Our Team


Kevin Johnson is the 55th mayor of Sacramento. He is the first African American to be elected to the office. Johnson’s dedication to public service began long before he started his tenure as mayor. To address a shortage of quality schools in his native Oak Park, Johnson founded St. HOPE Public Schools in 1989, during his second season as a professional basketball player for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. St. HOPE has grown to a network of four high-quality charter schools. Collectively these schools serve students from pre-school through 12th grade.

Mayor Kevin Johnson

Founder & Chairman of the Board

Josiah became Executive Director in 2015.

Josiah Young

Executive Director

Other Board Members

Kellen Arno

VP of Membership, StudentsFirst

John Finegan

CEO, BeckAg

Darryl Heath

Pastor, St. John Missionary Baptist Church

John Taylor

Support Staff

Tracy Stigler

Director of Operations

Mariah Sheriff

Director of Government Affairs

Randy Seriguchi

Director of National Mobilization

Aaron Anderson

Business Relations

André Breaux

Government Affairs Coordinator

Rashad Johnson

Local Mobilization Coordinator