Board of Directors

Amanda K. Olekszulin, Board Chair, is a Sacramento native. She is the owner and principal at the environmental consulting firm Ascent Environmental, Inc. She focuses on providing environmentally sound and strategic solutions with a high level of client service. In addition to her technical role, she is also responsible for the financial and human resources management of the firm. Amanda earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marine Science from the University of San Diego and a Masters of Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento. She and her husband Richard live in Elk Grove and have two beautiful children, Alivia and Johnathan.

Steve

Steve Raymond, CFP, MBA, Vice Chair, is a financial planner serving individuals, self-employed persons and small businesses with their financial planning, investment and insurance needs. He is a Certified Financial Planning professional. Steve earned a BA degree in Mathematics from the University of New Hampshire, as well as an MS degree in Management Science and an MBA in Finance from the University of Miami, graduating at the top of his class. He lives in Granite Bay, California with his wife of twenty-one years. He enjoys cycling, golf, travel and attending college football games.

Guy Black, CPA, Board Treasurer, is the owner of GEBCPA. Black is involved in helping businesses with accounting, consulting and taxation needs. These projects include consulting, system installations, interpreting financial data and making recommendations. Previously he has held multiple Senior level and managerial positions. Guy earned a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and he enjoys home improvement, travel and college football.

Tony Browne, Board Member, is a management consultant experienced in working with and between community service organizations, assisting governing boards and senior executives to evaluate options, build relationships and achieve strategic objectives. His activities include affiliations and mergers, strategic planning, community and internal relations, governing board formation and training, and conflict resolution.

Peter Dannenfelser II, AIA, Board Member, is the owner of Architectural Arts, with over 30 years experience in commercial Architecture. He has served on several boards including The Rotary Club of Sacramento, the Citizen’s Advisory Board for the renovation of the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium and the Sacramento Valley Soaring Society.

Erin Stone, Executive Director, is an experienced nonprofit manager and fund development professional with over 30 years of experience in team building, community outreach, marketing, youth training, media relations and volunteer recruitment. Erin’s entrepreneurial spirit and her passionate approach to helping others have lead her to do work for and often represent on a national level a variety of organizations and agencies throughout the greater Sacramento region.

 Carolyn

Carolyn Rich Curtis, Ph.D., Director Emeritus, is the founder of the Relationship Skills Center. Curtis is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over thirty years of clinical experience, specializing in marital therapy. She has been an Adjunct faculty member at CSU, Sacramento and at American River College, and has presented papers at major international, national, state and local conferences and spoken at the White House.

Our talented leadership team is complemented by numerous advisory board and committee members. Please contact RSC if you are interested in board or committee service.