Board Members - Women's Foundation
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Aria Sa’id

Founder and the Executive Director of the Transgender District

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Aria Sa’id

Founder and the Executive Director of the Transgender District

Aria Sa’id is a transgender advocate and award winning political strategist based in San Francisco Bay Area. She is a founder and the Executive Director of the Transgender District – the world’s first transgender district, celebrating the resilience, culture, and …

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C.M. Samala

Partner, JourneyOne Ventures

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C.M. Samala

Partner, JourneyOne Ventures

Samala is a creative leader focused on building new paradigms for early stage investing in companies founded by teams of people from spectacular, unconventional and unprecedented backgrounds. Samala embodies multitudes — a believer and weaver of strong social fabric, a …

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Diane Manuel

Facilitator, Mediator, Disruptor

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Diane Manuel

Facilitator, Mediator, Disruptor

Diane Manuel is the Founder of Create Success Lab, a Training & Development Platform designed to support the process and the journey to success. She previously served as a Financial Advisor at Urban Wealth Management after a successful career with Merrill …

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Dion Aroner

Former State Assemblywoman, AJE Partners

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Dion Aroner

Former State Assemblywoman, AJE Partners

Dion Aroner is deeply rooted in California government. After six years as a State Assemblywoman and 25 years as Chief of Staff to her predecessor, Tom Bates, she knows how to get things done in state government. She is an …

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Elizabeth Escamilla

Assistant Director for Education and Public Programming for the J. Paul Getty Museum

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Elizabeth Escamilla

Assistant Director for Education and Public Programming for the J. Paul Getty Museum

Elizabeth Escamilla is currently Assistant Director for Education and Public Programming for the J. Paul Getty Museum. Previously she served as the Director of Education at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. She has held various positions in the Education …

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Elmy Bermejo

Regional Director of Northern California for the Office of the Governor

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Elmy Bermejo

Regional Director of Northern California for the Office of the Governor

Elmy Bermejo is an experienced government and civic leader with a passion for building, connecting and strengthening relationships to assist people and organizations achieve their goals. She has been a senior government official with more than 25 years of experience …

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Eunisses Hernandez

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, La Defensa

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Eunisses Hernandez

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, La Defensa

Eunisses Hernandez is a policy advocate and campaign strategist with over 5 years of experience in working with local and state legislators, system actors, and communities most devastated by criminalization, the war on drugs, and mass incarceration. As a native …

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Fabiola DeCaratachea

Director, Richard Heath & Associates, Inc.

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Fabiola DeCaratachea

Director, Richard Heath & Associates, Inc.

Fabiola DeCaratachea is a Director at Richard Heath & Associates, Inc based in Fresno. She provides leadership and oversight to the development and execution of outreach and education efforts in support of multiple programs, especially around access to healthcare for …

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Jennifer Chou

Attorney, The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California

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Jennifer Chou

Attorney, The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California

Jennifer Chou is a Reproductive Justice & Gender Equity Attorney at the ACLU of Northern California. Her current work focuses on expanding and protecting access to reproductive health care in the Central Valley. She also leads the ACLU-NC’s efforts to …

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Karen Jordan

Chief Financial Officer, CFO Systems, LLC

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Karen Jordan

Chief Financial Officer, CFO Systems, LLC

Karen Jordan currently serves as the CFO of CFO Systems LLC. She is a a performance-focused finance professional, offering extensive experience and broad set of skills in cash flow analysis, variance analysis, cost tracking, financial model development, reporting, and budgeting. …

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Kim Carter

Founder/Ambassador, Time for Change Foundation

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Kim Carter

Founder/Ambassador, Time for Change Foundation

Kim Carter is the Founder/Ambassador of Time for Change Foundation. Certified in accounting with an emphasis on non-profit organizations, Kim was inspired to leave the corporate world in 2002 to start Time for Change Foundation. Motivated by her own experiences …

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Lora O’Connor

Strategist, Producer, and Social Entrepreneur

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Lora O’Connor

Strategist, Producer, and Social Entrepreneur

Lora O’Connor is a producer, social entrepreneur and strategic catalyst, specializing in high impact partnership and resource development and cultivation, working across sectors towards the goal of a world that works for all of us. Areas of high Impact include …

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Marlene Garcia

Executive Director, California Student Aid Commission

Marlene Garcia

Executive Director, California Student Aid Commission

Marlene Garcia is Executive Director of the California Student Aid Commission, the largest state financial aid system in the country serving close to half a million low-income students in the state. She has 25 years of experience working on educational …

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Norma Alvarez

Philanthropist

Norma Alvarez

Philanthropist

Norma was born in Mexico City and came to California in 1994. She worked for over 10 years in research institutions in Mexico. She was part of the research team at the Demographic and Urban Development Center at El Colegio …

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Quency L. Phillips

Community Partnerships/Development Engagement Manager, Google Development Ventures

Quency L. Phillips

Community Partnerships/Development Engagement Manager, Google Development Ventures

Quency L. Phillips is a proud Chicagoan and Northwestern University alumnus, currently based in Morgan Hill, CA. He is an entrepreneur, public-speaker, writer and influencer with extensive experience in marketing and the management of professional athletes, artists and entertainers. Also …

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Sandra R. Flores

Sandra Flores was previously served as the first program director of the Fresno County Preterm Birth Collective Impact Initiative, a collaborative effort to reduce the number of babies born prematurely in Fresno County. The Fresno County Preterm Birth Initiative is …

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Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell

County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell

County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors

A third-generation native Angeleno, Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell is the proud daughter of career public servants and the protégé of community leaders who instilled in her a passion for service. She continued her family legacy of “firsts” when she was …

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Susan Pritzker

Philanthropist

Susan Pritzker

Philanthropist

Susan has spent the better part of the last 45 years involved with community activities, politics, volunteer work and philanthropy, both locally and globally. Her primary focus has been in the area of women’s issues, particularly reproductive rights, but she …

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Tess Bridgeman

Attorney

Tess Bridgeman

Attorney

Tess Bridgeman served as Special Assistant to President Obama, Associate Counsel to the President, and Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC), where she covered the full range of issues relating to the national security and foreign policy of the …

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Will Guerra

Head of Culture Innovation & Strategy at tEQuitable

Will Guerra

Head of Culture Innovation & Strategy at tEQuitable

Business leader who brings strategic thinking, creative insight and operational rigor to establish enduring impact to organizations and the balance sheet. Entrepreneur by default, with 20+ years of experience working across Fortune 100 and 500 companies, strategy consultancies, and design …

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