Stephanie Hannah is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) who currently works as the Chief Financial Officer for Sebastian Enterprises. She previously served as CFO for Lund Construction, and has served hundreds of Northern California construction and real estate companies during her tenure in public accounting. She has been in the construction industry for over 25 years and was drawn to Capital College & Career Academy because of the current lack of workforce availability and the need to build a pipeline of future tradesmen and women.


Timothy Murphy joined the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange in February of 2015, bringing an established track record of executive leadership, corporate public affairs, strategic communications and governmental relations to the association. 

Founded in 1901 and serving over 900 member companies, the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX) is the construction industry’s oldest and largest association in the region. Members include general contractors and subcontractors, suppliers and industry support organizations. SRBX serves the industrial and commercial construction industry by providing education programs, safety programs, bidding information, political advocacy, networking opportunities, and other related information and events for the construction industry within the greater Sacramento Region. In concert with the SRBX Board of Directors, Murphy assists in the formulation of strategic goals and objectives to implement the mission of the organization, in order to advance the issues important to, and the economic success of SRBX’s members in the commercial and industrial construction industry.

From 2000 to 2015, Murphy directed the corporate responsibility program for Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. and its Easton Development Company subsidiary, overseeing planning, strategy and execution of community and governmental relations, corporate philanthropic giving and environmental community affairs. Prior to that, Murphy served in Kaiser Permanente’s Government and Community Relations Department, and also served on the staff of California State Senator Tim Leslie. Murphy was also a public affairs consultant for the McClellan Air Force Base Department of Environmental Management, supporting their community affairs programs.

Murphy is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Murphy has served the Metro Chamber as chair of Leadership Sacramento from 2006-2008, the 2011 Cap-to-Cap program chair and the 2014 Nashville Study Mission. For his service to the Metro Chamber, Murphy was honored as the organization’s 2008 Volunteer of the Year.

Murphy also serves as a board officer for the Capital Airshow Group, a California 501(c)(3) organization that annually hosts the California Capital Airshow. In addition, Murphy has served as an appointed planning commissioner for both Sacramento County and the City of Elk Grove, and currently serves as the Public Member (Alt.) on the Sacramento County LAFCO Board.

Jacobe Caditz manages SMUD’s Community Education and Technology Center, which helps promote sustainable practices and technologies for a zero-carbon future. Jacobe’s background is in public engagement and sustainable communities. He combined his MBA studies at the University of the Pacific with two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay. He has a passion for partnering with community organizations on creative ways to lift up our region.

Joe brings extensive experience as a leader working with both public and private entities specializing in human performance, Project Management IT, business processes and training solutions. Joe brings over 25 years of operational leadership and management experience in both corporate, operational, and military environments.

Prior to joining Teichert, Joe retired after a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Manager. A decorated combat veteran, Joe was widely recognized as a dynamic leader with superior ability to successfully resolve complex situations. Both Joe’s internal and external customers appreciate his team-oriented approach and his quick ability to identify challenges and facilitate group efforts to achieve specific results.

During his military career, Joe attained key leadership positions including Operations Manager, Resource Manager, and Department Chief and operated in a variety of international and high-risk environments. As a Department Chief, Joe was responsible for daily operations, budgets, performance, training, technology, equipment, environmental compliance, and logistics. While serving as the Department Chief for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit, Joe formed and led emergency response partnerships between civilian and Department of Defense agencies.

John Belperio is the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council Northern District Manager. John brings with him nearly 10 years of field experience working as an apprentice and journeyman carpenter and foreman on a multitude of projects ranging from bridges, water treatment plants, wind turbines, schools and hospitals. In his role as a political field representative, he represented over 40,000 members while helping to develop and maintain the relationships needed to create work opportunities for employees. He has experience negotiating project labor agreements and working directly with candidates seeking election for political office.

John is highly motivated in advancing the construction industry and creating a workforce to maintain it through career pathways. This is
evident through his time serving on the Career Technical Education Advisory Committee for Berkeley Public Schools. John notes that he has a passion for helping folks who need a second chance as he once did.

