Rhonda Smith, MPA, MAED, MAOL

Rhonda Smith

Rhonda Rochon-Smith is a dynamic professional with 27 years of progressive management and advocacy expertise. Specializing in building strategic partnerships focused on leading change, and building consensus. Rhonda has served as a member of staff and boards and has volunteered and advocated in a variety of non-profit, government, and educational institutions.

A native San Franciscan, Rhonda holds multiple Master’s degrees in – Public Administration from Golden Gate University, Adult Education from University of Phoenix and Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco.

Rhonda has been a resident of Vallejo for 20 years and has worked in various positions throughout the County garnering significant connections with key influencers, political and government leaders, faith leaders, and community members. She wakes each morning remaining compassionate, courageous and committed to making change in her community. She has been involved with the following organizations:


• Solano Volunteers Program Coordinator, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership
• Member, Operation PEACE Community Task Force
• Alumnae Chapter Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Vallejo
• Vice-Chair, Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation
• Member, Vallejo Chapter, NAACP
• Executive Board Member, Community Democratic Club
• Member, Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA)

• President, Greater Vallejo Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
• San Francisco Human Rights Commissioner