Safe Passages Board of Directors

Colin Lacon, Chair

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

Sherry Beeler Young, Treasurer

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

Lewis Cohen

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

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

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

Natasha Middleton

Probation Specialist/Legislative Coordinator,

Alameda County Probation Department

Former City of Oakland Commissioner (Measure Z)

John O’Toole, Retired Attorney

Former Director, National Center for Youth Law

Dan Siegel, Attorney

Siegel & Yee
Former OUSD Board of Trustee

Lewis Cohen

“It is a pleasure to serve on the board of Safe Passages. This organization is truly committed to the well-being and advancement of our families and children across the communities we serve. Keeping families at the center, our efforts provide tools, advocacy, and resources for them to actively be engaged in their own success. I am also honored to serve with a wonderful group of board members who have made much of their life work about improving opportunities and access to resources for our communities and their families. I hope you will consider learning more about our efforts and joining us in this amazing partnership with our families.”

Colin Lacon, Chair
Board of Directors