Benjamin Fell is the Interim Director of College-to-Learner, Academic Programs at California State University, Sacramento’s College of Continuing Education (CCE). Ben holds a PhD. and MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering along with a BS in Civil Engineering. Within this role, he has led the delivery of a portfolio of degrees, certificates, credentials, workshops, youth programs, and contract education. As a part of this role, Ben manages 15 full-time and 1 part-time (hourly intermittent) staff in Academic Programs within the College of Continuing Education. He has also been responsible for initiating and leading staff promotions and hiring while restructuring efforts for organizational effectiveness and ensuring high quality and inclusive program development and delivery across multiple disciplines. In addition, he has overseen the rebranding or repositioning of existing programs while leading feasibility studies and market analysis. This includes working with advisory groups from a variety of industry sectors all while ensuring self-support budget adherence for programmatic offerings totaling $9.6M in projected revenue for 2021-22.

Prior to his current role, Ben was the Department Chair of Civil Engineering at the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) where he managed 18 full-time and 30 part-time faculty and staff in a department with 900 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, an enrollment that accounted for approximately 25% of the College of Engineering. During this time, ECS increased its national ranking among non-PhD granting civil engineering programs (#11) and Increased Fundamental of Engineering (FE) pass rates by 20%. He also led the restructuring of undergraduate advising to improve student success. As department chair, he Collaboratively set departmental budget priorities and oversaw fundraising activities via private donors and annual department fundraising events. These efforts led to the establishment
and growth of department endowment funds thanks in part to strengthened industry relations via his role serving on two advisory boards.

In addition to these accomplishments Ben is a published author, presenter, and active Engineering Professional via his role with numerous organizations and committees. He also has significant grant writing experience which has resulted in nearly $7M of funding over the past 11

Sheri Graciano is the Human Resource Business Partner at The Boldt Company. In her role, she oversees Human Resources for the west region which annually performs over 1 billion dollars of work. Sheri has more than 35 years of experience in recruiting, leadership & employee development, coaching, performance management, compensation, planning, compliance, and coaching. She holds a Business Management degree from California State University, Sacramento. Her HR experience includes working in a variety of industries including biotech, high tech, hospitality, real estate, and construction.

In the community, Sheri is a founding member of the Sacramento Children’s Museum where she served as Director of Marketing and was responsible for community outreach and fundraising. She sat on the board for nearly 8 years to help bring a children’s museum to the Sacramento area, which resulted in a 2011 Grand Opening. She has a passion for supporting organizations that help make the Sacramento region a better place to work and live.

Greg McClelland is the Executive Director of the Western Steel Council, an association of signatory steel fabricators, placers and erectors in California, Nevada and Arizona. He chairs numerous health and safety, stakeholder roundtable, and advisory committees as well as serving as the management chairman and trustee in the California Field Ironworker Trust Funds as well as the Shop Ironworker Trust Funds. He is Chairman of the Shop Ironworkers Apprenticeship Trust. His 30 years of experience in steel construction provides important insight into the Ironworker construction industry.

As a Union Ironworker, he has worked in numerous cities throughout the West Coast. As a project superintendent he has overseen projects from $3 to $50 million dollars. He also regularly attends and testifies at regulatory standards board meetings, industry advisory meetings and has provided testimony as an expert witness in various OSHA cases.


Additionally he currently serves as President of the Ironworker Employee Benefit Corporation (IEBC), the administrator of the California Field Ironworkers as well as Shopman Ironworkers Locals 509, 790 and 844.


As California Ironworker Employers Council, (CIEC), Secretary he coordinates and leads contract negotiations, Association meetings and Trust Fund Trustee appointments.

Locally, Greg currently serves on the Sacramento County Regional Recreation and Parks Commission as appointed by Supervisor Rich Desmond, District 3 and the Board of Directors at Capital College and Career Academy in Sacramento.

Ian McQuoid is the Vice President of Operations at McCarthy Building Companies Inc. which is one of the largest general contractors in the country. Ian is responsible for integrating McCarthy’s various departments, including estimating, scheduling, accounting, safety, quality control, management information systems, and contracts into projects as they become necessary. Ian also oversees staffing, overall job cost, schedule, quality, and safety for McCarthy’s Sacramento office.


Ian brings with him over 20 years of experience and a range of notable projects. Ian is committed to increasing the long-term pipeline into the construction trades. McCarthy Building Companies as a whole has led numerous nationwide initiatives focused on getting underrepresented groups into the construction industry.

James Moore was chosen as a board member due to his vast experience working with community nonprofits throughout Sacramento County. This has included the Sacramento Food Bank, Volunteers of America, the Department of Veterans Affairs.

