Chair
Community and Nonprofit Leader, Development and Strategy
Regional Representative (Northern California), Human Rights Educators USA
Doctoral Student, International & Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco

Jane comes to human rights education through both her lived experiences as well as approximately 17 years working on education-related matters in nonprofit, government, and business contexts. As a daughter of parents who both fled a country when they were young, human rights and education have been driving forces throughout Jane’s life and career.

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Director of Service Learning, The Urban School of San Francisco
Adjunct Faculty, University of San Francisco

Amy Argenal completed her doctorate in International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco, where she also received her Masters in the same area of study. She received her second Masters in Human Rights from Mahidol University in Thailand. Her doctorate research focuses on human rights activism in Myanmar. Amy is the Director of Service Learning at an independent high school in San Francisco and through her work in that capacity has published on critical service learning and presented at various conferences on teaching race, power, and privilege.

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Managing Director
Newport Board Group
 
Michael Evans is the Managing Director for the Newport Board Group; a national Board and CEO Advisory firm. Prior to Newport Board Group, Michael L. Evans had been with Ernst & Young. During his many years with the firm, he served as a tax, audit, and consulting services partner. Prior to Ernst & Young, Michael was with Interregional Financial Group and a law firm engaged in corporate law.  

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Strategic & Leadership Communications Executive
 
Jane is a communications executive and Principal at Silicon Valley-based Genuity Public Relations. She provides strategic and executive leadership communications services to science-based technology companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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Principal
GK Law Firm

 
Galorah Keshavarz is a licensed CA attorney who has focused her career on serving disenfranchised communities. From civil rights litigation to immigration law, she has worked with CA prisoners, refugees, asylees, unaccompanied minors, inner city youth, victims of crimes, and Dreamers. In 2014, she visited a refugee camp in Jordan, which inspired her to dedicate her life to helping refugees.

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Director
National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB)
 
Ko Ko Lay is a Burmese activist who continually struggles for peace, social justice and freedom in Burma. While living on the Thai-Burma border, he served as Secretary of Information for the Central Executive Committee of the All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF). After moving to the United States, he received an A.S. degree in Photography; B.A. degrees in Industrial Design and Global Peace; and an M.A.I.A degree in Social Change Design and Conflict Resolution with an emphasis in International Conflicts. He is a founder of the Open Students Network for Burma at San Francisco State University (SFSU).

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Chief Operating Officer
Mission Economic Development Agency

Jillian Spindle is the Chief Operating Officer, previously Director of Development at the Mission Economic Development Agency, a San Francisco nonprofit agency that works to achieve social and economic justice for the Latino immigrant community. In her time at MEDA she has helped grow the organization’s programs and services, and launch the Mission Promise Neighborhood, which is building a cradle-to-career continuum of services in SF’s Mission District.

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Mother, HR Professional, Volunteer

Jenni had built her career in Human Resources focused in the high tech industry, holding positions at Charles Schwab, Apple, and Facebook. These positions spanned program management, diversity, training and development, and human resources business partner roles. People succeeding has always been at the center of her focus and what she was most passionate about. After 17 years in high tech, Jenni decided to refocus her time on her family and giving back to the community. She has two children in elementary school.

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Partner
Newport Board Group

 
Eran Tagor is a partner with the Newport Board Group, a national Board and CEO Advisory firm. Prior to Newport Board Group, Eran was the Chairman of the Board and CEO of PowerSines Ltd., an international energy efficiency company. Previously, Eran worked with Goldin Associates, one of the top U.S. turnaround and restructuring firms, involved in the restructuring related to some of the U.S. largest bankruptcies, including Enron Corp. and MCI/WorldCom, and served as an expert witness in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

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