January 27, 2015
We’re pleased to welcome Kindra Montgomery-Block as a program officer. In this position, she supports the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths, a Sacramento County project managed by Sierra Health Foundation’s Center for Health Program Management.
Most recently, Kindra served as the director of training and community relations for the UC Davis School of Education – Center for Community School Partnerships. In her position, she led the California Full Service Community Schools Field Office. She has extensive experience working with community-based organizations to advance social justice, youth development, school reform, violence prevention and civic engagement. She is motivated by civic duty and a need to improve the lives of youth and families through public education.
Kindra also has widespread experience as a trainer and organizer, and has worked with communities and schools across the country. For more than 15 years, she has worked with community-based organizations to strengthen their capacity to support young leaders, engage boards of directors, develop and implement strategic plans, design and implement effective leadership, and provide training in fundraising, staff development, program evaluation and planning.
Kindra has served on numerous executive and advisory boards. She is a fellow of Sierra Health Foundation’s Health Leadership Program, and has been recognized with the Exceptional Woman of Color award from Sacramento Hub Magazine and the 30 Under 30 award from the Observer newspaper.
Kindra has a bachelor’s degree in political science from UC Riverside and a master’s in public administration from Golden Gate University.