Philip Vincent Arca, M.A.
Mr. Arca has over
fifteen years of management experience in the not-for-profit sector. He is currently the Executive Director of the Action Alliance for Children while doing consulting work for the Center for Electronic Art. He was for eight years the Executive Director of Oakland Zoo
where he negotiated numerous successful corporate sponsorships. Mr. Arca
is the founder of Arca and Associates Management Consulting and is an
affiliate consultant for The Support Center of San Francisco and Lord
Khin Mai Aung
Ms. Aung is a Staff Attorney at the Asian Law Caucus,
where she works with youth on school discipline, youth criminalization,
and language access in juvenile hall. She also works with senior citizens
in housing and immigration. Prior to joining the Caucus three years ago,
she was a litigation attorney at Morrision & Foerster. Ms. Aung is
also a Tenant Commissioner on the San Francisco Rent Board, and a member
of the Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Board of Directors.
Lisa Cohen, M.Ed.
Ms. Cohen is currently Field
Development Coordinator with American Field Service (AFS), a leading high school exchange program.
She has also worked with WorldTeach and sits on an Advisory Board for the
Overseas Development Network and the Northern District Board for Region
XII of NAFSA, the Association of International Educators.
Ms. Cohen is currently Field
Dr. Copland is the Director of the Prospective Principals Program at Stanford University's School of Education, where he has been an Assistant Professor and Teacher and Research Assistant since 1999. He has six years teaching experience and seven as a school administrator at three different schools in the Bellingham School District in Washington State. Recent publications include "Rethinking School Leadership" and "The Myth of the Superprincipal."
Jon M. Fox, Jr.
Mr. Fox is VP of
production for StarMedia Broadband, a division of StarMedia Networks, the
leading Internet media company for the Spanish and Portuguese speaking
world. He has overseen the construction and daily activities of Broadband
studios in Mexico City, Rio, Buenos Aires, New York and San Francisco, as
well as the development of completely digital mobile webcasting units.
Prior to being bought by StarMedia, Jon was a co-founder of Webcast
Solutions and before that MediaCast, both pioneering companies in the
Streaming Media Industries.
Mr. Gordon is currently doing contract internet
programming. Prior to that he was a consultant for three years with Viant,
a digital consulting firm, where he served as a technical lead on project
work, as well a member of the Technology Center and Innovation Group.
Previous to his work at Viant, Jonathan was a technology consultant for
For over four years Ms. Hearz has
been the Executive Director of the Software Development Forum. She has
coordinated partnerships with over 30 major Silicon Valley companies.
Prior to that she worked as the Corporate Services Manager for Project
HIRED, and a Senior Account Officer at Citibank for four years where she
was responsible for $58 million in direct Citibank facilities to high-risk
corporate clients. She also serves on the Board of Directorsfor Social
Advocates for Youth.
Ms. Kano is currently the Cultural Affairs
Coordinator at the Consulate General of Japan. Ms. Kano serves on the
advisory board of Kearney Street Workshop, and works with the National
Asian American Telecommunications Association, Japanese Cultural and
Community Center of Northern California and several other community based
organizations. Ms. Kano has also spent 5 years in Japan, first as a
teacher on the JET program, and then for 2 years as a television producer
of an educational travel series.
Mark Kushner, Esq., J.D., M. Ed.
Mr. Kushner is Principal and Founder
of Leadership High School, San Francisco's first start-up charter high
school. An attorney, high school English teacher, and tennis coach, he
currently serves on the Board of Trustees of San Francisco's University
High School and the California Network of Educational Charters.
Alejandro Montenegro, Ph.D.
Dr. Montenegro has
twelve years of experience in top supervisory positions in Education and
Mental Health Services. He served as Director of In-country Training for
numerous U.S. Peace Corps programs in Central and South America, the
Caribbean and the U.S and has taught at universities in South America,
England, and the U.S.
Mr. Peterson is a Grants Manager with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund. He was previously a Grants Manager with the J. Paul Getty Trust for ten years.
Mr. Stein is a member
of the CompassPoint Nonprofit Services Consulting Group and is an
Affiliate Consultant with the Management Center. He is the former Internet
Coordinator for Children Now and the LaborNet Program Coordinator for the
Institute for Global Communications. He is also the author of Fundraising
on the Internet, and co-author of Aether Madness: An Offbeat Guide to the
Online World. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the Institute for Global
Communications and www.corpwatch.org.
Larry Yang, M.A.
Mr. Yang is a medical
social worker with the City and County of San Francisco. He has served on
the Board of Directors for Kairos House, and worked with ACTUP/Golden
Gate, The San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Shanti Project, Hospice by the
Bay, Catholic Charities, the California Department of Alcohol and Drug
Programs, and the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center. Mr. Yang was
also the co-founder of an award-winning marketing communications company.