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Susan Shain CEO sshain@coronorcal.org
(415) 986-0521 ext. 101

Susan Shain is the CEO of CORO Northern California. At CORO, Susan has expanded the scope of the work to include leadership programs with universities, communities and local governments.

Prior to her role at CORO, Susan was the Director of the Philanthropic Services Department at The San Francisco Foundation, where she oversaw fundraising and donor services and was involved in a number of special projects and committees including developing program related investments funds, a philanthropic funds for the Chinese American Community and a fund for women seniors in the East Bay.

Before The San Francisco Foundation, Susan was a principal at State Street Global Advisors, heading the San Francisco Office for the Charitable Asset Management Group. She has served on boards including Horizons Foundation and the Northern California Planned Giving Council. Susan has a B.A. in Chinese Studies from UC Berkeley and a M.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from San Francisco State University and a degree in accounting from Golden Gate University.

Susan thanks three important people in her life, her two grown children, Aaron and Shana and her partner, Roberta.

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Toni Cassar Director of Finance and IT tcassar@coronorcal.org
(415) 986-0521 ext. 100

In this role Toni oversees the accounting/finance function, human resource and corporate administration activities as well as the management of the IT infrastructure. Previous to CORO, Toni’s experience spans from Accounting, Business Analysis to Project Management across various sectors and industries.

Toni has earned a BA in Economics and an MBA degree from the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania and a BS in Computer Network Engineering from Westwood College of Technology.

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Cathy Earley Adjunct Faculty cearley@coronorcal.org
(415) 377-4306

Cathy Earley has a passion for helping leaders recognize the significant impact they have on others through what they do, what they decide and what they model, and then equipping leaders to be more skillful in their leadership.  Cathy is insightful, high energy, action-driven, known for candor and humor in her approach. 

Cathy coaches HR and organization leaders on change initiatives, leadership, authentic communication, and facilitates executive leadership sessions.  She consults business and HR leaders to help them translate their values, mission, aspirations or “big ideas” into tangible, easily repeatable practices that build strong cultures of high performance and engagement. She regularly leads global client engagements that specialize in coaching and leadership. 

Cathy has deep expertise on coaching & leading in the workplace through practical experiences helping organizations build coaching cultures, designing & leading numerous executive sessions & trainings, as well as through writing and research (The Coaching Conundrum 2005 & 2009).

For the last 20+ years, she’s worked with regional, national and global clients in the areas of leadership, coaching, engagement and culture.  She has led the Leadership & Coaching Practices at 2 boutique consulting & training organizations.  Her broader professional experience includes stints in higher education, non-profit association management and start-up so I bring of broad perspective to my work. 

A sample of clients Cathy has worked with include Disney, Honeywell, Genentech, PG&E, GE Healthcare, Capital One, Yahoo!, Hewlett Packard, Synopsys, Unilever, University of California, and many others.   

Cathy is based in San Francisco.  She’s a cum laude graduate from Lafayette College and has a Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University.

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Tracey Jones Director of Alumni Relations tjones@coronorcal.org
(415) 986-0521 ext. 106
Tracey has been sharing her expertize with CORO in various staff positions since 1996. Tracey’s current role includes keeping up with the extensive alumni community, ensuring that their connection stays strong. Additionally, she works on the development team, helping with CORO’s fundraising efforts. 
 
Prior to CORO, Tracey’s career was in public relations, with Hill and Knowlton and Royal Cruise Line. Tracey has a B.A. in English from the University of the Pacific. 
 
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Pam Jones Director of the Fellows Program pjones@coronorcal.org
(415) 986-0521 ext. 104

Pam Jones is Director of the Fellows Program. She co-developed and delivered CORO’s first major contract program, a course for faculty at UCSF Medical Center. Pam is a neutral stakeholder engagement professional and facilitator, having worked for eight years at Kearns & West on environmental projects and programs, including one of California’s most contentious issue - water. For 25 years she was a public affairs consultant working on environmental, agricultural, energy and transportation issues. She was also a newspaper reporter and editor. Pam holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Colorado and an M.A. in Urban Studies from Occidental College. She is a graduate of CORO’s Fellowship in Public Affairs and has served on CORO’s Board of Directors.

