Hilmon works with Bay Area CEO’s and business owners to develop highly effective managers and top-producing sales teams. He is passionate about the link that art education provides to the social, academic and creative growth of children.
Jamila Amarshi is the Director of Operations at Clever, an education technology startup that makes it easy for schools to use educational software. She attended Stanford University, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Yale School of Management. Jamila is interested in ensuring that art plays an integral role in children’s lives, allowing them to develop curiosity, compassion, and creativity.
Randolph Belle—Support Oakland Artists
Randolph Belle is a partner at RBA Creative, a public affairs firm, providing management, consultation, commications and graphicdesign services. He has launched four commercial arts facilities, a nonprofit arts organization called Support Oakland Artists and worked to encourage economic development and community participation in the arts. Present affiliations include, Board of Director membership of the Oakland Film Society and Advisory Board membership of the Crucible.
Tony Jurado is a Financial Planner who attended Dartmouth College. Growing up playing the saxophone, he is passionate about supporting arts education.
Kate Lauer is a lawyer and works on increasing low-income communities’ access to safe savings and other financial services. Kate grew up playing cello and believes in music and art as keys to life, starting in childhood!
Sonny Le teaches in the Nonprofit Management program at San Francisco State University. Sonny is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Leadership fellowship. A native of Vietnam but he has made Oakland home since 1982.
Shivani is a professional community builder and learning facilitator, currently focused on fostering whole-person development and meaningful experiences to fully engage, inspire, and connect team members at award-winning innovation and design firm, IDEO. She firmly believes that all individuals are born with their own creative resources and is deeply motivated to understand the psychological drivers behind human behavior in order to help individuals rediscover their own creative confidence – the natural ability to come up with new ideas AND the courage to try them out.