Our Board of Directors

John Richard Beltramo, President
Owner/Manager, Juliet Sailing & Diving

Tari Nicholson, Secretary
Community Activist

Lawrence Shorter, Treasurer
Manager, User Experience Design, EMC Corporation

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

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

Christine Daisy Han
Teacher, Silver Oak High School

Suzanne Lane
Graphic Design Consultant

Lara Mendel
Executive Director, The Mosaic Project

Sabrina Moyle
CEO, Hello! Lucky

Kara Murray
Mosaic Alumna

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

Quency Phillips
CEO, The Que Agency

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

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

Gogi Hodder
The Mosaic Project’s co-founder, Former COO, Former Board President

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