Our Board

Jennifer Siebel Newsome

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Founder and Chief Creative Officer

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, advocate, thought leader, and the First Partner of California. After graduating with honors from Stanford University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, she wrote, directed, and produced the 2011 award-winning documentary Miss Representation.

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Brenda Robinson

Brenda Robinson

Co-Chair

Brenda Robinson is an entertainment attorney and producer with extensive experience in the film, television and music industries.

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Joanna Rees

Joanna Rees

Co-Chair

Joanna Rees is a Managing Partner at West, a market creation company, and a Senior Partner of the B Team. She currently serves on the corporate board of FICO, Care.com, Harvest Power, Prelude Fertility, and Hickies Inc.

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Mollie Ricker

Mollie Ricker

Treasurer

Mollie Ricker is a Partner of Dostart Development Company (DDC), one of the Silicon Valley’s premier commercial real estate developers known for its local expertise, for its leadership in sustainability and transit-oriented design, and for the high quality of its projects and tenants.

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Maria Teresa Kumar

Emmy-nominated MSNBC contributor María Teresa Kumar is the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino. Since 2004, Kumar has raised more than $75 million to grow Voto Latino into the U.S.’s largest Latinx voter registration and advocacy organization, directly registering more than 601,330 new voters leading into a 2020 election with 32 million eligible Latino voters up for grabs. In June 2020 alone, Kumar’s Voto Latino registered more than 100,000 voters.

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Emily Liu Foy

Emily Liu Foy is a business leader and philanthropist. She is an owner and board member of her family’s business, Tireco Inc., one of the largest brand marketers and distributors of tires in North America. Emily’s personal career includes two decades of entertainment experience as an actor and producer. She is the founder and CEO of Sweet Violet Films production company and producer of films for distribution across streaming platforms including Warner Bros VOD & Netflix.

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Kat Gordon

Kat Gordon

Secretary

Kat Gordon is the Founder and CEO of The 3% Movement, a social change movement challenging the lack of diversity in the advertising business. She is recognized as a thought leader about the relationship between diversity and creativity.

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Brian Brokaw

Brian Brokaw

Brian Brokaw, a partner at The Media Company LLC, brings expertise in campaign consulting, strategic communications and public affairs to his political and private sector clients.

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Anna Malaika Tubbs

Anna Malaika Tubbs

NYT Bestselling author, advocate, educator, and scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs holds a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Cambridge in addition to a Bachelors in Anthropology from Stanford University.

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Susan Boster

Susan Boster

Susan Boster is the Founder and CEO of Boster Group Ltd., an independent consultancy specializing in the development of innovative partnerships between global corporations, arts institutions, and social impact foundations.

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