Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

John Shockley, President, Educator, Ret. Technology Manager
Michael Ritchie, Vice President, President, Critical Info
Galen Hamilton, Treasurer, COO, Washington Township Medical Group
Cherie Benafield,  Secretary, Administrator, NHUSD
Jill Stavosky, At Large, Retired Union City CRS Director
Helen Kennedy, Executive Director

 Board Members:

Subru Bhat, Retired Technologist
Tina Bobadilla-Mastel, Teacher and PASE Board Member
Don del Pilar, Retired Teacher/Counselor, NHUSD
Remy Fortier, Real Estate Broker
Josemari Galang, Data Analyst, Ohlone College Student
Michelle Hoffman, Administrator, Washington Township Medical Group
Sharon Kaur,
Community Advocate
Chuck Kennedy, Educator, Travel Agent
Tommie Lindsey,
Retired Teacher, Forensics Coach
Rita Mijares, Community Advocate
Glenn Nate, Business Owner 
Rhonda Neagle, 
Retired Administrator NHUSD
Lance Nishihira,
Trustee, NHUSD, Technology Manager 
Tracie Noriega,
Asst. Superintendent, SLZUSD
Cindy O’Brien,  Retired Teacher, NHUSD
Shamsa Rafay Khawaja, Human Relations Commissioner
Genevieve Randolph, Trustee, Chabot-Las Positas College District
Omy Ronquillo, Retired; Rotary Club
Anson Tjing, Real Estate Agent
Jerry Williams, Technology Sales Manager
Julie Zhu,
 Dir. Community Relations, Fremont Bank

Advisory Board Members:

Tony Acosta, Ret. City Manager, City of Union City
Marsha Badella, Community Advocate
Gary Charland,
CEO Masonic Homes of California
Janevette Cole, Trustee, Alameda County Board of Education
Emily Duncan, Union City City Councilmember
Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Mayor of Union City
Pat Gacoscos, Union City City Councilmember
Eileen McDonald, Trustee, Alameda County Board of Education
Bill Quirk, CA State Assemblymember Dist. 20
Linda Stewart, Exec. Director Magnolia Women’s Recovery Program
Michael Sweeney, 
Mayor Emeritus, Hayward
John Thompson, Superintendent, NHUSD
Richard Valle, Alameda County Supervisor


Helen Kennedy, Executive Director

Interested in Joining the Board of Directors?

How board members help the Foundation:

  • Enhance the Foundation’s public standing by representing and speaking for the Foundation in the community.
  • Ensure adequate financial resources by supporting the Foundation fundraising.
  • Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight.
  • Monitor, strengthen and advise the Foundation in its efforts to develop programs and activities.
  • Perform all other duties as provided in the bylaws or prescribed by the Foundation’s Board.

Contact us for more information.

Scholarship Donors

Thank you to all of the people and organizations who sponsor scholarships to help our students succeed in life!

Over $5,000 Annually

  • Tim Curry & Denise Lawson-Curry
  • Arthur & Marsha Badella
  • Michael Byron & Catherine Duterte-Byron
  • Michael and Cindy O'Brien
  • District African American Advisory
  • PASE - Pilipino-American Society for Education
  • Don del Pilar and Barbara Scheifler
  • Republic Services
  • New Haven Administrators Association