Leigh Johnsen, PhD, MBA

Leigh Johnsen, PhD, MBA

President

In 2011, Leigh helped spearhead the formation of ARC. Leigh is a historian, holding graduate degrees from Andrews University, Claremont Graduate University,  the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Neida Lopez

Neida Lopez

Treasurer

Neida graduated from CSU Fresno in 2018 with a Bachelors in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting. She is part of the Finance Department at Ruiz Food Products, Inc. and is passionate about giving and helping others.   

Anthony Rodriguez, JD

Anthony Rodriguez, JD

Secretary

Anthony has a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley and a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is a proud and grateful ACF alumnus. He defends immigrant’s rights in court throughout the Bay Area. 
Patricia Pates, MA, EdS

Patricia Pates, MA, EdS

Board member

Pat earned graduate degrees in Education Administration and Student Development at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She worked as an administrator at the University of Central Florida; where she also served as faculty advisor for ACM (Adventist Campus Ministry). Pat currently provides consulting and training to nonprofit organizations in the areas of strategic planning, assessment, and fundraising, while she completes a Ph.D. in Human Capital Management.

Zane Yi, PhD

Zane Yi, PhD

Board Member

Zane is an associate professor at Loma Linda University’s School of Religion where he teaches courses in theology and philosophy. He has worked with students on a variety of college campuses, both as an instructor and as a campus minister.

Miguel Quirarte, MFA

Miguel Quirarte, MFA

Board Member

Miguel is an experienced Digital Marketer with a demonstrated track record in optimization and a history of working in marketing and advertising. For his undergrad, he pursued the arts focusing on Interactive Media Design and went on to study Creative Direction in Advertising for his graduate studies. He uses qualitative-driven design to optimize every message and provide the best experience for the end user.  

Colleen Johnsen

Colleen Johnsen

Advisor

Colleen Johnsen is project lead in information technology at Adventist Health. Student members of Adventist Christian Fellowship at the University of California, Davis, have also adopted her as their mother away from home.

Ron Pickell, DMin

Ron Pickell, DMin

Advisor

Ron currently serves as the director of Adventist Christian Fellowship in North America and is the senior pastor of the Berkeley SDA Church.

Pat Kay

Pat Kay

Founding Past Board Member

Pat is co-founder and trustee of the Diane Patmont Foundation for Christian education and youth ministries; founding board member of the Kukui Children’s Foundation for abused and at-risk children; president of the JHCA Community Association, and serves on the Hawaii Conference and Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Constitution & Bylaws committees.