Our team

Women leaders with deep roots in the East Bay.

 
 
  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.

  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, 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, and holds an MA in Literary Studies from UW Madison and a BA in English from UC Berkeley.

  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   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

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.

  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.

  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.

  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.