Staff & Board Members

The Board and volunteers of the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland represent a great variety of career fields, academic majors, and interests. The diversity of the Board of Directors, volunteers and staff reflects that of our community. The Board members range in ages from their 20s all the way to their 90s, with many religions and most ethnic, racial, and socio-economic groups represented. This diversity is also reflected in our volunteer and staff groups. 

2021-2022 BOARD

  • Ineda Adesanya
  • Veronica Alexander
  • Cherisse Baatin
  • Marilyn Cleveland, President
  • Kate Earle Funk, Treasurer
  • Amy He
  • Marcus Hill 
  • Mary Huang, Vice President
  • Angela Jackson-Castain, Recording Secretary
  • Denise Jeffrey
  • Laura Kirkwood-Datta, Co-Recording Secretary
  • Judy Martin
  • Mary Stewart McCosker
  • Sarah Knox Miyazaki
  • Linda Oliver
  • Dia Penning, Corresponding Secretary
  • Patricia Raphael
  • Mary Remy
  • Jasmine Smith
  • Alyssa Tio 
  • Jennifer Meux White

2021-2022 STAFF

The YWCA Berkeley/Oakland staff is made up of hard-working, well educated, and extremely committed to the goals outlined in our mission for social service. The staff members are each uniquely qualified for their position, and their diversity in backgrounds benefit all of our programs success.

Kay Kelley – Interim Executive Director

Layla Dargahi – Program Manager: TechGYRLS Mentoring

Tanaya Kollipara – Program Manager: TechGYRLS Mentoring

Dohee Kim – Civic Engagement Manager

Karen Lei – Program Manager: English in Action

Claire Marchiano – Career Counselor and Coach

Deyon Gaston – Office Manager

Chelsea R. Sutton – Grants & Development Consultant 

Allison Peck – Accounts Bookkeeper Manager 

Ana Rivas – Housekeeper

Felix Tsai – Caretaker