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Board of Expert Advisors

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Chair

Luis Arteaga

Chief Executive Officer
Y & H Soda Foundation

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Chair

Luis Arteaga

Chief Executive Officer
Y & H Soda Foundation

Luis was selected by the Y&H Soda Foundation to be the Chief Executive Officer in June 2020. Prior to becoming CEO, Luis served as Senior Program Officer at the Foundation responsible for grants to improve the economic security of low-income people through employment and job training, asset building, and community economic development. Luis has more than 25 years of leadership experience in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the Y&H Soda Foundation, Luis’ philanthropic leadership includes senior roles at the Levi Strauss Foundation, California Emerging Technology Fund and a founding Board member of Youth Outside. Luis served as the Executive Director of Latino Issues Forum, a non-profit public policy and advocacy institute, directing groundbreaking policy initiatives at the local, regional and state level. He has a deep passion for our mission and grantees, and a commitment to advance equity and inclusion in the East Bay. Luis received a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University. He lives in the East Bay with his wife and two children.

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5G Deployment
Work Group
Co-Chair

Carlos Ramos

Principal Consultant
Maestro Public Sector

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5G Deployment
Work Group
Co-Chair

Carlos Ramos

Principal Consultant
Maestro Public Sector

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5G Deployment
Work Group
Co-Chair

David Witkowski

Founder and CEO
Oku Solutions

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5G Deployment
Work Group
Co-Chair

David Witkowski

Founder and CEO
Oku Solutions

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Emerging Technology
Work Group
Co-Chair

Paul Lamb

Executive Director Northern California
Defy Ventures

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Emerging Technology
Work Group
Co-Chair

Paul Lamb

Executive Director Northern California
Defy Ventures

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Emerging Technology
Work Group
Co-Chair

Pat Lanthier

Princiapl
RIVERA/LANTHIER & Associates

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Emerging Technology
Work Group
Co-Chair

Pat Lanthier

Princiapl
RIVERA/LANTHIER & Associates

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Emerging Technology
Work Group
Co-Chair

Cathy J. K. Sandoval

Former CPUC Commissioner
Associate Professor of Law Santa Clara University

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Emerging Technology
Work Group
Co-Chair

Cathy J. K. Sandoval

Former CPUC Commissioner
Associate Professor of Law Santa Clara University

Neal Albritton

CEO and Founder
Section508Guru.com

Neal Albritton

CEO and Founder
Section508Guru.com

Michael Banner

President and CEO
Los Angeles Local Development Corporation (LDC)

Michael Banner

President and CEO
Los Angeles Local Development Corporation (LDC)

Francois Bar

Professor of Communication and Spatial Sciences
University of Southern California

Francois Bar

Professor of Communication and Spatial Sciences
University of Southern California

Robert Cabeza

Retired
YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Robert Cabeza

Retired
YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Thomas R. Brill

Special Counsel and Director of Strategic Projects
SDG&E

Thomas R. Brill

Special Counsel and Director of Strategic Projects
SDG&E

Danielle Campos

Senior Vice President
National Philanthropy Program Manager
Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Danielle Campos

Senior Vice President
National Philanthropy Program Manager
Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Roger Caves

Professor & Coordinator, Graduate City Planning Program
San Diego State Univesity

Roger Caves

Professor & Coordinator, Graduate City Planning Program
San Diego State Univesity

Karen Chapple

Professor of City and Regional Planning
University Of California Berkeley

Karen Chapple

Professor of City and Regional Planning
University Of California Berkeley

Jennifer Childress

Director, Los Angeles Area
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Jennifer Childress

Director, Los Angeles Area
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Rachelle Chong

Law Offices of
Rachelle Chong
Special Counsel CETF

Rachelle Chong

Law Offices of
Rachelle Chong
Special Counsel CETF

Cheryl Contee

Co-Founder and CEO Fission Strategy

Cheryl Contee

Co-Founder and CEO Fission Strategy

Cathy Crewswell

Creswell Consulting
Former Deputy Director, CA Department of Housing and Community Development

Cathy Crewswell

Creswell Consulting
Former Deputy Director, CA Department of Housing and Community Development

Phillip Deneef

Chief Strategy Officer
GeoLinks

Phillip Deneef

Chief Strategy Officer
GeoLinks

Jim Dolgonas

CEO Emeritus
Corporations for Educations Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)

Jim Dolgonas

CEO Emeritus
Corporations for Educations Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)

Denise Ducheny

Consultant

Legislator, Former, Senior Policy Director

Denise Ducheny

Consultant

Legislator, Former, Senior Policy Director

Sally Fifer

President and CEO
Independent Television Service (ITVS)

Sally Fifer

President and CEO
Independent Television Service (ITVS)

DaVina Flemmings

Chief State Government Relations
PG&E

DaVina Flemmings

Chief State Government Relations
PG&E

Louis Fox

President and CEO
Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)

Louis Fox

President and CEO
Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)

Hernan Galperin

Associate Professor Communication
University of Southern California

Hernan Galperin

Associate Professor Communication
University of Southern California

J. Gonzalez

Director, Special Projects
The ACME Network

J. Gonzalez

Director, Special Projects
The ACME Network

Lucia Greco

Web Accessibility Evangelist
University Of California Berkeley

Lucia Greco

Web Accessibility Evangelist
University Of California Berkeley

Allen Hammond

Chair
Phil and Bobbie Sanfilippo
Professor of Law
Director of the Broadband Institute of California
Santa Clara University

