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Menbere Aklilu

Director
Former Owner/Restauranteur, Salute E. Vita Ristorante

Menbere Aklilu, a recipient of the Contra Costa Business Woman of the Year award in 2009, was born in Ethiopia and grew up in Italy, where she worked with family restaurateurs in Rome.
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James H. Brandt

Director

James H. Brandt, born in Canada and a former executive with Anheuser-Busch and founder/owner of a business marketing firm, has an in-depth understanding of finance and economics.
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Kaye E. Burnside

Director

Dr. Kaye E. Burnside joined the Richmond Community Foundation Board in August 2017. She currently serves on the grant and literacy committees. In addition to an extensive background in servant leadership (including teacher, principal, UC Berkeley administrator, deputy superintendent, and superintendent); she served on numerous educational and grant funding boards.
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Conor Flannery

Director
Managing Director, JLL

Conor Flannery is a Managing Director at JLL, a global commercial real estate firm and Fortune 500 company. For thirteen years he has helped Silicon Valley companies strategically plan and implement their real estate decisions.
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Jeff Gagnon

Board Chair
Entrepreneur

Formerly a Business Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo Bank, Jeff Gagnon is a local entrepreneur who began his non-profit involvement in 1982.  He has proven to be a vital part of our organization, championing the topics of  affordable housing, local employment opportunities, youth leadership and training as integral in stabilizing communities and transforming community members out of poverty.

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Joshua Genser

Director
General Counsel, Overaa

Joshua Genser is a consultant on Social Impact Bond and Pay-for-Success programs, General Counsel at Overaa Construction, and CEO of the Richmond Development Company.
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Dr. Erica Goode

Director
Medical Doctor, Integrative Health Care Practitioner (Retired)

Erica Goode, MD, MPH is board-certified in internal medicine. She practices general medicine with an emphasis on nutrition and enhancing health through the rediscovery of simple complementary principles.
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Richard Hong

Treasurer
First Vice President, California Bank & Trust

Richard Hong has over thirty years in the financial services industry with experience in branch management, marketing management, sales and service management, portfolio management, and commercial banking.
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Cynthia LeBlanc

Vice Chair
Educator (Retired)

A renowned educator, Dr. Cynthia LeBlanc served as a teacher, principal, central office administrator, and superintendent for 36 years in several Bay Area public schools.
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Bill Lindsay

Director
City Manager (Retired)

Bill Lindsay has 35 years of local government experience through his service in four cities in the San Francisco Bay area, and served as the City Manager of Richmond for over thirteen years.  During Bill’s tenure in Richmond, the community experienced what was touted as a “renaissance,” with the city organization emphasizing a broad mission of community health.

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Jorge Reyes

Secretary
Office Manager, Mechanics Bank

Jorge Reyes is the Branch Manager at the Hilltop Office of Mechanics Bank in Richmond. Prior to Mechanics, Jorge spent 9 years at First Bank, working at the San Pablo, Fairfield and Vallejo locations.
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Marsha Tomassi

Director
CEO, The Ultimate Inner Cook

Marsha Tomassi is the creative and organizational force behind the Ultimate Inner Cook, a Richmond-based company dedicated to helping clients learn that healthy eating should also be delicious and fun.
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