Board of Directors

The Foundation is currently governed by a 18-member Board of Directors that is composed of corporate leaders from all over the East Bay. The Foundation's by-laws allow the Board to grow up to 21 members. 

Jess Brown Pacific Gas & Electric
Peter Liu Clean Energy Advantage Partners
Thomas Meier Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Les Hausrath Wendel Rosen
Bob Brown Western States Petroleum Association
Nik Dehejia Conservation Society of California - Oakland Zoo
Patricia Deutsche Marathon Petroleum Company
Renee Kemp Media and Communications Consultant
Bruce Kern Economic Consultant
Helane Morrison Hall Capital Partners, LLC
John Martin Drakes Brewing Company
Amber Miksza REI, Inc.
Holly Potter Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Taj Tashombe Oakland Athletics
Jack Uhalde NBC Bay Area
Keith White Salesforce, Inc.
Geoffrey Zimmerman Zimmerman Wealth Advisory Group, LLC
Ex Officio
Dee Rosario 2021 President


  • Our active and fearless group loves going outdoors and the East Bay Regional Park District creates very user friendly experiences for us. – Gina Lombardi Gravert, Supervisor Martinez Senior Center

  • I just enjoy being out with my family and dog; it's so peaceful and beautiful. You're having fun even if it’s wet and muddy. I’m like a little kid out there. – Gary Savell, Army Veteran Member

  • Our kids benefit tremendously from being outside of their community and venturing into nature, even though it’s just 15 minutes away. – Jennifer Pennybacker, Fifth-grade Teacher