Leadership CORPS Class of 2023 Launches a New Year!

Leadership Council SMC welcomed 36 senior-level San Mateo County leaders from the nonprofit, business, and public sectors. This accomplished group spent two days together in early September setting the foundational blocks that will support and connect them over the coming year and beyond.

The retreat centered around building their inclusive CORPS community. Their immersion was fast — after course logistics, they set norms; began work on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) including how personal identity influences behaviors, decisions. and interactions; and learning about their personal strengths assessments.

This group was “all in” from the start, up and about getting to know each other, joining the activities, and diving into each new wave that came their way.

There is much more to come from the work of this exciting and dynamic class. Watch our page in the coming months for more!

THANK YOU to our Opening Retreat partners and our team: County of San Mateo – Government, County of San Mateo Assistant County Executive Peggy Jensen, adelante coaching + consulting, Inclusion Counts, Moonstar Kitchen, Marcus L. Jackson Photography, the City of San Mateo, San Mateo City Librarian James Moore, and San Mateo Public Library. Georgia Demetra Farooq, Kate Zaenglein Korsh, Gilbert Wai, Kaarin Hardy, Co-President, Margi Power, Co-President, Karen Hager, Sheila Henderson, Amy McHugh, Dianne Willoughby

Leadership CORPS Class Of 2023

Rosa Acosta, City Clerk, City of South San Francisco,

Amanda Anthony, Program Manager, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center,

Pam Baker, Founder, Women’s Coaching Alliance,

Claire Bleymaier, Senior Community Health Planner, San Mateo County Health,

Rob Chinca, Police Captain, Hillsborough Police Department,

Gordon Clark, Vice President of Development, Peninsula Open Space Trust,

Niambi Clay, Executive Director, Equity, Social Justice, and Inclusion, San Mateo County Office of Education,

Theresa De Dios, Senior Executive Director, Peninsula Family Y, Branch of the Y of San Francisco,

Rameses Escobedo, Branch Manager, San Mateo County Libraries,

Rudy Espinoza Murray, Director, Board of Directors, San Mateo Resource Conservation District,

Jeffrey Essex, Executive Director, El Centro De Libertad,

Maureen Garrett, Chief Development Officer, CuriOdyssey

Judith Guerrero, Executive Director, Coastside Hope

Michael Guina, City Attorney, City of Burlingame,

Richard Hackmann, Partner, Lighthouse Public Affairs,

Kate Hiester, Regional Director: Peninsula (SM & SMC), Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY),

Paitra Houts, Director of Community Engaged Learning, Haas Center for Public Service – Stanford,

Marie Jackson, Chief Marketing Officer, LifeMoves,

Julie King, Director, Hospitality & Business Operations, Genentech,

Monroe Labouisse, Chair, San Mateo County Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission,

Lisa Lopez Rossi, Administrative Services Director, City of Half Moon Bay,

Patricia Love, Executive Director, Strategy and Communications, San Mateo County Office of Education,

Alison Madden, Managing Attorney, Law Office of Alison Madden, aka MaddenLaw

Kim Oliff, VP and Governing Member, Board of Education, Hillsborough City School District

Pablo Quintanilla, Program Management Lead, Social Impact & Responsible Innovation, Meta,

Sharon Ranals, Assistant City Manager, City of South San Francisco,

Diane Russell, Board Member, Women’s Achievement Network and Development Alliance (WANDA),

Mona Shah, Director of Development/Interim Executive Director, Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club

Phoebe Shin Venkat, Planning Commissioner/Board Member, City of Foster City,

Lisa Shirley, Vice President/Research Analyst, Franklin Templeton Investments,

Tami Strauss, Associate Director of Real Estate Development, Eden Housing,

Marlene Subhashini, Community Development Director, City of Foster City,

Dina Ting, SVP, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, Franklin Templeton,

Irving Torres, Director of Community Engagement, All Home,

Steven Van, Business Owner, Victory Consulting,

Sandi Winter, Executive Director, Senior Coastsiders, Inc.