Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of local residents and dedicated professionals committed to our community, its residents and the Creek Fire recovery effort.

Tanner Michaelson

Board Chair

Yolanda Akers


Sandy Jean


Patti Mitroff

Volunteer Coordinator

Jeannie Sa

Resilience Committee Co-Chair

Our Members

Our Members have all provided support to the community during its response, recovery and now rebuilding due to the 2020 Creek Fire.

 Learn more about our members, their programs and services by reading our Membership Directory.

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CFRC Subcommittees

Case Management

Coordinates resource referrals and care for families and individuals impacted by the Creek Fire in Fresno and Madera Counties.


Unmet Needs 

Receives and acts on referrals from Case Management Committee.  Comprised of organizations that have funding to meet survivor needs. 


Community Health & Wellness 

The Community Health & Wellness Committee will focus on ensuring the overall mental and emotional wellness of the individuals and families impacted by the Creek Fire.


Community Infrastructure and Natural Resource Conservation

Coordinates recovery of natural resources and community structures and properties.


Fundraising and Resource Management

Develops fundraising campaigns and manages donor partnerships to raise funds to help survivors rebuild and recover


Volunteer Coordination

Coordinate with partners who can provide volunteer labor crews and expertise to provide opportunities that are in line with the overall Board of Director’s long term recovery goals.


Construction Coordination and Logistics 

Oversees and coordinates construction aspects of the Creek Fire recovery efforts, especially in regard to the repair, building, and/or rebuilding of physical structures, wells, septic tanks, and other necessary facilities.



The Communications Committee will seek to develop a comprehensive and transparent communication strategy to (1) encourage cohesiveness in the long term recovery operation and (2) communicate a compelling story to share with the public, while at the same time respecting client privacy and confidentiality.


Event Coordination

The Event Coordination Committee organizes and ensures the smooth operation of The Creek Fire Recovery Collaborative’s events, from planning to implementation, that meet or exceed organization awareness and program impact goals. The Events Coordination Committee will seek to develop a comprehensive and strategy to event planning that includes vendor coordination, volunteer coordination, and sponsorship coordination.


Community Advocacy Council

The Community Advocacy Council will work closely with community leaders and residents affected by the Creek Fire to identify values of the community, monitor the effectiveness of The Creek Fire Recovery Collaborative’s efforts, and advocate on behalf of survivors to the Board of Directors, partner agencies, and the public.