The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office website contains information on the Deputy Sector Navigator role and valuable links to resources by sector, region and community college.

Bay Region (Region B) is comprised of 28 Community Colleges in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.

Sector Profiles

Regional Directors (formerly Deputy Sector Navigators) have, over the last few years, taken large, complex sectors and distilled down for colleges, the most important opportunities (unmet demand) that colleges might consider investing their 60% Local and/or 40% Regional Shares in. 

Follow the links below to gain a better understanding of the investment opportunities in each sector, and reach out to DSNs as needed for more information:


Fred Sconberg
Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
P: 916.759.9627
Host: Santa Rosa Junior College

Carlos Santamaria
Energy, Construction & Utilities (ECU)
P: 650.642.4516 or 707.492.3103
Host: College of San Mateo

Richard Grotegut
Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) / Digital Media (DM)
P: 925.354.8785
Host: Diablo Valley College

Audrey Le Baudour
Retail, Hospitality & Tourism
P: 707.292.5754
Host: Santa Rosa Junior College

Regional Directors

Xavier Nazario
Business & Entrepreneurship
P: 707.596.3622
Host: Santa Rosa Junior College

Nanette Solvason
P: 650.440.2890
Host: De Anza College

Pamela Gutman
Advanced Transportation & Logistics
P: 925.872.9356
Host: City College of San Francisco

K-14 Technical 
Assistance Providers

Sharon Turner, EdD, MPH
P: (408) 745-8065 or (415) 786-0705
Host: Foothill College

North & East Bay

2019 Bay Region DSN Directory
2019 DSN Directory

Micah Merrick
Business & Entrepreneurship
P: 267.481.2246
Host: Chabot College

Josie Sette
Lifesciences / Biotechnology
P: 510.742.3159
Host: Ohlone College

Mark Martin
Advanced Manufacturing
P: 650.248.7728
Host: Laney College

Guided Pathway 

North Bay

Krista Johns, JD
P: (925) 271-9280

Peninsula / South Bay

East Bay
Katherine Bergman
P: (510) 685-5360



Global Trade - 1 vacancy
Health - 2 vacancies
ICT / DM - 1 vacancy

Global Trade