Governance Committee

The Governance Team is the sole decision making body for the partnership. The Governance Team is composed of representatives from the three Lead Partner organizations that support the partnership staff, one young leader, and represented elected annually by the Steering Committee. The Governance Team meets monthly.

Dr. Mary Ann Dewan

Santa Clara County Office of Education

Dana Bunnett

Kids in Common

Ena Yasuhara Li

Vice President of Community Impact
United Way Bay Area

One member to be elected annual by the Steering Committee

Deryk Clark
Division Director, Bill Wilson Center

One young leader (or a team of young leaders with one vote)

Sofia Jacquez
Representative to the Governance Committee from the OYP Young Leaders Council

Advisory Committee

The OYP will be advised and supported by a Steering Committee. The Lead Partners will host Steering Committee meetings. The Steering Committee will be representative of the membership, and the ecosystems the OYP seeks to influence. The purpose of the Steering Committee is to provide guidance, input, feedback, and support to the Governance Team and the partnership staff. Annually, the Steering Committee will elect one member to serve on the Governance Team.

Elise Cutini

Jennifer Kelleher
Chief Program Officer
Law Foundation

Leslie Gilroy
Center Director
Job Corps

Traci Williams
Director // Opportunity Youth Lead for SBCAE
East Side Adult Education // South Bay Consortium for Adult Education

Kendra O’Donoghue
Chief Advancement and Impact Officer Strategic Partnerships
Office of Mayor Sam T. Liccardo

Karin Kelly
Executive Director
Teen Success Inc

Brian Luis
Site Director
Year Up Bay Area

Jeanette Marazzo
Teen Parent Success Program Manager
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (TPSP)

Deryk Clark
Division Director, Youth Development
Bill Wilson Center

Joy Hernandez
County Manager, JusticeEd
National Center for Youth Law

Phil Morales
Opportunity Youth Academy

Dorsey Moore
San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School

Laurie Pianka
Chief Development Officer

Vanessa Muniz

Monique Melchor
work2future (workforce development board)

Judge Lucero
Presiding Juvenile Court Judge
Santa Clara County Juvenile Court

Debra Porchia-Usher
Deputy Director
Santa Clara County Social Services Agency

Mariel Caballero
Deputy Director, Administration
Santa Clara County Probation Department

John Hogan
VP Community Relations
Excite Credit Union

Ashley Koch
Principal for SCC & SMC
Five Keys Charter School

Angelica Ramos
Policy Director
Supervisor Ellenberg’s Office

Israel Canjura
Superintendent, Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force
City of San Jose, PRNS

Chad Bojorquez
Senior Director
Destination Home

Hector Sanchez Flores
Executive Director
National Compadres Network