Equity Advisory Roundtable Membership

Racial/Social Equity

  • Lena Morán-Acereto, Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Bridging Voices-Uniendo Voces, LLC, Ventura
  • Rio Oxas, Co-Founder, RAHOK, Los Angeles
  • Tamika Butler, Esq., Founder + Principal, Tamika L. Butler Consulting, LLC, Los Angeles

Environmental Justice

  • Ivette Torres, Environmental Justice Advocate, Jurupa Valley

Rural Community Issues

  • Connie Stewart, Executive Director of Initiatives, Humboldt State University / Chief Policy Analyst, California Center for Rural Policy, Humboldt

Housing, Affordable Housing, Homelessness

  • Jerard Wright, Government Affairs Director, Greater LA Realtors, Los Angeles
  • Ruby Acevedo, Staff Attorney, Public Advocates, San Francisco Bay Area

Native American Tribal Government

  • Leslie Sanders, Transportation Manager and Representative for the North Coast Tribal Transportation Commission, Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria

Disability Rights, Social Services

  • Russell Rawlings, Statewide Community Organizer, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, Sacramento
  • Keith Bergthold, Executive Director, Fresno Metro Ministry, Fresno

Environment (e.g. Air Quality, Water Quality, Climate Change)

  • Nailah Pope-Harden, State Policy Manager, ClimatePlan, Sacramento

Business, Economic Development, Workforce Development

  • Rodney Fong, President and CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco
  • Randy Torres-Van Vleck, Director of Policy & Planning, City Heights CDC, San Diego
  • Kiana Valentine, Executive Director, Transportation California, Sacramento


  • Jacob Babauta, Student, San Diego State University, San Diego


  • Carolyn Abrams, Research Data Analyst, UC Davis Center for Regional Change, Sacramento Area


  • Jasmine Leek, Founder & Managing Director, Third City Coalition, Los Angeles
  • Stephanie Ramirez, Associate State Director of Community, AARP California, Stockton

Contact Information

C. Sequoia Erasmus 
Associate Deputy Director
Equity and Engagement
California Transportation Commission
Email: sequoia.erasmus@catc.ca.gov