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Board of Directors

Over the years, East Bay Agency for Children has been fortunate to be guided by boards noteworthy for both their professional expertise in areas critical to expanding our services and for their passionate belief that every child, no matter the difficulties he or she may face, has the potential to lead a fulfilling life.

We are deeply grateful for their commitment, their knowledge and their compassion.

Executive Committee

  • President: Gary Cox, Executive Director, Medicare Strategy and Analytics, Kaiser Permanente
  • Governance Chair: Matthew Nelson, President, GreatSchools.org
  • Treasurer: Mimi Park, Director & Credit Offices, Wells Fargo Securities
  • Quality & Impact Chair - Natalie Van Tassel, Retired Counselor, Co-Founder of Circle of Care
  • Board Secretary: Marguerite Stricklin, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice


  • Galia Amram, Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California
  • Mary Colby, Charles Schwab Investment Management
  • Rita Howard, Consultant, Legal Publishing
  • Leah Hughes, Business Analyst, PG&E
  • Joanne Karchmer, Principle, J. Karchmer Consulting
  • Rhonda Morris, Corporate Vice President of Human Resources, Chevron Corporation

  • Tess Singha, Human Resources Business Partner, Twilio, Inc.
  • Tim Sommer, Partnerships Director, DonorsChoose.org

  • Esther van Beers, Principle, Verdant Project Management Services LLC


We believe that if we build strong children, there will be fewer adults to mend.

—Outstanding Results—

13 dedicated programs

61 years of service

21,000 children and families served every year

95% satisfaction

"Every year we learn more about the harm suffered by children from trauma and social inequities. Please join the EBAC Board of Directors and me by volunteering, advocating, or donating to EBAC, so together we can help remove the barriers to well-being for children and families."
Carl Goldberg, President, EBAC Board of Directors

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