As the Executive Director of California Youth Connection (CYC), Janay is committed to its youth-led vision and ensuring its integrity. Of her many accomplishments, Janay is proud of executing the California Fostering Connections to Success Act (AB 12) and implementing the act. Janay became involved with CYC during her time in the foster care system and has served in various roles. She previously worked for the California Welfare Directors Association and as the Quality Parenting Initiative Champion and Youth Engagement Lead at the Youth Law Center. When Janay was a social worker for Sacramento County Child Protective Services, she advocated to establish the Sacramento State University’s Guardian Scholars Program. Janay—who graduated from Sacramento State University with a Master of Social Work— is a proud wife, mother to three amazing boys, sister/chosen sister, Godmom, and “Aunty.”