Summer Matters Program Staff Conference

Friday, May 13, 2016 from 8am-3pm
Allen Temple Baptist Church
8501 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94621


Clara Kamunde

Clara Kamunde is performing and teaching artist, and an integrated learning and creativity development specialist with an MS in Creativity Studies from the International Center for Studies in Creativity SUNY Buffalo, where she was a diversity fellow.

Darlene A. Hall, Ph.D.

Darlene, a Black lesbian Psychologist with strong social justice values, has 25 years experience in the nonprofit sector as a direct service provider, senior administrator, funder, and consultant working with disenfranchised communities.

Debra Mason

Debra Mason has worked in after school programs for over 20 years. She was a director of 5 sites with 100 employees and serving 700 kids daily. She now works as a consultant providing training on youth development and programming.

Lee Mason

Lee Mason has worked in the Recreation field for many years as a park foreman, garden specialist and program trainer. He runs a teen garden corp program every summer providing summer employment for local youth.

Melanie Stark

Melanie Stark, a teacher, former children’s performer, and devoted mother of two carries a simple philosophy. She agrees with Madeline Hunter: “Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care!”

Mia Tsui

A Program Manager at America SCORES Bay Area, Mia works closely with students and staff in SFUSD, leading an innovative soccer and literacy curriculum. She currently specializes in Middle School and High School Leadership Programming.

Genki Watanabe

Born and raised in California, Genki Watanabe has been coaching soccer for the past ten years, two of which have been with America SCORES Bay Area at Cleveland Elementary. As Tenderloin Program Manager, Genki leads Civic Center Game Days and 1st-2nd grade.

Reba Rose

Reba is the founder of Stand Tall Leadership and has over 20 years of experience as an insightful coach and dynamic trainer of leadership & youth development. She is also the Sr. Director of Staff Development at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula.

Sara Statler

Sara has worked for Edventure More, one of the Bay Area leading enrichment providers for almost a decade. She oversees over 20 camp locations as well as expansion efforts into new areas. She been involved in almost all program areas.

Sheryl Davis

Sheryl Evans Davis has more than 20 years’ experience working as an educator and community leader in San Francisco. She continues her work in service of youth and families as director of Mo’ MAGIC and of Collective Impact.

Donna Williams

Donna Williams is recognized community leader and amazing facilitator. With passion, knowledge and experience helping people find tap into their best self.

Nini White

Teacher for 20+ years (K-12th grades). Co-author of forthcoming book: “Activating and Anchoring Kids’ Own Wisdom – Peer Group Discussions That Fascinate Kids, Resulting in Self-Motivated Behavior Changes That Work for Everyone,” founder of KIDS’ OWN WISDOM