Advisory Committee

The Richmond Promise Advisory Committee ensures the policy and programming for the Richmond Promise are informed and furthered by a diverse community stakeholders, and in alignment with the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the Richmond Promise. All Advisory Committee members have a record of demonstrated impact and a commitment to provide resources to support the success of the Richmond Promise. The primary function of the Advisory Committee is to provide knowledge and expertise and advise the Board of Directors to help further the Richmond Promise mission, including in the areas related to college affordability, awareness, readiness, success, and identification and alignment of educational resources.

Jim Becker
Executive Director, Richmond Community Foundation
Ivette Chavez
Lead Financial Services Coordinator, Making Waves Academy
Bob Connolly
Assistant Vice President and Manager, Mechanics Bank
Lorna Contreras
Managing Director of Student Programs, Students Rising Above
Bob Evans
Linked Learning, West Contra Costa Unified School District
Dennis Franco
Dean of Student Services, Contra Costa College
Bruce Harter
Former WCCUSD Superintendent
Trina Jackson
Liaison to the City Council, City of Richmond
David Millstein
Executive Director, College Is Real
Guadalupe Morales
Youth Services Coordinator, City of Richmond
Teresa Pamintuan
Counselor, De Anza High School
Ruben Hernandez
Director of Projects and Programs, Office of RIchmond Mayor Tom Butt
Jessica Petrilli
Principal, Helms Middle School
Andrew Yeung
Economic Justice Program Manager, RYSE Center
Veli Waller
Manager of Student Programs, Students Rising Above
Ali Wohlgemuth
Program Director, Bay Area Community Resources