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Meet the        Team

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Adam Somers (he/him) is a 25+ year veteran of the music business. From 1971 - 1993, Mr. Somers held a number of positions in the Creative Services and Marketing departments at Warner Bros Records. 

From 1988 - 1991 Mr. Somers was the Senior Vice-President of Creative Services and Operations. In 1991 Mr. Somers assumed the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing Planning and Operations. In 1994 Mr. Somers became the Executive Vice-President of the Alternative Distribution Alliance. In 1995 Mr. Somers became the General Manager of Vapor Records, started by Neil Young. Mr. Somers did the start-up and was the liaison with Reprise Records and WEA Distribution. In 1996, Mr. Somers joined DreamWorks Records. Mr. Somers lead the New Media and Internet initiative for DreamWorks Records. From January 2000 -January 2001, Mr. Somers was the Sr. VP of Partnerships and Label Relations at Music.com in New York. In January of 2001, Mr. Somers re-located back to Los Angeles and started OutsidetheSystem L.L.C. From April 1, 2004 -December 31, 2015 Mr. Somers was the Executive Director for the nonprofit PEN Center USA from 2004-2014. Currently, Mr. Somers is the Executive Director of the CCC Foundation (2015-the Present). Mr. Somers has a BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley and a Standard Secondary Teaching Credential from the State of California.

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Adam Somers

Executive Director

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Anne Harrison

Program Manager

Anne (they/them) grew up in Queens, NY and went on to join the California Conservation Corps Placer Center in 2018 and their Backcountry Trails Program in 2019. From there, they continued working in conservation in both academic and field settings. In Lassen National Forest, they surveyed invasive plant species and created informational maps in GIS. At UC Davis, they worked as a lab manager in a plant sciences lab at UC Davis, conducting laboratory experiments for the continuation of research by the Principal Investigator and graduate students. 

 

Anne is also a licensed 7-12 science teacher and taught high school physics before coming to work for CCCF. While teaching, they received recognition for their advocacy efforts in teacher education and student support regarding the safety of queer students and educators. Before receiving their teaching degree, Anne completed a Bachelor’s in Biology and Psychology, where they performed both undergraduate and post-bac research on the effects of urban pollutants on benthic macroinvertebrate populations. In addition to their STEM background, Anne has a certificate in Nonprofit Management.

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Andrea Sanchez

Social Media Manager

Meet Andrea (she/her), our Social Media guru. At just 10 years old, she embarked on a journey alongside her family, starting a telecommunications company in Venezuela. For 7 years, Andrea worked on this business, mastering the art of installing Accent Point (AP) and Wireless Access Point network systems. 


Through this initiative, she quickly discovered a passion for entrepreneurship and later enrolled in college. She majored in Business Administration at SAIT with a focus on Management. While studying, Andrea gained numerous software development certificates from companies such as Google and LinkedIn, and through this, was able to secure roles at various companies in product development and marketing.


But Andrea's journey took a groundbreaking turn when she used her entrepreneurial talents to create change. She developed a programming software, specialized for neurodivergent users to allow them to improve their reading speed. It resulted in a huge success and helped users boost their performance on admissions tests such as ACT’s, GMAT’s, LSAT’s and more!

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Dana

Morvan

Digital Marketing Manager

Dana (she/they) brings a unique skillset to the foundation with her creative flair, strategic acumen and problem solving capabilities. As the CCCF Digital Marketing Manager, she rebranded the foundations website, resulting in global recognition from over 40,000+ unique visitors. 

 

Prior to this, she has held several roles in Marketing and Leadership within the Canadian government. Her entrepreneurial spirit soared when she founded a Full-Service Marketing Agency in 2020. There, she not only secured partnerships with industry giants like Shopify and Wix but also propelled the agency to over $20,000 in revenue, earning accolades from notable outlets such as GuelphToday and The Wellington Advertiser.

 

As a recent Bachelor of Commerce graduate, Dana’s talents extend beyond the digital realm to encompass a diverse array of interests, including being a member of the University of Windsor Womens' Hockey Team, as well as Directive Lead for the Odette Marketing Association.

Our Board

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Bruce

Saito

CCCF Board Member

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Dan

Savage

CCCF President

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Aaron

Moss

CCCF Board Member

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Lynn

Sadler

CCCF Board Member

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Javier Rodriguez

CCCF Board Member

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Steve

Swatt

CCCF Board Member

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Cynthia Laubacher

CCCF Board Member

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Richard S. Costigan, lll

CCCF Board Member

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Kevin O'Rourke

CCCF Board Member

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Scott

Rose

CCCF Board Member

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Laurie Trakman

CCCF Board Member

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