Safe Passages Board of Directors

Colin Lacon, Chair

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

Sherry Young, Treasurer

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

Namita S. Brown, Esq.

Partner, F3Law

Lewis Cohen

Retired, Former Deputy Mayor, Oakland
Former Assistant Superintendent OUSD

Brent Hawkins

Intellectual Property Attorney
Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Melissa Hoover

Executive Director
Democracy at Work Institute

Carla J. Koren

Senior Vice President
Senior Investment Management Consultant
Morgan Stanley

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

Joseph H. Magdovitz

Vice President of Finance, Workrise

Kim McAtee

Realtor, Compass Real Estate
McAtee and Deverel Associates

Josefina Alvarado Mena, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer, Safe Passages

John O’Toole

Retired Director, National Center for Youth Law

Bill Owens

Board Chair, Owens Financial Group
Former Board Chair, Owens Realty Mortgage
Former President, Owens Mortgage Investment

Anthony Shell

Principal with Avison Young

Dan Siegel

Partner, Siegel, Yee & Brunner
Former OUSD Board of Trustee

Daniel E. Toleran

Research Associate, Center for Applied Research Solutions, Inc.
Adjunct Faculty, Holy Names University

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