Who We Are

The California Council for Excellence (CCE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of performance excellence within all of California's industries. CCE is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. CCE was founded in 1992 as an emulation of the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and is the official Baldrige-based program in California. 

CCE administers the California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) program, which honors manufacturing companies, service companies, educational institutions, government agencies, healthcare, non-profit and military organizations. The CAPE Program offers four levels of Baldrige-based assessments for organizations at any stage of their performance excellence journey.


To inspire and enable California organizations to achieve world-class results based on the framework of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.


To be the partner of choice in leading organizations to world-class performance excellence.


Integrity; Customers; Members; Volunteers; Sponsors; Personal and Organizational Learning



Denise Shields


Shields Resource Group

E. David Spong

Vice Chair 

The Boeing Company (Ret.) 

Brent Duggleby


Brent Duggleby Consulting and Coaching 

Amy Kosifas


Sharp HealthCare

Tracy Barron

Member at Large

Dawson & Dawson, Inc.

Wayne Ferch

Council of Trustees, Co-Chair

Adventist Health Central Valley Network 

Dr. Lisa Kreber

CAPE Council Chair 

Adventist Health Bakersfield

David Miller

Government Relations Chair

CalPERS Board of Administration

Beth Rowett

Strategic Planning Chair

Hospital Quality Institute (Ret.) 

Roger Triplett

Member at Large

Eaton Corporation (Ret.)

Janet Wagner

Council of Trustees, Co-Chair

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Jessica Williams

Member at Large

Health Net


Lindsey Cunningham

Director of Operations

Tel: 858.486.0400

California Council for Excellence is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID: 33-0542335)

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