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*Denotes Opportunity Junction Alumni

Iris Archuleta
Transitional Management Consultant
Emerald Consulting

Keith Archuleta
Founding Partner
Emerald Consulting

Jacqueline Bhagavan
2015 Mrs. California
Host, Complexion Kitchen

Hon. Susan Bonilla
California State Assembly

Sandy Bustillo
Welfare-to-Work Manager
Contra Costa Employment and Human Services

Allan Cantando
Chief of Police
Antioch Police Department

George Carter
Business Services Representative
Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board

Val Davis
East County Advocate

Aimee Durfee
Program Officer
Y&H Soda Foundation

Lester Ellis
Ellis Insurance Associates

Hon. Jim Frazier
California State Assembly

Sue George
Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Haas School of Business

Hon. Federal Glover
County Supervisor
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors

Ruth Goodin
Senior Foundation Director
Los Medanos College

Tom Guarino
Government Relations

Laurie Huffman
Los Medanos College

Jim Jakel
Founding Board Member

Rick Kaiser
Temen, Kaiser & Cameron, CPAs, LLP

Christine Lambert
Regional Recruiter
Nelson Staffing

Angela Lowrey
Public Information Manager
Delta Diablo Sanitation District

Meryl Natchez

Sharon Pappas
Antioch Area Community Fund

Nancy Parent
Former Mayor
City of Pittsburg

Juan Prieto
Family Development Specialist
California Human Development Corporation

Hon. Kevin Romick
City of Oakley

Timothy Silva
Community Development Manager
Wells Fargo Bank

Arne Simonsen
City Clerk
City of Antioch

Tonya Smith*
Senior Communications Coordinator

Tse Ming Tam
Vice President, Community Investment
United Way of the Bay Area

Hon. Tom Torlakson
Superintendent of Schools
State of California

René Tucker*
Employer Liaison

Debbie Walls
Assistant Vice President
Umpqua Bank

Alma Williams-Palmer*
Procurement Coordinator
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan


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We have rewarding volunteer opportunities at all levels of involvement and expertise. We are grateful to envelope-stuffers, volunteer trainers, and pro bono professionals alike.

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Opportunity Junction’s programs help struggling job-seekers transform themselves into breadwinners and role models.

> Job Training and Placement
> SparkPoint Career Development
> Technology Center
> Do-It-Yourself Tax Assistance

For Alumni

Job Training and Placement Program alumni are eligible for:

> Alumni Council
> Employment Incentives
> Active Job Seekers Program