BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Sharon Jennings, President & Founder

A native Sacramentan, Ms. Jennings grew up in the military and is a proud U.S. Air Force brat. She retired from the California State Legislature after serving 31 years as a Senate staffer.  With an eye toward the future, she is passionate about the process by which today’s youth will be assured the quality of life we all deserve.  Ms. Jennings serves on the Joshua’s House Hospice Board of Directors.  Joshua’s House serves members of our unhoused family providing them with dignity and support in their final days.  The arts remain a strong influence in her life, particularly in the medium of textiles.  She is also a board member of the Natomas Garden and Arts Collective.  As a life-long beneficiary of mental health care services, the availability and quality of services to all those in need is a passion for her.  She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Mental Health Services Act Steering Committee for the County of Sacramento.  Ms. Jennings considers it a privilege to serve the South Natomas community.  

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Chris Bendorf, Founding Member

Mr. Bendorf has been in the finance industry for over 13 years. He began by specializing in business banking and eventually transitioned into management.  He has a passion for leading and for creating a culture of compassion by helping his team grow professionally, and by helping his community grow through financial education.  When not working Mr. Bendorf enjoys spending time with his wife, Patricia, and three children Angelo, Marcellus and Avery.