The CCNA Board

Your CCNA Board is talented and motivated to serve this community. We all have diverse life experiences. and are ready to problem solve and deliver results for our community. The CCNA Board leverages the skills, strengths, interests, and time available among us to tackle the myriad matters and issues that we’re here to address for this community.

The CCNA Board meets once a month (with some breaks for holidays and summer) and corresponds as needed between our Board meetings to conduct important community business and be responsive to the latest news, events, and problems that pop up. We post our meeting activities and decisions in the form of “minutes” (see MINUTES tab for more details) to document our progress and actions taken as we progressively chip away at priority topics for our neighborhood.

If you are considering volunteering to serve on our Board, please contact Board president, Lorie Moreno, at to find out more about what the Board duties include and more on time commitments. We are a nimble and flexible group, so please inquire as to how your interests and availability may align with us! All those who wish to serve our community constructively and with mutual respect are welcome aboard!

2024 CCNA Board

Lorie Moreno | President

Lorie moved to Carmichael in 2019 and quite literally hit the ground running, racing through Ancil Hoffman with her dog and husband, and right onto the CCNA Board. Her love for the Sacramento region is for its cultural and racial diversity and the gorgeous open spaces nearby, including the American River Parkway, the “crown jewel” of Sacramento. Lorie’s professional background includes her current role in natural resource management for the State of California, and former roles as a land use planner for county government in California, and as a conservation planner living in South America and Europe. She has volunteered extensively over the years focused on wildlife conservation, elections oversight and management, and social welfare which included her volunteering during the height of the refugee crisis in Europe in 2015. These experiences over the past 20 years of her professional life have prepared Lorie to take on the mix of challenges that face our neighborhood. She’s President of the organization and seeks to be responsive to issues, big and small, facing our community.

Emily Giza | Secretary

Emily Giza

Emily and her family have been residents of Carmichael for almost 15 years. Originally from the East Coast, they have made their home in the area and cherish the neighborhood, especially the American River Parkway, Ancil Hoffman Park and Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve. Emily can often be seen walking their two Bernese Mountain dogs around the neighborhood, running in the park, or paddling on the river. She is pleased to serve as a board member of CCNA where she hopes to contribute to the strength of our community as an engaged citizen and further get to know her neighbors

Bill Busath | Board Member

Bill Busath

Bill was born and raised in the Fair Oaks and Carmichael area and graduated from Del Campo High School. He attended American River College and graduated from Sac State. He’s a husband of 44 years, father of 7, grandfather of 17. As a civil engineer by trade, Bill worked 30 years with Caltrans and the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities, retiring in December of 2022. Bill and his family have been at their current location on Stanley Ave for almost 12 years. Bill and his wife enjoy biking, swimming, running, traveling, visiting family and serving in our church.

Robert Bernstein | Board Member

Robert Bernstein

Robert moved to Carmichael in 1963 and into CCNA boundaries in 1985. Robert Graduated with a BA from CSUS and an MS from CSULB. He is a retired Associate Life Actuary from the California Department of Health Care Services. Robert was the first ever Vice President of CCNA in 1995 and the second President (1995 to 1999) and then President again from 2015 to 2022. He loves being by Ancil Hoffman Park. He got involved to help maintain our area as a good area to live in.

Frank Wheeler | Treasurer

Frank Wheeler

Frank has been a resident of Sacramento County, most recently Carmichael, for over 50 years. He appreciates the American River parkway, Effie Yeaw nature center and the proximity to his sons and their families. He feels blessed to have  Ancil Hoffman Park a stone’s throw from his house and feels this area is amazing! As the Founder of a 30 plus year old Environmental Maintenance Equipment company servicing California and Nevada, he believes his professional experience gives him insight to bring to the Carmichael Colony Association.

Brandon Grundhoefer | Board Member

Brandon was born and raised in Carmichael in the home his father built in the 1970’s. He now owns that house with his wife, Kayla, and two daughters, Callie and Amelia. He is proud to be raising his daughters to appreciate the nature and peace provided by Ancil Hoffman Park and the American River while also seeing them attend his Alma Mater of Deterding Elementary. Brandon is a Battalion Chief for CAL FIRE and hopes to bring his resource management background into restoring and maintaining the safety of the park. His hobbies are endless and grow by the day, but on any given day you may see him golfing in Ancil Hoffman, riding his bike, paddling on the river, snowboarding (either in Tahoe or Japan), or tending to his garden, bees, and chickens.

Karen Shelton  | Membership

A native Sacramentan, Karen was raised in Sierra Oaks Vista, attended Sacramento City College and Sacramento State College before marrying and having her son. Her family moved to Carmichael in 1976. While expanding a family business in Folsom, Karen discovered the Friends of the Folsom Zoo. She served on the Board for 20 years while working for a CPA in Folsom. Later she worked for Rebuilding Together Sacramento and Walker Donant Co. Now retired, she lives with her son and enjoys serving on the CCNA board assisting with memberships. She joined CCNA at the original meeting in 1995 and believes that preserving the rural atmosphere and character of the area enriches all of us.

Stanley Makris | Board Member

Ralph Sattelmayer | Vice President