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The "Green Map" is the official WUSD Board adopted Trustee area boundary map.

Meet the Trustees

Coby Pizzotti, president
Area 3

Coby Pizzotti, president
Area 3

Trustee Coby Pizzotti
Coby Pizzotti is a partner in the association management firm Lyles, Wiesmann and Pizzotti, where he provides strategic planning, legislative advocacy, political consulting, contract negotiations, labor and disciplinary representation for the California Association of Psychiatric Technicians. In his role as chief lobbyist, Mr. Pizzotti represents CAPT at legislative hearings related to public employee labor, safety, working conditions, wages and benefits. He is also CAPT’s voice on state hospital safety issues and for the developmental center closures. He testifies at policy hearings affecting PT licenses and fees, and advises the CAPT Board of Directors and Political Action Committee on political campaigns and independent expenditures. 
 
He has worked for four individual legislators, Assembly speakers Herb Wesson and Fabian Nunez, labor organizations and political campaigns. Mr. Pizzotti’s experience with labor and politics dates back nearly 20 years. He has been active developing public policy, writing laws and creating legislative and political strategies. As a consultant to Assembly Speakers Herb J. Wesson, Jr. and Fabian Núñez, Mr. Pizzotti drafted political positions for the California State Assembly Democratic Caucus. More recently, Mr. Pizzotti served six years as a political advocate for the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association.
 
Coby and his lovely wife Jennifer have a daughter who is currently enrolled in the Washington Unified School District.
 
Send Coby an email at cpizzotti@wusd.k12.ca.us
 
Jackie Thu-Huong Wong, vice president
Area 4

Jackie Thu-Huong Wong, vice president
Area 4

Jackie Thu-Huong Wong, M.S.W is the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for GRACE, an anti-poverty organization that manages the End Child Poverty in CA Campaign (ECPCA) aimed at ending deep child poverty and reducing child poverty in CA. Under her leadership, in coalition with several anti-poverty advocates, ECPCA was able to secure over $4 Billion in new funding to address child poverty, with a significant investment in education programs.
 
She was formerly the Statewide Director for the Foster Youth Services  Coordinating Program at the California Department of Education (CDE), where she works across departments, State agencies, school districts, county offices of education and with education equity stakeholders to ensure that the promise of the Local Control Funding Formula is fulfilled for students in foster care.  
Due to her work with foster care education advocacy, California Chief Justice Tani G.Cantil-Sakauye has appointed Ms. Wong to her Keeping Kids in School (KKIS) Steering Committee focused on involving the courts in education efforts across the state. KKIS is focused on keeping kids in school and out of the justice system.
 
Prior to her return to CDE, she was a Children’s Advocate for the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL). NCYL is a national organization that has been advocating on behalf of children and youth living in poverty for over four decades.  Ms. Wong has led their work in improving educational outcomes for students in foster care, addressing the needs of victims of commercial sexual exploitation, ensuring that system involved children and youth are not criminalized and other various projects of the organization.
 
Prior to this post, Ms. Wong was a Senior Policy Advisor to Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg.  Ms. Wong’s policy areas included Human Services, Veterans’ Affairs, Long Term Aging and related issues, including work with stakeholders on the Local Control Funding Formula provisions related to students in foster care.   
  
Prior to her move to West Sacramento in 2006, she was an Administrator for the Oakland Unified School District’s Student, Family and Community Services Department helping to develop the district’s Foster Youth Program, Refugee Student Assistance Program, Homeless  Student Program. Migrant Education Program, various Coordination of Services Programs and Crisis Response protocols.   Having developed many of her skills from being part of McClymonds High School’s student support staff, Ms. Wong prides herself in being a school-based social worker who has a focus on strong comprehensive collaborations with a youth development focus.
 
Ms. Wong, in the past has coordinated various components of the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program, provided mental health outreach, co-directed after-school tutoring services, supported and participated in various educational enrichment programs in the Bay Area, provided wraparound services to at-risk families in Sacramento County and provided intensive support to Healthy Start collaboratives in the Sacramento City Unified School District. 
 
Literally, born en route to freedom during the fall of Saigon, Ms. Wong comes to us having been raised in Stockton, California where her functional fluency in both Spanish and Vietnamese has allowed her to work across a diverse range of immigrant communities, with gang involved youth, and other highly at-risk populations.  Through her work and background, Jackie understands the positive impact of a strong comprehensive education system on the futures of students and families.
 
Jackie is a mother of two children attending a Washington Unified School District elementary school where she is a member of her PTO.  She trains with her daughter in the art of Taekwondo at ATA Martial Arts school, was an assistant coach for West Sacramento's recreational U10 girls soccer league and is training to be a Spartan athlete, in her spare time. 
 
