Our team

Women leaders with deep roots in the East Bay.

 
 
  Barbara Ando   Volunteers   Barbara Ando was the Director of Public Programs at Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley, and has more than 30 years experience in community relations, event management, volunteer leadership, and other aspects of nonprofit management.

Barbara Ando
Volunteers

Barbara Ando was the Director of Public Programs at Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley, and has more than 30 years experience in community relations, event management, volunteer leadership, and other aspects of nonprofit management.

  Tara Ayres   Accessibility & Rally   Tara Ayres is a feminist cultural activist who has spent the last 43 years producing women’s and lesbian and gay concerts, theater and other cultural events, first in Kansas City, then in Connecticut and Wisconsin, and now in the San Francisco Bay Area. After years of producing women’s concerts and dances in Madison, WI, she served for 9 years as the Artistic Director of StageQ, Madison’s LGBT theater troupe. A disability rights activist, Tara recently wrote a guide to using small claims court to enforce the California disability rights law. Her most recent nonprofit involvement is as a member of the Board of Directors of the We Want the Land Coalition.

Tara Ayres
Accessibility & Rally

Tara Ayres is a feminist cultural activist who has spent the last 43 years producing women’s and lesbian and gay concerts, theater and other cultural events, first in Kansas City, then in Connecticut and Wisconsin, and now in the San Francisco Bay Area. After years of producing women’s concerts and dances in Madison, WI, she served for 9 years as the Artistic Director of StageQ, Madison’s LGBT theater troupe. A disability rights activist, Tara recently wrote a guide to using small claims court to enforce the California disability rights law. Her most recent nonprofit involvement is as a member of the Board of Directors of the We Want the Land Coalition.

  Kari Bible   Logistics   Kari Bible is an attorney and event planner. Her lifelong recognition of the disparate treatment of women throughout history led her to join the fight for women and other vulnerable populations after attending the first Women's March in 2017. She holds a BA in psychology and communications from the University of Minnesota and a JD from William Hamline School of Law.

Kari Bible
Logistics

Kari Bible is an attorney and event planner. Her lifelong recognition of the disparate treatment of women throughout history led her to join the fight for women and other vulnerable populations after attending the first Women's March in 2017. She holds a BA in psychology and communications from the University of Minnesota and a JD from William Hamline School of Law.

  Abby Fong   Community Outreach   Abby Fong works as a planning engineer conducting hydraulic modeling and analysis. After volunteering at Women's March Oakland 2017, she was involved with a local huddle organizing, fundraising and marching for the community. Originally from Los Angeles, she studied civil engineering at UC Irvine and now lives in Oakland.

Abby Fong
Community Outreach

Abby Fong works as a planning engineer conducting hydraulic modeling and analysis. After volunteering at Women's March Oakland 2017, she was involved with a local huddle organizing, fundraising and marching for the community. Originally from Los Angeles, she studied civil engineering at UC Irvine and now lives in Oakland.

 
  Kira Galbraith   Youth   Born and raised in Berkeley, Kira Galbraith is dedicated to ensuring that tomorrow’s voters have a seat at the table today. After planning a March for Our Lives walkout, she cofounded Bay Area Student Activists, which now encompases 30 different schools across the region. A junior at Berkeley High, Kira is also co-president of her school’s Amnesty International chapter.

Kira Galbraith
Youth

Born and raised in Berkeley, Kira Galbraith is dedicated to ensuring that tomorrow’s voters have a seat at the table today. After planning a March for Our Lives walkout, she cofounded Bay Area Student Activists, which now encompases 30 different schools across the region. A junior at Berkeley High, Kira is also co-president of her school’s Amnesty International chapter.

  Adriana Guerrero   Fundraising   Adriana Guerrero is a social justice advocate and a nonprofit fundraising professional. A common thread that weaves her professional aspirations and beliefs together is her pursuit of social justice with a youth development lens. As a first-generation college graduate, Adriana believes all children and young people deserve equitable access to education in order to thrive and achieve their potential. She graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in psychology and holds a master’s in nonprofit administration from the University of San Francisco.

Adriana Guerrero
Fundraising

Adriana Guerrero is a social justice advocate and a nonprofit fundraising professional. A common thread that weaves her professional aspirations and beliefs together is her pursuit of social justice with a youth development lens. As a first-generation college graduate, Adriana believes all children and young people deserve equitable access to education in order to thrive and achieve their potential. She graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in psychology and holds a master’s in nonprofit administration from the University of San Francisco.

  Cynthia Gutierrez   Call to Action Alley   Cynthia Gutierrez is a first-generation Nicaraguan Salvadoran feminist with a decade of social justice community organizing experience. She is a Research Analyst with Advancing New Standards For Reproductive Health. Cynthia is passionate about working in the fields of access to reproductive justice, birth work, and the intersection of healing from sexual violence trauma. She is a proud board member of ACCESS Women's Health Justice. Cynthia holds a BA in sociology from UC Santa Cruz and is pursuing her MPH at the University of San Francisco.

Cynthia Gutierrez
Call to Action Alley

Cynthia Gutierrez is a first-generation Nicaraguan Salvadoran feminist with a decade of social justice community organizing experience. She is a Research Analyst with Advancing New Standards For Reproductive Health. Cynthia is passionate about working in the fields of access to reproductive justice, birth work, and the intersection of healing from sexual violence trauma. She is a proud board member of ACCESS Women's Health Justice. Cynthia holds a BA in sociology from UC Santa Cruz and is pursuing her MPH at the University of San Francisco.

