Our Board of Directors

Margaret (Gogi) Hodder, President 
Senior Claims Supervisor, BETA Healthcare Group; and Co-founder, The Mosaic Project

Erica Cicero, MSW, Vice President
Founder/Director, Outervention

Tari Nicholson, Secretary
Community Activist

Antoine L. Andrews, Finance/H.R. Committee Chair
Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Symantec

Kristin Hull, Ph.D (Education), Development Committee Chair
President, Nia Global Solutions at Domini Social Investments

Lia Barrow
Community Activist, MOM

John Beltramo
Owner/Manager, Juliet Sailing & Diving

Patricia Castaneda-Davis, MD, MBA
Assistant Chief of Pediatrics, Kaiser Permanente Oakland

Yvette Crespo
Sr. Consultant, Program Director, Project SEARCH

Brett Dennen
Singer/Songwriter & Resident Rock Star, The Mosaic Project

Annie Gordon
Teacher, Marin Horizon School

Christine Daisy Han
Teacher, Silver Oak High School

Lara Mendel
Executive Director, The Mosaic Project

Luis Ottley, Ed.D.
Head of School, Marin Horizon School

Marisol Vela-Chiu
Para Professional Instructional Aide, Mission High School

Lawrence Shorter
Manager, User Experience Design, EMC Corporation

Lynne Wander
Director of Customer Operations, Lithium Technologies

Our Youth Board

Raimundo Martinez and Jeremiah Mellor (also known as Jeremundo) are our Youth Board Presidents. Raimundo first came to Mosaic as a fourth grader at our Outdoor School. While at Mosaic, a pre­ex­ist­ing con­flict with one of his class­mates esca­lated. After going through Mosaic’s con­flict res­o­lu­tion col­lege, he was inspired to sit down and talk out his prob­lem with that class­mate. They resolved the con­flict peace­fully and became friends. From then on, he held tightly to the lessons he learned at Mosaic and returned as a cabin leader in 2013. He has not missed an Outdoor School sea­son since then. Raimundo is also a skilled bicy­clist and music pro­ducer. He can be found host­ing dance par­ties in the din­ing hall on Thursdays while the Outdoor School is in ses­sion. Jeremiah joined Mosaic as a cabin leader in 2013. He was edu­cated in a home-school com­mu­nity that worked to give him a cul­tur­ally inclu­sive under­stand­ing of the world. He joined Mosaic to “gain expe­ri­ence and train­ing as a social leader” and has blos­somed into a kind and nur­tur­ing youth leader as well as highly-capable facil­i­ta­tor. He is also a tal­ented rap­per and can often be seen help­ing our young poten­tial MCs cul­ti­vate their own rap­ping abil­i­ties. Jeremiah and Raimundo both cur­rently serve as interns at our Outdoor School and are close friends.

Our Advisory Board

Dr. Michael D. Baran
Harvard University
Director, Cambridge Diversity Consulting

Dr. Cynthia Colvin
Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst

Dr. Mignon Duffy
University of Massachusetts Lowel
Professor of Sociology

Laurie Grossman
Mindful Schools
Co-Founder and Director of Funding & Outreach

Ted Harrison, J.D.
Freelance Writer

Paul Kivel
Violence Prevention Educator

Coltrane Lord
Coltrane Conuí Designs, owner; Peace Activist

Priscilla McKenney
Consultant and Trainer
Former Program Director for GirlVentures

Barbara Mintzer-McMahon
President, Center for Transitional Management
Executive and Consultant

Alison Park
Blink Diversity Consulting

Staci Sambol
Slub Design
Co-owner and Graphic Designer

Dr. Winona Simms
Stanford University
Assistant Dean/Director of the American Indian, Alaska Native & Native Hawaiian Program

Cornelia St. John, MFT
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California
Faculty & Supervisor

Joyce Mende Wong
Hand to Hand Self-Defense Program
Co-Director and Certified Self-Defense Instructor

Jim Yarborough
Blue Oak School

Nelson Myhand
Myhand Curriculum Development Trainings and Facilitation
Principal & Political Organizer