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

Alex Contreras

Program Manager for Housing Equity

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Alvaro Sanchez

Vice President of Policy

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Aminah Luqman

Senior Program Manager for Capacity Building

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Ariadne Villegas

Greenlining the Block 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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Danielle Bell

Media Relations Senior Program Manager

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Debra Gore-Mann

President and CEO

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Deirel Marquez

Program Manager for Climate Resilience

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Derya Arac

Director of Development

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Elise Lozano

Development Program Manager

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Emi Wang

Director for Capacity Building

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Erica Plasencia

Economic Equity Program Manager

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Erika Céspedes

Senior Director of Leadership Academy

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Fatima Abdul-Khabir

Senior Program Manager of Energy Equity

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George Lee

Director of Greenlining the Block

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Hana Creger

Associate Director of Climate Equity

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Irma Hurtado

Program Manager of Finance

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Isa Gaillard

Senior Program Manager for Capacity Building

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Jane Duong

Vice President of Development and Communications

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Jazmin Williams

Office Coordinator

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Jordyn Bishop

Senior Legal Counsel of Energy Equity

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Katherine Cabrera

Senior Program Manager for Capacity Building

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Lolly Lim

Program Manager of Climate Investments Research

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Marcus Cordero

Human Resources and Payroll Manager

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Maria Barakat

Program Manager for Transformative Racial Equity

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Mars Wu

Transportation Equity Program Manager

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Maurissa Brown

Transportation Equity Program Manager

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Melanie Morelos

Government Affairs Strategist

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Mercedes Gibson

Economic Strategy Senior Program Manager

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Molly Tafoya

Senior 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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Murry Richard

Senior Accountant

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Rami Ibrahim

Economic Equity Senior Program Coordinator

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Rawan Elhalaby

Associate Director of Economic Equity

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Román Partida-López

Senior Legal Counsel for Transportation Equity

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Rosa María Martinez

Office Manager

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Ryan Ly-Burbridge

Senior Facilities Coordinator

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Safia Haidari

Capacity Building Program Manager

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Sneha Ayyagari

Senior Program Manager for a Clean Energy Initiative

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Sona Mohnot

Director for Climate Equity, Climate Resilience

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Sutapa Balaji

Vice President of Finance and Operations

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Teo Octavia Saragi

Program Manager for Digital Strategy

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Vinhcent Le

Senior Legal Counsel of Tech Equity

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Yesenia Perez

Program Manager of Climate Equity

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Zhanae Briggs

Senior Coordinator for Communications

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Leadership Academy

Andrea Nguyen

Transportation Equity Fellow

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Ayanna Boateng

Capacity Building Summer Associate

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Daniella Espinoza

Tech Equity Fellow

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Desiree Gomez

Economic Equity Summer Associate

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Emman Uy

Systems Change Climate Finance Fellow

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Hannah Rowntree

Capacity Building Fellow

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Isabella Carreño

Energy Equity Fellow

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Johana Bonilla

Capacity Building (Stockton) Summer Associate

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Kimari Guillory

Systems Change and Legislative Summer Associate

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Leander McNeely

Climate Equity and Transportation Summer Associate

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Lilly Amechi

Economic Equity Housing Fellow

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Marilyn Lemus Gutierrez

Climate Equity Energy Summer Associate

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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

Debra Gore-Mann

President and CEO

Darlene Mar

Council of Asian American Business Associations

Jasper Cacananta

Comcast

JC De Vera

Hirsch Philanthropy Partners

Jessie Buendia

Green for All

Jose Antonio Ramirez

Community Development, Inc.

Lida (Meliha) Aljabar

American Forests

Mark Rutledge

Slalom Consulting

Muhammad Alameldin

GAAA Chair
The Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Olga Talamante

Chicana Latina Foundation

Samar Shah

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