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Ane Deister, Executive Director
Kimberly Cox, Development & Finance Director                             Grace Vohden Snead, Communications and Outreach Manager
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.

Read more about Ane’s experience.

Email: ane@calandtrusts.org



Kimberly Cox, Development & Finance Director

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.

Email: kimberly@calandtrusts.org

Grace Vohden Snead, Communications and Outreach Manager

Grace Vohden Snead is the Communications and Outreach Manager for the California Council of Land Trusts (CCLT). Grace earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University with a major in Digital Media: Performance. She was accepted to the University of Missouri and completed one year towards a Master’s Degree in Atmospheric Science. Moving to Sacramento last June, she will continue her education at U.C. Davis in the fall. In addition to her husband and precious dog, Pearl, Grace has a strong passion for weather, climate change and the preservation of our environment. With her passion and experience, she is eager to expand the reach of CCLT and raise awareness of land preservation needs in California and around the world.

Email: grace@calandtrusts.org

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.