Cleveland Justis brings more than 20 years of experience building successful private companies and nonprofits to his role as executive director of the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Justis leads the institute’s strategic direction, program development, fundraising and relations with relevant academic programs at UC Davis as well as its growing network of partners, donors and sponsors across universities, corporations, investors, entrepreneurs, foundations, and state and federal policy makers.
Jenna Makus oversees the operations, communications and program planning at the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Before joining the Institute, she worked with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Career Services to implement their MBA Accelerator database, and served as a program manager for the School’s Executive Education. Makus earned her UC Davis MBA in 2006. During her time as an MBA student, she was involved in many activities related to the Institute, including serving as the Big Bang!
Niki Peterson believes in being the change one longs to see in the world.
Lindsay brings over ten years of administrative experience to the institute. Prior to joining our team, she worked at UC Davis in the Primate Center and the Student Advising Office for the Department of Human Ecology. Before coming to UC Davis, Lindsay spent eight years as the office coordinator for Cunningham Engineering here in Davis.