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Alexandra Céspedes Kent Sr. Director of Programs and Business Development akent@coronorcal.org
(415) 986-0521 ext. 105
Alexandra Céspedes Kent specializes in building social change and leadership networks.  Alexandra has facilitated programs for CORO focused on UC Davis Health Systems, UC San Francisco, community leaders and teens. Previously, Alexandra worked at Encore.org where she directed The Purpose Prize, which the Wall Street Journal has described as a “‘Genius Award’ for Retirees.” Alexandra oversaw all aspects of the multi-million dollar initiative to identify, invest in, and bring national media attention to people 60+ who are channeling their expertise into improving the world.  Alexandra also has held leadership positions in organizations focused on asset-building in communities of color, including the acclaimed social enterprise Juma Ventures, where she led their financial literacy team. Alexandra, an alumna of Amherst College, serves on the board of Compass Point, which helps nonprofits achieve higher impact through teaching, coaching, consulting, and peer learning.  
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Lizzie Lincoln Program Manager llincoln@coronorcal.org
(415) 986-0521 ext. 108
Lizzie Lincoln is Program Manager for CORO Northern California. She is responsible for recruitment, job placements, and program support for the Fellows Program, as well as job placements for the Exploring Leadership Program. Lizzie was also a trainer for CORO’s Exploring Leadership Program in 2010. She has worked in the Education Departments of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, as well as the Guggenheim Museum in New York and she currently serves on the executive board of the Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco. Ms. Lincoln received her Bachelor’s Degree from Lewis & Clark College. 
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Mariana Moore Senior Adjunct Faculty mmoore@coronorcal.org
(707) 334-2477

Mariana serves on the faculty for the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program (NELP), a nine-month leadership development program for diverse mid-career professionals in the Sacramento region. NELP is collaboration between CORO, the American Leadership Forum, and the Nehemiah Foundation.

She graduated from CORO’s Fellowship in Public Affairs in San Francisco (Class of 1989). She has been involved with CORO in many ways over the years, serving as a Selection Day judge, participating in CORO’s marketing committee, and serving on the evaluation team assessing CORO’s program model.

In her consulting practice, Mariana Moore Consulting, she provides strategic counsel, organizational development, executive coaching and capacity building services to nonprofit and governmental entities throughout the Bay Area. She has delivered numerous workshops on topics ranging from organizational development and fundraising to board performance and executive leadership. In addition, as director of the Human Services Alliance of Contra Costa, Mariana leads and participates in a number of governmental change and collective impact initiatives.

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Tomi Nagai-Rothe Manager of Curriculum Development tnagairothe@coronorcal.org
Tomi Nagai-Rothe works with the Program Team and adjunct faculty to refine CORO's program offerings and to develop new ones. Prior to CORO, Tomi was a Senior Consultant and Workshop Director for The Grove Consultants International, an organization development consulting firm in San Francisco. She helped organizations see the big picture through the use of panoramic visualization - employing graphic facilitation and the use of Grove Storymaps. Tomi has a B.A. in East Asian Studies and Creative Writing from Oberlin College and holds a second degree black belt in Shintaido as an instructor.
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Lan Thao Nguyen Manager of Communications and Development lnguyen@coronorcal.org
(415) 986-0521 ext. 103
Lan Thao Nguyen is the Communications and Development Manager of CORO Northern California. Lan oversees CORO’s internal and external communications, including the website, social media platforms, and all printed collateral. Prior to her role at CORO, Lan worked as an outreach coordinator for a environmental nonprofit, advocating for open space and livable communities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Lan has a B.A. in Art History and International Relations from UC Davis.
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Mira Ringler Adjunct Faculty mringler@coronorcal.org
(415) 652-2199

Mira Ringler is an executive coach, leadership consultant and facilitator. Mira builds on the fundamental elements that make her clients unique and helps leverage strengths and hone qualities that will influence others and get results. She knows from her work as a senior leader that there are many facets to being successful – it’s about passion for the work, self-confidence, authenticity in all relationships, strategic thinking, asking the unexpected, provocative question and getting results.  As a facilitator, Mira is upbeat, engaging and committed to ensuring the group gets what they need.  One client said, “Mira is comfortable, confident, authentic, personable, knowledgeable, energetic and credible.” 

Mira’s previous experience was as a Senior Vice President at BlessingWhite, a global human resources consulting firm, where she served on the executive team and managed a team of sales professionals. She also worked at The Advisory Board, a Washington, DC-based research and technology think tank. Mira has worked in various sectors including hi-tech, healthcare, financial services, higher education and county government.  

