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Joanne Ahola

This is Joanne Ahola

Managing Director, Northern California Local Advocacy

Joanne is Managing Director, Northern California Local Advocacy. Joanne is responsible for charter school policy and member advocacy efforts across 24 northern California counties. Joanne has been with CCSA since 2014 serving as a parent organizer where she worked with families in Sacramento and Yolo Counties to advocate for their students. She has also served in a political engagement role where she engaged charter school leaders across the state in volunteer efforts to fundraise and endorse candidates running for local school board. Joanne has been an elected trustee on the Sacramento County Board of Education since 2016. She is a veteran charter school parent and previously volunteered as an appointed charter school board member for four years. Joanne lives in Sacramento with her husband and four children. In her spare time, Joanne enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and attending Dave Matthews Band concerts with her husband Bryan.