Our Staff and Board

Belen R. Flores


*Feminist. Social Justice Advocate. Latinx. Nature Enthusiast. Truth-seeker. Global Citizen.*


Belen Flores was born and raised in north Sacramento, CA where she enjoyed playing soccer and engaging in outdoor recreation.  After graduating from high school she was recruited to the Sierra College women’s soccer team.   After a few years of classes she decided to move to San Diego for a fresh start and a change of scenery, but a year and a half later decided to return home to finish her college education.  While majoring in Mass Communication at CSUS, she simultaneously gained a passion for politics during the historic 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama.  Interning for places like the district office of Pro tem Senator Steinberg and the California Center for Civic Participation, she established her interest in engaging low-income and diverse groups of youth to the political process so that they may take meaningful action in their communities.  Over the past eight years at the CA Center Belen has helped mobilize hundreds of youth through her environmental program Green Focus and, as Executive Director, intends to expand several civic education programs for youth across the state.  Email Belen at bflores@californiacenter.org


Drucella Anne Miranda


Drucella Anne Miranda is a sister, mentor, artist, and decolonizing feminist. She was born in the borderlands of Texas and has been a long time resident of the Central Valley. An alumna from the University of California, Davis, she has a bachelors in Women and Gender Studies as well as American Studies focusing on critical feminist theory and youth development. As a student she worked as a community activist with youth to foster consciousness through critical dialogue and the arts. Currently she is working towards obtaining her Master’s degree in Public Administration through the University of San Francisco. Today she continues her activism through visual arts and works to raise self-efficacy among the youth within the Sacramento area. Email Drucella at dmiranda@californiacenter.org

James Muldavin


Jim was the Executive Director of the California Center for Civic Participation for almost 40 years. Prior to founding the organization in 1981, Muldavin mowed lawns, scooped ice cream, moved furniture, sorted mail, washed dishes, cleaned buildings, poured beer, drove trucks, worked on the docks, and waited tables. After college at UCSB and working for a political awareness project for Boston area teens founded by his Aunt Albie, he returned to California to establish Capitol Focus, the former flagship program of the California Center. He is amazed at the longevity of the organization and grateful for the thousands of youth and adults whose curious spirits, generous hearts and thoughtful minds have made his work so rewarding.


Angelica Gonzalez



State Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Kathleen Webb


Assistant Secretary, Innovation & Accountability
GovOps.ca.gov ;
Interim Director of the CA DMV

Kathleen Gutierrez


Ph.D Candidate Southeast Asian Studies
U.C. Berkeley

Julissa de Gonzalez



External Affairs Specialist, Covered California

Rob Grossglauser



Pinnacle Advocacy, Founding Partner

Matt Henigan



Deputy Director



Mariana Sabeniano



Chief of Staff, Assemblymember Monique Limon

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