She received her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Mira’s coaching certification is from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and a number of leadership development and career-based solutions by The Energy Project and BlessingWhite. She is on the faculty of The Energy Project.  She also is on the program faculty for the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. 

Mira resides in San Francisco and loves to read, hike, cook and travel.  Her most recent trip was to Nepal and Bhutan with the Foundation for Global Leadership.  

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Marguerite S. Rodriguez Senior Director of Development and Operations mrodriguez@coronorcal.org
415.986.0521 x107

Marguerite Sanders Rodriguez is Senior Director of Development and Operations for CORO Northern California. Prior to joining CORO, Marguerite served as the Director of Advancement and Alumnae Relations at Mercy High School, San Francisco. Marguerite’s professional experience also includes tenures with Arthur Anderson’s business consulting division (Pacific Northwest region); Cognitiative, Inc., a marketing consulting firm; and Hi-Tech Communications, a technology focused public relations and marketing communications agency. Marguerite is a graduate of the University of California at Davis, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish.

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Nancy Shemick Senior Adjunct Faculty nshemick@coronorcal.org
(510) 814-0259

Nancy has been working in the nonprofit health arena since 1977. Her consulting practice is driven by the mission to increase access to quality health care for all persons, regardless of their health status or ability to pay. A focus of her practice is centered on improving leadership and long range planning for health care delivery systems. Nancy served as a Maternal and Child Health Educator in Chile as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Subsequently, she worked in Costa Rica and in Washington, DC as a project manager in international development. She is bilingual in Spanish. Ms. Shemick was Director for a Washington, DC community mental health center serving Central American immigrants and refugees from Southeast Asia and Africa. Later, she worked at La Clinica de la Raza in Oakland, California, and then served as a Board member. She is still active as a fundraiser for the organization. After receiving a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Ms. Shemick was a CORO Fellow in San Francisco. Nancy was employed by Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Regional headquarters and later, in their local service areas in a variety of leadership positions. She is a founding member of the Kaiser Permanente Latino Association. Upon leaving Kaiser Permanente, Ms. Shemick served as Director of Business Development for Fox Systems Consulting (a Medicaid Consulting firm) and then became an independent consultant in 1998. As an independent consultant, she designs strategic plans for public and non-profit health and human services organizations, provides capacity building and leadership training for their boards of directors, and supports executives as they implement change.

She resides in Alameda, California.

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Clifford Yee Director of Youth Programs cyee@coronorcal.org
(415) 986-0521 ext. 102

Cliff is a native San Franciscan with over 10 years’ experience in youth leadership development and community organizing. These passions have led him to amazing job opportunities coordinating a teen pregnancy prevention program, managing a teen clinic, starting a school based health center at Oakland High School, and designing and launching The Spot Youth Center in Oakland. Cliff also managed a teen center, workforce development program, facilitated a young men's program at Francisco Middle School, hosted regular community events and activities for North Beach residents, and ran parent engagement programs. As the current Director of Youth Programs, Cliff oversees and facilitates internal and external youth leadership programs. Current programs include: Exploring Leadership summer program; Youth in Action programs at San Leandro HS and Mission HS; staff development trainings to OMI/E Beacon Center; and more. On the side, Cliff currently serves a duel role as President of the OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates: San Francisco Bay Chapter and as the National Vice President of Chapter Development.

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Dunstan Allison-Hope

Dunstan Allison Hope is the managing director of advisory services at BSR.

Dunstan works with a diverse range of companies -- including those in the information and communications technology (ICT), consumer products, and heavy manufacturing sectors -- on corporate responsibility issues such as human rights, reporting, sustainability strategy, and stakeholder engagement. Dunstan has significant experience working in the United States, Japan, and China. He also serves on BSR's global Advisory Services Management team, which oversees BSR's consulting and membership strategy and operations.

From 2006 onward, Dunstan facilitated the multi-stakeholder process to develop global principles on freedom of expression and privacy, which included a diverse mix of companies, civil society organizations, academics, and investors. This led to the launch of the Global Network Initiative in October 2008. Dunstan also helped create the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition Implementation Group, a collaborative initiative of more than 50 ICT companies working to improve conditions in their supply chains. In addition, Dunstan was directly involved in the development of the G3 Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines and worked closely with GE on the creation of their first three sustainability reports.