He has also invested a considerable amount of his time mentoring at-risk youths living in the Del Paso Heights community of Sacramento. He currently works for Volunteers of America as an outreach coordinator.

Ramon Hopkins is a registered civil engineer and current Chief of the Division of Construction at the California Department of Transportation. With nearly 30 years of industry experience Ray has led a number of notable projects up and down the state of California. Ramon holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona. He has proven management and leadership skills and a diverse engineering background developed during twenty-three years of State service and seven years of Marine Corps Engineering experience. Ramon has earned a number of accolades during his career including being twice named resident engineer of the year. He also received a Certificate of Recognition from the state of California and is a three-time recipient of the Caltrans Superior Accomplishment Award. 


Representing the California Department of Transportation and as the acting Chair of the AASHTO Committee on Construction Technical Subcommittee on Safety, Environment,

and Workforce Development, Ramon has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to addressing the labor pipeline and creating real world learning experiences for young people around the Sacramento region. 

Todd Schiavo manages workforce needs for over 40 mechanical contractors in the Sacramento region. Todd manages and oversees health and welfare, pensions, and 401 plans for approximately 1600 members. He negotiates with benefit providers to provide consistent benefits for members and their families.

Todd negotiates wages, benefits and collective bargaining agreements on behalf of city and county public employee bargaining units and for private sector members of U.A. Local 447. He is a strong advocate for career pathway programs for individuals from under-served communities, in conjunction with educational institutions and local elected officials.

Todd also has a deep commitment to workforce development and serves as the Vice President on the Sacramento-Sierra’s Building Trades Board.

Deborah Wilder is a native Californian, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a graduate of U.C. Davis, with a degree in Political Science and Public Service and has her law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Deborah is a member of both the Oregon and California Bar and specializes in labor and employment law in the construction industry.


Deborah is the president and owner of Contractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc., a company which monitors prevailing wage and public works compliance. Deborah is the author of What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages, AGC of America’s Davis Bacon Manual-Fourth Edition, The Davis Bacon Handbook for Public Agencies and is considered an industry authority on the subject.

Deborah served two years as Mayor of Foster City and eight years on the Foster City Council. She is currently the Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors of the California Republican Party. She is the past national president of Women Construction Owners and Executives.

Ken Wenham is a former Marine and trusted community leader. He began his construction career as a Journeyman Carpenter in 1989. He holds a B.S. in Construction Management from California State University, Sacramento.  

He joined Roebbelen in 2000. In 2007, Ken became a partner in the organization. Mr. Wenham moved upward within the company, as Project Manager, Division Manager, Operations Manager, and Vice President of Construction Operations. In March 2011 Mr. Wenham was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Roebbelen.

As Vice President of Operations, Mr. Wenham was responsible for overseeing all construction activities through successful completion. He managed construction projects worth over $300 million annually and oversaw the successful completion of over one hundred public works projects. He has experience in all types of construction delivery methods that include design build, lease-leaseback, construction management, service agreements and design-bid-build projects.

In the community, Ken has served as a volunteer board member for the Sacramento Children’s Museum, Teach for America, and the Vistage Executive Group. Ken also was the past school board president for Rising Sun Montessori School.

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Dimitrius Stone was born and raised in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. He possesses a bachelor’s degree and is a U.S. Marine Corps and Desert Storm veteran. He has worked in the field of youth development for almost 10 years. He currently serves as the Chief College Completion and AmeriCorps officer at Improve Your Tomorrow, previously served as the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Sacramento Area, and has worked for PRO Youth & Families and the Child Abuse Prevention Council in Sacramento. Dimitrius is a husband and proud father of three amazing daughters.

Special Advisors To The Board of Directors

  • Jonathan Schwartz

    Colfax High School Teacher
    2018 HFTS CTE Teacher of the Year

  • Dr. Addie Ellis

    Student Service Director
    Natomas Charter School

  • Jonathan Delano

    FCSS Career Tech Charter (CTEC)

Past Board Members

  • Timothy Blood

    Turner Construction

  • Jordan Blair

    Executive Director
    Construction Industry Education Foundation

  • Edith Espinoza

    Teacher, Admin Designee
    Elk Grove Unified School District

  • Brooke Higman

    (2021- 2021)
    Project Executive
    The Boldt Company

  • Jerry Bell

    Cofounder, President
    Bell Brothers HVAC

  • Linda Farley

    (2019-2021)/br> Chief Executive Officer
    Girl Scouts Heart of Central California

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