherization, REM and NEAT Audit, and holds her OSHA 30 certification.


Jessica Rodriquez

Jessica Rodriguez, Human Resource Manager

Jessica Rodriguez joined CRP in January 2009. She leads all Human Resource operations for 120 employee base in 10 separate office locations. She manages all employment hiring, evaluations and implements employee compensation and benefit programs. She provides HR practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented; high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, and standards; goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a qualified and skilled workforce. Jessica coordinates the development of processes and metrics that support the achievement of the organization's business goals. She coordinates the implementation of employee-related services, employment policies, and assists and advises CRP management about Human Resources practices and policies.

Prior to CRP, Jessica was an Environmental Service Director’s Assistant at Eskaton Fair Oaks as the Administrator for landscaping, laundry, security, and housekeeping departments. Managed Human Resource issues and problems internally, plan and coordinate yard sales for Residents, plan and organize department events, purchasing of all office supplies and uniforms, and scheduled Director’s meetings.

Jessica is a member of the Sacramento Area Human Resource Association (SAHRA) that inspires, engages, and develops HR professionals to meet the challenges of a constantly changing business environment. The primary purpose of the Sacramento Area Human Resource Association is to further the professionalism and knowledge of its members. In her off time, she enjoys playing softball.


Maureen Clark

Mauren Clark, Director of Health

Maureen Clark is the Health Division Director for Community Resource Project, Inc. and has been with the Agency since 1998. Her primary role and responsibilities include monitoring and overseeing health division programs and staff such as the Women Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program, First 5 Lactation Consultant Assistance Program and the Cal Learn Program for expectant and parenting teens. Her duties range from hiring, training and supervising staff to managing and forecasting program budgets. Maureen functioned as a WIC Dietitian, Supervising Dietitian and the Coordinator of our Regional Training Center prior to her role as Director of the program, delivering direct nutrition education and client services to our diverse population in Sacramento. During her tenure, the WIC Program specifically has experienced growth from a caseload of approximately 10,000 moms and kids to 22,000 moms and kids per month and an increase in staffing levels from 30 to up to 65 WIC employees.

Maureen is a Registered Dietitian, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Washington State University and completing her dietetic internship at Hines Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Chicago. She also received her Masters of Science degree in Human Nutrition from University of New Haven. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Public Health Community Nutrition Practice Group and has served on a variety Task Forces and Committees in the community including the California WIC Association Board of Directors, External Advisory Committee for University of California Davis Medical Center Dietetic Internship in addition to the Caseload Management Workgroup and Local Agency Funding Formula Committee with the California Department of Public Health.  Maureen recently received the Phyllis A Bramson Advocacy Award from California WIC Association for her advocacy work on the local, State and National levels.


Chamen Bains

Chamen Bains, Assistant Director

Chamen Bains is the Assistant Director for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program at Community Resource Project, Inc. and has been with the Agency since 2011. Her primary role and responsibilities include assisting in the management of WIC program activities such as hiring, training and supervising staff in addition to completing the staff schedule the variety of WIC locations, ensuring we meet the demand of our diverse population. Chamen also functions as the Nutrition Education and Training coordinator and is responsible for the coordination of not only our dietetic internship preceptor program and development of nutrition education lesson plans but also our WIC Nutrition Assistant training and Comprehensive Quality Improvement plans. Chamen is also Vendor Liaison and maintains relationships with a large caseload of grocers in the community. Functioning as Supervising Public Health Nutritionist for San Bernardino County WIC Program and WIC Dietitian II for Fresno EOC WIC Program, Chamen gained valuable supervisory and management skills and experiences to assist her in being effective and successful at Community Resource Project, Inc. She has been integral to the management team and continues to bring stability to the WIC Program.

Chamen is a Registered Dietitian, receiving her Bachelors of Science Degree in Dietetics from University of Davis and completing her Dietetic Internship at California State University of Fresno. Chamen also completed a 40 hour training program to become certified Lactation Educator/Counselor from University of California, San Diego. This certificate program has helped with providing high-level breastfeeding promotion and support to our new moms. Chamen is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Public Health Community Nutrition Practice Group.


Eric Esquivel

Eric Esquivel, Energy Director

Eric Esquivel maintains the management and production supervision within the Energy Department at CRP. Eric works to uphold all aspects of the Energy Department to fruition and meet all responsibilities pertaining to its success. He also oversees and facilitates the financial status of his department working with multiple managers and subordinates to accomplish both the fiscal and program aspects of the contracts awarded. Along with his directorial duties, Eric administers numerous projects involved with the procurement process, monitoring visits, and various reporting requirements involved in his position. His experience with the agency has led to his attaining numerous certifications and California State licenses for his position. Eric has been with Community Resource Project and serving his community since 1998. His previous experience involves being a business owner of Esquivel Construction for last 30 years. He constructed cost-effective housing in the Sacramento community. Eric has been awarded the highest achievement award as an energy assistance provider for the state of California amongst many other awards. He serves on the following committees: Cien Amigos, County of Sacramento Department of Community Development, Sheriff’s department Sacramento County, and County of Yolo Planning and Public works.


Randy Ximenez

Randy Ximenez, Energy Operations Manager

Randy Ximenez oversees the efficiency of the Energy Department at CRP. As the Operations Manager, Randy all Weatherization operations and supervises the production and implementation of the Energy/Weatherization grants awarded to the agency. This includes direct supervision of several departments including: Weatherization, HVAC, Outreach, Inventory, and the Scheduling and Billing Department. During his eight years with CRP, he has worked as a “Weatherization Technician”, “HVAC Technician”, “Solar Technician”, “AQMD Technician”, and “HVAC Supervisor”. His background involves business and contracting for over 15 years, and has obtained a General B license in addition to C-27 Licensing while with CRP.


Frank Devai

Frank Devai, Energy Contracts Manager

Frank Devai reviews, oversees and ensures that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties in order to provide internal contract visibility, awareness, and interpretations. In addition, Frank oversees training on contract and technical competency requirements as they relate to the performance monitoring of employees and subcontractors.  He provides technical assistance to subcontractors, project managers and other employees as needed.  During his five years with CRP, he has served as a “Researcher”, “QCI Inspector” (BPI QCI certified), “Trainer” and in his current position of Contract Manager. Moreover, he has represented CRP on several State Community Service and Development Department (CSD) committees responsible for identifying program improvement opportunities and implementing updated rules for the CSD Weatherization Installation Standards. Frank has over 30 years of experience as an owner/partner of several construction related businesses. Originating in South America, his multilingual abilities help him better serve CRP’s diverse clientele.


Gloria Martinez

Gloria Martinez, HEAP Manager

Gloria Martinez has held several positions at Community Resource Project throughout her 28 year career, from receptionist, HEAP technician, supervisor, and currently manager for the Home Energy Assistance Program (H.E.A.P). Her dedication began with the helping of families in Sacramento, Yuba, and Sutter counties with processing of applications, then supervising other technicians with the procedures of the HEAP program, to currently managing contracts, reporting in progress department goals and overseeing the daily operations of the program.

Gloria has managed reports and monitoring from the California State Department LIHEAP program, California Life Line, and the CARE program from Pacific Gas & Electric and Kaiser Contracts. She is currently supervising 11 subordinates in 5 different Community Resource Project locations throughout Sacramento, Yuba and Sutter counties.

Gloria graduated locally from Grant Union High School and has certifications from Management Leadership programs with emphasis on team building, conflict resolution, coaching and mentoring.