Education:

Middlesex University Masters in Sustainable Development 1998 – 1999

The University of Birmingham History and Politics 1993 – 1996

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Jose Bodipo-Memba

Environmental Project Manager for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Mr. Bodipo-Memba is the Environmental Project Manager for the nation’s 6th largest public utility, with over 13 years of technical experience managing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process for development projects throughout California. Prior to SMUD, Jose served as a Senior Project Manager and Office Lead for PBS&J in Sacramento, leading the CEQA compliance for the Sacramento Railyards Specific Plan and the California State Lottery Headquarters. Mr. Bodipo-Memba is active in the Sacramento community, currently serving as the board president for Next Move Sacramento, the American River Parkway Foundation Board of Directors, and the Urban Land Institute Programs Committee. Jose is past chair of the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group, the Drexel University Graduate Student Association Civic Involvement Committee, the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Alumni Association and a member of Sacramento Metro Edge. Mr. Bodipo-Memba was a 2010 recipient of the Sacramento Business Journal 40 under 40 award. Mr. Bodipo-Memba holds a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Drexel University, and is a graduate of the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program, a Coro Partnership Program.

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Annemarie Conroy
Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Northern District of California.
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W. Daniel Costello, Jr.

Dan Costello is the Volunteer Coordinator for Microsoft Silicon Valley’s Citizenship Team. In his role Dan connects Microsoft employees with volunteer opportunities and encourages them to engage in both their work and home communities. He also partners with area non-profits and chambers of commerce to place Microsoft employees on their respective board of directors.

Dan graduated from High Point University with a B.S. in Psychology. Following his time at High Point University, Dan volunteered with the YMCA in Bogota, Colombia where he taught English and worked as a cultural ambassador. Upon his return to the United States, Dan began work with Cellular Sales Verizon in Business and Consumer Sales before taking an opportunity to move west and participate in the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs in San Francisco. It was Dan’s experience in Coro which connected him to Microsoft where he has combined his strong commitment to service and interest in the private sector.

Dan is originally from Rochester, NY and will tell you all about it each chance he gets. In addition to his work at Microsoft, Dan is a Board Member and Chair of the Alumni Committee for the Coro Center for Civic Leadership Northern California. During his freedom to choose time, Dan is an avid long distance runner. Although that does not mean he is any good at it, or can even claim to have run an entire marathon. When Dan is not imagining ways to replace Matt Lauer on the Today Show, he thoroughly enjoys all things literature.

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Suzanne Cross Board Secretary
Ms. Cross works at the University of California, Office of the President providing technical advisory for the UC system Planned Giving Program. She formally held management positions at State Street Global Advisors, including Vice President in Charitable Asset Management and Senior Tax Officer. She serves on the nonprofit boards of the Coro Center for Civic Leadership, Unite to Light, and Nonprofis’ Insurance Alliance of California. She is a retired Board member of La Casa de las Madres. Ms. Cross is a current member and a former board member for the Northern California Planned Giving Council and a former Advisory Council member for The San Francisco Foundation. She enjoys being a weekly volunteer at Argonne Elementary School in San Francisco and has supported Nkomo Primary School in rural South Africa for 12 years. Ms. Cross holds a BA in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Connecticut.
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Franca Gargiulo

Franca is devoted to assisting organizations realize their significant roles as diplomats and community builders through meaningful marketing and communication practices.  Her 20 year background spans work in the Fortune 100 sector where she was Director of Sustainability for Coca-Cola, as well as for trade associations such as the US Chamber of Commerce, US India Business Council, The National Association of Manufacturers, The International Chamber of Commerce and the US Council for International Business.  She served as head of the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census in post Loma-Prieta earthquake Central California. Franca serves of the board of directors for the Coro Foundation, The Big Sur Marathon and Citizens for a Better San Francisco.  She has also held board positions with The League of United Latin American Citizens, The World Federation of United Nations Associations and the International Diplomacy Council (now merged with the Institute for International Education.)   She is the Founder of Occhiata Productions, a non -profit committed to bringing music and arts education to schools in the Salinas Valley.

She served as a Freeman Fellow for Emerging American Policy Leaders with the Asia Foundation. Franca is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and completed graduate work in European Union Studies at Europa College in Brugge, Belgium.

