As a life-long Sacramento resident, a product of SCUSD and a parent of a child attending a SCUSD school, Joseph firmly believes in seeing the schools in the SCUSD district perform well and be equipped with modern facilities and technology to help ensure the success of both teachers and students. Joseph has worked with the Laborers International of North America and the California Alliance for Jobs, representing working families in efforts aimed at improving our State’s school, transportation and water infrastructure.
Carol Davydova consults in communications campaigns and program management for business, nonprofits and industry associations. She was on PTC and head of Culturally Inclusive Education at LdV for 6 years. She is communications chair for Coalition of Women in Environmental Design, a SARTA CleanTech showcase committee member, organizer of Latinas in Sacramento and curator at Union Hall Gallery.
Brad McDowell represents numerous credit unions and financial institutions RE developers, contractors, and construction companies. Possessing a legal background, he holds an extensive knowledge of construction financing and public works projects. In addition, Brad has been involved with the East Sac Chamber of Commerce since 2010, first starting as a board member then moving on to become Vice-president and now currently serving as President. He has chaired the taste of East Sac three times and is active with Pops in the Park.
A long-time educator, Colleen has spent more than 16 years living in the Sacramento region. From 2001-2014, Colleen had moved to Phoenix, Arizona to pursue her PhD under the guidance of one of the foremost physics education researchers in the country. After graduating, and following her position at ASU, she returned to Sacramento ready to contribute her wealth of knowledge and experience towards Sacramento’s educational enterprise.
Adolfo Mercado heads Breakthrough Sacramento, a public-private partnership that provides college-preparatory after-school programming to academically motivated students. In addition, the project maintains a teacher-training program for high-school and college students. The 39-year-old Mercado, a City Farms resident and Christian Brothers High School grad, works out of an office at Sacramento Country Day School in Sierra Oaks. He began this post in May 2005, and Breakthrough Sacramento has operated since summer 1994.
James Price is a current Board of Directors Member of the Sacramento Taxpayers Association, which has played a major role in community taxpayer issues since its inception in 1961. The association researches tax issues, utility rates, bond measures, as well as monitors the City and County annual budgets. James is also a local real-estate professional and property owner and manager. He is very pleased and excited about his upcoming term of service as a member of the BOC.
Alex Visaya Jr. is the longest standing member and participant of the BOC. He has been a parent and is now a grandparent of SCUSD students, and has always been and continues to be very involved with multiple groups/committees throughout SCUSD.