Board Of Directors

Ana Jackson is the Stiles Hall Board President. She is a senior consultant for the Care Management Institute at Kaiser Permanente. She completed her doctoral work at the Goldman School of Public Policy, focusing on health equity and the social determinants of health.

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 the UCLA.

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 Right Division’s first African-American lawyer.

jerlena-e1271291247532Jerlena Griffin-Desta is the Chief of Staff/Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Diversity at Sonoma State University.

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 an Associate Professor in Education at University of California, Berkeley. From 2000 to 2008, she was an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Stanford University.

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 teaches English, History and AVID at King Middle School. He has served on the BUSD Equity Team since 2011, and 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 Director of Marketing at Solazyme, a microalgae-based renewable oil company and has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.

 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 PhD 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.