Editorial Board

The People’s Vanguard of Davis is a 501(c)3 non-profit, a community-based watchdog and news reporting organization that publishes daily covering the city of Davis, Yolo County Courts, and other regional news and commentary. The Vanguard seeks to bring transparency, accountability and fairness to local government, while promoting social justice and democracy, and adhering to principles of accuracy and fairness in our reporting.

Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald





Nathalie Mvondo is a writer, blogger, community organizer and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Multiculturalism Rocks!, a blog that highlights cultural diversity in the arts, with an emphasis on children’s books. She is a founding member of the Davis Network for Africa (DNA), a grassroots organization that serves as a support group for Africans and friends of Africa and contributes to spaces for intercultural interactions and philanthropic efforts for social and economic issues.

Sean Raycraft is a shop steward, labor activist, community organizer, and elected Democratic Delegate for Assembly District 4. He campaigns and writes about social and economic justice, workers rights, progressive activism, and electoral politics. He lives in El Macero with his talented, intelligent, and beautiful fiance and their three black rescue cats.



Tia Will is a retired Ob/Gyn and resident of Davis where she raised her two adult children. She is currently a member of the Yolo County Health Council, MCAH, and FIMR with an interest in public health and safety. Other interests include Health in All Policy and advocacy for a government which on all levels serves the ideals of equal opportunity and equality under the law for all.


Robert Canning is a licensed clinical psychologist. He has worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 17 years where works in a mental health informatics group. His clinical interests have been patients with medical illnesses and suicide prevention. In addition, for the last 11 years he has taught suicide risk assessment skills to clinicians in the U.S. and Canada for the American Association of Suicidology.

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