Philip Anthony McAnelly (Tony) joined CalCAPA in June of 2018 and brings with him a wealth of experience from the non-profit and public sectors. He prospered as a professional with the Boy Scouts of America for nearly 20 years, as the Executive Director for the American Diabetes Association and CamptoBelong. Tony also served as manager of the Business Entities section of the California Secretary of State and Branch Chief of Vital Records with the California Department of Public Health. He holds degrees in Deaf Studies, Recreation Management, and Business Administration.

Tony is married to his lovely wife, Lori, and together they have eight children, four children-in-law, and three grandchildren. They enjoy traveling, camping and square dancing.



Justin has been with the CalCAPA team since August of 2018. He has owned and operated several small businesses over the years and brings with him the skills needed to streamline and organize CalCAPA. As Director of Operations, he is tasked with finding and implementing ways to improve the support and effectiveness of CalCAPA to its members.

Justin has been married for nine years to his wife, Stacy, and they have five children. If Justin had free time, he would enjoy archery and water sports.



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.



Kenton joined the CalCAPA team team in August of 2019. He graduated from John Adams Academy in 2019 and currently studies at Sierra College where he is majoring in Biology. He plans to pursue a career in Biomedical Engineering. At CalCAPA, he specializes in the ‘Get Connected!‘ grant, funded by the California Emerging Technology Fund.

In his free time he enjoys woodworking, paintball, and playing his instruments. He is learning German to connect to his family’s roots.



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.