leadership

The Community Wellness Forum is led by passionate and visionary individuals that embrace the goal of creating and sustaining better communities

  • kionna rowe

    As a Deputy Sheriff with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for over a decade, Kionna works as a Youth Services Officer. Deputy Rowe facilitates mentoring programs throughout Sacramento County that aid in bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community.


    Her passion for people has led her on numerous grassroots campaigns for various social justice issues that she cares about deeply such as equality in education and community wellness as a whole. Prior to law enforcement, she worked in the social services field at both Eastfield Ming Quong and Stanford Youth Solutions (formerly the Stanford Home for Children).


    Kionna holds a Bachelors degree in Intercultural Communications from San Bernardino State University and is pursing a Master's Degree in Theology. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart and together they have three beautiful girls. As a mother, she hopes to use her experience and love of working with young people and the community to inspire the next generation to make a difference in the world.

  • Stephanie Thompson

    Stephanie has over 25 years of experience working in public and private sectors in Customer Service, IT, Project Management, Operations, Sales and Marketing. She is a very passionate person who has a love for community engagement and is commitment to building strong relationships while caring and respecting the diversity of others.


    Ms. Thompson is especially devoted to social justice, food equality and sustainability, homelessness, environment and preservation, community foundations and education.


    Partnering with the Community Wellness Forum has been a goal of Stephanie’s for some time now as she feels their mission and action within the community is a testimony to the legacy of the social movement.

  • willie Douglas Rowe

    Willie has worked for the State of California for 14 years. Prior to working for the State of California, she worked in the banking industry for over 20 years. Her true passion lies in giving back to the community by way of volunteerism and donating her resources.


    Ms. Douglas Rowe spent time as a Loan Executive for The United Way. She is an advocate of the Special Olympics and Women Escaping A Violent Environment, and is passionate about helping others and paying it forward. Her motto is by helping one we help many.

  • donna winston

    Donna is retired from the State of California with over 30 years of service in accountancy and financial reporting. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from National University. She excels in inspiring, motivating and leading others. As a manager for several years she was instrumental in bringing people together in cooperative efforts to improve the working environment at CalPERS. 


    Happily married for 26 years, her motto is “Family is Everything.” Donna enjoys spending time with nieces and nephews and ensuring special occasions remain memorable.