John Wilson has a wealth of experience serving the Community Action network. He is the Co-founder of Progress Resources Incorporated, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit management services organization, that was established in 1989 to assist Community Action Agencies’(CAAs) and their partner/collaborator organizations obtain needed resources so they can successfully fulfill their organizations’ mission. John has served as Interim Executive Director for many Community Action Agencies such as Operation: New View Community Action Agency, Red Rock Area Community Action Program, Southern Iowa Economic Development Association, California Community Action Partnership Association, and many more.



Lawrence has over 15 years of experience in Learning and Development with private and public clients. He has built leadership development programs with the California Department of Public Health, Public Utilities, Fortune 50 telecoms, large retail chains, and many others. He specializes in designing accountability-based learning experiences based on organizational goals. At CalCAPA, Lawrence coordinates the Training and Technical Assistance requirements of CSBG Eligible Entities with practical, cost-effective solutions. His primary focus is on modernizing the learning experience.

Lawrence lives with his two sons and enjoys playing co-ed soccer and experimenting in the kitchen. He travels internationally, favoring his wife’s native Columbia. He’s currently learning Spanish to better communicate at home and abroad.



Alora joined the CalCAPA team in September of 2018. She is a seasoned Executive Assistant and also has a background in management and human resources. The poverty-fighting mission of CalCAPA and it’s member agencies resonates deeply with Alora and she is proud to be part of an organization that strives to better the world around it. In addition to her role as the Executive Assistant, Alora also manages the ‘Get Connected!’ grant for CalCAPA which promotes the adoption of affordable broadband service.

Outside of work, Alora volunteers with the Firefighters Burn Institute, the Honor Group, Children’s Miracle Network hospitals and many more. She also enjoys adventuring with her dog, Teddy, and is an avid country line dancer and two-stepper.



Jonathan joined the CalCAPA team in October of 2019. He is excited to bring his 5 years of professional experience to our Community Action network. Previously, he was the lead organizer for HCON (Hmongmentum Convention), an annual conference aimed at empowering and building up young Hmong entrepreneurs. Before that he was the Strategy and Outcomes Analyst at Girl Scouts Heart of Central California. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Davis.

Jonathan is married to his lovely wife, Amy, and they have an energetic little dog named Dusty. He enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring new restaurants with his wife.