Ana Jackson is the Stiles Hall Board President. She is Chief Evaluation and Data Strategy Director at Blue Shield of California Foundation. She completed her doctoral work at the Goldman School of Public Policy, focusing on health equity and the social determinants of health.

Josh Fisher is the Stiles Hall Board Vice President. He is the founder of PresPoint Capital, an investment firm located in San Francisco. PresPoint Capital invests globally in healthcare, technology, industrial and consumer companies and started “Touchdown for Kids” in 1995, a fundraiser that supports Stiles Hall.

Barbara Lee, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, cast the only vote against giving President Bush a blank check to wage war after the September 11th attacks.

John A. Powell is the Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and Professor of Law and African American Studies.

Echaveste_Maria Echaveste
is Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and former deputy chief of staff to President Clinton and on the board of MALDEF.


Mike Williams ’82 was vice-chair, Capital Markets, for Barclays Global Investors, vice-chair of the UC Berkeley Foundation, and Director of Athletics. He and his wife Jeanne have three children.

Eric Roberts is the Director of Forensic Accounting at Morrison & Foerster law firm and was a Partner at Deloitte, an international accounting and consulting firm.

Thelton Henderson is the Senior U.S. District Court Judge for Northern California. Appointed in 1980, he was the Justice Department Civil Rights Division’s first African-American lawyer.

Jerlena Griffin-Desta is the Chief of Staff/Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Diversity at Sonoma State University, and a past president of the Stiles Hall board. She received her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in education policy with a focus on meritocratic processes in college admissions. 

C AhnCatherine Jisun Ahn is an attorney in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of General Counsel, advising senior policymakers on anti-money laundering and illicit finance, and tax and trade. She is is the daughter of Korean immigrants and has a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton. 

Na’ilah Nasir is President of the Spencer Foundation and president-elect of the American Educational Research Association.

Jose Luis LopezJosé Luis López is an attorney at Gunderson Dettmer, previously an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  José graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law, where he was co-president of the student body and Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review.

Fabrizio MejiaFabrizio Mejia is the Executive Director of the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence: Educational Opportunity and Undocumented Student Programs, Transfer, Re-entry & Student Parent Centers, and Student Veteran and Cal Independent Scholars Services. 

Jovan Lewis Assistant Professor of Geography and co-chair of the Economic Disparities Research Cluster,  researching poverty and inequality in the Caribbean and the United States.

Pia Mishra is an associate with CapitalG (Google Investments), was an analyst at Goldman, Sachs, and graduated from U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Kev Smiling - STEP Conf - Close Up - touched up - Just head shotKevin Anderson is a teacher at Bishop O’Dowd High School. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, Harvard Law School, and the Stanford Teacher Education Program.

Nancy Skinner is currently serving in her first term as the representative of California State Senate District 9. A social justice advocate, energy and climate change initiator, and a proactive legislator, Skinner completed three terms in the State Assembly.          


11_8_30_SZYM_Zwillinger_0033_internetJoseph Zwillinger is the co-founder and co-CEO of Allbirds and has been affiliated with Stiles Hall since he was a Sports4Kids volunteer in 2000.

 Linda Lin is studying business administration at UC Berkeley. She grew up in the Mission District of San Francisco with two immigrant parents, and she plans to work in social impact.

 Frankie Free Ramos is a Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Education, where she studies the history of community movements towards educational justice and transformation. She has been a high school teacher and college counselor and is the parent of three young children.  

Sumeet Singh is the Vice President of  V.P. Electrical Operations and Community Welfare and Safety Operations for Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Gas Operations organization. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from UCLA.