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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