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Board of Expert Advisors

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Position: Chair

Name: Luis Arteaga

Organization: Chief Executive Officer
Y & H Soda Foundation

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Position: Chair

Name: Luis Arteaga

Organization: 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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Position: 5G Deployment
Work Group
Co-Chair

Name: David Witkowski

Organization: Founder and CEO
Oku Solutions

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Position: 5G Deployment
Work Group
Co-Chair

Name: David Witkowski

Organization: Founder and CEO
Oku Solutions

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Position: Emerging Technology
Work Group
Co-Chair

Name: Paul Lamb

Organization: Executive Director Northern California
Defy Ventures

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Position: Emerging Technology
Work Group
Co-Chair

Name: Paul Lamb

Organization: Executive Director Northern California
Defy Ventures

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Position: Emerging Technology
Work Group
Co-Chair

Name: Pat Lanthier

Organization: Princiapl
RIVERA/LANTHIER & Associates

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Position: Emerging Technology
Work Group
Co-Chair

Name: Pat Lanthier

Organization: Princiapl
RIVERA/LANTHIER & Associates

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Position: Emerging Technology
Work Group
Co-Chair

Name: Cathy J. K. Sandoval

Organization: Former CPUC Commissioner
Associate Professor of Law Santa Clara University

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Position: Emerging Technology
Work Group
Co-Chair

Name: Cathy J. K. Sandoval

Organization: Former CPUC Commissioner
Associate Professor of Law Santa Clara University

Name: Neal Albritton

Organization: CEO and Founder
Section508Guru.com

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Name: Neal Albritton

Organization: CEO and Founder
Section508Guru.com

Name: Michael Banner

Organization: President and CEO
Los Angeles Local Development Corporation (LDC)

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Name: Michael Banner

Organization: President and CEO
Los Angeles Local Development Corporation (LDC)

Name: Francois Bar

Organization: Professor of Communication and Spatial Sciences
University of Southern California

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Name: Francois Bar

Organization: Professor of Communication and Spatial Sciences
University of Southern California

Name: Robert Cabeza

Organization: Retired
YMCA of Greater Long Beach

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Name: Robert Cabeza

Organization: Retired
YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Name: Thomas R. Brill

Organization: of Counsel
Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Orange County

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Name: Thomas R. Brill

Organization: of Counsel
Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Orange County

Name: Danielle Campos

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

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Name: Danielle Campos

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

Name: Roger Caves

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

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Name: Roger Caves

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

Name: Karen Chapple

Organization: Professor of City and Regional Planning
University Of California Berkeley

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Name: Karen Chapple

Organization: Professor of City and Regional Planning
University Of California Berkeley

Name: Jennifer Childress

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

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Name: Jennifer Childress

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

Name: Rachelle Chong

Organization: Law Offices of
Rachelle Chong
Special Counsel CETF

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Name: Rachelle Chong

Organization: Law Offices of
Rachelle Chong
Special Counsel CETF

Name: Cheryl Contee

Organization: Co-Founder and CEO Fission Strategy

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Name: Cheryl Contee

Organization: Co-Founder and CEO Fission Strategy

Name: Cathy Crewswell

Organization: Creswell Consulting
Former Deputy Director, Department of Housing and Community Development
State of California

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Name: Cathy Crewswell

Organization: Creswell Consulting
Former Deputy Director, Department of Housing and Community Development
State of California

Name: Phillip Deneef

Organization: Chief Strategy Officer
GeoLinks

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Name: Phillip Deneef

Organization: Chief Strategy Officer
GeoLinks

Name: Jim Dolgonas

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

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Name: Jim Dolgonas

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

Name: Denise Ducheny

Organization: Consultant
Former State Senator
and Senior Policy Director
State of California

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Name: Denise Ducheny

Organization: Consultant
Former State Senator
and Senior Policy Director
State of California

Name: Sally Fifer

Organization: President and CEO
Independent Television Service (ITVS)

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Name: Sally Fifer

Organization: President and CEO
Independent Television Service (ITVS)

