DSA Staff


Chief Executive Officer
img_charisse_2015_000Charisse Lowry, Office Manager, CTA

clowry@downtownstockton.org, 209-888-8625

Charisse has been with the Alliance since 1998 when she joined the Hospitality Team. She brought with her a vast experience in customer service and office administration. As a member of the Downtown Hospitality Team, she provided information and support to the area businesses and visitors and gained an in-depth knowledge of Downtown Stockton. Currently working as an Office Manager, Charisse is responsible for office management and administrative support in all five service areas within the Alliance.


img_qualls2015_000Sylwia Lipiec-Qualls, Graphic & Communications Manager, CTA

squalls@downtownstockton.org, 209-888-8626

Sylwia holds a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin, Poland. She has over 15 years experience working in marketing, communications, and graphic design. She has created promotional materials for corporate, political, and educational entities as well as small businesses and local artists. Currently she is responsible for print and electronic communications, and content management of the Downtown Stockton website. She also works on design, layout and management of Downtown Stockton Alliance’s promotional materials and publications and oversees downtown advertising and select public arts programs.

Courtney Wood, Economic Development Coordinator, CTA
cwood@downtownstockton.org, 209-888-8630

Courtney is a two-time University of the Pacific alumna with over ten years of customer service experience, a Master of Business Administration from the Eberhardt School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the College of the Pacific.  She came on board at DSA as a Marketing & Events Intern in June 2016 and then, as a Special Projects Assistant, she played a key role in the successful re-certification of the Downtown PBID. In her current role as Economic Development Coordinator, Courtney maintains property owner contact information databases; facilitates DSA’s entrepreneur workshops; and collaborates on implementing economic development initiatives. Her goal is to coordinate with both existing and potential downtown property and business owners to foster a vibrant, supportive community and a flourishing, sustainable economy in downtown.

Shirley Griffith / Special Events Ambassador / CTA / sgriffith@downtownstockton.org / 209-888-8631
Manuel Laguna / Resident Historian Ambassador / CTA / mlaguna@downtownstockton.org / 209-888-8636
Johnny Palacios / Ambassador / CTA / jpalacios@downtownstockton.org / 209-888-8633

Employment Opportunities with Downtown Stockton Alliance – call 209-464-5246