Board of Directors

The Directors of Kennedy King, pictured here at the 2014 Annual Awards Dinner in Concord.

The Board of Directors of Kennedy-King is made up of volunteers who are community leaders in Contra Costa County. They include educators, business people, attorneys, labor leaders, elected officials and others who are committed to making a difference in the lives of deserving students. No board member takes a salary, and we have no paid staff.

Officers:

  • President: John McPeak, Retired Educator
  • Secretary: Diane Scott-Summers, former President, Diablo Valley College
  • Treasurer and Vice-President, Finance: Loella Haskew, Walnut Creek City Councilmember
  • Vice-President, Scholar Selection: Laurie Fox, Human Resources Consultant
  • Vice-President, Awards Dinner: Nikki Maziasz, Retired Banker
  • Vice-President, College & University Relations: Keiko Kobayashi, Deputy County Counsel, Contra Costa County
  • Vice-President, College & University Relations: Maria Solemnidad, Sr. Manager of Finance Planning & Reporting, Skywalker Ranch Properties

Board Members:

  • Chuck Carpenter, Contra Costa County Central Labor Council member
  • Ron de Golia, Retired Colonel, U.S.Air Force
  • Ella Gower, Attorney
  • James Kennedy, Retired Director, Contra Costa County Redevelopment Agency
  • Mike Markowitz, Attorney
  • Ose Oseguera, Chevron Corporation
  • Art Rangel, Apple Corporation
  • Edmund Regalia, Retired Attorney and Founding Director of Kennedy-King
  • Jake Sloan, Richmond Businessman
  • Alfonse Upshaw, Vice President-Deputy Controller, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • Joseph Villarreal, Executive Director, Contra Costa County Housing Authority
  • Ellen Williams, Retired Business Executive
  • Monica Wilson, Antioch City Councilmember
  • Dr. Fred Wood, Chancellor, Contra Costa Community College District

Board History

Founding Board of Directors

  • Louis Bernstein
  • James Boman
  • Frank Bryant
  • Arthur Caines
  • Arthur Carter
  • Lawrence Crouchett
  • Harley Hull
  • Tim Lynch, Jr.
  • Edmund Regalia
  • Robert Schroder
  • Fortney (Pete) Stark

Past Board Members

  • Helen Benjamin
  • Louis Bernstein
  • Arlene Black
  • Bette Boatmun
  • James Boman
  • Terrance Bresnahan
  • Ed Bruin
  • Paula Bruin
  • Donna Burke
  • Letta Burns
  • Joseph Canciamilla
  • George Cantu
  • Rosie K. Carpenter
  • Claude Cody
  • John Diaz-Coker
  • Dr. Baji Daniels
  • Cornelia Davis
  • Suzanne Ferraro
  • Joe Fitzpatrick
  • Betty Fong
  • Mark Gallegos
  • Harriet S. Garelis
  • Gary Gartner
  • Fran Glenn
  • Federal Glover
  • Sylvia Gonsalves
  • Manuel Gonzales
  • Tony Gordon
  • Kevin Greene
  • Syma Reynolds Greene
  • Ralph Griffin
  • Charles Hamilton
  • J. Ernest Hartz
  • Richard Heggie
  • Brenda Hepler
  • Jean Henderson
  • Cora Jackson
  • Mark Edward Jackson
  • Hilda Johnson
  • Francis W. Keefe
  • Palmer Brown Madden
  • Marian Magid
  • Richard Martinez
  • Malcolm J. McAuley
  • Greg McCoy
  • Alan McGregor
  • Pete Perez-Montalvo
  • Elizabeth Montes
  • Bielle Moore
  • Danny Navarette
  • Marie O’Brien
  • Juanita Orr
  • Jacquelyn Pels
  • William Pollacek
  • Thomas A. Pyper
  • Gwen Regalia
  • Larry Richardson
  • Elsie Reid
  • Myriam Roiz
  • Albert Sanchez
  • W. Russell Scargle
  • Stephen Schaefer
  • Cheryl Hazell-Small
  • Charles Spears
  • Bill Speir
  • Giles St. Clair
  • Carolyn Stokes
  • Lorraine Sykes
  • Betsy Trempy
  • Minot Tripp
  • Marvin Ussery
  • Perfecto Villarreal
  • Rosemary Viramontes
  • Molly Vitorte
  • Paul Zamolor
  • Carolina Zamora
  • Frank Zamora