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Staff Directory



Melissa Chapman, Chief Executive Officer, 510.848.0237, ext. 111

Ron Feldman, Chief Financial Officer, 510.848.0237, ext. 146 

Aaron Atlas, Chief Operating Officer, 510.848.0237, ext. 112



Gerlee Urjin, Controller, 510.848.0237, ext. 127



Julie Iny, Development Director, 510.848.0237

Rachel Barron, Donor and Board Services Manager

Adult and Community Programs

Sarah Wolfman-Robichaud, Director of Public Programs, 510.848.0237, ext. 150

Alystar Sacks, Program Manager, Young Professionals and Civic Engagement, 510.848.0237, ext. 118

Candace Goodwin, Family Engagement Manager, 510.848.0237, ext. 147 



Rachel Whittom, Director of Operations, 510.848.0237, ext. 142 


Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Ruth Petersen Shorer, Director of Early Childhood Education, 510.848.0237, ext. 122

Nicole Whear, Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education, 510.848.0237, ext. 155 


Youth and Teen

Brianna Sommer, Director of Youth and Teen Programs, 510.717.8625 
Nina Diaz, Director of Afterschool Programs, 510.988.3070

Berkeley Afterschool

Benjy Toczynski, Director of Berkeley Afterschool, 510.848.0237, ext. 131

Sam Cantrell, Director of Club J, 510.848.0237, ext. 128 

Kids Club: Joaquin Miller

Leo Diaz, Kids Club-Joaquin Miller Director
, 510.482.7278

Dane Fox-McGraw, Kids Club-Joaquin Miller Assistant Director
, 510.482.7278

Kids Club: Cleveland

Crystal Carrillo, Kids Club-Cleveland Afterschool Director, 510.388.3455

Sonia Vazquez, Kids Club-Cleveland Afterschool Assistant Director, 510.388.3455


Natalie Garcia, Director of Facilities, 510.848.0237, ext. 110