Cristene brings 26 years of nonprofit, for profit, and entrepreneurship experience to her role.
Most recently, since 2009 Cristene served as the Executive Director of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, an organization that raised $8 million dollars/year to serve 32,000 students in the San Ramon Valley. Cristene began her professional career in sales and marketing, holding various management positions with the McGraw–Hill companies and the Thomson Corporation. She also has entrepreneurial experience having created three limited-service chain restaurant concepts and preparing them for acquisition and future expansion. Cristene holds a BA in Communication from the University of California, Davis. She lives in San Ramon with her husband Doug and her two children, Meghan and Alex. In her free time, you will see her around water, either the pool watching her children compete in swim and water polo, the lake where her children fish or at the beach where her husband and son surf every chance they get.