Christine Coleman is a senior marketing and global communications leader with fourteen years experience in the nonprofit, philanthropy, and high tech sectors. She is a highly skilled strategist and tactician with an emphasis on corporate positioning and branding, web site development, PR, lead generation, and organizational development. As Director of Communications and Marketing at Tides, she successfully led all marketing programs for multiple service offerings, including an extensive organizational re-brand, crisis communications, website and collateral design and development, and campaign and event management. Prior to joining Tides, Christine worked in high tech public relations at Horn Group, Inc. where she led enterprise software and e-commerce accounts and helped launch high tech companies. She has also held marketing positions at Walker Interactive, a financial software company, and 2Know, Inc., a cross-cultural communications consulting firm. She has provided marketing and planning consultation for a variety of diverse social change organizations, and served as a board member at International Development Exchange which supports and builds alliances with NGO’s across the globe working to confront global systems of inequality. Christine holds a Masters in Organizational Development from California Institute of Integral Studies and a BA in French Literature and Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Catherine Hazelton was appointed Senior Program Officer for the California Democracy program at the James Irvine Foundation in 2009. At Irvine, Catherine is primarily engaged in grantmaking related to governance reform issues, including redistricting and elections, and public media coverage of governance issues. She also manages many aspects of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards. Before joining Irvine, Catherine served as Associate Director of the nonprofit Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California. Working with California’s law enforcement leaders, she devised and implemented strategies to earn public investments in early education programs. Previously, she spent three years as a Senior Legislative Aide to Assemblywoman Carol Liu and two years as a Legislative Aide and Field Representative to Assemblyman Jack Scott. Catherine also served as a Scheduling Director on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and in various capacities on California initiative, legislative and congressional campaigns. Since 1997, Catherine has volunteered with the California National Organization for Women, serving on the Political Action Committee, advising the group on policy issues and leading a chapter. Catherine completed her master’s degree in public policy at the University of California, Berkeley and earned her bachelor’s degree in history at Scripps College. She also attended Pasadena City College where she trained hundreds of students in grassroots advocacy and organized dozens of state and federal student lobbying trips. Her research related to redistricting reform and women in California politics has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Policy Matters and other publications.
Whitney Moss is a parenting writer and marketing consultant who spent seven years leading direct marketing efforts for LeapFrog Toys. She has advised numerous mom-targeted consumer brands on social media best practices. She is the co-founder of RookieMoms.com and 510Families.com, popular blogs aimed at inspiring parents to have more fun in the early years of parenthood. She has worked as a spokesperson for LEGO, Underwriter Laboratories, and Huggies, and writes a weekly column at BabyCenter.com. She is the co-author of The Rookie Mom’s Handbook (Quirk, 2008) and Stuff Every Mom Should Know (Quirk, 2012). Whitney holds a degree in Sociology from Barnard College at Columbia University and lives in Berkeley with her husband and their two children.
Danica Remy (Chair) has been a Managing Director and has served as an Officer of the Tides Family of Organizations for the past 9 years. She provided executive leadership in governance, human resources, finance, real estate, information technology and administrative operations until 2008. Tides Network has combined revenue of 200M+ annually and 135 core staff members with an extended staff of 500+. She has held the position of an Interim Executive Director for both Tides Center and Groundspring. Since 2009 she has been serving as Managing Director and Treasurer for the Tides Advocacy Fund. Prior to her work at Tides she was the Vice President Operations for Organic Inc., an Internet services company, serving as a member of the executive team and reporting to the CEO. She served as interim management for Organic’s Worldwide Client Service, strategy teams and communications (PR, marketing & community affairs). She has also held executive positions for numerous Internet companies. She sits on the boards of Greenwood School, Point Publisher of Whole Earth Catalog and Network for Good.
The Kitchen Cabinet (aka Advisory Council)
Betsy Ellis Chung – Co-founder, Clover by Clover
Sarah Crow - Senior Planning Analyst, San Francisco Human Services Agency
Rachel Fudge – Co-founder Emeritus, Help A Mother Out
Linda Johnson – Executive Director, Streetside Stories
Anat Shenker – Communications Consultant, ASO Communications
Sara Steffen – Corporate Communications, Cisco Systems
Kristen Sze – ABC7 Morning News Co-Anchor
Susie Wise - Design Strategist, Intuit
Los Angeles Advisory Council:
Julia Frey - Writer/Producer
Sarah Auerswald - co-Founder of MomsLA.com.
Jeannine Chanin-Penn - owner | xoj9 | event curator
Kate Wilkinson - Founder RetroModernMom.com
Yvonne Condes, Editor and co-Founder of MomsLA.com
Eva Smith - Founder & Editor Tech Food Life Blog