Board of Directors

Lucas Mast, Secretarymast 3

Lucas is VP of Corporate Social Media at Visa, managing their corporate social strategy across key platforms and communities.   A graduate of Stanford University and the University of San Diego School of Law, Lucas is excited to help develop stronger ties between kids, art and the Bay Area technology and business community.

Rainy Liao, Marketing Specialist

Within a data-driven mind and multi-cultural background, Rainy Liao specializes in translating cross-cultural customer insights into marketing campaigns. Had her BA and early career in Beijing, China, she moved to the Bay Area in 2016 to pursue her MA in the United States. Rainy had various experiences in global branding strategy, social media marketing, growth marketing, customer acquisition, agency coordination for B2B and B2C businesses both in China and America. Rainy loves arts, cultures and all the things can bring her new creative ideas. As a global traveler, photographer, and food lover, she likes exploring, sharing, and challenging unknown parts of the world. She is passionate about building up the bridge between arts and educations in MOCHA community for more children from diverse backgrounds.
 

Michelle Lewis, Artist & Educator

Michelle Lewis, a veteran teacher of 35 years, has inspired children through Art, Dance, and Yoga. Formerly, Michelle was a professional photographer, weaver and macrame artist. Though she studied to be a Dance Therapist, Michelle taught English on an isolated First Nations Reserve in Canada in 1978. This led her to continue teaching in underserved communities. Her career took her to rural Ontario, Mexico, Ohio and Oakland, California. Michelle specialized in literacy, elementary education and most recently, art instruction for primary school students. In the last three years, Michelle has worked on two social justice murals, both publicly displayed in San Francisco, and one school mural in Oakland. Michelle joined MOCHA as a Board Member in 2016.

 

Annie Campbell Washington, Assistant Dean and E.D. of MPA Program at UCBerkeley  

Annie Campbell Washington is Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) program at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. 

From 2015 through 2019 she served as Oakland’s Vice Mayor and City Councilmember for District 4, which includes the Dimond, Laurel, Redwood Heights, Melrose, Fairfax, Oakmore, Montclair and Piedmont Pines neighborhoods. Prior to winning election to the Oakland City Council in November of 2014, Annie served as District 4’s School Board Member for the Oakland Unified School District.

In her two decades of experience in municipal government administration, Annie served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Emeryville; Chief of Staff to two Oakland Mayors, Jerry Brown and Jean Quan; Assistant to three Oakland City Administrators; Chief of Staff in the Oakland Fire Department; and Budget and Operations Analyst in the City of Oakland’s Budget Office. In addition, she was the Director of Operations & Special Projects at the Stuart Foundation in San Francisco and Executive Director of the I Have A Dream Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Annie holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management/Graphic Communications Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Monika Brooks, CSU East Bay Alumni Relations

Laurie Shakur, Rakuten Marketing

Marion Fredman, Arts Consultant

Bianca Mallory, The Allen Group, LLC