Executive Board

The foundation was renamed in 2019 to reflect combining both former non-profits — Roseville Police Charities and Roseville Fire Charities.

 At the same time a new board was recruited and elected to office. Three of our board members are Roseville residents, one board member from Roseville Fire, and one board member from Roseville Police. We have two advisors to the board – Police Chief Bergstrom and Fire Chief Bartee. All board members are volunteers and as such are not paid.

Loren Cook – President

My wife and we are both retired and live in Fiddyment Farm. We enjoy spending time with our three grandchildren. I spent over 30 years in Executive Management and Senior Management positions at several high-tech companies primarily in the Bay Area. I helped organize WFFNA (Westpark – Fiddyment Farm Neighborhood Association) and served as the President of WFFNA in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013. After Westpark and Fiddyment Farm split in 2014 I have served as President of FFNA in 2014-2015 and 2015-2022. I also serve on several committees as well as volunteer for many citywide local events. I am a Roseville Fire Department volunteer as well as a Roseville Police Department volunteer. I donate the webspace for FiddymentFarm.org and am the communication chairman for FFNA. I am also the current President of the Roseville Public Safety Foundation.

Rob Baquera – Vice President

Rob Baquera is the Public Affairs Manager for the City of Roseville Police Department. Rob leads the department’s efforts in communication, outreach, and community engagement. He has worked for the City of Roseville for the past twenty years, the last ten years have been with the Police Department. Rob is a California State certified Emergency Management Specialist and Crisis Communications Specialist. He’s also an adjunct instructor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Rob and his family live in Roseville and stay active within the community. He also serves as a trustee on the Roseville City School District Board of Education.

Jaime Garrett – Secretary

Jaime Garrett is the Public Information Officer for the City of Roseville Fire Department. Jaime leads the department’s efforts in communication, outreach, and community engagement. Jaime has worked for the City of Roseville for the past five years, coming from a fire department in the Bay Area. Jaime is certified from the California State Fire Marshal as a Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Protection Specialist, Public Education Officer, and through Cal EMA as a Crisis Communications Specialist.  Jaime currently serves as the Roseville Public Safety Foundation Secretary.

Tom Byslma – Treasurer

Tom Bylsma has lived in Placer County for over thirty years and has resided in Roseville for the last six years.  His business career was in financial management and he worked for IBM, Siemens and Hewlett-Packard before retiring in 2016.  Tom is also a volunteer for the Roseville Police Department and his wife is the treasurer for the Roseville Police Athletic League.

 

Harry Hull – Board Member

An award-winning, professional, and experienced Real Estate Broker. Owner and operator of Hull Homes, a full-service real estate company. Recognized as one of the top real estate Brokers in the greater Glendale area and now also in the greater
Roseville area. Combines extensive community service with a strong
commitment to providing the highest quality service to his clients.

Current Commissioner, Placer County Civil Service Commission, Member of Greater Roseville Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Roseville Public Safety Foundation,
Member of South Placer Estate Planning Council, Past Board Member of Kiwanis International, Cal-Nev-Ha District Foundation, Past Founding Board Member of the Glendale Fire Foundation, Past Chairman of Glendale Arts, managers of the historic Alex Theatre, Past President of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Glendale College Foundation,
Past Lt. Gov. of Kiwanis International, Cal-Nev-Ha District, Division 3,
Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale, Past Vice President of Glendale Educational Foundation.

Leslie Sandberg – Board Member

Leslie Sandberg is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in both for- and non-profit sectors. Her career has focused on managing large and complex organizations, building integrated scientific and research teams, mentorship, and ensuring quality and integrity in clinical and medical research, operational efficiency, and philanthropy.

 She currently serves as Board Chair for the California Health Collaborative and has been a Board member since 1995. She also served as Senior Director, Operations, Clinical Research Division, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division.  Other managerial and executive roles include key positions at the University of California Davis and Health System and AT&T. She was a founding member in helping to secure funding and build a National Science Foundation (NSF) Center of Excellence, the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST) at the University of California, Davis.

 Leslie has served on multiple boards, including the External Advisory Board, Medical Technology Program, and Biology and Biotechnology Research Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She was invited to serve as CEO and Executive Director for the Institute for Telemedicine at the Center for the New Westin in 1994, a non-profit and non-partisan Denver-based think tank and served as a loaned executive to the Center.  During her tenure, she served as Chair of the Health Care Working Group of the National Information Infrastructure Testbed, the nation’s first and largest member consortium of corporations, federal agencies, national laboratories, and universities. This coalition collaborated in building the first nationwide telemedicine demonstration, held live before Congress in September 1994. These efforts helped inform national telemedicine legislation.

 She holds an MBA from St. Mary’s College and a BA from the University of Arkansas.