Board of Directors

Nguyen Pham he/him
President

Janelle Luster she/they
Vice President

Spring Collins she/they
Secretary

Robert Louie he/him ⚧
Treasurer

Carolyn Wysinger she/her

Elizabeth Lanyon she/her

Manuel Alejandro Pérez he/him/él

Anjali Rimi she/they

Maceo Persson he/him

Di'ara Reid she/her

Joshua Smith he/him

Linda Martley-Jordan she/her

George Smith III

Nguyen Pham
President; he/him
Janelle Luster
Vice President; she/they
Spring Collins
Secretary; she/they
Robert Louie
Treasurer; he/him ⚧
Carolyn Wysinger
she/her
Elizabeth Lanyon
she/her
Manuel Alejandro Pérez
he/him/él
Anjali Rimi
she/they
Maceo Persson
he/him
Di'ara Reid
she/her
Joshua Smith
he/him
Linda Martley-Jordan
she/her
George Smith III

2022 Board Committees

President Pham and Vice President Luster are ex officio members of all Board Committees, aside from the Audit Committee of which the President may not be a member. Additionally, as the chairperson of the Audit committee, Vice President Pham may not serve on the Budget & Finance Committee.

Budget and Finance

Chair: Treasurer (Robert Louie)
Members: Anjali Rimi, Elizabeth Lanyon, George Smith, Spring Collins
Scope: budget preparation and financial strategy and oversight of the corporation.

Policies and Procedures

Chair: to be determined
Members: Carolyn Wysinger, Elizabeth Lanyon, Joshua Smith, Linda Martley-Jordan, Manuel Pérez
Scope: keeping the structure of the corporation under review and the formulation, maintenance and enforcement of policy.

Personnel

Chair: President (Nguyen Pham)
Members: George Smith, Manuel Pérez
Scope: monitoring the human resources strategy of the corporation.

Long Range Planning

Co-Chairs: Di'ara Reid & Interim Executive Director (Suzanne Ford)
Members: Di'ara Reid, Joshua Smith, Maceo Persson
Schedule: Second Wednesdays, after Membership Meeting
Scope: developing, monitoring and reviewing strategies for the organization, including an organizational strategic plan.

Nominating

Co-Chairs: President (Nguyen Pham) & Vice President (Janelle Luster)
Members: Interim Executive Director (Suzanne Ford),
Scope: identifying qualified candidates for the Board by devising and implementing a plan for strategic Board recruitment.

Development

Chair: Di'ara Reid
Members: Carolyn Wysinger, Elizabeth Lanyon, George Smith, Linda Martley-Jordan, Maceo Persson, Manuel Pérez, Spring Collins
Schedule: Third Tuesdays, 6pm
Scope: identifying new funding opportunities for the corporation.

Audit

Chair: to be determined
Members: Anjali Rimi, Maceo Persson
Scope: recommending to the Board of Directors the retention and termination of the independent auditor and negotiating the independent auditor's compensation.
Note: neither the President, Treasurer, nor any of the staff may serve on the Audit Committee, and the chairperson may not be a member of the Budget & Finance committee, nor shall members of the Budget & Finance committee constitute more than one half of the Audit committee.

Community Affairs

Co-Chairs Di'ara Reid & Joshua Smith
Members: Di'ara Reid, Joshua Smith, Linda Martley-Jordan, Spring Collins
Schedule: third wednesdays, 6:15pm
Scope:

  • reviewing membership applications and making recommendations to the Board for the acceptance/rejection of applications and for renewals.
  • oversees the membership program of the organization by creating and determining member benefits, devising a membership card and conducting membership roadshows.
  • developing the organization's outreach strategy and conducting community rap sessions and forums.
  • organization's newsletter.