Join the TPC mailing list!

  • Facebook
  • Instagram

©2018 by www.thepeoplesconservatory.org. 

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Antwi Akom is the Director of the Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab—a joint research lab between UCSF and SFSU. His research lies at the intersection of science, technology, spatial epidemiology, community development, health communications, medical sociology, ethnic studies, African American studies, culturally responsive human centered design, Big Data, and public health. Dr. Akom is also a faculty affiliate with UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center where he focuses on researching, developing, and deploying new health information communication technologies that amplify the voices of communities often excluded from digital and physical public spheres and connecting them with resources that improve health literacy, data literacy, health care delivery, and promote equitable economic development for vulnerable populations. Dr. Akom has an extensive background in building collaborative, community-facing technology projects and new models of urban innovation that help cities become smarter, more equitable, just and sustainable.

Kristian Andreas Akseth is a San Francisco native and the son of immigrant parents.  He has worked extensively in California in the designing and engineering in the fields of ultrasonics, civil engineering and currently is developing interactive theaters and tools for the burgeoning virtual/augmented reality space.  He is also an active founder and or member of numerous historical societies and benevolent groups organized to assist youth and veterans.

Dr. Garcia has been a professional educator for 18 years. He spent 12 years as a teacher and instructional coach and 6 years as a middle school and elementary school administrator in Oakland and Hayward. He is a San Francisco native and a graduate of Tamalpais High school in Mill Valley, UC Berkeley (B.A. & Ed.D.), and Fresno State (M.A.T.). He is currently a Director of Customized Support with Partners in School Innovation. He is also an MC and filmmaker (writer, producer, director).

“Ignorance allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have” — James Baldwin

Kelly Hall is a national health policy expert and the Founder and President of Pembroke Policy Consulting. She has worked in politics and policy in Washington D.C. and California, with a focus on improving health care for our nation's most under-served populations. Currently she works with labor unions, grassroots organizers, local and national non-profits, and safety net healthcare providers to advance improvements in Medicaid, universal health access, and dignity for the healthcare workforce. Raised in Michigan, Kelly now lives in Oakland, CA.

Lil Milagro Henriquez more than a fifteen years of experience organizing around issues ranging from access to higher education for low-income people and communities of color, to femicide in Juarez, food sovereignty, union democracy and labor organizing, working to empower local people to challenge systems of injustice and oppression. In 2010 Lil Milagro graduated with a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Her graduate work focused on deforestation and cultural and ecological survival of Nahuatl peoples in western El Salvador.  In 2017, she founded Mycelium Youth Network, an organization to empower young people with the tools to survive and thrive in a climate challenged world. Her passion and constant inspiration are leadership development and community empowerment as tools for change. She is the mother of two beautiful children.

Owen Levin is the Director of Finance and Operations at Cast and has more than seven years of nonprofit finance and operations experience as Administrative Director at the Jewish Film Institute, presenter of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the largest Jewish Film Festival in the world. While at JFI, Owen also worked closely with the board and management of the 9th Street Film Center, an innovative organization that provides offices and screening facilities to film nonprofits along a cooperative model. Before returning to Columbia University for his Master’s degree in Arts Administration, Owen had a ten-year career in the for-profit film business in New York, most recently as COO and Line Producer for Stick Figure Productions, overseeing the finance and production of documentary films including the HBO series “Family Bonds” and the film “loudQUIETloud” about the band Pixies. Originally from New Hampshire, Owen has grown to love the Bay Area and can often be found with his family taking in the cultural, natural and edible wonders so abundant here. Contact Owen at olevin@cast-sf.org

Rachel is a Bay Area-based writer whose work focuses on mindfulness, joy, and justice. She is the author of Not Quite Nirvana,  which was selected for Best Buddhist Writing 2012. Her work has appeared in various anthologies as well as in national magazines including the New York Times, Shambhala Sun, The Village Voice and AlterNet.

Rachel is the Associate Publisher of Shambhala Publications.

www.rachelbneumann.com

Sharoia Taylor-Cornejo is an education and legal advocate who has dedicated her time and early career to uncoupling injustice from institutional and community spaces. As a graduate from the University of San Francisco School of Law with her J.D., and San Francisco State University with her M.A. in Ethnic Studies, Sharoia has combined these interests as a high school teacher to disrupt the school to prison pipeline, as well as within the criminal justice system as a legal advocate to serve the most vulnerable populations within her community. 

