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
Program Manager

Sara Rogers is currently a Program Manager for the California Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect. Formed in 1987 by California Professional Firefighters, the California Fire Foundation’s mandate includes an array of victim and survivor assistance projects and community initiatives.

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.

Ruqayya Al-Attiyeh