OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kim Oliver, President
I joined the foundation’s board of directors shortly after graduating from Leadership Rancho Cordova in 2019 and after many years of volunteer service within my community. I served as the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Chair and am currently serving on their board of directors. In addition, I am an active member, and past director, of Lend A Heart Lend a Hand, a non-profit organization that provides animal-assisted therapy through ongoing programs in a wide range of facilities and settings in the Greater Sacramento area. I am a Realtor with WagMore Real Estate and the owner of Oliver’s Captured Moments, a photography business based in Gold River and focused on residential/commercial real estate and assisting small business professionals with their visual marketing needs. After retiring from the military, my family and I settled in the Gold River community. My favorite activities include cycling, camping, and traveling.
Julie Granja, Vice President
I am a financial advisor at Edward Jones in Gold River and hold the AAMS designation. I have been in the financial services industry for over thirty years and enjoy helping my clients secure their financial futures. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco. I grew up in San Diego County and relocated to the Sacramento area in 1991. My family and I are long time Fair Oaks residents. We enjoy walking and hiking the American River, attending car shows, cooking and spending family time together. I think it’s important to give back to the community, and I support several animal rescue organizations, the Orangevale Food Bank and a youth mentoring program. I am honored to serve on the CRPD Foundation’s board.
Dawn Hall, Treasurer
I have the honor of working as the Director of Operations for Visit Rancho Cordova, a tourism bureau founded in 2010. I have been working with this organization for over 6 years as their bookkeeper but am excited to now be a full-time member of their team. Prior to that, I worked for the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce for over 14 years as their Operations Director. In a short time, I learned what an incredible community Rancho Cordova is. I currently serve as the Treasurer of Leadership Rancho Cordova and have served as their Program Administrator for over 10 years with over 250 graduates. My heart is most content when I can help others. It is with extreme pleasure to be a part of the Cordova Recreation and Park District Foundation Board of Directors. Together we will do great things.
Ani Johnson, Secretary
I serve the State of California as a Health Program Specialist. I lived in Rancho Cordova for over 20 years and graduated from Cordova High School. I then attended Sacramento State University, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Soon after, I pursued my MBA at an online University. I am passionate about giving back to my community and aim to offer support and health equity among children and adolescents who experience disparities. My favorite activities include shopping, spending time with friends and family, and my fur babies. It is an honor to be a part of the Cordova Recreation and Parks Foundation.
Katie Kreps, Director
Growing up here in Northern California, I have been fortunate to have enjoyed nearly every recreation opportunity around - from rafting, skiing in Tahoe, hiking & snowshoeing, biking and all that our region has to offer. On summer breaks in college I hosted kids camps for the parks dept and helped develop and build a scout camp facility at Sly Park Lake. Working in leadership and program development for Chico State and later through Team In Training has opened new ways for me to help connect the community & friends with recreation. Living in Rancho Cordova, it has been so great to see the energy and work put into making this a great community. The Recreation & Parks teams play such a vital role in this growth and I am excited to see what we can bring to this new chapter through the foundation.
Kelley Bailey, Director
I am a passionate senior care industry professional currently working as a Community Outreach Specialist for a local Hospice agency. Prior to working in the Hospice industry, I worked in senior living specializing in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. My passion is helping seniors and I consider myself blessed to have worked in every aspect of senior care for over 25 years. When I’m not working I love to spend time with my husband exploring Sacramento (always trying to find the next best place to eat!). I also like to devote my time to my animals, and actively participating in fundraising opportunities for those in need. Currently I serve on the committee for the Deli Oro Cruise Around The World organization, raising funds for the Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center, providing critical services for caregivers of all age groups. I am deeply humbled to be a part of the Cordova Recreation and Parks Foundation and look forward to what we will accomplish together in the future.
Sharon Stone Smith, Director
I am the executive director of the Sacramento Children’s Museum, located in Rancho Cordova. I have been in the nonprofit industry for over forty years and have primarily worked with organizations that support women and children. I earned a Master of Nonprofit organizations from Case Western Reserve University and a JD from University of San Diego School of Law. I grew up in Cincinnati, and lived in Boston, NYC, Cleveland, Santa Monica and San Diego before moving to the Sacramento area in 2000. I share my life with my husband and two children. We can often be found on our bikes or with our dogs at a community dog park. I have worked in the Rancho Cordova community for thirteen years and am delighted to be a part of this supportive community and to serve on the CRPD Foundation’s board.
Jose Lopez, Director
I am thrilled to be part of the Cordova Recreation and Parks Foundation's board. I serve as Director in the Enterprise Risk Office at VSP, located right here in Rancho Cordova, where I have had the privilege of working for the past five years. My journey with the city began in 2004 when I moved to the Stone Creek area of Rancho Cordova, and since then, I've witnessed the remarkable growth and development in our area. I’m an avid photographer and this passion deeply connects me to our local parks and the beauty they offer, providing inspiration for my photos. Besides capturing photos with my camera, I am an enthusiast of martial arts and open water swimming, and enjoy the challenges that each of these activities offer me. I’m excited to be a part of the Cordova Recreation and Parks Foundation and look forward to contributing to our local community, enhancing the recreational and park facilities that make our city a vibrant place to live, work, and play. I hope to leverage my skills and passions to support the Foundation's mission and ensure that our parks continue to be a source of enjoyment for everyone.
Jill Nunes, Liaison
As the Director of Parks & Recreation for the Cordova Recreation & Park District, I have cultivated a 30-year career marked by passion, hard work, and an unwavering commitment to community well-being. I’m a community advocate and actively seek opportunities to give back and am happy to bring this community-centric approach to the Foundation. Collaborating with residents, businesses, and community-based organizations, I work to tailor initiatives to our community's unique needs. Being active is not just a job requirement for me; it's a way of life. Whether it's hiking or golfing, you'll often find me embracing the outdoors and encouraging others to do the same. I consider it a privilege to serve on the Foundation as I am deeply committed to leveraging my expertise to support the foundation's initiatives, ensuring that our parks and recreational spaces thrive and remain vibrant hubs for community engagement.