Category Archives: Team

Ilalo Kalika

Ilalo Kalika Ilalo Kalika has been a teacher, trainer, organizer, consultant, student, activist and youth and curriculum development specialist for 30 years. She has been recognized by the city and county of San Francisco and the school districts of San Francisco and Oakland California for her service to youth, families and the community. Ilalo has a […]

Jacquelyn Reza

Jacquelyn Reza Dr. J. V. Reza is an internationally recognized consultant in the areas of diversity, inclusion, culturally responsive education, social justice and equity. Her clients range from George Soro’s, Open Society Institute to all levels of education and industry. Among Dr. Reza’s writings are articles on Latina Leadership in Higher Education, Latina identity and […]

Elli Nagai-Rothe

Elli Nagai-Rothe Elli Nagai-Rothe has over 14 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, training design, leading participatory group processes, and intergroup dialogue facilitation. She specializes in working with non-profits and social enterprises. Deeply committed to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, Elli served for four years as the Diversity and Equity Point Person on the […]

Lizette Ortega Dolan

Lizette Ortega Dolan Dr. Lizette Ortega Dolan is a first-generation Latin@ who earned her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998 with majors in History and Dance and minors in Education and Drama. She also graduated with Honors for her thesis “Living and Dying for the Red and Blue: The History and Evolution of Latino Youth […]

Laura Turner-Essel

Laura Turner-Essel Laura Turner-Essel holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology and works at the intersections of mental health, racial justice, and cultural education. In her previous role as Director of Community Life at the Center for Agroecology (University of California Santa Cruz), she designed and facilitated workshops in conflict resolution, communication skills, and food equity issues with farmers in training. […]

Larry Rosenberger

Larry Rosenberger Larry has had a distinguished career at Fair Isaac Corporation, serving as CEO for eight years. Larry has served on the Board of the Marin Education Fund, including three years as Chair, and the Marin Community Foundation, including one year as Chair. He currently serves as Chair of the Buck Institute for Education. […]

Kris Klein

Kris Klein Kris is a Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse Securities. She has lived in San Rafael since 1989 and is the mother of two daughters. She is currently a trustee of Marin Academy. Kris served on the Board of Canal Alliance from 2006 to 2009. She served as the Chairperson for the Canal Alliance’s […]

Karen Monterroso

Karen  Monterroso Karen was raised in San Rafael, California and is bilingual in Spanish and English. As a first-generation high school graduate from Marin Catholic High school, Karen earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Public Health Education with a minor in Holistic Health from San Francisco State University. She is currently applying to get her Masters in Nursing. […]

Juan Lopez

Juan Lopez Juan T. Lopez is president of Amistad Associates, a management-consulting firm that provides strategic planning, organizational and leadership development, managing diversity, team building, customer service training, group facilitation, interviewing, and research. In 1982, Juan began providing one of the first Latino Leadership programs to Fortune 50 companies. He has since worked with several […]

Jennifer Husbands, Ph.D

Jennifer Husbands, Ph.D Jennifer is the Director of the AUSL Institute, a consulting practice within the Academy for Urban School Leadership that provides advisory services to schools, districts, and other organizations interested in AUSL’s teacher residency model and/or approach to turning around chronically low- performing schools. Jennifer is the former Director of Teacher Induction for […]

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