Our team

Women leaders with deep roots in the East Bay.

 
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Alison Mata Co-Chair & Logistics Alison Mata is Program Manager at Women's Centers International, Co-Founder of We Persist, and Events Manager at Lawley Ranch. 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
Co-Chair & Logistics

Alison Mata is Program Manager at Women's Centers International, Co-Founder of We Persist, and Events Manager at Lawley Ranch. 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.

Ivonne Quiroz Co-Chair & Community Outreach Ivonne Quiroz is a graduate of San Francisco State University where she studied biology and Latino/a studies. She currently works at WORLD as their Policy and Advocacy Manager, working with women impacted by HIV to build power to make social change. She also started a community group in 2014 for newly arrived youth from Central America called Luna. A product of the Occupy Movement in 2011, Ivonne has seen the power that communities of color have when they come together for a common goal and sees Women's March Oakland as a platform to engage women of color to create social change.

Ivonne Quiroz
Co-Chair & Community Outreach

Ivonne Quiroz is a graduate of San Francisco State University where she studied biology and Latino/a studies. She currently works at WORLD as their Policy and Advocacy Manager, working with women impacted by HIV to build power to make social change. She also started a community group in 2014 for newly arrived youth from Central America called Luna. A product of the Occupy Movement in 2011, Ivonne has seen the power that communities of color have when they come together for a common goal and sees Women's March Oakland as a platform to engage women of color to create social change.

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.

Dalila Dynes Community Outreach Dalila Dynes was a business owner for 18 years before founding The Spirit of Oakland, a philanthropic and arts organization that gives free platforms to artists and funding to nonprofits, in 2016. She is an artist and advocate for human rights equity and community.

Dalila Dynes
Community Outreach

Dalila Dynes was a business owner for 18 years before founding The Spirit of Oakland, a philanthropic and arts organization that gives free platforms to artists and funding to nonprofits, in 2016. She is an artist and advocate for human rights equity and community.

LaNiece Jones Community Outreach Oakland native and founder of lajones&associates, a marketing public relations and events firm, specializing in organizational strategy, electoral campaigns and community organizing. LaNiece serves as BWOPA/TILE's Executive Director since 1995, is the immediate past President of Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club (MGO) and a member on the KQED Community Advisory Panel. LaNiece earned her Bachelor’s degree from CSU Hayward and Master’s degree from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles in Social Entrepreneurship & Change. LaNiece is passionate supporting black women to be authentic leaders and building coalitions to empower the community-at-large for economic success.

LaNiece Jones
Community Outreach

Oakland native and founder of lajones&associates, a marketing public relations and events firm, specializing in organizational strategy, electoral campaigns and community organizing. LaNiece serves as BWOPA/TILE's Executive Director since 1995, is the immediate past President of Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club (MGO) and a member on the KQED Community Advisory Panel. LaNiece earned her Bachelor’s degree from CSU Hayward and Master’s degree from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles in Social Entrepreneurship & Change. LaNiece is passionate supporting black women to be authentic leaders and building coalitions to empower the community-at-large for economic success.

Rebecca Joseph Volunteers Rebecca Joseph, PhD brings more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, event management, and community-based action research to Women's March Oakland.

Rebecca Joseph
Volunteers

Rebecca Joseph, PhD brings more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, event management, and community-based action research to Women's March Oakland.

Quinn King 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
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.

Alisha Woo Marketing & Operations Alisha Woo is Co-Founder, Director of We Persist. She has 9 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
Marketing & Operations

Alisha Woo is Co-Founder, Director of We Persist. She has 9 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.