Meet Our Esteemed Speakers & Facilitators


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Jennifer Navarro-Marroquin 

Founder, Claiming Prosperity

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Sharon Cornu

Professor of Practice, Mills College

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Rani Langer-Croager

Co-Founder, Curriculum & Instruction Specialist Uptima Business Bootcamp

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Lanese Martin

Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director, Hood Incubator

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Nina Robinson

Senior Program Manager, Capital Convener & Impact Investor

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Dianna Tate


Accelerator Manager, ICA

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Nayeli Maxson

Executive Director, Bay Area Alliance for Community Development

 
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Nicole K. Lundy

CEO & Brand Strategist,
Pretty and Profiting

 
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Dr. Darcelle Lahr

Founder, Integral Consulting and Professor of Business Practice, Mills College

 
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Sabrina Wu

Senior Fellow of Equitable Economic Development, East Bay Community Foundation

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Abigail Martin, PhD.

Adjunct Professor, Mills College

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Arturo Noriega

Founder and Executive Director, Centro Community Partners

 
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Marissa Raya

Economic Development Strategy Project Manager, City of Oakland

 
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James W. Head

President & Chief Executive Officer of the East Bay Community Foundation

 
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Sharmila Singh

Sustainability Coach at REV

 
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Mike Hannigan

President of Give Something Back Workplace Solutions

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Patti Castro

Director of the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board

 
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Seth Barad

Professor of Business Practice
 

 

Michael Jones 

Relationship Manager at New Resource Bank

 
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Mindy Christensen

Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager & Team Leader at New Resource Bank

 
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Anne Lufkin

Associate at Kiva Oakland
 

 
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Judith Ford, PhD.

Professor at Mills College

 
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Laurie O’Hara 

Director of Business Development for Working Solutions

 
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Flor Melara

Senior Vice President- Relationship Manager, Main Street Launch

 
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Carroll Fife

Interim Director of Oakland Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

 
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Shana Lancaster

Co-Founder of Mamacita's Cafe

 
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Daniel Dellafosse

Attorney at Law

 
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La Wanda Knox

Founder, Make Green Go

 
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Claudia Mercado 

Founder of Calibueno LLC