Leadership that makes a difference

We Endorse Loren Taylor for City Council!

Elected and Appointed Officials

  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
  • Former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan
  • Oakland City Council President Pat Kernighan (ret.)
  • Oakland Budget Advisory Commissioner Ed Gerber
  • Oakland Library Advisory Commissioner Tyron Jordan
  • Berkeley City Councilmember Ben Bartlett

Community, Social Justice, and Equity Leaders

  • Dr. Arnold Perkins, Director, Alameda County Department of Public Health (ret.)
  • Mark Alexander, Executive Director, 100 Black Men of America Youth Movement Program 
  • Beau Blanchard, Nonprofit Development
  • Ashanti Branch, Founder and Executive Director, The Ever Forward Club
  • Rob Gitin, Founder and Executive Director, At the Crossroads
  • Floyd Huen, Steering Committee Member, Block By Block Organizing Network (BBON)
  • Muhammad Nadiri, Board Chairman, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area 
  • Rebecca Posamentier, Community Engagement Director, Bay Area Children's Theater

 Faith Leaders

  • J. Alfred Smith, Jr., Sr. Pastor, Allen Temple Baptist Church
  • Javier Ramos, Sr. Pastor, Shiloh Church
  • Douglass Fitch, Sr. Pastor, Glide Memorial Church (ret.)

Education Leaders 

  • Lande Ajose, Executive Director, Community Partners
  • Yolanda Cater, Principal, New Highland Academy, Oakland Unified School District
  • Troy Christmas, Director, Oakland Unified School District
  • Sara Green, Principal, Joaquin Miller Elementary, Oakland Unified School District
  • Julia Hollinger, English teacher, Envision Academy
  • Daijon Jackson, Student Body President, Envision Academy
  • Srini Kathegada, Educator
  • Catherine McLane, Retired Educator, Holy Names
  • Joyce Meyer, Learning Disabilities Specialist, College of San Mateo
  • Mary Norman, Teacher, Merritt College 
  • Tovi Scruggs, Educator, Partners in School Innovation
  • Kate Sugarman, Manager, Teacher Growth and Development, Oakland Unified School District
  • Linda Taylor, Retired Principal, Oakland Unified School District

Health Leaders

  • Kwame Denianke, Physician, Kaiser Permanente  
  • Gail Green-Bridges, A/P Processor, Kaiser Permanente
  • Rachel Kreps-Falk, Pediatrician, La Clinica de La Raza
  • Rochelle Rainey, MSW, ACSW, Social Worker  
  • Bruce Patton, Human Resources, Kaiser
  • Justin Taylor, Physician, Kaiser Permanente
  • Jennifer Wade, Clinical Oncology Specialist
  • Carla Wicks, Assistant Physician in Chief, Kaiser Permanente

Civil Rights and Legal Leaders

  • Heather Chang, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Paul Garrison, Attorney
  • Richard Richardson, Civil Rights Attorney, Siegal and Richardson
  • Charlie Robinson, General Counsel, University of California 
  • Rhona D. Taylor, US Federal Defender

Friends and Neighbors

  • Isaac Abid
  • Che Allen
  • Jeff and Adimika Arthur
  • Kiko Asmerom
  • Karan Balaji
  • Andy Ball
  • Amanda Bornstein
  • Nanette Burgos
  • Elizabeth Clark
  • Chris Cody
  • Nicole Colley
  • Jeremy Crandell
  • Karen Draney
  • Kathy Dwyer
  • Razzu Engen
  • Osi Esue
  • Douglas Fitch, II
  • Lisabeth Flores
  • Mary Forte
  • Barbara Goldenberg
  • Melissa Guthrie
  • Marcella Hardy
  • Abby Hussein
  • Janie Johnson
  • Glenn Kaplan
  • Tania Kapoor
  • Leah Kimble Price
  • Peter Kovacs
  • Charlie Michelson
  • Omoju Miller
  • Sarah Moore
  • Susana Moraga
  • Corrine Norton
  • Shereda Nosakhare
  • Shannon O'Shea
  • Axell Osorio
  • Scott Perryman
  • Tamara Rasberry, Assistant Deputy California Secretary of State
  • Roderick Reed
  • Alex Rodas
  • Gaylen Roberts
  • Lena Setzermann
  • Josie Shapiro
  • Glyn Sweets
  • Veronica Tril
  • Yvonne Watson
  • Gene Zahas

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[Organizations listed for identification purposes only]