Career Highlights

● University California Berkeley, BA Political Science 1984

● John B. Williams Fellow of the Year, 1985

● Role Model of the Year, South Berkeley YMCA, 1986

● Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1986 and 1987

● Outstanding Young Black Public Administrator 1987, NFBPA

● Distinguished Service Award 1988, NFBPA

● Treasurer, South Berkeley YMCA Advisory Committee, 1986-1988

● 1st Vice President, Bay Area Chapter, National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), 1986-1988

● Board of Directors, Bay Area Black United Fund, 1986-1994

● School Superintendent’s Task Force on Education of African American Males, 1995-1997

● Speech to the Marian Wright Edelman Children’s Defense Fund Conference, 1995

● Honored by the National Black MBA Association, San Francisco Bay Area, 1996

● Special Guest, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congressional Black Caucus, 1996

● Speech Featured at Congressional Black Caucus, 1996

● Featured in Dollars and Sense Magazine as Outstanding Business Leader, 1997

● Mayor’s Commission on Youth- 1995-1997

● Mayor’s Education Task Force, 1995-1997

● Mayor’s Education Cabinet, 1996-1998

● Featured in Essence Magazine, 1998

● Community Leader of the Year Award, National Council of Negro Woman, 1998

● Ruby V. Forsha Community Enhancement Award, 1998

● Featured in “Profiles of Excellence,” KGO-TV, ABC Channel 7, 1999

● Racial Profiling Campaign attended by Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante, Feb/March 2000

● Million Dollar Matching Campaign 1997-2001

Big City Mountaineers Adult Group Leader (In 2004, her group of teens were the first females to climb the 10,000ft up Gail’s Peak. While her group rested, she went on to finally reach the 14,000ft summit)

● St. Leo Catholic Management Committee 2004-present

● Board of Regents Bishop O’Dowd High School, 2005

● 2005 Unsung Heroine Award – from Jack & Jill of America
● St. Leo the Great School – President, Advisory Board
● Bishop O’Dowd, Chair of Admissions & Marketing
● The Links Inc. National Foundation – Corporate Linkages Committee
● Bishop O’Dowd Hall of Fame-2008 Humanitarian of the Year Award

● 2008 Fannie Lou Hamer Emerging Leader Award – UC Berkeley Alumni Association

● American Institute of Public Services-Jefferson Award June-2008

● Commendation- Alameda County Board Of Supervisors 2008

● Champion for Youth- African American Excellence in Business Awards 2008

● Ella Hill Hutch Chapter- Oakland Berkeley Chapter Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA)-2009

● Community Service Award- Kappa Alpha Psi Berkeley Alumnae Chapter-2009

● Community Service Award- Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame-2009

● Advocacy Award- National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Bay Area Chapter-2009

● Regional Powerful ” Make A Difference” Award- Pine-Sol-2009

● Harvard Business School Executive Education “High Potentials Leadership Program”-2009

● Comcast Local Hero Award-2009

● KQED and Union Bank Honors Local Heroes-2010

● Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame-2010

● Wells Fargo Community Leader Spotlight Award-2010