Community Vision is excited to share some recent updates to our board of directors, including a new chair and a new member.


Announcing Our New Board Chair

We are pleased to announce Anita Addison as our new board chair as of January 24, 2024. Addison is the Chief of Planning and Strategic Advancement for La Clinica de La Raza, one of the largest community health centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. A deeply rooted community leader, Addison has served on Community Vision’s Board and Loan Committee since 2013. 


In addition, Addison also serves on the board of directors of Capital Link and recently served on ABAG’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Housing Methodology Committee.  Addison holds Master’s Degrees in City and Regional Planning and Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Stanford University. 


We want to extend our deepest gratitude to Patricia GoPaul, who served as Community Vision’s board chair for eight years.  GoPaul led Community Vision through a significant period of growth—including during the pandemic—as Community Vision’s portfolio grew from $31M at the time of GoPaul’s appointment to $84.2M today. 


GoPaul, who has been on Community Vision’s board since 2009, will continue to serve on the board as an At-Large member of the Executive Committee. 


Welcoming Estella Sanchez to the Board

In addition, we are thrilled to welcome Estella Sanchez to Community Vision’s board of directors. Sanchez is a mother, artist, educator and social justice advocate with 25+ years of service in nonprofit administration. Sanchez has dedicated her life to serving under-resourced communities, specifically youth of color, through empowering the next generation of community leaders. 


Sanchez is the founder of Sol Collective. Under her leadership, Sol Collective has served as a multicultural hub for Northern California and beyond, working to support and cultivate artists, creative businesses, community groups, healers and activists. 


With an innovative collective leadership model that has inspired groups from Sonoma to Staten Island, the Sol Collective and Sanchez have been recognized by the California State Assembly and California Senate as well as the Sacramento City Council for their work creating relevant, community-driven arts, health and cultural programming. 


Sanchez currently serves as Cultural Strategist of Sol Collective and is the Creative Director of Visions Manifested, providing consulting for state-wide efforts focused on arts, equity, community health and social justice to partners such as the California Endowment, Sacramento Office of Arts and Culture, and the City of Sacramento.