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Board of Directors

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Eve Pearlman, President
Co-founder & CEO, Spaceship Media

Luzanne Engh, Vice President
Retired, School Administrator and Friends of the Alameda Free Library Board

Claudia Page, Secretary
Health Care Consultant

Carolyn Lantz, Treasurer
Community Leader and Finance Specialist


Meredith Akers - Program Specialist, El Dorado County office of Education Charter SELPA

Matt Bliven - Maritime Professional/Retired Coast Guard Officer

JuelleAnn Boyer - Government Finance Consultant

Hailey Castelaz - Co-President, Alameda Family Collective

Julie M. Conner - Assoc. Campus Counsel, UC Berkeley

Christy Consler - Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach (founder and CEO of Sustainable Leadership Advisors, Inc.)

Lauren Zimmerman Cook - CEO, AEC Living

Linda Felts - Retired, Retail Executive

Theresa E. Gonzales - Technology Executive

Chanee D. Hawkins Ash, Ph.D. - Education Consultant: Community Engagement Specialist, Oakland Unified School District

Rose LeCount - Student

Heather Little - Early Childhood Advocacy, First 5 Association

Claudia Medina - Manager, Family Involvement & Community Engagement Programs, AUSD

Louise Nakada - Director, Community Relations and Foundation, Alameda Hospital

Carolyn Thomas - HR Consulting and Executive Coaching

Gayle Thomas - Fire Captain, City of Alameda Fire Dept.

Christine Chilcott Chilcott - Chief Executive Officer, Girls Inc. of the Island City

Board Committees

The Board of Directors at Girls Inc. of the Island City is a working board that meets monthly. In addition, some board members hold special offices and all board members serve on a variety "working" committees.

Members in the community are invited to support Girls Inc. through one of our many board committees. Please contact Chief Executive Officer, Christine Chilcott for more information.

Standing Committees

Executive Committee
The purpose of this committee is to act in the name of the full Board when it is not in session, or to deal with emergencies that require immediate attention. All actions of the Executive Committee are subject to the approval of the full Board.

Board Governance Committee
This committee is responsible for recruiting members for the Board of Directors. Members of this committee facilitate the process for developing criteria for board members and identifying, recruiting, and proposing new directors to the existing board. They also oversee the application, interview, and selection process of potential board members. Members of this committee plan and implement training as needed to strengthen all members' knowledge of the organization and increase their ability to function effectively. Members of this committee usually come from the Board of Directors, but could also be volunteers from the community.

Finance Committee
This committee, in coordination with the Finance Specialist, is responsible for the board's financial oversight. In coordination with the Executive Director and other board committees, this committee works to finalize and recommend the organization's annual budget, reviews and recommends specific investment policies, and reviews and reports on the annual audit. All members are Executive Committee officers or members of the Board of Directors.

Audit Committee
This committee hires and evaluates the Auditor and oversees the audit process

Special Committees

Fund Development & Marketing Committee
This committee helps to develop and implement a strategic and tactical Fund Development and Marketing plan while leading the Board in raising funds to build capacity and sustainability. The committee is also responsible for initiating and then cultivating/stewarding relationships with individuals, organizations, and foundations. In addition, the committee creates clear, consistent, and concise messaging and positioning and researches the "right" technological systems and applications.

Special Events Committee
This committee coordinates and carries out internal and external special events, including WWD, to raise organizational visibility and funds for the organization.