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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


KristiKristi Johnson

Executive Director

Kristi Johnson has over two decades of experience in marketing, grant administration and economic development.

Kristi managed Fresno County’s Community Development Block Grant and affordable housing programs, as well as administering special economic projects and programs.  Kristi’s work for the County was expanded to include promoting tourism, with a special focus on agritourism and the Fresno County Film Commission where she was the key liaison responsible for facilitating commercial, television and film production in the region.  

Kristi’s successes included the creation of the Fresno County Fruit Trail and securing on location film production for Captain Marvel.   Kristi has a BSc from California State University, Northridge and a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  Prior to beginning work for the County of Fresno, Kristi worked in the legal and public relations fields in Los Angeles and Phoenix before returning “home” to the Central Valley in 2000 to pursue a career in public service.  

Kristi is a lifelong Bulldog fan and serves on the Board of the Timeout Club, supporting the Fresno State Men’s Basketball Team.  She also is a District Area Leader for the National MS Society and supports Animal Rescue of Fresno.

RikkiRikki Alvarez

Program Manager

Rikki Alvarez is a Fresno State Alumna with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. In 2022 she joined the Division as the Program Manager for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She oversees OLLI's operational activities, assists with curriculum development and identifying qualified instructors, monitors program revenue and expenditures, and maintains member/instructor relations.

Nancy Busch

Dawn Diestelkamp

Alcidia Freitas Gomes

Nancy Kast

Lanny Larson

Judy MacDonald

MaryEllen Ogle

Lois Rigsbee

Valerie Vuicich

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