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FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT Center Staff

Coaches

Our certified Financial Coaches work with clients toward their future financial goals, helping with safe & affordable financial account access, establishing/building credit, reducing debt, and growing savings.

Marcia McClain Marcia McClain brings over 15 years of experience working in various non-profit social work sectors. She has worked as K-12 educator in California public schools for many years, and enjoys providing education opportunities for adults as well. Marcia earned her AA degree in Paralegal studies from MTI College in Sacramento, and her BA degree in Government from California State University Sacramento. In her spare time, Marcia enjoys learning about diverse cultures through visual and performing arts.  
Elliott Geneste de Besme Elliott Geneste de Besme has a passion for diversity and inclusion combined with an extensive background in coaching and training. This experience has molded Elliott into a natural leader who thrives on helping others empower themselves. Elliott has worked with many vulnerable populations throughout the years in various social work positions, and always strives to operate from a place of cultural humility and compassion. Having recently obtained an MSc in Human Resource Management, Elliott is very eager to put his background and education to use in helping to provide FEC clients with tools to improve their lives. A driven professional by day, Elliott enjoys replenishing himself by spending time in nature, with friends, and through various creative pursuits.
Luis Sanchez
Luis Sanchez is the newest addition to the FEC team. Before joining, Luis was a Financial Aid Advisor at Las Positas Community College in the East Bay Area. He assisted a diverse student population in navigating the complexity of the financial aid process. Luis received an AA in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Las Positas. He then transferred to UCLA and graduated in June 2021 with a BA in Political Science. Luis is fluent in Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with his friends and family.