Send Jackie an email at JWong@wusd.k12.ca.us
Alvaro venegas, clerk
area 2

Alvaro venegas, clerk
area 2

Alvaro Venegas, affectionately known as Coach Al, has been cultivating hope in his community since 2007. He began by founding a health and wellness organization that provides inspirational training and personal development to students in schools, teachers, families, and military personnel.  He continued to explore methods of serving through public speaking and writing and has since partnered with many educators and community leaders to impact hundreds of schools throughout California. Now serving on the Washington Unified School District School Board, he is looking forward to continuing his mission of elevating those who serve in an effort to contribute to a positive and unified culture in this loving community he calls home.
 
Email Trustee Venegas at avenegas@wusd.k12.ca.us
Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, trustee
Area 5

Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, trustee
Area 5

Trustee Kirby-Gonzalez
Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez was first elected to the WUSD School Board in a special election in March 2013. She was elected again in November 2014 to a full, four-year-term. Sarah has served on the UP4WS Preschool Commission, the City/School District 2x2 Committee, and currently serves on the WUSD Curriculum Council. 
 
She is a National Board Certified Teacher, 2011 Folsom Cordova Unified School District Teacher of the Year, and Area 3 Writing Project Teacher Consultant. Sarah has devoted a significant part of her career outside her own classroom – improving the quality of education by training and mentoring teachers and modeling best practices. She serves on the College of Education Advisory Board for Sacramento State University. Sarah currently teaches fifth grade in Rancho Cordova.
 
Sarah served as president of the School Board from 2016-2017. Since becoming a district trustee, she has helped lead the hiring of Superintendent Linda Luna and supported the expansion of visual and performing arts programs, social-emotional supports for students, school gardens, and preparing students for the world beyond WUSD by expanding high school pathways, options, and supports. She was a champion of voter-approved Measure V and has helped assure that the bond directly improves the learning environment for West Sacramento students. She also helped establish the annual District Appreciation Celebration that honors outstanding teachers and district staff every spring during a River Cats game at Raley Field.
 
Passionate about education, Sarah ran for school board because she feels teachers – who are immersed in our children’s education every day – should have a voice in policy-making. Her focus continues to be to improve neighborhood schools that parents, students, teachers and the community can be proud of.
 
Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree, with an emphasis in child development, from Sacramento State University in 2003. She then went on to earn her teaching credential in 2004 and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2008. 
 
Sarah and her husband have been residents of West Sacramento since 2007, raising two young children – both who are enrolled in WUSD. Outside of her role on the WUSD Board, Sarah serves as a Board Member on Bridgeway Play, a group of parents focused on improving the play opportunities for West Sacramento kids. She was an assistant coach in West Sacramento's recreational U8 girls soccer league and is currently a Girl Scouts Co-Troop Leader.
 
Send Sarah an email at sKirby-Gonzalez@wusd.k12.ca.us
christi barnas, trustee
area 1

christi barnas, trustee
area 1

 
Christi Barnas is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Yolo Hospice, a non-profit, community-based organization that provides hospice and palliative care for terminally ill patients. Barnas is also Managing Partner of Drip Hydration Sacramento, a mobile IV therapy company that offers personalized IV treatments tailored to clients’ individual health goals and lifestyles. She is passionate about health and wellness and helping people achieve their best quality of life, at any stage.
 
A native of Boerne, Texas, Barnas received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Emory University in Atlanta. While there, she participated in the Farm Worker Family Health Program, delivering preventive care services to migrant farm workers and their children in a farming community in southwest Georgia. Barnas also co-authored a published research article titled “Lack in a Land of Plenty: Predictors of Household Food Insecurity in the U.S.,” a systematic review of research on food insecurity across the nation.
 
Barnas spent three years working as an RN in the Emergency Department at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She then shifted gears and began her work in Hospice and Palliative medicine, where she works to maintain comfort and quality of life for terminally ill patients. Barnas moved to California in 2011, and received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Holy Names University in Oakland. 
 
After completing her Master’s degree, Barnas remained in the field of Hospice and Palliative medicine, working as a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at VITAS Hospice of Sacramento, Sutter Health’s Integrated Palliative Care Program and Yolo Hospice. As a hospice and palliative care NP, Barnas infused clinical experience with compassion, providing care and support to patients and their families and maintaining an open line of communication during all phases of struggle with a chronic disease.
 
Barnas is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She served as President of the Sacramento chapter of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association from 2018-2020. In addition to her nursing degrees, she also has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
 
Barnas applied for appointment to the school board because she believes that education and health are intrinsically linked. Schools play a critical role in promoting students’ physical and emotional wellbeing. At the same time, healthy children are more likely to succeed academically. Barnas believes that her health care experience gives her a unique perspective that can help WUSD increase both the health and academic achievement of its students.
 
Barnas lives in West Sacramento with her husband Jason, an attorney, and their two daughters, both of whom attend school in WUSD.

Send Christi an email at CBarnas@wusd.k12.ca.us