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Ane Deister, Executive Director
Kimberly Cox, Development & Finance Director                             Jeni Dolder, Program Director
Sarah Goodness, Development Assistant

2fd9ba1Ane Deister, Executive Director

Ane Deister is an energetic executive manager with more than 25 years experience leading public water-related organizations in Southern and Northern California. She has held officer-level positions in large environmental, resource management and construction private sector firms since 2008. She serves on the board of directors of the Water Education Foundation, Bay Planning Coalition, Urban Water Institute and several positions with the national American Water Works Association.

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Kimberly Cox, Development & Finance Director

Kimberly Cox, Director of Development and Finance:

Kimberly joined CCLT in January 2016 with more than twenty-five years of experience with non-profit organizations. Her familiarity with the world of charitable, nonprofit organizations, has enhanced CCLT’s ability to reach out, raise funds and track progress effectively. Kimberly’s fiscal administration skills and fundraising experience have significantly enhanced CCLT’s financial monitoring, tracking and reporting capabilities. Prior to joining CCLT, Kimberly served as Director of Development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento, Director of Development for Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin, and Director of Major Giving at KVIE-Channel 6 – leading the station’s $5M Capital Campaign for its digital conversion.   She has been a longtime member and past board member of California Capital Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Jeni Dolder, Program Director

Jeni Dolder, Program Director:

Jeni is a new addition to CCLT, joining in June 2017.  She has a diverse background and a spirited commitment to connecting youth to the outdoors and the environment. More than a decade ago she created a non-profit hiking organization based in Southern California working with outdoor educators and conservation groups. She developed in the field camping and hiking experiences that connected urban based youth with natural and wildland settings. For the past nine years she has been a Chaplain and officer in the US Navy providing ministry and counseling services in a variety of settings and circumstances.  She recently left active duty and is acting on her strong desire to help CCLT grow in membership and opportunities by empowering young people to become the conservation leaders of tomorrow.  The combination of her non-profit world familiarity, outdoor education experience, counseling and mentoring education, and the US Navy’s program management, assessment and evaluation competency provides a unique set of skills to enhance CCLT organizational capacity.

Sarah Goodness, Development Assistant 

Sarah Goodness is the Development Assistant for CCLT. Sarah earned her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University, majoring in Political Science.  After college, she worked as a paralegal, in a firm specializing in corporate law.  Later, she joined a firm dedicated to personal injury litigation.  Sarah took a hiatus from employment for a number of years to focus on the more rigorous career of raising her three small children.  She is happy to re-enter the workforce and be a part CCLT, assisting Kimberly in the areas of development and finance.