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Linda Gregory
Recently retired Training Coordinator for AFSCME District Council 57, AFL-CIO, representing 25,000 members employed in 83 public and private sector agencies. Linda was Associate Director of Council 57 prior to semi-retirement in 2007, serving since the mid 1970s as negotiator and representative for local unions representing a wide variety of occupations and programs, directing the Council’s Training Program, and serving as consultant and advisor for union staff. She continues to serve as Instructor for the Labor and Community Studies Program of the San Francisco Community College District. Prior Board affiliations include service as President of the San Mateo County Central Labor Council from 1998 – 2009 and as a Board member and officer of that Council beginning in 1976. Other board service has included the Santa Clara County Board of Education Personnel Board, the Santa Clara County Personnel Board, and the Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District Board of Directors. Appointed in 2011.
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Erick C. Howard

Mr. Howard is a partner at Shartsis Friese’s Litigation Department and head of the Firm’s Trademark Prosecution Practice.

Mr. Howard is admitted to practice in all state courts in California, the Northern District of California and the Eastern District of Texas. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Section of Intellectual Property Law Trademark Litigation Committee. Mr. Howard was previously Co-Chair of the ABA’s Section of Litigation Intellectual Property Litigation (“IPL”) Committee, and currently serves as a co-chair of Trademarks sub-committee of the IPL Committee.

Mr. Howard received his B.S. degree in Political Science from Northwestern University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School.

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Megan Smith Janis
Megan Smith Janis is the Director of Compliance and Ethics at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where she oversees the implementation of the company’s compliance risk management and ethics programs. Previously she served in various roles with increasing responsibility within PG&E’s Public Affairs organization, serving as Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President and Manager of Corporate Environmental and Federal Affairs. Prior to joining PG&E, she held positions in public affairs in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. She earned her B.A., in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco, School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of California. In addition to serving on the Board of Coro, she volunteers with Leadership San Francisco and the San Francisco Road Runners Club.
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Christine Johnson
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Kevin Leader

Kevin joined Bechtel in 2001 as Director of Corporate Finance; he was appointed Treasurer in 2003. As Treasurer, Kevin is responsible for liquidity and cash management, letters of credit, financial risk and FX strategies, short-term cash investment portfolio strategy and management, and treasury operations and administration. He also oversees the coordination of project-specific banking matters, providing guidance and advice concerning banking and corporate finance issues to various Bechtel entities, operations, projects and joint ventures around the world.

Previous Experience: Prior to joining Bechtel, Kevin spent over 15 years in corporate banking, most recently as a Managing Director with Bank of America’s Global Corporate and Investment Bank. He served in various positions at Bank of America and predecessor banks for nearly 13 of his 15 years in banking, with responsibilities including marketing, credit risk analysis, loan product origination and structuring, portfolio management, and syndicated loan administration.

Personal:

Three children – Spencer, Beatrice (twins) and Harrison

Board of Directors - Coro Center for Civic Leadership - San Francisco, CA

Foundation Board of Directors - Chabot Space & Science Center - Oakland, CA

Board of Directors - Lincoln Club of Northern California – Belmont, CA

 

Education:

Master’s in Business Administration, Santa Clara University, California

Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting, Saint Mary’s College of California

 

Previous Boards:

Board of Directors – Bentley School, Oakland, CA Board of Directors – Habitot Children’s Museum, Berkeley, CA

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Clinton Maloney Vice Chair

Managing Director, Sustainable Business Solutions PwC

Based in San Francisco, Clinton Moloney is a managing director in PwC's U..S sustainable business solutions practice. Focused on helping Fortune 500 clients mobilize around sustainability goals from the C-suite to the front ranks, he specializes in helping clients connect sustainability with business strategy.

Mr. Moloney has extensive experience mobilizing entire organizational systems, including internal and external stakeholders, on sustainability goals to help foster innovation. His clients include leading companies in technology, media and entertainment, consumer goods, retail, automotive, private equity and foundations. He is a frequent speaker on sustainability and has recently focused on unlocking the relationship between the CSO and the CFO.

Mr. Moloney earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a national board member for Friends of the Children based in Portland, OR and is vice chair of the board for the Coro Center for Civic Leadership in San Francisco.

