Archives: Team Members

Candi Martinez

Candi Martinez (she / her) is an accomplished grant writer, publicist, event producer and marketing strategist whose work focuses on uplifting communities through supporting nonprofits

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Sophia

Sophia’s passion lies in social justice, community support, and advocating for true resource accessibility. They joined OFC after graduating from the University of Califonia, Davis,

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Shane

Shane’s career began with Marriage Equality, working to block state constitutional amendments intended to ban same-sex marriage in California and Maine, and organizing 250,000 marchers

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Ayah

Ayah has joined Our Family Coalition (OFC) as the Interim Programs Director. She brings with her a passion for systems, community building, strategic partnerships, and

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Monna Wong

Monna is a network weaver, facilitator, organizer, and writer from Queens, New York. She was politicized in New York City’s Chinatown through learning about solidarity

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Deborah Wald

Deborah Wald

Deborah H. Wald is the founder and managing partner at The Wald Law Group. A Certified Family Law Specialist, her work has evolved over the

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Catherine Teare

Catherine Teare

Catherine Teare is Senior Program Officer at California Health Care Foundation, following service as associate director of its High-Value Care team, supporting policies and care

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Amy Simon

Amy Simon

A founding partner at Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, a national public opinion research firm, Amy Simon brings three decades of political experience to her work

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James Raycraft

James Raycraft

A San Francisco Bay Area native and proud member of Our Family Coalition, James Raycraft is a husband, father and Emeritus Board member of OFC.

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Ora Prochovnick

Ora Prochovnick

Ora Prochovnick is Director of Litigation and Policy at Eviction Defense Collaborative, Inc. Prior to this, Ora served as Director of Clinical and Public Interest

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Phillip Parkerson

Phillip Parkerson

Phillip Parkerson is a native southerner who grew up in the Deep South in Georgia, went to college at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina, and

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Martin Mitchell

Martin Mitchell

Martin Mitchell is Director of Human Resources Operations for Oakland Unified School District. He’s a transformational leader with a career marked by success in human

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Vivienne Ming

Vivienne Ming

Dr. Vivienne Ming was named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. Magazine, she is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and author. She

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Michael Ginther

Michael Ginther

Michael Ginther’s most important and favorite role is as Papa to Kel(aka Emma) and Audy.  He and his husband adopted the kids at birth 14

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Leroy Gaines

Leroy Gaines

Leroy Gaines is Executive Director at New Leadership Council. Previous to this he served nearly a decade as principal at Acorn Woodland Elementary School in

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Ali Michael Canon

Ali Michael Canon

Ali Michael Cannon served on Our Family Coalition’s Board of Directors from 2009 to 2017. In his professional life, he serves as Associate Director of

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Diana Buchbinder

Diana Buchbinder

Until her recent retirement and move to Arizona, Diana was a human resources professional in San Francisco, working at MUNI, the Exploratorium, and most recently

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Alma Soongi Beck

Alma Soongi Beck

Alma Soongi Beck is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Group and is certified by the State Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist

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Laura Valdez

Laura Valdez

Laura Valdéz was born and grew up in El Paso, Texas on the U.S./Mexico border. Her social justice framework is rooted in the struggles she

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Nick Resnick

Nick Resnick

Nick has been working across the K-12 educational ecosystem for 15 years, seeking solutions to long-standing educational inequities. As Chief Executive Officer at Inquiry by

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