Safe Passages Board of Directors

Lewis Cohen

Director of Communications,
National Center for Youth Law
Former Deputy Mayor, City of Oakland

Sherry Beeler Young, Treasurer

Vice President, Private Client Advisor
Bank of the West, Wealth Management

Namita S. Brown, Esq.

Partner, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP

Reygan E. Harmon

Ceasefire Program Director
City of Oakland Police Department

Melissa Hoover

Executive Director
Democracy at Work Institute

Colin Lacon, Chair

Public Affairs Director, Kaiser Permanente;
Professional Faculty, Haas Business School, UC Berkeley

Dr. Tomas Magaña

Attending Physician, La Clinica de la Raza, Inc.;
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of
Pediatrics, UC San Francisco
Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University;
Principal Investigator Public Health Institute

Josefina Alvarado Mena, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer, Safe Passages

John O’Toole, Attorney


Dan Siegel, Attorney

Siegel & Yee
Former OUSD Board of Trustee

Lewis Cohen

“The Safe Passages Board brings together a diversity of experiences, expertise and innovative ideas to social justice. I am proud to serve on a board with individuals who are committed to making a long lasting positive change for the children and families of our communities.”

Lewis Cohen, Chair
Board of Directors