Randy brings to each project an academic and professional background as an international exhibiting artist, art therapist, educator and curator. She has provided curatorial and art consulting services worldwide for more than 30 years to a range of international and cultural organizations, including The World Bank, International Finance Corporation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She holds both Master’s in Art Therapy and Master of Fine Arts degrees.
Al is a multi-media artist whose work addresses a variety of social and environmental issues. He donates the proceeds from the sale of his work to various charities. From 1996 through 2010, Al lived in New York City and worked as a lawyer, Wall Street executive and asset management professional. Throughout his career, he has developed expertise in project management, innovation and a broad range of legal and financial matters.
As Principal Geologist with Northgate Environmental Management in Oakland, CA, Maile’s work focuses on environmental stewardship, sustainable environmental restoration and redevelopment. She has been the President of the Board at the Sustainable Remediation Forum, a scientific and education organization and since 2013, a professional mentor with TechWomen, empowering, connecting and supporting the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa and the Middle East. She holds a Masters in Structural Geology from the University of British Columbia.
Camille manages civil rights regulatory compliance and transit equity programs at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. She is active in promoting leadership and diversity among women and girls through a variety of volunteer programs. Currently, Camille is spearheading an effort to restore a park in Havana dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Camille received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas and University of Virginia, respectively.
Sydney is a User Experience (UX) Researcher at Google passionate about social research and design. She currently focuses on global business systems research and design sprint methodologies in her work. Before Google, she worked as a Research Fellow at WolfBrown, focusing on impact measurements for non-profit arts organizations. She holds an MS in Human Centered Design & Engineering from the University of Washington, and a BA in Sociology & Art from Vassar College.
A former Chief Resilience Officer for Oakland, Victoria has extensive knowledge of the Oakland community. She has also worked with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery at the World Bank, helping developing countries better understand risk, reduce vulnerability to natural hazards, adapt to climate change, and recover following large disasters. At the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, she designed a $400 million pilot program that led to improved housing for displaced families after Hurricane Katrina. She has a Bachelors degree from Georgetown University and Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.
As a marketing manager at Google focused on SMB growth, Lindsay brings with her an understanding of what makes small and medium businesses tick. She advocates for making culture & diversity, world travel and the arts more accessible through a variety of personal projects and volunteer programs. She holds a B.S. from New York University in Media, Culture & Communications with a minor in Psychology.
Kunal Merchant is CEO of Lotus Advisory Ltd, a consulting firm that provides strategic, leadership, communications and management support to a select portfolio of executives in business, sports, media, politics, and technology. Kunal previously worked as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise and Chief of Staff to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. Kunal is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco Graduate School of Sport Management, where he teaches coursework on the intersection of sports and politics. In 2015, Kunal was featured in the award-winning ESPN Films 30 for 30 documentary Down in the Valley, which chronicled Sacramento’s historic fight to save the Kings from relocation. Kunal has also worked in management consulting, education, and health care. Kunal graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in Economics, and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.