Awakening Wholeness Board of Directors

Julio Enrique Reyes-Alvarado

Chairman of the Board

Julio volunteered for 35 years with various non-profits in Northern California.  In that capacity he sat on boards and was Board President of Nepenthean Homes Foster Family Agency, as well as serving as part of a non-profit audit team for United Way.  He also served as Director of two NGO Boards.

Business experience:

• Early in his extensive business career he was recruited by General Electric for a two-year, in-house, award-winning national training program, which included divisional training and onsite factory training.

• Co-founder and Senior Adviser – Alvia Services, Inc.

• Senior Adviser to start-up companies.

• Thirty years+ experience in construction management, contract compliance, risk management and conflict/claim resolution.

• International business experience – Working with private enterprises and local governments in Transfer of Technology, Project Management, and International Commodities Trading.

• Alvarado Associates LLC, consulting services matching projects with investment dollars.

Marco Lucich

Treasurer/Board of Directors

President at Cal Sierra Construction

Marco was fundamental in establishing a 35-year family business, building it into a diversified group of companies with gross receipts in excess of 500 million dollars.

The company designed and built the first tandem axle hydrovac in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol and Vaccon Industries. Marco helped Sacramento Area Sewer District design CCTV inspection MOP and provided complete CCTV inspections and databases for Yosemite National Park, Lassen National Park; and Travis Air Force Base, Beale Air Force Base, AFB; Mare Island Naval Base, and the cities of Richmond, Belmont, Vacaville, Folsom, Sacramento, and others.

He developed 35,000 residential and commercial buildings and created habitats for endangered species and restoration of wetlands throughout Northern California.  He has also been intimately involved in the construction of 250 single-family homes, including his last two personal residences.

Marco is an active participant in his community, his parish, and with his family.

Tonya Austin

Corporate Secretary/Board of Directors

Tonya has served as the Office Manager in a local branch of an international environmental consulting firm for the past 8 years.  Prior to that she worked in various administrative roles in the commercial architecture and interior design industry for 18 years.

Tonya has been involved in volunteer work in various capacities throughout her life.   She completed a twenty-week mentorship with Free Arts of Arizona which involved weekly visits to a group home of neglected, abused and at-risk girls aged 9-18 to do art projects with them. 

In her college years she volunteered with a community program for underprivileged children.

She was a member of a humanitarian organization called Humanity Unites Brilliance, which supported various programs centered around serving children and contributing to programs for the homeless.  As part of the organization she volunteered at a shelter serving meals to the homeless and participated in a program distributing boxes of food to families in need.

Sam Altawil

In the 25 years spent in human resources, 17 of such years were devoted to leadership roles. Sam Altawil is a seasoned HR professional with varies industry experience, from manufacturing, consulting, to more recent, healthcare. As a young man, Sam earned his bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from California State University, Sacramento, thereafter, he completed his Juris Doctorate from New College of California, Law School, one of the oldest public interest law school in the US.

Earned the reputation of getting the job done, Sam accepted challenging positions for organizations that provided him with opportunities to achieve under difficult circumstances. During such, Sam was able to learn many of the facets HR, adapt to unforeseeable difficult events, while elevating and developing members of HR to their full potential. His colleagues have always credit Sam for being a great support partner, diplomatic communicator, compassionate, with an ability to stay composed under pressure.

In more recent years, Sam was the Director of Human Resources for two outstanding Federally Qualified Health Care Centers, organizations dedicated to severing the underprivilege. Through his leadership, Sam utilized his methodology to improve what once was considered broker HR departments. In 2013, Sam won “best HR practice” in one of the sturdiest Federal audits by Health Resources and Services Administration department (HRSA). Thereafter, in 2015, 2016 Sam and his HR team guided the organization to win “best place to work” by North Bay Business Journal.

Today, Sam continues his journey in HR, and continues to seek ways of improvements. His belief has always been, if it was created by human beings, then there are always opportunities for improvements. A thought shared by his hero, Bruce Lee.

Annette Zaccari, Ph.D.

President and Counselor for Zaccari & Associates LLC Counseling Services in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Dr. Zaccari has over 30 years of experience in counseling.  She counsels individuals, couples, and families, guiding and encouraging a collaborative journey within the therapeutic process.  She specializes in medical crisis, helping people who have experienced a traumatic event, disability, or illness, as well as a number of mental health disorders, including substance abuse. 


Daniel Barnard

Vice President of business development for Scratch Software

Dan is currently Vice President of business development for Scratch Software Inc, a Phoenix based privately held software development company that provides software solutions to the credit card payments industry. For 25 years Dan grew a financial planning firm from a single client into a thriving multi-state, multi broker, full service financial planning company.  Dan also acts in the capacity of a consultant to small business owners, a real estate development company, two local finance companies and holds an active Series 7, 6, 63 and 65 license with the San Francisco based boutique broker dealer.  Dan spends his free time enjoying dinners with a families & friends, playing tennis, hiking, alpine skiing and practicing his guitar.

Sara McClellan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Sacramento State
Department of Public Policy and Administration

Sara McClellan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Sacramento State University. Her teaching and research focus on organizational communication, planning, and stakeholder engagement practices. Sara also provides training for public sector managers through CPS HR and the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Executive Development Leadership Program.

She previously served as Associate Director and Organizational Development Specialist for the California Comprehensive Center in the Comprehensive School Assistance Program at WestEd, an educational research, development, and service agency. She has also served as an adjunct professor for the Price School of Public Policy and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California (USC). She earned her PhD in Organizational Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder, her Masters in Public Administration from USC, and a B.A. in Liberal Studies from CSU Monterey Bay.

Sara also worked as a deputy county administrative officer, personnel director, and First 5 director in northern California. She has conducted program evaluations, developed RFPs and grants, and facilitated strategic planning sessions for a number of public and nonprofit organizations. In her spare time, Sara enjoys yoga, hiking, cooking, and reading detective novels. She lives in Sacramento with her husband and two cats.

Specialties: Communication; organizational development; project management; university teaching; research; local government policy and operations; grant-writing; strategic planning; personnel management.

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