Alumni Association

It’s Just the Beginning….

Upon graduating from the Leadership Fresno program, you are automatically given a 50% discount on your membership in the Leadership Fresno Alumni Association for twelve months. The Leadership Fresno Alumni Association is a non-profit organization that:

Provides a forum for Leadership Fresno graduates to associate with class members and network with other class members.
Supports the stability and long-term growth of the Leadership Fresno program.
Provides an area for discussion of community interests and facilitates community involvement.
Provides scholarships to deserving class members to offset program tuition costs. Click here to learn more about the scholarship program.
The current dues for the Leadership Fresno Alumni Association are $50 annually and entitle members to the following additional benefits:

Access to private Fireside Chat programs held 2 times a year
Discount to the LFAA Annual Fresno State Tailgate
Discounts to Holiday parties and events
Private access to all graduates contact information & profiles
Support Scholarships for future Leadership Fresno Classes

Click here for information on Alumni Association Membership.





Andrea Kennedy – President

Class 28 – Santé Health System

Contact: Phone 559.287.2574 Email:


DeDe Darnell – Past President 

Class 28 – Darden Architects  

Contact: Phone 559.448.8059 Email:


Christa Short – President Elect (2019)

Class 27 – Terry’s House

Contact: Phone 559.459.7200 Email:


Israel Reyes– President Elect (2020)

Class X – Fresno Police Department

Contact: Phone 559.621.2447 Email:


Kerri Horn – Treasurer

Class 24 – Central Valley Community Foundation

Contact:  Phone 559.825.6180 Email:


Eddie Zamora – Secretary

Class 30 – Noble Credit Union

Contact:  Phone 559. Email: 


Joan Minasian – Director

Class 17 – JAM Consulting

Contact: Phone 559.  Email:


Martin Suarez  – Director

Class 32 – California Teaching Fellows Foundation

Contact: Phone 559 224.9200 Email:


Kathryn Weakland – Director

Class 28 – Fresno Boys and Girls Club


Jackie Cross – Sustaining Member

Class 24 – Refined Journeys 


Nora Laikam – Sustaining Member

Class 3 – Water Conservation Supervisor, City of Fresno


Elaine Steitz – Sustaining Member

Class 9 – EcoWater Systems

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