Name: DaVina Flemmings

Organization: Chief State Government Relations
PG&E

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Name: DaVina Flemmings

Organization: Chief State Government Relations
PG&E

Name: Louis Fox

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

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Name: Louis Fox

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

Name: Hernan Galperin

Organization: Associate Professor Communication
University of Southern California

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Name: Hernan Galperin

Organization: Associate Professor Communication
University of Southern California

Name: J. Gonzalez

Organization: Director, Special Projects
The ACME Network

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Name: J. Gonzalez

Organization: Director, Special Projects
The ACME Network

Name: Lucia Greco

Organization: Web Accessibility Evangelist
University Of California Berkeley

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Name: Lucia Greco

Organization: Web Accessibility Evangelist
University Of California Berkeley

Name: Allen Hammond

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

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Name: Allen Hammond

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

Name: Sonja Harris

Organization: Director Company Development
Conifer Communications

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Name: Sonja Harris

Organization: Director Company Development
Conifer Communications

Name: Dewayne Hendricks

Organization: CEO
Tetherless Access

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Name: Dewayne Hendricks

Organization: CEO
Tetherless Access

Name: Paul Hernàndez

Organization: Community Technology and Workforce Development
Fab Lab San Diego

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Name: Paul Hernàndez

Organization: Community Technology and Workforce Development
Fab Lab San Diego

Name: Susan Hildreth

Organization: Library Consultant
Former Director
Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Name: Susan Hildreth

Organization: Library Consultant
Former Director
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Name: Sonia Katyal

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

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Name: Sonia Katyal

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

Name: Harvey Kawasaki

Organization: Retired
County of Los Angeles

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Name: Harvey Kawasaki

Organization: Retired
County of Los Angeles

Name: Jarrid Keller

Organization: Deputy Director
Sacramento Public Library

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Name: Jarrid Keller

Organization: Deputy Director
Sacramento Public Library

Name: Brenda Kempster

Organization: Founder and President
Kempster Group

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Name: Brenda Kempster

Organization: Founder and President
Kempster Group

Name: Josh Kirschenbaum

Organization: Vice President Strategic Direction
PolicyLink

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Name: Josh Kirschenbaum

Organization: Vice President Strategic Direction
PolicyLink

Name: Richard Koffler

Organization: CEO
Greenwings Biomedical

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Name: Richard Koffler

Organization: CEO
Greenwings Biomedical

Name: Bob Lanter

Organization: Executive Director
California Workforce Association

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Name: Bob Lanter

Organization: Executive Director
California Workforce Association

Name: Mike Lawrence

Organization: Education Leadership Executive
Jamf

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Name: Mike Lawrence

Organization: Education Leadership Executive
Jamf

Name: Diedre Luddington

Organization: IS Program Manager
Leidos Health

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Name: Diedre Luddington

Organization: IS Program Manager
Leidos Health

Name: Cynthia Mackey

Organization: Founder and CEO
Winning Strategies LLC

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Name: Cynthia Mackey

Organization: Founder and CEO
Winning Strategies LLC

Name: Bryan Martin

Organization: Chairman and CTO
8×8, Inc.

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Name: Bryan Martin

Organization: Chairman and CTO
8×8, Inc.

Name: Carla Mays, MPA

Organization: Founder and CEO
Mays Civic Innovation

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Name: Carla Mays, MPA

Organization: Founder and CEO
Mays Civic Innovation

Name: Sandra McCubbin

Organization: Senior Lobbyist
Lang, Hansen, O’Malley & Miller

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Name: Sandra McCubbin

Organization: Senior Lobbyist
Lang, Hansen, O’Malley & Miller

Name: Walter McGuire

Organization: President
McGuire & Co., Inc.

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Name: Walter McGuire

Organization: President
McGuire & Co., Inc.

Name: Carolyn McIntyre

Organization: President
California Cable & Telecommunications Association

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Name: Carolyn McIntyre

Organization: President
California Cable & Telecommunications Association

Name: Milo Medin

Organization: Vice President Wireless and Access Services
Google, Inc.

