Sandra Wandel has been a Santa Rosa resident since the summer of 1991. However, she frequently traveled to the area to visit family throughout her childhood. Sandra served as a Trustee on the Bennett Valley Union School District School Board from 2002 to 2014, was a City Council-appointed board member on the Santa Rosa’s Board of Community Services from 2017 to 2021, a youth sports coach for 8 years, currently serves on the board of directors for The Love Harder Project and Santa Rosa Police Foundation. Sandra has worked at the local division of Medtronic for 16 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). Sandra and her husband are passionate about serving their community through lending a helping hand and through fundraising efforts throughout Sonoma County.
Participating in the Chief's Community Ambassador Team will allow Sandra to bring her experiences and perspective to help bridge gaps between the Santa Rosa community as a whole and the Santa Rosa Police Department through discussions with the rest of the team, her community, and the police department.