Rockwood Staff

Akaya Windwood, President

Akaya is internationally recognized for elevating the effectiveness of leadership and collaboration in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors. Her 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 4,000 powerful, collaborative, and interconnected leaders will help lead the way. Ext.108.


Nicole Boucher, Director of Resource Development

Nicole directs resource development activities at Rockwood.  She has over a decade of experience working with policy, advocacy, and community development organizations in the Bay Area. She has developed and implemented programs and services for low-income housing communities in the East Bay, and has contributed to research efforts around juvenile justice and education for Asian American and Pacific Islander youth. Prior to joining Rockwood, Nicole led fundraising efforts at Urban Habitat and managed all fundraising and development activities at PolicyLink. Ext.101.


Britt Bravo

Britt Bravo, Senior Communications Manager

Britt manages Rockwood's communications and social media. She is passionate about sharing resources, inspiration and stories to help social changemakers realize their big visions. Before coming to Rockwood, she was a Big Vision Consultant for nonprofits, artists, writers and entrepreneurs. She also worked for six years as a Storytelling and Writing Instructor, and as Program  Director for the arts education nonprofit, Streetside Stories.She holds an MA from the Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality at Holy Name College and a BA in Sociology from Vassar College. You can follow her on Twitter at @bbravo. Ext.110.



Tyson Casey, Senior Coordinator, Program and Systems

Tyson oversees Rockwood's Leading from the Inside Out Yearlong Fellowship, and supports other fellowship programs. Prior to Rockwood, Tyson was the Managing Director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. He is a graduate of the MA program in Social Change at Starr King School for the Ministry, where he focused on education, collaboration, sustainability, and organizational change. He has worked with interfaith and secular justice communities and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, North Carolina, and Florida. Ext.105.




Virada Chatikul, Fellowship Manager

Virada manages Rockwood's Fellowship for Leaders in Arts and Culture and Death Penalty Abolition Leaders Fellowship. Prior to joining Rockwood, she led various youth and workforce development programs in San Francisco. She also volunteers at the Thai Cultural Center in Berkeley. She holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a BA in Sociology from Smith College. Ext.119.





TC Duong, Fellowship Manager

TC Duong manages Rockwood's LGBTQ Advocacy Fellowship, the Fellowship for a New California, and the Fellowship for Upper Midwest Leaders. TC has worked in both the LGBT and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities on policy advocacy related to health disparities, education reform, and community development. Prior to joining Rockwood, TC managed the TAPP INTO organizational capacity building in Minnesota on tobacco control and healthy eating and active living. Ext.104.




Maddie Flood, Senior External Relations and Development Coordinator

Maddie coordinates special projects and assists with development and communications. Growing up in Santa Cruz, CA, Maddie developed an interest in the influence of politics on individuals' lives and the inequities in wealth and health throughout the world. At the University of San Francisco, she explored these interests by studying politics along with African American and African Studies. After working in direct services at The AIDS Support Organization in Uganda, Maddie went to experience the policy approach to social change in the California Legislature as a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow. Ext.103.



Eileen Hazel, Senior Accounting and Operations Manager

Eileen supports the work of Rockwood by providing thorough, accurate management of its accounting and operations functions. Eileen has worked with numerous social change and non-profit organizations including The International Forum on Globalization, The Oakland Institute, East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Changemakers, and KPFA Radio. She earned her degree in International Relations from the University of Minnesota. Eileen is also a singer-songwriter with two CDs of her original music (www.eileenhazel.com). Ext.109.




Pia Infante, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Pia stewards partnerships that explore transformation at the organizational and systems level, including the BCORR (Building Capacity for Organizational Resilience & Renewal) and Organizational Leadership programs. Pia also supports the strategic oversight of Communications and Network Engagement at Rockwood. For many years prior, Pia's career bridged the non-profit, educational, and philanthropic sectors, which deeply informs her integrative approach as a practitioner.  Pia holds a M.A. in Education from the New School for Social Research, a B.A. in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley, and is a certified executive leadership coach. Ext.112.



Kierra Johnson, Program Coordinator

Kierra Johnson assists the Program Team with various Fellowships and Trainings. Prior to joining Rockwood, she was a Capacity Building Fellow with LRAM Education Fund, Inc in Atlanta and worked primarily with the Retrofit a Million program. She comes to the Bay Area from Decatur, GA and received her B.A. in Philosophy with a concentration in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from Agnes Scott College. Ext.116.



Stacy Kono, Director of Programmatic Partnerships

Stacy oversees the Fellowships and Trainings. She directs current programs and services as well as new program development. She joined Rockwood after having worked as an organizer with Asian Immigrant Women Advocates for ten years. She is a certified professional coach.Ext.113.


Ronald Pineda, Senior Enrollment Coordinator

Ronald coordinates enrollment for Rockwood's Art of Leadership and Advanced Art of Leadership, and informs Rockwood's partnerships. A native of the Bay Area, Ronald has touched a diverse range of organizations, including Oakland Unified School District, Center for Third World Organizing, Zero G Software, and The Utility Reform Network. Previously, Ronald led an international marketing team for a Silicon Valley startup; prior to that, he managed communications for Children Now for over a decade. Ronald is a proud banana slug, with degrees in Anthropology and Journalism from UC Santa Cruz. Ext.115.



Sharon Price, Senior Fellowship Manager

Sharon's purpose at Rockwood is to support the personal growth and well-being of transformative leaders in order to build a unified progressive movement. She manages several Fellowship programs, including the Cross-Movement Yearlong, special programs with SEIU, and the Fellowship for Human Rights and National Security Reform Leaders. Previously, she worked in international conservation building networks of local environmental leaders. Before that, she studied Religion and Anthropology in Washington, D.C. and Kathmandu, Nepal. Sharon is certified as an Integral Coach® through New Ventures West. Ext.106.