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
Vicki Ferguson
Dean of Student Services, Contra Costa College
Bruce Harter
Former WCCUSD Superintendent
Miya Hayes
Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives & P-20 Partnerships, Center for Educational Partnerships
Jacqulyn Holley-Young
Senior Employment Specialist, Richmond YouthWORKS
Trina Jackson
Liaison to the City Council, City of Richmond
Larry Lewis
Executive Director, RPAL
David Millstein
Executive Director, College Is Real
Guadalupe Morales
Youth Services Coordinator, City of Richmond
Maddie Orenstein
Early College Programming and Alumni Support Coordinator, Leadership Public Schools
Teresa Pamintuan
Counselor, De Anza High School
Irene Perdomo
Director of Projects and Programs, Office of RIchmond Mayor Tom Butt
Jessica Petrilli
Principal, Helms Middle School
Jose Rivas
Executive Director of College Preparation Programs, Center for Educational Partnerships
Anita Templer
Executive Director, WriterCoach Connection
Veli Waller
Program Director, EdFund
Ali Wohlgemuth
Program Director, Bay Area Community Resources