Board of Directors

Gregory Hodge, Board Chair

Greg is an organizational development and community building consultant with Khepera Consulting. He served two four-year terms as a member of the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education. Greg has worked as a community based leader and manager for numerous organizations promoting the health, equity, diversity and education of Oakland residents, particularly the city’s youth. Outside of his professional involvements, Greg works as a teacher and mentor for African American youth, a minister at Wo’se Community and a drummer with Bantaba Dance Ensemble.

Rajasvini Bhansali

Rajasvini is the Executive Director of International Development Exchange (IDEX), a San Francisco based international grantmaking and solidarity organization that partners with grassroots groups and social movements in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In a wide ranging career devoted to social and economic justice, she has led a national social enterprise, managed a public telecommunications and infrastructure fund addressing digital divide issues and worked as a researcher, planner, policy analyst, and a management and strategy consultant. Rajasvini also worked alongside community leaders as a management capacity builder for youth polytechnics in rural Kenya for over two years. She has been involved in community organizing and volunteer board roles for the last two decades.


Ludovic Blain III

Ludovic directs the Progressive Era Project and the Color of Democracy Fund. His previous positions include Program Manager of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative of the Insight Center, National Campaign Coordinator for the Marguerite Casey Foundation's Equal Voice for America's Families Campaign and Associate Director of the Democracy Program at Demos. He has led campaigns inserting racial justice into the fields of voting rights, environmental, communications, campaign finance, and a variety of other fields.

Andre Carothers

Andre co-founded Rockwood Leadership Institute to deliver the best practices and methodologies in leadership development to the nonprofit community. He is an organizational development consultant and trainer with a long background in nonprofit management.



Lawrence Rinder

Lawrence Rinder is Director of the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. He has held positions at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center and the Whitney Museum of American Art where he was Chief Curator of the 2002 Biennial.





Anthony Shell

Anthony is a commercial real estate broker/advisor with Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately held real estate firm. His focus is on tenant representation in three main sectors: nonprofit, tech/startup and professional services firms. Deeply involved in the nonprofit community, Anthony continues to assist much of the Bay Area's social change organizations with their space needs. In 2013, he was asked to join the national steering committee for Cushman & Wakefield's nonprofit practice group. This six member steering committee drives the structure and initiatives on behalf of Cushman & Wakefield's nonprofit practice group.




Shiree Teng

Shiree Teng has worked in the social sector for 35 years as a social and racial justice champion--as a front line organizer, network facilitator, capacity builder, grantmaker, evaluator, and learning partner. For the past 15 years, Shiree has worked as a Program Officer and Consultant to Packard Foundation's Organizational Effectiveness (OE) program. She is a member of the national consultant pool for Building Capacity for Organizational Resilience and Renewal (BCORR), and is a member of the RoadMap. Shiree leads by serving, using a culturally-based approach, and relying on core competencies of strategic thinking, listening and synthesizing, connecting, and mobilizing action.



Mei-ying Williams

Mei-ying serves as Operations Director at the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN). She is committed to helping to establish and further support strong organizations advancing our collective struggles for justice. Prior to beginning her tenure at APEN, Mei-ying worked for five years at the School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL), three years of which was as Co-Director. She has also served as an 8th grade English and History teacher in Oakland, and is the proud mama of a joyful and energetic four-year-old, who teaches her lessons daily.


Akaya Windwood

Akaya Windwood is the President of Rockwood Leadership Institute, the nation’s largest provider of transformative leadership trainings for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Akaya leads trainings nationally and internationally, and has been a featured speaker at the Stanford Social Innovation Institute, the Independent Sector Conference, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. She is recognized for elevating the effectiveness of leadership and collaboration in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors, and is the recipient of an Ella Award from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and a Transformative Leadership Award from the Seasons Fund for Social Transformation. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Destiny Arts Center, and the Advisory Board for the National Progressive Leadership Campus. Akaya’s vision for our global community includes infusing a sense of purpose, delight and wonder into everything we do. She has a life-long commitment to working for a fair and equitable society, and believes that Rockwood’s network of over 4,500 powerful, collaborative, and interconnected leaders will help lead the way.