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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.

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Email: ane@calandtrusts.org

Kimberly Cox, Development & Finance Director

Kimberly joined the CCLT Team in January 2016 with more than twenty-five years of experience in event planning and non-profit fundraising expertise. Her familiarity with the world of charitable giving has enhanced CCLT’s ability to reach out, raise funds and track progress effectively. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from St. Mary’s College of California. Kimberly’s fiscal and administrational skills 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 and is also involved with the Sacramento chapter of International Association of Women. Kimberly’s passion is traveling, preferably to locations with a beach.

Email: kimberly@calandtrusts.org


Grace Vohden Snead, Communications and Outreach Manager

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. At CCLT, Grace has led the growth in social media applications, and expanded the in-house communications and design capacity. The results of this enhanced organizational capacity saves significant time and money by implementing best digital and electronic communications techniques. She often represents CCLT at many functions in and around the capital developing new and reinforcing existing relationships and partnerships with the Sacramento conservation community. Grace, her husband and dog moved to Sacramento in 2017. 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.