STAFF Officers


Derrell Roberts was born in New Orleans, but finished high school in Los Angeles. He grew up in the St. Bernard Housing Projects of New Orleans where he
learned the values of a community setting high standards for itself no matter the size
of ones’ paycheck. He received his undergraduate degree from Chapman University
and attended graduate school at USC’s School of Governmental Relations, before
moving to Sacramento in 1982. He quickly became a visible figure for his willingness
to work in some of the toughest and most economically challenged communities.
Derrell is a respected community leader who has a proven track record of success
administering community-based organizations. With 20+ years of experience as an
administrator and program developer, he is known as a “doer.” His involvement in
visible community projects such as St. Hope Academy, Healthy Start, and the
Salvation Army’s Oak Park Community Center has received national, state, and local
recognition. His professional life has been committed to improving the living
situations of children and families he encounters. In 2001 he and his wife Tina co-
founded the Roberts Family Development Center located in North Sacramento. Over
the years, his work in the community has been recognized in many ways including:
1999 Antioch Progressive Baptist Church’s “Living Legend Award”, 2009 Metro
Chamber’s “Al Geiger Award”, Federal Bureau of Investigations 2015 “Director's
Community Leadership Award”, Valley Vision’s 2016 “Social Equity Leader”,
Sacramento Black Expo’s 2018 and 2019 “Black History Maker”, and 100 Black Men
of America’s 2022 “Excellence in Mentoring Award”. He has been a member of
numerous Leadership programs including the Metro Chamber of Commerce’s
Leadership Sacramento and the American Leadership Federation Class of 2006.

Derrell Roberts
Chief Executive Officer
Tina Roberts Temp

Tina Roberts is a respected community leader who has a proven track record of success administering community-based organizations. With more than 30 years of experience as administrator and program developer.  Her professional life has been committed to improving the living situations of children and families she comes in contact with. 
Tina Roberts has received several recognition 

2010 Women of Excellence from the National Coalition of 100 Black
2010 Women of Inspiration from the Sacramento Observer Newspaper
2013 Stellar Women of the Year award from Much Love 2 Give.
2015 Exceptional Women of Color
2016 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award,
2017 Persons of the Year from the Sacramento Observer,
2018 MLK Community Impact Award.
2022 SWAG ( Sacramento Women Achieving Greatness)

 Served Clinic Administrator for the Birthing Project Clinic, COO/ Co-Founder of Roberts Family Development Center.   Past Board Member of Valley Vision, which brings regional leaders together to tackle challenges affecting our region.   Was appointed by Sacramento County Board of Supervisor to serve as a member of the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths in Sacramento. And is a Senior Fellow member of ALF (American Leadership Forum)

She is a graduate of California University in California Pennsylvania with a degree in Special Education and Psychology.

Tina Roberts
Chief Operations Officer



"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you Did, but people never forget how you made them feel" -Maya Angelou

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Tichia Sims Lindsay
Director of Operations & Philanthropy

"Don't be confused between what people say you are and who you know you are." - Oprah

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Shalai Goldwire
Director of Finance

My mission is life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some styler ~ Maya Angelou

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Jacquelyn Kendricks
Education Director
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Every day we live to learn and grow.

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Claudia de Jesus
Director of Special Projects
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The devil whispered in my ear: "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm."
Today, I whispered back: "I am the storm."

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Rachel Logan-Hernandez
Director of Development

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Brandon Bailey
African American Healing Network, Manager

“If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Bryant Watt
Program Manager, Black Child Legacy Campaign
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“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
– Malcolm X.

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Roveena Parham
Special Projects Coordinator

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Chris Miller
Mentor Corrdinator