  Ashley Hagin   Volunteers   Ashley Hagin works in mental health and education with a Bay Area nonprofit, where she manages compliance and enrollment. A passionate civic engagement advocate, she has attended Women's March Oakland annually since its conception. She holds a BS in psychology from Saint Mary's College of California.

Ashley Hagin
Volunteers

Ashley Hagin works in mental health and education with a Bay Area nonprofit, where she manages compliance and enrollment. A passionate civic engagement advocate, she has attended Women's March Oakland annually since its conception. She holds a BS in psychology from Saint Mary's College of California.

 
  LaNiece Jones   PR & Community Outreach   LaNiece Jones has served as BWOPA/TILE's Executive Director since 1995 and is the founder of lajones&associates, a marketing, PR and events firm specializing in organizational strategy, electoral campaigns and community organizing. She is the former president of Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club and a member of the KQED Community Advisory Panel. With an MA in social entrepreneurship and change from Pepperdine University, LaNiece is a passionate supporter of black women as authentic leaders and building coalitions to empower the economic success of the community at large.

LaNiece Jones
PR & Community Outreach

LaNiece Jones has served as BWOPA/TILE's Executive Director since 1995 and is the founder of lajones&associates, a marketing, PR and events firm specializing in organizational strategy, electoral campaigns and community organizing. She is the former president of Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club and a member of the KQED Community Advisory Panel. With an MA in social entrepreneurship and change from Pepperdine University, LaNiece is a passionate supporter of black women as authentic leaders and building coalitions to empower the economic success of the community at large.

  Quinn King   Director, Fundraising   Quinn King is a fundraiser in the San Francisco Bay Area with experience in organizations focused on education, public policy, and the environment. She has studied the effects of nationalism on today's youth while living in the former Yugoslavia, and has worked extensively with women who survived the Bosnian Massacre by providing them psycho-social trauma relief. She received her MA in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies with concentrations in peace building and Spanish. She graduated from Fordham University with a BA in political science and theology and a minor in Spanish.

Quinn King
Director, Fundraising

Quinn King is a fundraiser in the San Francisco Bay Area with experience in organizations focused on education, public policy, and the environment. She has studied the effects of nationalism on today's youth while living in the former Yugoslavia, and has worked extensively with women who survived the Bosnian Massacre by providing them psycho-social trauma relief. She received her MA in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies with concentrations in peace building and Spanish. She graduated from Fordham University with a BA in political science and theology and a minor in Spanish.

  Alison Mata   Director, Operations   Alison Mata is Events Manager at Lawley Ranch and the former Program Manager at Women's Centers International. During her 7-year tenure in commercial property and construction management for CAC Real Estate Management and CBRE, she oversaw million-dollar construction projects. She graduated from Saint Mary's College of California with a BA in international area studies.

Alison Mata
Director, Operations

Alison Mata is Events Manager at Lawley Ranch and the former Program Manager at Women's Centers International. During her 7-year tenure in commercial property and construction management for CAC Real Estate Management and CBRE, she oversaw million-dollar construction projects. She graduated from Saint Mary's College of California with a BA in international area studies.

  Mica Stumpf   Safety   Born on International Women’s Day, Mica Stumpf has been a nonviolence trainer for 7 years. Since 2011, she has worked with Bay Area nonprofits such as the Metta Center for Nonviolence, Positive Peace Warrior Network, and East Point Peace Academy. This work has opened the opportunity to teach nonviolence in local jails, tapping into a passion to serve communities most affected by violence. A peace and conflict studies graduate from UC Berkeley, she became a certified counselor In 2016 and currently works as a counselor in a private practice.

Mica Stumpf
Safety

Born on International Women’s Day, Mica Stumpf has been a nonviolence trainer for 7 years. Since 2011, she has worked with Bay Area nonprofits such as the Metta Center for Nonviolence, Positive Peace Warrior Network, and East Point Peace Academy. This work has opened the opportunity to teach nonviolence in local jails, tapping into a passion to serve communities most affected by violence. A peace and conflict studies graduate from UC Berkeley, she became a certified counselor In 2016 and currently works as a counselor in a private practice.

  Alisha Woo   Director, Marketing   Alisha Woo has 10 years of experience leading operations and marketing campaigns for organizations and companies based in the US, Europe and Asia. Most recently, she was Operations Lead for Women’s March Bay Area and Operations Manager at Meteor Development Group. Prior to that, she opened the first North American office for WordAppeal, a digital agency in Paris. She serves on the board of Tomorrow Youth Repertory in Alameda, and holds an MA in literary studies from UW Madison and a BA in English from UC Berkeley.

Alisha Woo
Director, Marketing

Alisha Woo has 10 years of experience leading operations and marketing campaigns for organizations and companies based in the US, Europe and Asia. Most recently, she was Operations Lead for Women’s March Bay Area and Operations Manager at Meteor Development Group. Prior to that, she opened the first North American office for WordAppeal, a digital agency in Paris. She serves on the board of Tomorrow Youth Repertory in Alameda, and holds an MA in literary studies from UW Madison and a BA in English from UC Berkeley.

  Mee Yang   Community Outreach   Mee Yang conducted social services research for 3 years, evaluating mental health systems for program effectiveness, timeliness and quality. A UC Davis psychology graduate, she now works in technical recruiting while volunteering with local community organizations.

Mee Yang
Community Outreach

Mee Yang conducted social services research for 3 years, evaluating mental health systems for program effectiveness, timeliness and quality. A UC Davis psychology graduate, she now works in technical recruiting while volunteering with local community organizations.