Gateways for growth advisors

George Zavala

Western Regional Manager 

Welcoming America

Mo Kantner

Director, State and Local Initiatives

New American Economy

 

Steering Committee roster

Jasmine Hartenstein

Immigrant Services Coordinator

Office of Community Affairs

Jennifer Llamas

Immigrant Services Coordinator

Office of Community Affairs

Ka’Ryn Holder-Jackson

Executive Director

Adult-Education, College, and Career Educational Leadership (ACCEL)

Carlos Garcia

Youth Support Services Manager

Catholic Charities

Judith Guerrero

Executive Director

Coastside Hope

Co-Chair, Community Connectedness & Engagement

Cristina Dos Santos

Director, Immigration Program

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

Co-Chair, Safe Communities

Jose Santos

Program Officer

Grove Foundation

Co-Chair, Economic Development

Sheryl Muñoz-Bergman

Deputy Director

Immigration Institute of the Bay Area

Co-Chair, Safe Communities

Ruben Avelar

Director of Career Center Services

JobTrain

Amanda Alvarado Ford

Executive Director

La Raza Centro Legal

Co-Chair, Safe Communities

Marie Baldisseri

President

League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County

M. Stacey Hawver

Executive Director

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

Co-Chair, Equitable Access to Services

Miriam Yupanqui

Executive Director

Nuestra Casa

Co-Chair, Community Connectedness & Engagement

Bart Charlow

CEO

Samaritan House

Co-Chair, Equitable Access to Services

Larisa Ocañada

Marketing, Communications and Operations Manager

SAMCEDA

Co-Chair, Economic Development

Manuel Santamaria

Vice President, Community Action

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Linda Wolin

Senior Legislative Aide

Supervisor Dave Pine, District 1

Gina Quiney

Senior Legislative Aide

Supervisor Carole Groom, District 2

Brae Hunter

Legislative Aide

Supervisor Don Horsley, District 3

Maggie Cornejo

Legislative Aide

Supervisor Warren Slocum, District 4

Tony Bayudan

Senior Legislative Aide

Supervisor David Canepa, District 5

Shireen Malekafzali

Chief Equity Officer

SMC, County Executive's Office

Tania Perez

Sr. Community Health Planner

SMC, Health

Co-Chair, Education Opportunities & Outcomes

Anthony Parenti

Management Analyst

SMC, Housing Department

Deanna Abrahamian

Director of Self Sufficiency Services

SMC, Human Services Agency

Niambi Clay

Executive Director, Equity, Social Justice and Inclusion

SMC, Office of Education

Co-Chair, Education Opportunities & Outcomes

Winnie Yu

Director of Programs & Administration

Self-Help for the Elderly

Co-Chair, Equitable Access to Services

Tomás Jiménez

Director of Urban Studies, Professor Department of Sociology

Stanford University

Leafa Taumoepeau

Executive Director

Taulama for Tongans

Gitanjali Rawat

Program Director of the Western Region

Upwardly Global

 

Community Engagement Teams

Community Connectedness & Engagement
Co-Chairs: Coastside Hope & Nuestra Casa 

SAMCEDA | The Big Lift | SMC District 2 | League of Women Voters | The Grove Foundation | SMC District 1 | SMC District 3 | Human Services Agency | The Primary School | JobTrain | Redwood City Public Library | North East Medical Services | Fair Oaks Community Center | Immigration Institute of the Bay Area | Thrive Alliance | Made into America Initiative / Archive of Immigrant Stories | Bair Island Lions Club | Amgen | Skyline College | One Life Counseling Center | First 5 | Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Economic Development
Co-Chairs: The Grove Foundation & SAMCEDA 

SMC Housing Department | Self-Help for the Elderly | ACCEL | Upwardly Global | The Primary School | Upward Scholars | Multicultural Institute | Bair Island Lions Club | Sklyine College | First 5 | Chamber of San Mateo County

Education Opportunities & Outcomes
Co-Chairs: SMC Health & SMC Office of Education

Legal Aid Society | SAMCEDA | Coastside Hope | The Big Lift | Self-Help for the Elderly | JobTrain | SMC District 1 | ACCEL | SMC District 4 | The Primary School | Upward Scholars | Redwood City Public Library | One Life Counseling Center | Thrive Alliance | Bair Island Lions Club | Amgen | San Mateo Fost City School District | Sklyine College | First 5 | Ravenswood Elementary School District | Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Equitable Access to Services
Co-Chairs: Legal Aid Society, Samaritan House & Self-Help for the Elderly

SMC Office of Education | SAMCEDA | The Grove Foundation | Coastside Hope | SMC District 1 | SMC District 3 | Nuestra Casa | Human Services Agency | The Primary School | JobTrain | SMC Aging & Adult Services | Redwood City Public Library | North East Medical Services | Fair Oaks Community Center | HIP Housing | One Life Counseling Center | Multicultural Institute | YMCA Community Resource Center | Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center | Latino Collaborative | Skyline College | Edgewood Center for Children & Families | First 5 | Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Safe Communities
Co-Chairs: Immigration Institute of the Bay Area, La Raza Centro Legal & Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

Coastside Hope | Department of Housing | Catholic Charities | SMC Aging & Adult Services | One Life Counseling Center | CARON | Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center | St. Francis Church | First 5

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