Board of Directors

Elihu Harris

The Honorable Elihu Harris

Presiding Chair

Elihu M. Harris served as Mayor of Oakland for two terms, from 1991 to 1999...

Saundra Andrews

Saundra Andrews

Vice Chair

Retired, Senior Field Representative, Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee...

Michael Lighty

Michael Lighty

Director of Administration and Public Policy

Royl L. Roberts JD

Royl L. Roberts JD, MBA

Secretary

Risk and Safety Programs Manager, Peralta Community College District

Audree Jones-Taylor

Audree Jones-Taylor

Retired, Director of Parks and Recreation

When Audree Jones-Taylor arrived at the Oakland Office of Parks and...

Alton Jells

Alton Jelks

Lecturer, Public Administration, Cal State East Bay

Alton Jells brings extensive public administration expertise to the board of...

Carol Johnson

Carol Johnson

Assistant General Manager, East Bay Regional Parks and Executive Director, Regional Parks Foundation
William “Bill” Riley

William “Bill” Riley

President of Board of Trustees, Peralta Community College

William is a Merritt College alumnus who has served in public education for...

Dr. Roy Wilson Ed.D

Dr. Roy Wilson Ed.D,

Executive Director, Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center

Roy received a BA in English and Masters in Creative Writing both from...

Barbara Lee

Founding Chair

The Honorable Barbara Lee Congresswoman

13th-CD, California Congresswoman Barbara Lee is a forceful and progressive...

Staff

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Roy Wilson

Dr. Roy Wilson

Executive Director 

Dr. Karen Bohlke

Dr. Karen Bohlke

Director of Government and External Relations

Angela revised

Angela Drake

Community Organizer

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Natnael Gebremariam

Educational Services and Research Staff

Kiana

Kiana Gums

Social Justice Community Organizer

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Scott Horton

Communications Consultant 

Keona Percelle-Roos

Keona Percelle-Roos

Executive Administrative Associate

Randi web

Randi Lauderdale

Community Organizer

Sawait

Sawait Seyoum

Civic Engagement Statewide and Sacramento Hub Consultant

Maira Perez Velasquez

Maira Perez Velasquez

Educational Services Director

Char revised

Char Potes

Community Organizer

Kei Yamamoto

Kei Yamamoto

Educational Services Staff

Samantha Ybona

Samantha Ybona

Social Justice Community Organizer

James Calhoun

Videography and Production

David Gaines

David Gaines

Washington DC Liaison

Business Office

Jana Jordan-Fisher

Jana Jordan-Fisher

Business Manager