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Oakland Serves

P.O. Box 19317

Oakland CA, 94619

(510) 849-1245

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Meet The Board & Staff


Dr. Kay Lawson

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Professor Emerita, San Francisco State University

Sharon Rose

Co-Founder & Chair
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TEOSL), Co-chair, Block by Block Organizing Network


Mary Hackenbracht, J.D.


Formerly Sr. Assistant Attorney General, 
State of California, Volunteer, Writer Coach


Dr. Sam Lu


Pediatrician, Children's Hospital Oakland


Ina Zhang, M.P.H.

Publicity Chair and Clearance Coordinator

Associate Research Scientist, Precision Xtract


Dr. Maya Friedman

Board Member

Lecturer, UC Santa Cruz

Mentor for Oakland Serves


Celsa Snead

Board Member

Executive Director of the Mentoring Center


If you would be interested in working with the Oakland Team, please say what kind of help you would like to give, which committee interests you, and what your relevant experience has been.


We will answer within three days. Thanks!


Dr. Nora Bacon

Administrative Assistant

Professor Emerita, University of Nebraska


Sujata Neurgaonkar, J.D.

Outreach Consultant
Former Deputy District Attorney



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