Girls Inc. of the Island City (GIIC) held its 2022-2023 Board of Directors Installation on Thursday, September 1. Board members and staff mingled and celebrated the coming year.
Special thanks to Pasquale Scuderi, Superintendent – Alameda Unified School District, for installing our current and new members; Board Member, Ann Blake and her husband, Greg Bobrowicz for hosting the event in their beautiful backyard; and to our Board President, Carolyn Thomas and CEO, Sarah Burton for presenting.
A big thanks to Al Wright of Raintree Studios for taking photos, Marley G’s Pizzeria, Café Jolie, Dragon Rouge, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, Greens & Grains, Alameda Island Brewing, and CRAFT Beer & Wine for their delicious food and drink donations.
New Board Members
Joining our wonderfully diverse and talented returning board members are two new members who share our passion for empowering girls and teens in Alameda.
Linda Felts – Linda is a retired retail executive who has been a supporter of Girls Inc. of the Island City for many years and in many capacities. She served two terms as a dedicated board member starting in 2015 including as Board President, Vice President, and had leadership roles on several key committees. Linda also enjoys volunteering with the girls, especially with the Best Foot Forward Program and during afterschool programming. She was initially drawn to the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold when her daughter attended summer camp. We are thrilled to have Linda back as a board member.
Alice Myerhoff – Alice is head of Myerhoff Consulting which offers marketing & sales strategy, planning, and execution leadership. Over the last decade, she has dedicated her career to supporting organizations with a positive social impact, holding executive-level positions at workforce development, gender equity, and education-focused organizations. As Director of Board and Corporate Development at How Women Lead, Alice led their efforts to increase female representation on corporate boards. She currently sits on the board of Lincoln Families, an Oakland-based nonprofit. Alice saw first-hand the positive impact of GIIC programs when her daughter attended Girls Inc.