Menu
Doing What MATTERS for Small Business
  • Small Business Training & Development
  • Educators: Industry Specific Curriculum Development
  • Students: Education & Career Pathways

Meet Our Team

Charles Eason
Sector Navigator

Charles Eason

Statewide Sector Navigator

Phone: 707-863-7846
Email: charles.eason@solano.edu


With 20+ years of small business experience, Charles represents the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program as the statewide small business subject matter expert. Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Eason was the Director of the Solano College Small Business Development Center. In his various roles over the last twenty years as Small Business Sector Navigator, Small Business Development Center Director, Business Incubator Manager, CEO of OPTEMA Development Corporation, and a former Business Broker, Mr. Eason has provided training and counseling to thousands entrepreneurs.
View a bio for Charles »

Click on your region
to find your local, specialized small business industry experts

Meet Our Team

Northern Coastal Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Angela Cordell

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: 530-242-7627
Email: cacordell@shastacollege.edu


With 11 years of small business, non-profit and economic development experience, Ms. Cordell’s focus is equipping the workforce and entrepreneurs in rural California to realize and define their global vision and goals. In 2009, she obtained her BA in Public Relations and a minor in Women’s Studies from CSU, Chico and is currently working on an MBA in International Business from Northcentral University. View a bio for Angela »

View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

Northern Inland Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Angela Cordell

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: 530-242-7627
Email: acordell@ShastaCollege.edu

 

 

With 11 years of small business, non-profit and economic development experience, Ms. Cordell’s focus is equipping the workforce and entrepreneurs in rural California to realize and define their global vision and goals. In 2009, she obtained her BA in Public Relations and a minor in Women’s Studies from CSU, Chico and is currently working on an MBA in International Business from Northcentral University. View a bio for Angela »

View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

Greater Sacramento Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Angela Cordell

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: 530-242-7627
Email: acordell@ShastaCollege.edu


With 11 years of small business, non-profit and economic development experience, Ms. Cordell’s focus is equipping the workforce and entrepreneurs in rural California to realize and define their global vision and goals. In 2009, she obtained her BA in Public Relations and a minor in Women’s Studies from CSU, Chico and is currently working on an MBA in International Business from Northcentral University. View a bio for Angela »

View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

San Francisco / San Mateo Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Gabriela Sapp

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: 415-254-5094
Email: gasapp@cabrillo.edu


Gabriela is a seasoned business and financial consultant with broad background in quantitative and qualitative analysis to support solid business practices and produce profitable business. Her work experience and skills range from commercial lending underwriting, business development, financial analysis, sales negotiation, non-profit management, and thorough understanding of multi-cultural markets.

Gabriela started her career in Peru; first teaching financial management courses to undergraduate students, and later working as a commercial loan officer for the largest financial institution in Peru. View a bio for Gabriela »

View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

Silicon Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Gabriela Sapp

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: 415-254-5094
Email: gasapp@cabrillo.edu


Gabriela is a seasoned business and financial consultant with broad background in quantitative and qualitative analysis to support solid business practices and produce profitable business. Her work experience and skills range from commercial lending underwriting, business development, financial analysis, sales negotiation, non-profit management, and thorough understanding of multi-cultural markets.

Gabriela started her career in Peru; first teaching financial management courses to undergraduate students, and later working as a commercial loan officer for the largest financial institution in Peru. View a bio for Gabriela »

View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

Santa Cruz / Monterey Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Micah Merrick / Xavier Nazario

Deputy Sector Navigator

Foothill College / Santa Rosa Junior College
Phone: 267-481-2246
Email: Micah@meritmark.co


TBD View a bio »

View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

North Bay Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Micah Merrick / Xavier Nazario

Deputy Sector Navigator

Foothill College / Santa Rosa Junior College
Phone: 267-481-2246
Email: Micah@meritmark.co


TBD View a bio »

 

Meet Our Team

East Bay Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Micah Merrick / Xavier Nazario

Deputy Sector Navigator

Foothill College / Santa Rosa Junior College
Phone: 267-481-2246
Email: Micah@meritmark.co


TBD View a bio »

View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

Central Valley Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Alese Campbell

Deputy Sector Navigator


Phone: 209-954-5069
Email: acampbell@deltacollege.edu


Specializing in small business and entrepreneurship for 25+ years, Alese serves the Central Valley and Mother Lode Region as the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator for the Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework out of the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development department. She is hosted by San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. View a bio for Alese »

View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

Mother Lode Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Alese Campbell

Deputy Sector Navigator


Phone: 209-954-5069
Email: acampbell@deltacollege.edu


Specializing in small business and entrepreneurship for 25+ years, Alese serves the Central Valley and Mother Lode Region as the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator for the Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework out of the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development department. She is hosted by San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. View a bio for Alese »

View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

South Central Coast

Deputy Sector Navigator

Gayla Jurevich

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: 805-546-3188
Email: gayla_jurevich@cuesta.edu


Gayla Jurevich serves as the Deputy Sector Navigator Small Business for the South Central Region and the Business & Entrepreneurship Center Director at the Cuesta College. She holds two undergraduate degrees, one in English and one in Psychology/Counseling. Gayla holds an MBA with a specialty in Human Resource Management. View a bio for Gayla »

View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

Los Angeles Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Judy Fox

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: TBD
Email: TBD

 

Start Date TBD. View a bio for Judy »


View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

Orange County Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Cathleen Greiner

Deputy Sector Navigator

Business & Entrepreneurship Center
at Rancho Santiago CCD
2323 North Broadway, Suite 201
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: (714) 564-5202
Email: Greiner_Cathleen@rsccd.edu


 

 

View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

Inland Empire/Desert Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Lisa Kiplinger-Kennedy

Deputy Sector Navigator

Phone: 760.954.5334 mobile
Email: lisak.kennedy@vvc.edu


With over 25 years of business experience, Lisa brings valuable knowledge serving as the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator of the Inland Empire / Desert Region for the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program.  She is hosted by Victor Valley College in Victorville, California.

Lisa owns and has been involved with the start-up of three small businesses, and has been in top management positions for several other small corporations in the Inland Empire. These organizations were in various industries including View a bio for Lisa »

View your Statewide Contact

Meet Our Team

San Diego/Imperial Region

Deputy Sector Navigator

Jennifer Patel

Deputy Sector Navigator

Mira Costa College
1 Bernard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: 760-795-6837
Email: jpatel@miracosta.edu

 

With over fifteen years in K-14 education, Jennifer has experience in developing curriculum and teaching Business and Entrepreneurship courses, possesses expertise in building pathways from K-12 to community college to university, and shares the vision for the regional Doing What Matters efforts. Jennifer has a unique skillset and commitment to workforce innovation in the Small Business & Entrepreneurship field across the region. View a bio for Jennifer »


View your Statewide Contact