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Name: Milo Medin

Organization: Vice President Wireless and Access Services
Google, Inc.

Name: Luisa Medina

Organization: Development Director
Central California Legal Services

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Name: Luisa Medina

Organization: Development Director
Central California Legal Services

Name: Patience Milrod

Organization: Executive Director
Central California
Legal Services

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Name: Patience Milrod

Organization: Executive Director
Central California
Legal Services

Name: Ali Modarres

Organization: Dean and Professor
Urban Studies
University of Washington Tacoma

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Name: Ali Modarres

Organization: Dean and Professor
Urban Studies
University of Washington Tacoma

Name: Joseph Mouzon

Organization: Founding Executive Director
Attles Center for Excellence

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Name: Joseph Mouzon

Organization: Founding Executive Director
Attles Center for Excellence

Name: Geoffrey Neill

Organization: Legislative Representative
California State Association Of Counties (CSAC)

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Name: Geoffrey Neill

Organization: Legislative Representative
California State Association Of Counties (CSAC)

Name: Pedro Noguera

Organization: Dean
USC Rossier
School of Education

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Name: Pedro Noguera

Organization: Dean
USC Rossier
School of Education

Name: Stacie Olivares

Organization: Trustee
CalPERS

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Name: Stacie Olivares

Organization: Trustee
CalPERS

Name: Kg Ouye

Organization: Consultant
Ouye-Mingram Consulting Partners

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Name: Kg Ouye

Organization: Consultant
Ouye-Mingram Consulting Partners

Name: Manuel Pastor

Organization: Director
Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
University of Southern California

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Name: Manuel Pastor

Organization: Director
Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
University of Southern California

Name: José Antonio Ramírez

Organization: City Manager
City of Livingston

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Name: José Antonio Ramírez

Organization: City Manager
City of Livingston

Name: John Ramos

Organization: Retired
SCV Network

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Name: John Ramos

Organization: Retired
SCV Network

Name: Prasad Rampalli

Organization: CEO
Rampalli Associates

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Name: Prasad Rampalli

Organization: CEO
Rampalli Associates

Name: Stewart Ramsay

Organization: Senior Partner
Vanry + Associates

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Name: Stewart Ramsay

Organization: Senior Partner
Vanry + Associates

Name: Stan Santos

Organization: Member
Communications
Workers of America
Local 9408

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Name: Stan Santos

Organization: Member
Communications
Workers of America
Local 9408

Name: Todd Scott

Organization: Vice President
Instruction, College of the Siskiyous

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Name: Todd Scott

Organization: Vice President
Instruction, College of the Siskiyous

Name: Russ Selken

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

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Name: Russ Selken

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

Name: Naindeep Singh

Organization: Executive Director
Jakara Movement

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Name: Naindeep Singh

Organization: Executive Director
Jakara Movement

Name: Kris Stadelman

Organization: Director
NOVA Workforce Board

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Name: Kris Stadelman

Organization: Director
NOVA Workforce Board

Name: Joy Sterling

Organization: CEO Iron Horse Vineyards

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Name: Joy Sterling

Organization: CEO Iron Horse Vineyards

Name: Bea Stotzer

Organization: Chief Executive Officer NEW Capital, LLC

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Name: Bea Stotzer

Organization: Chief Executive Officer NEW Capital, LLC

Name: Cynthia Walker

Organization: Retired
CPUC

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Name: Cynthia Walker

Organization: Retired
CPUC

Name: Glenn Warren

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

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Name: Glenn Warren

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

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

Name: Suzanne Wierbinski

Organization: Retired
Capitol Staff Consultant
California Legislature

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Name: Suzanne Wierbinski

Organization: Retired
Capitol Staff Consultant
California Legislature

Name: Julie Meier Wright

Organization: Senior Fellow
California Council on
Science & Technology

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Name: Julie Meier Wright

Organization: Senior Fellow
California Council on
Science & Technology