Allen Hammond

Chair
Phil and Bobbie Sanfilippo
Professor of Law
Director of the Broadband Institute of California
Santa Clara University

Sonja Harris

Director Company Development
Conifer Communications

Sonja Harris

Director Company Development
Conifer Communications

Dewayne Hendricks

CEO
Tetherless Access

Dewayne Hendricks

CEO
Tetherless Access

Paul Hernàndez

Community Technology and Workforce Development
Fab Lab San Diego

Paul Hernàndez

Community Technology and Workforce Development
Fab Lab San Diego

Susan Hildreth

Library Consultant
Former Director
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Susan Hildreth

Library Consultant
Former Director
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Sonia Katyal

Chancellor’s Professor of and
Faculty Co-Director
Berkeley Center for Law
and Technology
University of California, Berkeley

Sonia Katyal

Chancellor’s Professor of and
Faculty Co-Director
Berkeley Center for Law
and Technology
University of California, Berkeley

Harvey Kawasaki

Retired
County of Los Angeles

Harvey Kawasaki

Retired
County of Los Angeles

Jarrid Keller

Deputy Director
Sacramento Public Library

Jarrid Keller

Deputy Director
Sacramento Public Library

Brenda Kempster

Founder and President
Kempster Group

Brenda Kempster

Founder and President
Kempster Group

Josh Kirschenbaum

Vice President Strategic Direction
PolicyLink

Josh Kirschenbaum

Vice President Strategic Direction
PolicyLink

Richard Koffler

CEO
Greenwings Biomedical

Richard Koffler

CEO
Greenwings Biomedical

Bob Lanter

Executive Director
California Workforce Association

Bob Lanter

Executive Director
California Workforce Association

Mike Lawrence

Senior Director of Educator Engagement
Power School

Mike Lawrence

Senior Director of Educator Engagement
Power School

Diedre Luddington

IS Program Manager
Leidos Health

Diedre Luddington

IS Program Manager
Leidos Health

Cynthia Mackey

Founder and CEO
Winning Strategies LLC

Cynthia Mackey

Founder and CEO
Winning Strategies LLC

Bryan Martin

Chairman and CTO
8×8, Inc.

Bryan Martin

Chairman and CTO
8×8, Inc.

Carla Mays, MPA

Founder and CEO
Mays Civic Innovation

Carla Mays, MPA

Founder and CEO
Mays Civic Innovation

Sandra McCubbin

Senior Lobbyist
Lang, Hansen, O’Malley & Miller

Sandra McCubbin

Senior Lobbyist
Lang, Hansen, O’Malley & Miller

Walter McGuire

President
McGuire & Co., Inc.

Walter McGuire

President
McGuire & Co., Inc.

Carolyn McIntyre

President
California Cable & Telecommunications Association

Carolyn McIntyre

President
California Cable & Telecommunications Association

Milo Medin

Vice President Wireless and Access Services
Google, Inc.

Milo Medin

Vice President Wireless and Access Services
Google, Inc.

Ali Modarres

Dean & Professor of Urban Studies
University of Washington - Tacoma

Ali Modarres

Dean & Professor of Urban Studies
University of Washington - Tacoma

Joseph Mouzon

Founding Executive Director
Attles Center for Excellence

Joseph Mouzon

Founding Executive Director
Attles Center for Excellence

Geoffrey Neill

Legislative Representative
California State Association Of Counties (CSAC)

Geoffrey Neill

Legislative Representative
California State Association Of Counties (CSAC)

Pedro Noguera

Dean
USC Rossier School of Education

Pedro Noguera

Dean
USC Rossier School of Education

Kg Ouye

Consultant
Ouye-Mingram Consulting Partners

Kg Ouye

Consultant
Ouye-Mingram Consulting Partners

Manuel Pastor

Director
Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
University of Southern California

Manuel Pastor

Director
Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
University of Southern California

John Ramos

Retired
SCV Network

John Ramos

Retired
SCV Network

Stewart Ramsay

Senior Partner
Vanry + Associates

Stewart Ramsay

Senior Partner
Vanry + Associates

Todd Scott

Vice President
Instruction, College of the Siskiyous

Todd Scott

Vice President
Instruction, College of the Siskiyous

Russ Selken

Senior Director
K-12 High Speed Network
Butte County Office of Education

Russ Selken

Senior Director
K-12 High Speed Network
Butte County Office of Education

Lexie Smith

VP Business Development
GeoLinks

Lexie Smith

VP Business Development
GeoLinks

Kris Stadelman

Director
NOVA Workforce Board

Kris Stadelman

Director
NOVA Workforce Board

Joy Sterling

CEO Iron Horse Vineyards

Joy Sterling

CEO Iron Horse Vineyards

Bea Stotzer

Chief Executive Officer NEW Capital, LLC

Bea Stotzer

Chief Executive Officer NEW Capital, LLC

Cynthia Walker

Retired
CPUC

Cynthia Walker

Retired
CPUC

Glenn Warren

Director of Literacies, Outreach, and Library Services Encinitas Union School District

Glenn Warren

Director of Literacies, Outreach, and Library Services Encinitas Union School District

Director of Literacies, Outreach, and Library Services<b>Encinitas Union School District

Suzanne Wierbinski

Retired
Capitol Staff Consultant
California Legislature

Suzanne Wierbinski

Retired
Capitol Staff Consultant
California Legislature