Foundation Staff

The California Fire Foundation has a committed staff team that establishes and executes the strategic plan, policies and initiatives of the California Fire Foundation.


Rick Martinez
Executive Director




Sara Rogers
Senior Program Manager

Sara Rogers is currently a Senior Program Manager for the California Fire Foundation. Prior to joining the California Fire Foundation, Sara served as a Field Representative for State Senator Lois Wolk in California’s 3rd Senate District where she acted as a liaison to constituents through developing and maintaining relationships with community members, organizations, and businesses, as well as assisting constituents with issues related to state agencies. Sara also served as the Deputy Field Director for Dan Wolk’s State Assembly campaign, where she planned, organized and implemented field operations within California’s 4th Assembly District in addition to managing interns and volunteers to distribute the campaign message through direct voter contact.

Sara holds her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Davis in addition to minors in Comparative Literature and Art History. She began working at the California Fire Foundation in January 2017. Sara was raised in Mount Shasta, California and moved to the Sacramento region in 2012.


Kara Haynes
Program Manager


Ruqayya Al-Attiyeh

Ruqayya Al-Attiyeh is currently an intern for the California Fire Foundation. Before joining the California Fire Foundation, Ruqayya was a Coalition and Community Engagement Specialist in the Tobacco Education Program at the Trinity County non-profit Human Response Network. There she worked with both youth and adults to educate locals and to engage the public in actively pursuing healthier lifestyle choices. Ruqayya spends her time outside of her internship as the External Vice President and a Social Coordinator for the Muslim Student Association at UC Davis. She began working with the California Fire Foundation in June 2019.

Ruqayya has an associate degree in Multicultural Studies from Shasta College and will be receiving her A.B. in International Relations from the University of California, Davis in June 2020.