The WBEC-West Board of Directors includes dedicated professionals drawn from our network of corporate partners and community agencies. Our board members are committed to the WBEC-West vision and bring a vast range of experience and expertise to their work for us.



Tanya Nixon

Board Chair

Director, Supplier Diversity   Strategic Sourcing & Procurement l Corporate Services

Lance Dorsey 

Board Vice Chair

Director, Supplier Diversity

Jennifer Trotter

Board Treasurer

Community Relations & DEI Manager

Lorelei Carobolante

Board Member + National Forum Rep

President + CEO

Rashmi Chaturvedi

Board Member + National Forum Rep


Ken Ashford

Board Secretary

Business Outreach Representative

Vaughn Williams III, MA

Board Member

Principal Supplier Diversity Advisor

Katie Pendergrass

Board Member

Vice President, Strategic Sourcing

(TJ) Todd Jackson

Board Member

Manager, Supplier Diversity

Kristin Bentsen

Board Member

Manager, Risk Management

Stephen Kane 

Board Member

Vice President

Priscilla Chavez

Board Member

Manager, Diversity & Inclusion

Joanne M. Florez 

Board Member

Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager

Erika Castro

Board Member

Supplier Diversity Program Manager

Lisa Stevens 

Board Member


Vice President, Minority Entrepreneurs | Sr. Business Consultant

Brittney Parkinson

Board Member

Community & Citizenship Director

Kathleen Jones, CPSM, CPSD, Lifetime C.P.M., MBA, MS

Board Member

Supplier Diversity Program Manager

Quentin O'Neal, MPA

Board Member

Supplier Diversity Manager

Kate Kleyman

Board Member

Social Impact Program Manager

Deborah Mackins

Board Member

Senior Manager, Vendor Diversity

Danielle Van Vleet

Board Member

Sustainability and Diversity Program Manager

Catherine "Cat" Chang

Board Member

Director, Office of the CFO