Christine Coleman is a senior marketing and communications leader with 15 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, and organizational development. She is currently Director of Marketing and Communications at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Prior to JFCS she served as Director of Communications and Marketing at Tides where she successfully led all marketing programs for multiple service offerings. Christine also worked in high tech public relations at Horn Group, Inc. where she led enterprise software accounts and helped launch start-up companies, and at Walker Interactive, a financial software company. 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 from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Catherine Hazelton has served as a Senior Program Officer in the California Democracy program since 2009. At Irvine, Catherine developed the Future of California Elections project and several elements of Irvine’s redistricting grantmaking. She also oversees grants related to other governance reform issues and public media coverage of state governance and policy. Additionally, she manages many aspects of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards. Before joining Irvine, Catherine worked with California law enforcement leaders to advocate for public investments in early education programs as Associate Director of the nonprofit Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. Previously, she served as a Senior Legislative Aide to Assemblywoman Carol Liu and a legislative aide and field representative to Assemblyman Jack Scott. Catherine has worked on numerous political campaigns including, most recently, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Catherine has served on several nonprofit boards, including the California National Organization for Women. She was recently appointed by Assembly Speaker John Pérez to serve on the state’s Physician Assistant Board. 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) serves as the Chief Operating Officer at the B612 Foundation, a non profit whose mission is to build Sentinel — a privately funded deep space telescope to protect the Earth from threatening asteroids. Prior to B612, Danica was at Tides Network, where she served as Managing Director for nine years, responsible for all operations, information technology, facilities, human resources, finance, lobbying and governance functions across all Tides enterprises: Tides Foundation, Tides Center, Tides Advocacy Fund and Tides Shared Spaces.Previously she served as a senior executive at several organizations, including Vice President of Operations for Organic, an internet strategy firm; Vice President leading investments, acquisitions and web strategy and shared operations for Knowledge Universe, a $3 billion global education company; and Vice President of Product Development and Engineering for Inquisit, a business intelligence service. Additionally, Danica was Vice President for The WELL the pioneering online virtual community, and co-founded the Global Business Network.She began her career studying computer science and film. Danica serves on the Board of Directors and is Audit Committee Chair for Network for Good, which provides a scaled digital platform for charities around the world to empower giving; is a Director (and former Chair) for the Greenwood School; and is President for Point, former publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog in addition to serving on other nonprofit start-ups.
The Kitchen Cabinet (aka Advisory Council)
Betsy Ellis Chung – Co-founder, Clover by Clover
Sarah Crow - Associate Director, Children & Families Program, Next Generation
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 - K12 Lab Network Director, d.school at Stanford