Board of Directors

Murali Naidu
Vice President, Surgical Services, Dignity Health
Aara Amidi-Nouri
Vice President
Associate Professor, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing; Staff Nurse, Children’s Hospital & Research Center, Oakland
Tanya Veverka
Project Management Consultant, TVS
Lisa Freitas
Family Law Attorney, Sideman & Bancroft, LLP
Claire Bainer, BlueSkies Administration Co-Director, BlueSkies for Children
Liisa Hale,
BlueSkies Administration
Co-Director, BlueSkies for Children
Avis Kowalewski VP Western Regulatory Affairs, Calpine Corporation
Brooke Abola Deputy City Attorney, City & County of San Francisco
Priya Jagannathan Interim Manager, Lead Program Planner, City of Oakland, Dpt. of Human Services, Violence Prevention Unit
Soung Bae Senior Research and Policy Analyst,
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education
Christa Edwards Head Teacher, BlueSkies for Children
Tom Anthony Developer, Anthony Associates
Meghan Horl Housing Development Coordinator IV, City of Oakland, Community & Economic Development
Riana Hensel Kindergarten Teacher, Alta Vista School
Maggie Greenblatt Regular Education Teacher & School Program Coordinator, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Bryan Quevedo Policy & Program Analyst – Economic & Workforce Development, City & County of San Francisco

Board of Directors’ Advisory Counsel

Anne Copenhagen Retired Founder of AOCS/BlueSkies for Children
Kathy Schwartz Dean, School of Education, Mills College
Angie Garling Child Care Coordinator, Alameda County
Rory Darrah Retired ECE Director First 5 Alameda County
Anita Addison Chief of Planning & Strategic Advancement, La Clinica de la Raza
Kristen Laetsch Senior Consultant, San Francisco Foundation
Dr. Diane Santas Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Clinical Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Psychology
Mary Clare Heffron Clinical Director, Early Childhood Mental Health Program, Children’s Hospital, Oakland
Shiree Teng Consultant, Organizational Development
Van Jones President/Co-Founder, Rebuild the Dream
Gail Myers Adult Educator; Retired PreK Elementary Teacher
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