Governing Board of Directors
Mr. Vita has a wide range of experience gained throughout his twenty-five years of practice Australia; new community development in the western U. S.; urban design, city planning and waterfront assignments in New York, Hong Kong, China and the Philippines; and landscape design for private estates throughout the United States, Singapore and Hawaii.
Jen Mahoney was born and raised in Marin County, California. She obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from University of California Berkeley in 2004. After graduation, she became a staff engineer for a Bay Area environmental consulting firm. Jen has always had an interest in giving back to the community and has been involved with various non-profits. So, in 2006, Jen joined Heffernan Insurance Brokers as an executive assistant to the CEO in order to learn more about business and participate in the non-profit world. Heffernan Insurance Brokers is recognized for its consistent involvement in numerous community non-profits. Jen has been actively involved in the formation of Collective Impact. Jen’s commitment, knowledge and intelligent outlook are an asset to the Board of Directors for Opportunity Impact.
Terry Phelan , Board Member
Advisory Board of Directors
Howcrio Burley Account Manager, My New Place
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Shea DiDonna, Director of Administration, True Venture Capital and MBA Candidate, Duke University. Bio coming soon.
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Matt Haney, J.D. and M.A. Education Candidate, Stanford Law School and Founder, Citizen Hope
A Bay Area native, Matt received his BA from UC Berkeley in Political Science and Urban Development, and is currently a joint JD/MA student in law and education at Stanford University. At UC Berkeley, Matt was actively involved with youth development work as a founding member of the afterschool program "Youth Impact" at Washington Elementary and a tutor and mentor at Willard Junior High. Matt worked at the War Crimes Chamber in Bosnia, and received an LLM in International Human Rights as a Senator George Mitchell Scholar in Ireland. Matt then worked as a California State Senate Fellow and Legislative Aide for State Senator Joe Simitian, serving as the Senator's education staffer for higher ed, afterschool and child care policy, and lead staff for Senator Simitians "hands free cell phone" bill. Matt was closely involved with the Obama presidential campaign, serving as the Northern California Student Field Director and then as the New Mexico Youth Vote Director. In 2008, Matt co-founded Citizen Hope, which empowers people to bring about change through community service and political activism. Matt also served as a Summer Associate in the White House Counsel's Office and the Greenlining Institute. Matt is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, New Leaders Council Fellow and a Delegate to the California Democratic Party State Central Committee.
Omar Khalif, US Census Community, Partnership Assistant; Board of Directors at Gateway High School and Vice President at Parents for Public Schools
Omar has 20 years experience working in social services and non profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. He's spent time more than a decade working in Juvenile Probation as a counselor, case manager and mediator for the department. Omar has also spent the majority of his career working to support vulnerable youth and their families. Omar ran for San Francisco School Board twice. His goal in joining the political conversation has always been dedicated to keeping the conversation honest and focused on real action. One of Omar's great passions in life is in talking straight about how the game is played. If you're looking for someone to keep you honest, he's your man. Omar is an active and proud father of four daughters - one attends an SFUSD school, KIPP Bayview Academy, another attends Crystal Springs in Hillsborough and two attending Prairie View A&M University. Omar has been happily married for 22 years.
Chantal Reynolds, Youth Coordinator, Oakland Youth Commission and Western Addition community colunteer. Chantal has been working with underserved children and young adults for over fifteen years. She has spent the last several years as an educator in underserved communities in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles, California and Newark, New Jersey. As an educator development, as well as improving their creative skills and over all self esteem and worth. Chantal is currently the Youth Leadership and Development Coordinator for the City of Oakland's Youth Advisory Commission. She earned her BA from the University of California, Berkeley in history. She also minored in education and African American studies. She earned her Masters Degree in History from Rutgers, The State University of University.
Maxwell Szabo, Account Executive, Ground Floor Public Affairs and President of the SF Young Democrats Max is a San Francisco native. He previously worked in Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also helped develop a start-up called LegiStorm which works to proote transparency in government. Max is the President of the San Francisco Young Democrats and the Director of New Media for the Business and Professional Caucus of the California Democratic Party. He currently works for Ground Floor Public Affairs where he manages a variety of clients with crisis communications, advocacy, land use, labor, ballot and candidate campaigns.