Our Team

Meet the team who makes our work possible

We’re a team of equity-focused optimists who are building a future where race is never a barrier to opportunity and communities of color thrive.

Staff

Alvaro Sanchez

Vice President of Policy

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Aminah Luqman

Capacity Building Program Manager

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Ashley Myrriah

Associate Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy

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Brittany Yann

Events and Donor Engagement Coordinator

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Caroline Siegel Singh

Program Manager of Tech Equity

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Daniel Guzmán

Associate Director of the Leadership Academy

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Danielle Bell

Media Relations Senior Program Manager

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Debra Gore-Mann

President and CEO

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Derya Arac

Associate Director of Development

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Elise Lozano

Development Program Manager

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Emi Wang

Associate Director of Capacity Building

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Erica Plasencia

Economic Equity Program Manager

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Fatima Abdul-Khabir

Energy Equity Program Manager

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Hana Creger

Climate Equity Senior Program Manager

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Holden Weisman

Senior Director of Economic Equity

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Irma Hurtado

Finance Senior Coordinator

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Isa Gaillard

Transformative Communities Program Manager

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Jane Duong

Vice President of Development and Communications

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Katherine Cabrera

Capacity Building Program Manager

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Leslie Aguayo

Climate Equity Program Manager

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Lolly Lim

Climate Investment Research Program Manager

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Marcus Cordero

Human Resources and Payroll Manager

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Mariah Gonzalez

Associate Director of Events and Donor Engagement

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Maurissa Brown

Transportation Equity Program Manager

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Melanie Morelos

California Strategy Senior Program Manager

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Mercedes Gibson

Economic Strategy Senior Program Manager

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Molly Tafoya

Director of Communications

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Monica Palmeira

Climate Finance Strategist

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Morokot Uy

Program Manager of Capacity Building

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Nicole Wong

Climate Resilience Program Manager

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Rami Ibrahim

Economic Equity Coordinator

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Rawan Elhalaby

Associate Director of Economic Equity

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Rida Fatima

Casa Joaquin Murrieta Senior Program Coordinator

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Román Partida-López

Legal Counsel of Transportation Equity

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Rosa María Martinez

Office Manager

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Sneha Ayyagari

Clean Energy Initiative Program Manager

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Sona Mohnot

Associate Director of Climate Equity

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Sutapa Balaji

Vice President of Finance and Operations

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Vinhcent Le

Senior Legal Counsel of Tech Equity

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Vivian Breckenridge

Systems Change Program Manager

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Wendy Lam

Digital Strategy Program Manager

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Yesenia Perez

Program Manager of Climate Equity

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Zhanae Briggs

Communications Coordinator

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Leadership Academy

Ashley Gerrity

Transportation Equity Policy Fellow

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Brooklyn Montgomery

Systems Change Policy Fellow

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Marwa Abubakr

Economic Equity Policy Fellow

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Sara Olsen

Climate Equity Policy Fellow

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Board of Directors

Tunua Thrash-Ntuk

Co-Chair
The Center by Lendistry

Noemí Otilia Osuna Gallardo

Co-Chair
California Energy Commission

Ortensia Lopez

Interim Secretary
El Concilio of San Mateo

Tate Hill II

Treasurer
Access Plus Capital

Muhammad Alameldin

GAAA Chair
The Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Carmela Castellano-Garcia

Castalleno Family Foundation

Darlene Mar

Council of Asian American Business Associations

Debra Gore-Mann

President and CEO

JC De Vera

Hirsch Philanthropy Partners

Jessie Buendia

Green for All

John Guillory

Concordis

Jose Antonio Ramirez

Community Development, Inc.

Kenechukwu Okocha

US Attorney’s Office DC

Olga Talamante

Chicana Latina Foundation

Mark Rutledge

Slalom Consulting