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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Vice President - Tax and Treasurer The Clorox Company
Chip Conradi joined The Clorox Company in 2000 as Vice President – Tax, and was appointed Treasurer in 2004. In this role, he is responsible for global tax, treasury and credit activities for the Company and its affiliates. His duties include, among other things, advising the Company’s fiduciary committee on investments in the Company’s benefit plans.
Yuliya A. Oryol is Co-Chair of the Public Pensions and Investments Practice Group at Nossaman LLP and serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Oryol represents public pension plans and other institutional investors, government agencies, multi-national corporations and privately held companies in a broad range of investment, corporate and real estate matters. Ms. Oryol appears before boards of directors to present on issues related to investments and works with investment officers and in-house counsel on investment related matters. She also regularly speaks to industry and professional organizations on alternative investments and other investment related matters and also publishes on this subject.
Clemantine Wamariyais an internationally renowned speaker, a NYTimes bestselling author, and an accomplished human rights advocate. Her memoir The Girl Who Smiled Beads debuted with Crown Press in April 2018 and is published in 5 languages and dozens of countries. In “vivid prose,” the book describes Clemantine’s journey from her idyllic childhood in Kigali, Rwanda up until 1994 to seeking refuge in eight different countries throughout Africa, to finally receiving a refugee status in the USA in 2000.
Yaacov is the Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Partner of Rimon, P.C., a law firm based in San Francisco. Rimon is a California Benefit Corporation and a certified B Corporation, in recognition of its civic and environmental stewardship. As part of that commitment, Yaacov often acts as pro bono counsel to clients of Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, a division of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.
Nabeel is a finance executive and currently the Vice President, Finance at Vocera Communications, a company that provides integrated, intelligent communication to instantly connect people in mobile, mission-critical environments. Formerly, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Wanderful Media, a mobile advertising solution for retailers, and Chief Financial Officer of MarketTools, a provider of software and services for online market research.