OUR BOARD OF ADVISORS

Philip Gray
Founder & CEO, More Distribution

Roger Lehecka
Former Dean of Students, Columbia University
Founder, Double Discovery Center

Tirien Steinbach
Chief Program Officer, ACLU of Northern CA

Owen Grover
CEO, Pocket Casts
Former EVP, iHeartMedia

Ariana Pritchett
CEO, Flight Design

Jill Szuchmacher
Director of Business Development, Google

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Antwi Akom is the Director of the Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab—a joint research lab between UCSF and SFSU. His research lies at the intersection of science, technology, spatial epidemiology, community development, health communications, medical sociology, ethnic studies, African American studies, culturally responsive human centered design, Big Data, and public health. Dr. Akom is also a faculty affiliate with UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center where he focuses on researching, developing, and deploying new health information communication technologies that amplify the voices of communities often excluded from digital and physical public spheres and connecting them with resources that improve health literacy, data literacy, health care delivery, and promote equitable economic development for vulnerable populations. Dr. Akom has an extensive background in building collaborative, community-facing technology projects and new models of urban innovation that help cities become smarter, more equitable, just and sustainable.

Kristian Andreas Akseth is a San Francisco native and the son of immigrant parents.  He has worked extensively in California in the designing and engineering in the fields of ultrasonics, civil engineering and currently is developing interactive theaters and tools for the burgeoning virtual/augmented reality space.  He is also an active founder and or member of numerous historical societies and benevolent groups organized to assist youth and veterans.

Kelly Hall is a national health policy expert and the Founder and President of Pembroke Policy Consulting. She has worked in politics and policy in Washington D.C. and California, with a focus on improving health care for our nation's most under-served populations. Currently she works with labor unions, grassroots organizers, local and national non-profits, and safety net healthcare providers to advance improvements in Medicaid, universal health access, and dignity for the healthcare workforce. Raised in Michigan, Kelly now lives in Oakland, CA.

Lil Milagro Henriquez more than a fifteen years of experience organizing around issues ranging from access to higher education for low-income people and communities of color, to femicide in Juarez, food sovereignty, union democracy and labor organizing, working to empower local people to challenge systems of injustice and oppression. In 2010 Lil Milagro graduated with a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Her graduate work focused on deforestation and cultural and ecological survival of Nahuatl peoples in western El Salvador.  In 2017, she founded Mycelium Youth Network, an organization to empower young people with the tools to survive and thrive in a climate challenged world. Her passion and constant inspiration are leadership development and community empowerment as tools for change. She is the mother of two beautiful children.

Owen Levin is the Director of Finance and Operations at Cast and has more than seven years of nonprofit finance and operations experience as Administrative Director at the Jewish Film Institute, presenter of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the largest Jewish Film Festival in the world. While at JFI, Owen also worked closely with the board and management of the 9th Street Film Center, an innovative organization that provides offices and screening facilities to film nonprofits along a cooperative model. Before returning to Columbia University for his Master’s degree in Arts Administration, Owen had a ten-year career in the for-profit film business in New York, most recently as COO and Line Producer for Stick Figure Productions, overseeing the finance and production of documentary films including the HBO series “Family Bonds” and the film “loudQUIETloud” about the band Pixies. Originally from New Hampshire, Owen has grown to love the Bay Area and can often be found with his family taking in the cultural, natural and edible wonders so abundant here. Contact Owen at olevin@cast-sf.org

Rachel is a Bay Area-based writer whose work focuses on mindfulness, joy, and justice. She is the author of Not Quite Nirvana,  which was selected for Best Buddhist Writing 2012. Her work has appeared in various anthologies as well as in national magazines including the New York Times, Shambhala Sun, The Village Voice and AlterNet.

Rachel is the Associate Publisher of Shambhala Publications.

www.rachelbneumann.com

Sharoia Taylor-Cornejo is an education and legal advocate who has dedicated her time and early career to uncoupling injustice from institutional and community spaces. As a graduate from the University of San Francisco School of Law with her J.D., and San Francisco State University with her M.A. in Ethnic Studies, Sharoia has combined these interests as a high school teacher to disrupt the school to prison pipeline, as well as within the criminal justice system as a legal advocate to serve the most vulnerable populations within her community. 

OUR BOARD OF ADVISORS

Philip Gray
Founder & CEO, More Distribution

Roger Lehecka
Former Dean of Students, Columbia University
Founder, Double Discovery Center

Tirien Steinbach
Chief Program Officer, ACLU of Northern CA

Sway 

American Journalist, Producer and Radio personality, "Sway in the Morning", "Sways Universe"

Owen Grover
CEO, Pocket Casts
Former EVP, iHeartMedia

Ariana Pritchett
CEO, Flight Design

Jill Szuchmacher
Director of Business Development, Google

June Kitagawa Sakamoto

Senior Assistant Dean, Hastings Law School

Sharon Brous

Senior and Founding Rabbi of IKAR

OUR SCHOOLS

Edendale Middle School
Manzanita Seed Community School
Pear Tree Community School
Roses In Concrete Community School
Wood Middle School
Show More

PARTNERS & DONORS

Ciel Creative Space
Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation
Show More