BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

JEFF DUNCAN-ANDRADE, PH.D. - BOARD CHAIR/FOUNDER

Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University and Co-Founder of the Teaching Excellence Network (TEN). As a classroom teacher in East Oakland for the past 21 years, his pedagogy has been widely studied and acclaimed for producing uncommon levels of social and academic success for students.

LAUREN BRADY

Directing Attorney of the Statewide Education Rights Project at Public Counsel, a program that unites litigation, legislative and policy change, and direct services and community partnerships to create a model for education reform across California. Former director of the Legal Educational Advocacy Project at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office.

BRYAN BROWN, PH.D.

A tenured and Associate Professor at Stanford University whose award-winning research focuses on improving urban science education by exploring how language and identity impact urban students’ learning.

BRIAN DRISCOLL

Director of Individual Philanthropy at Genesys Works, a nonprofit organization that places underprivileged high school students in corporate internships. Has led development and fundraising at numerous schools and non-profit organization for 25+ years.

BRIAN FEAGANS

A registered architect in California and New Jersey, and a NCARB and LEED (APBD+C) accredited professional with over 20 years of experience. He specializes in the planning and design of innovative learning environments and creatively uses design to support and uplift a school’s culture.

YUSEF FREEMAN

Vice President at McCormack Baron Salazar. His research for Social Compact on urban informal economies was published by the Brookings Institution. He has been a featured speaker at the White House Forum for Urban Innovation.

MICHAEL HSIEH

President of Fung Capital USA, a venture capital firm in San Francisco. He has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including Chair of Center for Asian American Media, Head Royce School, University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim, Wokai and Harvard Club of San Francisco.

TONIA HSIEH, PH.D.

Former Undergraduate Dean at UC-Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, Facilities Planner and Manager at Stanford Medical School. Co-founder of KarMa Pictures, an independent film production company. Equity and social justice advocate through education and media for 30+ years.

PAM NOLI, PH.D.

Founding partner of Noli-Porter Associates and has been engaged in organization and leadership development for urban schools, districts and state leaders for over 30 years. She was a principal for 10 years and a district administrator before becoming a state director for the California School Leadership Academy. She focuses on school culture, systems, standards, assessment, racial equity and student achievement.

DARRICK SMITH, ED.D.

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco and a long-time Bay Area educator. His research interests are culturally responsive discipline practices; critical pedagogy; transformative school leadership, and social justice schooling.

ALLYSON TINTIANGCO-CUBALES, PH.D.

Professor in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. She is also a faculty member in the doctoral program for Educational Leadership and the current coordinator of the Master’s program in Asian American Studies.