Why do you do what you do?
After many years working in poverty and education in San Francisco, I have seen the deep systemic issues our community is facing. We will never address the widening opportunity gap in our city and in our region unless we take bold steps and work together to find meaningful solutions.
What drew you to serving on the board?
The foundation has put this fight at the forefront of its agenda, bringing its tremendous history of service, its commitment to true community engagement and its collaborative, visionary leadership to bear. I am honored to join in its efforts to make this a better Bay Area for everyone.
How would you describe your role as a board member?
As a trustee, we have a responsibility to honor the generosity and service of those who came before us and to interpret that legacy in light of the current and future challenges facing our region. We equally have a responsibility to the community we serve to ensure we deploy our resources in a responsive, respectful manner and to not shy away from the real issues we face. As a partner in this work, I strive to bring that spirit of thoughtful questioning to our discussions and to bring my own work and resources to bear as we move our equity agenda forward.