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.

Jane Levikow

Jane currently serves as Vice President of Sponsored Projects and Funds at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Jane has more than 25 years of nonprofit management experience. Prior to RPA, Jane has served in numerous capacities as Board member and executive at a variety of nonprofits in California. Throughout her career Jane’s commitment and focus has been primarily on Social Justice efforts.

Anthony Shell

Anthony is Vice President of Avison Young, the world's fastest growing commercial real estate services 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. Prior to his role at Avison Young, Anthony worked at Cushman & Wakefield and sat on the national steering committee that drove the structure and initiatives on behalf of the company's nonprofit practice group.

Shiree Teng, Secretary

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.