Our Board

Meet the Board of Directors

Paul Noble

Paul Noble


Paul Noble
, President – Paul Noble retired from Sacramento State, where he spent 36 years as a Professor of Chemistry and more recently as Associate VP for Academic Affairs (Budget and Planning). He has been active in civic affairs, engaging in such activities as the City Planning Academy, the Mercy Traffic Calming Committee, and SACOG’s Sustainable Communities Initiative. Paul has been a member of the ESIA Board of Directors for seven years, serving first as Secretary and now as President. He and his wife, Lillie, have been residents of East Sacramento for over 30 years.

 


Nick Kufasimes

Nick Kufasimes


Nick Kufasimes
, Vice President – Born and raised in East Sacramento and has never moved outside of the McKinley Park neighborhood. He has 24 years of mortgage lending experience and has been employed by The California Housing Finance Agency (CALHFA) for the last 14 years.  His current position is Chief of the Portfolio Management Division. He enjoys jogging his Weimaraner dog “Niro” around McKinley Park every evening and  coaching his sons East  Sacramento Baseball League team and soccer team. Believes in preserving and creating a safe neighborhood to share the same experiences he had growing up in the East Sacramento neighborhood.

 


Rich Clowdus


Rich Clowdus,
Secretary – Rich is a 4th generation Sacramentan, a (nearly) life-long resident of East Sacramento and a new board member in 2015, having been on the MENA board since 2013.  He’s been active in several McKinley Park projects for many years among other volunteer endeavors, such as the city’s Memorial Auditorium Citizen’s Advisory Committee.  Recently retired from a banking and financial services career, if he’s not in town you’ll find him traveling, day-hiking or backpacking, including leading national outings for the Sierra Club.

 


Brian Holloway

Brian Holloway


Brian Holloway, Treasurer – Brian is President of Holloway Land Company, a Sacramento land development and entitlement consulting firm. He has over 35 years of public and private planning, community outreach, and development experience in California, managing the approval and construction of numerous development projects.

Mr. Holloway is also accomplished in the area of pre-development management.  He has facilitated the approval of entitlements in Northern California for projects ranging in size from 5 to 4,000 acres.  His management of large-scale projects, in excess of 700 acres, has been especially successful. He also handled the public and community outreach for Sacramento Country Day School Expansion in Sacramento and the Treelake Village Specific Plan in Placer County.

He is a former member and Past Chair of the city’s Mayor’s Development Oversight Commission, a former member of the Development Oversight Commission of the County of Sacramento, and currently chairs the Sacramento County Subdivision and Project Review Committees.  Mr. Holloway serves on the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency and is an elected Trustee of the American River Flood Control Agency.  He was the 2005-2006 President of the East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce. He received his Master of City and Regional Planning at CSU, San Jose, and received his Associate of Arts Degree from West Valley College in Saratoga, CA.


Jim Hastings

Tom Griffith


Tom Griffith
, Board Member –  Originally from New York, Tom moved to East Sacramento in 1970.He and Nancy were married in the backyard of their Santa Ynez Way home  in 1971. Tom worked at Sacramento State for 38  years, primarily as Director of Academic Advising and later as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. Nancy taught in the Sacramento Unified School District. Their three daughters, Hannah, Jane, and Rose, attended K-12 in the district and graduated from UC campuses.

Tom has been active in the community as President of the former Center for Interpersonal Development, President of the CK McClatchy HISP Parents Board, and President of the Sacramento State Retirees Association. Since their retirement in 2007, Tom and Nancy have traveled and kept busy with house and garden projects.


Karen Koch

Karen Koch


Karen Koch
, Board Member – Karen Koch served as legal counsel for several federal agencies and currently works for the Department of the Interior.  She has over twenty years of experience that includes practice as an environmental and Indian attorney, and which frequently involves the resolution of complex jurisdictional questions and the interpretation of diverse federal, State, tribal, and local laws and regulations.  A resident of Sacramento since 2000, Karen became an East Sacramento neighbor in 2010.   She enjoys yoga, walking, gardening, and biking in Sacramento’s classic neighborhoods and parks, movie nights and potlucks with neighbors, as well as the amenities available in Sacramento’s increasingly vibrant city.

 


Kathy Mannion

Chris Little


Chris Little
, Board Member – Chris is a life-long resident of East Sacramento; three generations of his family were born at the former Sutter Memorial Hospital.  His love for, and commitment to, the neighborhood and our city is a major part of who he is and how he conducts his business and personal life.  He’s committed to the institutions and programs in our community that enhance the lives of all our citizens. As a REALTOR he knows the value and importance of neighborhoods and ensuring the integrity and vitality of our neighborhoods now and for future generations.

Chris has volunteered his time in many capacities, including, among others, as the Past President of the Active 20-30 Club and the East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the American River Parkway Advisory Committee.  Professionally, he’s served as President of the Sacramento Board of REALTORS and as a Director of the California Board of REALTORS.  An East Sac Lifer, his business is based in the neighborhood near my home and he is privileged to serve the community as an ESIA board member.


Kathy Mannion

Kathy Mannion


Kathy Mannion
, Board Member – Kathy has lived in the East Sacramento McKinley Park neighborhood for over 30 years.  She became an ESIA Board Member in 2017.  Kathy retired in mid-2016 after a career as a legislative and regulatory advocate with a focus on natural resources issues.  Most recently she represented counties before the State Legislature and state regulatory agencies on a variety of issues including water and land use planning.   Kathy is pleased to have the opportunity to serve the residents of East Sacramento as a member of the ESIA Board.

 


Kyle Mickiewicz

Kyle Mickiewicz


Kyle Mickiewicz
, Board Member – Kyle is a proud native of East Sacramento and a local commercial real estate broker at Colliers International  where he specializes in land acquisition and in-fill redevelopment opportunities.  He is also an active member of the 20-30 Club #1 of Sacramento, where he served four terms on its board and organized club participation for the McKinley Park rebuild. Kyle earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from St. Mary’s College and was a member of the collegiate Rugby team. He now resides near the former Sutter Memorial with his lovely wife Jenna and daughter Claire.  He’s  honored to serve the best interests of East Sacramento.

 


Ann Murphy

Ann Murphy


Ann Murphy
, Board Member – Ann grew up in Sacramento and has lived in East Sacramento since 2006.  Ann graduated from California State University-Sacramento with a Bachelors of Science in Forensic Science and a Minor in Chemistry.  She has been employed with the County of Sacramento for the last 24 years as a Criminalist at the Laboratory of Forensic Services.  Ann is also a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the California Association of Criminalists.  Ann’s interests include kayaking, mountain bike riding, snow skiing, and wine tasting with friends. Sacramento.

 


Tricia Stevens

Tricia Stevens


Tricia Stevens,
Board MemberTricia has lived in East Sacramento for over 20 years.  She retired from the County of Sacramento in 2016 after serving for many years as a Principal Planner, specializing in review of development projects and revitalization of aging commercial corridors.  She currently works part-time as a land use planning consultant.  She volunteers as a tutor and Board member with Reading Partners, is on the Board for the Sacramento Valley Section of the American Planning Association, and is a member of Soroptimists.   She served on the ESIA Board from 2005-2015, and has recently returned to the ESIA Board.   She holds a Bachelors Degree in City Planning and a Masters of Public Administration.  For fun, Tricia enjoys snow skiing, biking along the American River, scuba diving, and hiking.  She loves our neighborhood and is honored to serve.