Saira brings experience in public health research, grants management, funder relations, and nonprofit administration to CYC where she is responsible for all things finance. That includes paying bills, ensuring CYC and our staff get paid on time, and working closely with the Board, members, and colleagues to maintain our strong financial health.
Her work has supported inclusion and diversity, with a particular focus on participatory action. The CYC youth-led model is a great example of the type of change that is possible when we center the voices of those most affected.
Saira grew up in Redding, and in addition to helping things run smoothly, she likes feeding people, meditating, and playing in the dirt. You’ll likely find her near the kitchen showing off pictures of her dog, nieces and nephews, or recent gardening adventures.