We are excited to introduce our 13th cohort of the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI)!

We have selected 12 community leaders who are dedicated to advancing justice and equity as commissioners. They live and work in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the Bay Area. Please join me in welcoming the 2022 cohort!

The BCLI trains and supports leaders from historically marginalized communities, including low-income people of color, women, and people with disabilities to shape the laws, institutions, and policies that govern our access to transit, land, and housing.

East Bay Fellows
  • Jasmine Cisneros, nominated by Eduardo Torres, BCLI alum (2019)
  • Michai Freeman, nominated by Friends of Adeline
  • Prem Pariyar, nominated by Equity Labs
  • Divya Sundar, nominated by Alliance of South Asians Taking Action
  • Benita Tsao, nominated by 826 Valencia
North Bay Fellows 
  • Keri Rose Akemi-Hernandez, nominated by North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP)
  • Elias Hinit, nominated by NBOP
  • Ana Horta, nominated by NBOP
  • Alanna Sullivan, nominated by NBOP
San Francisco & the Peninsula Fellows
  • Sonia Aldape, nominated by Housing Leadership Council
  • María Antonieta Jandres, nominated by Juthaporn Cholaeicheep, BCLI alumna (2021)
  • Quenton Smith, nominated by Youth United for Community Action


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Date sent: December 14, 2021

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