Mr. Cobb serves as the Executive Director of the St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, CA. He is responsible for providing daily leadership in all planning and administering of development programs for the Foundation. Mr. Cobb has always had a passion for building relationships and has been active in the community to create positive change. This is reflected in his commitment to strengthening our local community through his service on the Board of Directors for the Eden Area YMCA. His passion for healthy living, youth development, and mentorship is highlighted in his role as the Head Softball Coach at Bishop O’Dowd High School. He is also an active member on the Board of Directors of the Hayward Rotary Club and a member of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. As evidenced by his extensive experience in Hayward, Mr. Cobb is committed to working with families in Hayward and strives to work with the city to make a stronger community.
Janevette Cole is a Community Resident Engagement Specialist and the Governmental Relations Representative for Hayward Promise Neighborhoods (HPNs). She serves the community within an advocacy framework, using her degree from Mills College and her Master’s in Public Administration and Policy from CSUEB. She desires is to legislatively impact the community of Hayward by empowering residence to engage in participatory government. In addition, she conducts leadership training in partnership with the City of Hayward through HPNs. Janevette has been Instrumental in the designing and implementation of HPNs programs and projects which have enhanced the lives of those she serves, such as Fresh Food for Families, Farmers to Pioneers and Pioneers with Promise a college retention focus program which includes a mentoring component from upper classmen and alumni. Janevette has enveloped leadership in her community, shedding light on the attributes of Hayward, along with addressing social and economic issues, by serving as Board Member for Eden Youth and Family Center, Hayward Collegiate, the South Hayward Collaboration, and as an Ambassador for Saint Rose Hospital.
Ms. Feng is Vice President of Exceed Capital Partners, a venture capital and growth equity firm. Prior to Exceed Capital Partners, she worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs where she was on the core global education technology team. A native of Los Angeles and an alumna of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Ms. Feng is passionate about securing resources for all students to ensure they have access to every opportunity and live a successful life. She has served on the board for DreamWakers, a nonprofit organization that connects classrooms to career role models over video chat, focusing on improving the lives of underserved children. Additionally, she has dedicated time to do pro-bono work for public schools in Oakland, CA. Ms. Feng graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, Visual and Environmental Studies and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
Ms. Hu is Director of Customer Success at LUCY, a pregnancy benefits company that provides support to expecting parents. At LUCY, she works with human resource (HR) leaders to ensure that their employees feel supported during some of the most vulnerable times. Prior to LUCY, she worked as Customer Success Manager at tech startups in Austin and San Francisco. She enjoys the innovation and exciting energy at fast-growing technology companies. A native of Hong Kong, Ms. Hu has always understood the importance of education and values the opportunity she was given to pursue a college education in the United States. She believes that every child deserves a high-quality education and can succeed with support. To impact this mission, Ms. Hu volunteers at various education-related non-profit organizations and serves as a mentor to young women in tech, helping them navigate the industry and providing support along the way. Ms. Hu graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Ms. Riley is a Bay Area resident whose work has centered around growing, investing, and supporting early-stage startups. She is currently advising companies that support underrepresented founders and ideas. Previously, she served as Vice President of US Ventures at Village Capital. After first leading their work in India, she built out the US team to find new startups around the country and ran dozens of programs to support and invest in them. Over those four years, Ms. Riley developed tools to decrease bias in the investment process, built an award-winning "peer-review" curriculum, and aligned major corporate partners such as PayPal, Kaiser Permanente, and UBS to bridge the innovation gap. Prior to supporting early-stage startups, she worked to launch and grow them, most notably helping to launch Snapguide (acquired), building its user growth, and leading growth and marketing at Zipongo for their first product launch. Ms. Riley graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and completed a fellowship in Impact Investing from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
Ms. Sanina is a Director on the Impact team at the Charter School Growth Fund. As a member of the Impact Team, Elena creates meaningful solutions, insights, and connections that support charter school leaders across the country. Prior to joining CSGF, Elena led the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative learning models at Aspire Public Schools, where she expanded blended learning from 2 to 24 schools. As Aspire, Elena also focused on improving digital learning analytics by integrating data systems and designing tools to help educators make informed decisions about their students’ academic progress. She started her career in management technology consulting at Deloitte and cofounded ThanksForTeaching.Us, a global effort to thank teachers for the actions, dreams, and passions they’ve inspired. In January of 2015, Elena was recognized by Forbes Magazine as a member of the 30 Under 30 in Education. She holds a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley.
Ms. Wu is an Associate in Networked Improvement Science at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, located in Stanford, CA. Through her work, Ms. Wu currently supports education organizations across the country using improvement science in networked communities to tackle problems that disproportionately affect minority and low-income students. Ms. Wu believes that all children deserve the right to a quality education. To that end, she has collaborated with the New York City Department of Education as part of a continuous improvement researcher-practitioner engagement while completing her legal studies at New York University School of Law, advocated alongside parents seeking education resources for their children, taught high school chemistry in Los Angeles Unified School District, worked on youth empowerment programs in Arizona, and researched education initiatives focused on disadvantaged youth while circumnavigating the world. Along with a Juris Doctorate, Ms. Wu holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Arizona State University and a Master of Philosophy in Education from the University of Cambridge.