ReCreate is grateful to have the following people serving on our Board of Directors.

Annette Eland, Esurance - Board President
By day, Annette works as a Strategic Marketing Manager for Esurance.  During her off-hours, she is a passionate environmental advocate who often rolls up her sleeves to help ReCreate fulfill its mission.  Annette spearheaded the clothing swap that ReCreate held a few years back and has been instrumental in fundraising and the launch of the GeniusMobile.

Jamey Schrey, Roseville City School District - Board Vice President
As Deputy Superintendent of The Roseville City School District, Jamey understands the importance of Maker Education, and the value of creative reuse.  As a parent, she knows her kids have a bunch of fun at ReCreate.  Jamey is a community and educational ambassador for our ReCreate mission. Her insight and expertise in the area of education ensure that our programs are innovative and valuable to the students of our region.

Karen Combest - Board Vice Secretary
Karen has been a long time supporter of area schools and ReCreate.  She brings years of executive event planning, fund-raising skills and strategic planning to our board.  Her son, Kyle is one of our lead Maker Ambassadors - a teen leadership program. Karen oversees our strategic thinking plans, and keeps our board activities.

Emily Kendall, Abound Financial - Board Treasurer

Emily joined our board just a few months before Big Day of Giving, and has proven that she knows both how to oversee the financials and raise funds!  Emily is a community builder, providing both financial and community outreach expertise to our board.  

Alisa Lee, National STEM Outreach Manager, Aerojet Rocketdyne - Board Member
Alisa develops, implements and manages outreach efforts, with an emphasis on STEM education for all 14 Aerojet Rocketdyne sites across the nation. In her role on our board she helps connect us with other STEM opportunities for both collaboration and partnership opportunities.

Donna Sangwin, Founder / Executive Director of ReCreate - Board Member
In 2008, Donna founded ReCreate, because she saw an opportunity to be a liaison between businesses throwing away very usable "waste", and schools facing budget shortfalls for art and hands-on programming.  In the early years, Donna with the help of a grad student volunteer, took the program around to schools in our region.  ReCreate now has a staff of eight, and a large army of volunteers.  


ReCreate is currently recruiting for two Board Members at large  to sit on our active board.  We are seeking involved community members with fund raising experience  who are interested in helping us build capacity of our nonprofit.    For more information please call 916-770-9880, and Donna can schedule a meeting.