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Miriam Marks
Miriam is a member of the Coro Fellows' Class of 2013 and a recent alumna representative on the Board. She currently works at MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that collects and analyzes data on campaign contributions, politicians' votes, legislation, and other variables in order to track the influence of money in politics. While a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs, she completed 6-week placements at Storefront Political Media, the Walnut Creek City Manager's Office, Bechtel Corporation, and The Institute for College Access & Success. Miriam was also placed at the Global Fund for Women, where she has continued work as a data analyst on several projects. Miriam graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Public Policy and minors in Economics and Middle Eastern Languages. Appointed in 2014.
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Heather Mason
Heather serves as president of A Caspian Production, a strategic conference creation and execution firm with clients such as the Skoll World Forum, Omidyar Network, Endeavor Global, Code for America and San Diego Zoo. As Founder of SUREFIRE Girls, Heather produced the first ever conference for teen girls which brought together 200 teens from over 45 schools and gathered 26 non-profit organizations to teach life skills. Previously she has worked at Fox 2000 films, Fox TV, Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Olympics, and Charles Schwab. She has served on the San Diego Biomimicry Board and the Social Media Week LA board. She received her bachelor's from Utah State University where she attended on the President's Leadership Scholarship, played varsity soccer and received the campus wide honor of Woman of the Year.
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Michelle Moskovitz
Director, Advocacy and Institutional Relations, Office of Government and Community Relations, UC Berkeley

Michelle has served as a government relations expert for UC Berkeley since1997, driving the University's policy agenda, building political allies, and securing financial support for the many departments, schools, and colleges on campus.  She leads efforts to advance Cal's research, teaching, and public service mission by engaging government officials and policy makers in Sacramento and Washington, DC, fostering relationships and building effective coalitions with business, industry, national labs, and education associations.  

Michelle has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Barnard College of Columbia University.  She previously worked as an investigative analyst in the Labor Racketeering Unit for the District Attorney of the City of New York, at National Public Radio, and as a researcher for the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, DC.  She serves on the Board of UC Berkeley Hillel and recently served on the Board of the Jewish Community Relations Council for the San Francisco Metropolitan Area. 
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Mothusi Pahl

Vice President of Marketing, Alphabet Energy

He is responsible for commercial strategy and the alignment of all customer interface activities including sales, business development, market research and the analysis leading into Alphabet Energy’s product development cycle for thermoelectric technologies. His background is in finance, strategy and the development of international markets. Prior to joining Alphabet Energy, Mothusi was the General Manager of Cummins Diesel’s power generation division in southern Africa where he later founded the hybrid-power systems project originator Radiant Power Pty Ltd and led Comverge’s first international energy management platform as General Manager of Comverge South Africa. He has considerable public policy expertise in the area of municipal finance and served as an adviser to a number of public agencies while working with Oakland-based Kelling, Northcross & Nobriga. Mothusi is a white water river guide and has run commercial river trips with leading outfitters in California, Oregon and the Grand Canyon. His previous board affiliations include the Minnesota Fringe Festival (Minneapolis, MN), and St. Luke’s Senior Housing (New Haven, CT). He holds an MBA from Yale University, a B.A. in Economics from UC Santa Cruz, and he is an alumnus of the Coro Center in San Francisco and Peking University. Appointed in 2013.

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Betty Schafer Honorary Board Member
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David Sibbet Honorary Board Member
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Dwight Smith

FPPA '13

Undergraduate Programs Associate, Net Impact

Net Impact is a nonprofit that empowers a new generation of leaders to work for a sustainable future. He currently works to support the undergraduate chapter network by advising student leaders and recruiting new chapters while expanding the network's diversity.

Before joining Net Impact, Dwight spent time working with Siva Cycle, a start-up that aims to provide usable, clean power not only to the avid cyclist here in the States, but also to those in the developing world who lack access to any form of power.

Dwight has worked extensively with underrepresented communities, and especially young men of color, focusing on education and community development. He is passionate about empowering students to think creatively, have a 'No Ceilings' mentality, and reach their potential in spite of adverse circumstances. He has served the community as a mentor, coach, and educator while volunteering with nonprofits such as the East Bay College Fund, Global Glimpse and GLIDE. As Student-athlete, Dwight earned a Bachelors of Science in Community and Regional Development from the University of California, Davis while playing Division 1 football. Appointed in 2014

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Frank Yuen
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts, & Probate
Yuen & Yuen Prof. Law Corp.

Frank has served on the board of the Sunset Church for over 20 years. He has a B.A. in International Business and Political Science from California State University, San Francisco. He also has a M.A. in Urban Studies, a J.D./M.B.A. (Taxation), and a LL.M. in Taxation. Frank is a CORO Fellows Program Alum, Class of 1972. 

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