Our Staff


Veronica Williams

Administrative Assistant

Veronica brings both experience and a positive and great personality to the CBHN workplace. Having worked as part of the clerical team for the Department of Health and Human Services in the areas of Child Protective Services, Emergency Response, Family Reunification and Children’s Mental Health, she has earned a wealth of clerical and administrative support experience. Veronica also worked for Monterey County Department of Health and Human Services as an Eligibiliy Worker I.

Email: vwilliams@cablackhealthnetwork.org


Shaitra Ken


A Sociology graduate with distinction from Sonoma State University, Shaitra (Shy-ee-trah) Ken is a Sacramento native returning home with a desire to rediscover and pay it forward. While in college she found herself in conversations with social change agents, and with time was implementing some of her own change on Sonoma State’s campus through outreach, programming, and mentoring. Now that the training wheels of college are over, she plans to ride into the real world making impactful and conscious change in society through emotion work, healing within to ripple into the greater community.


Dr. Angelo Williams

Director, Community Engagement and Mobilization

Dr. Angelo Williams is Diversity MBA magazine’s 2016 Top 100 under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders awardee and Senior Fellow with the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program. Dr. Williams has over 20 years of executive leadership experience having served as a Gubernatorial Appointee (State Chancellor’s Office), K-20 education policy analyst (CA State Senate and Assembly), Director of Legislation and Communications (CA State Assembly), and Education Field Deputy in both Los Angeles and East Los Angeles (CA State Assembly). In addition to his work in government and in communities Dr. Williams served as a program officer for the WK Kellogg Foundation where he helped award $1.5 million in grant funds to community based organizations and institutions nationwide. He also served as Assistant Executive Director for Policy and Programs at the CA School Boards Association where he helped write successful grant proposals that netted $1million ($400k – James Irvine Foundation, $600k TCE) for the education and training of school board members. Finally, Dr. Williams serves as an adjunct professor of Sociology (Los Rios Community College District), Educational Leadership and Administration (CSUS, Drexel University) and serves as principal consultant for HCDC (Human Capital Development Consultants) an organization focused on Non-Profit Organization Governance Training, the Sociology of Social Change and Board Governance.