Meet Your Leadership Team
2020 Board of Directors
Melna Jones, ACC
Melna Jones is a Leadership Development Coach with a passion for supporting new and transitioning leaders. She is founder and CEO of Simply Lead Coaching, a woman-owned small business providing leadership development training, coaching, facilitation, and consulting services to public and private sector organizations. Melna spent 30+ years in Federal Government business and management - leading business teams, driving change initiatives and implementing organizational strategies. She has a proven record as a results-oriented business leader, and she knows, from experience, that coaching is more than invaluable to a new or transitioning leader - it’s a necessity.
Laurie Cozart, PCC
Laurie Cozart, is a highly sought-after leadership and organizational development executive coach, instructor and speaker. She is the founder and CEO of Brain Squared Solutions Inc., an organization dedicated to using neuroscience to unlock extraordinary leadership and helping, organizations create transformational change. Laurie is also the founder of the Mind2Lead Institute of Professional Coaching. She has developed and instructed leadership programs for UC Davis Extension and is an instructor and mentor coach for The UC Davis “Professional Coaching for Life and Work” Coach Certification Program. Laurie is also a recipient of the UC Davis “Outstanding Service Award” for “Inspiring a World of Learning”.
Michele Tevis, PCC
Michele Tevis, an Independent Career Coach and founder of Insight 2 Empower Coaching & Consulting, is a diplomatic and practical Certified Coach from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and certified Business & Life Coaching from the University of California at Davis. As an independent Professional Coach, Michele enables clients to move forward in their careers and leadership journeys by cultivating their emotional intelligence.
Margaret Lorenz, ACC
Margaret Lorenz is a former engineer turned voice actor, professional coach, and happiness enthusiast! Her coaching specialties include stress management, work-life balance, leadership and executive presence, and positive communication. Margaret has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Santa Barbara, and spent over thirteen years in the telecommunications industry, from network design to sales leadership. She also is a professional voice actor with over 200 voice-over credits. Margaret holds the ICF credential of Associate Certified Coach. She completed her professional coach training at the Coaches Training Institute and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.
James Geiger, PCC
Jim is committed to supporting individuals to change their lives. He is certified by the Academy for Coaching Excellence, and credentialed by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach. He is also certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and has specialties in Behavior Change, Senior Fitness, Nutrition and Weight Loss. He believes that you can live your dreams. He has experienced some “impossible” dreams himself while climbing the Seven Summits. He wants others to experience that for themselves.
Director of Membership
Todd Eckblad, ACC
Todd has been coaching formally and informally for over 30 years. He has been a top sales person, a trainer of top sales people, a chaplain in hospitals and jails, a pastor and associate pastor, leading others by teaching them how to lead. He is a skilled public speaker who uses “down to earth” language to ask life-transforming questions. Todd coaches knowing that each person is the most powerful leader they will ever have. Todd holds a Master of Divinity degree, Bachelor of Arts degree, and is a credentialed Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation .
Professional Development Director
Kim Kristenson-Lee assists people in building leadership capacity for life and work and navigating transition. Kim is a Leadership and Change Coach, owner of Labyrinth Leadership Group, and professional development director for the ICF Sacramento Charter Chapter. She is an advisor at the Center for Purposeful Leadership, and a Mastery Teacher for Integral Transformative Practices International (ITPI). Prior to Labyrinth, Kim spent 25 years' in leadership and talent management at Chevron.
Strategic Alliances Director
Casey Field, ACC
Casey Field is a self-proclaimed ganbaru coach, named in honor of Japanese philosophy of perseverance, and turning life’s obstacles into strengths. He adopted this mindset after living in Japan in the early 2000s. Casey is an entrepreneur and holds multiple credentials in the coaching field including: Certified Executive Coach from UC Berkeley Haas School, Associate Certified Coach from ICF, and Business and Life Coach from UC Davis. He has worked with executives across the globe in the fields of social and independent entrepreneurship, healthcare, technology, and law. Most days, you can find Casey speaking about conscious leadership, emotional health for leaders, or changing the world one person at a time through coaching.
Special Events Director
Tina Shaw, PCC
Tina Shaw is an accomplished organizational development professional and coach with a passion for ensuring changes transfer to improved performance and business results. She holds a B.S. in Business Management, completed the International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited Professional Coaching for Life and Work Program at UC Davis Extension and has earned the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the ICF.
Director of Communications
Jason Quintero is a Sergeant of Marines honorably discharged for the Marine Corps in 1999 after 10+ of service. He is Co-Founder of Pink Lemonade, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that serves families battling cancer. He has also served as Chairman and Executive Board member for multiple political organizations working to empower individual and organizational freedom and success. He is extremely proud of helping individuals find their inner leader and confidence within an organization, which leads to a stronger community. Jason holds a BS in psychology from Brandman University and is a Certified Professional CoActive Coach.
Director at Large
Coleen Chandler, PCC
Coleen Chandler coaches locally and internationally with top creative professionals, entrepreneurs and artists to help them optimize their career and artistic success. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). A peak performance, life and business coach by vocation, she is also a singer-songwriter who specializes in the Performing Arts and Creativity. Coleen believes that Confidence and Creativity are two key skills to propel anyone to new levels of mastery - professionally and personally.
To serve on the board of directors an individual must meet the following criteria and be:
- An ICF-credentialed member or a member who commits to qualifying for an ICF credential.
- A member of ICF Sacramento and ICF Global in good standing.
- Able to attend a majority of Chapter meetings each term year.
- Able to participate in a majority of Board meetings each term year.
- Be nominated for position by the nomination committee and approved by a majority vote of the board, and be voted into office by a simple majority vote of those that have membership privileges.