The CDE Foundation is proud to have dedicated Board of Directors who give their time and expertise to assist the foundation in executing its mission. The Board of Directors who provide the strategic vision for the organization. In addition Board Members volunteer to serve on the Foundation’s various committees, which advocate for and support our initiatives.

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Co-Chairman

Muhammed Chaudhry serves as President and CEO for the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF). Under his stewardship, SVEF has become the leading education non-for-profit resource and advocate for students, educators, administrators, and corporate and individual donors in Silicon Valley. Read more »

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Co-Chairman

David Rattray oversees the Education and Workforce Development department at the Chamber and UNITE-LA, the School-to-Career Partnership of Los Angeles. Read more »

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Board Member

Benito Delgado-Olson is the founder and Executive Director of K to College. A native of the East Bay and graduate of several East Bay public schools, Benito has a lifelong interest in the public benefit (nonprofit) sector and education. Read more »

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Board Member

Gerald Solomon serves as the Executive Director for the Samueli Foundation overseeing Samueli Philanthropy. Prior to this position, Mr. Solomon served as President & CEO of Public Health Foundation Enterprises (PHFE) for seven (7) years where he transformed the organization from an LA-centric provider of funding and services into national prominence. Read more »

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Board Member

Bill Cirone, Santa Barbara county Superintendent of Schools, has a long track record of leadership in education, business, and civic affairs.  Elected to his current position in 1982, he is in his eighth four-year term having served 29 years, and is currently the longest-serving county superintendent in the state of California. Read more »

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Board Member

David Plank is the Executive Director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). Before joining PACE, he was Professor at Michigan State University, where he founded and directed the Education Policy Center. He was previously on the faculties at the University of Pittsburgh and at the University of Texas at Dallas. Read more »

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Board Member

Jennifer Peck was a founding staff member of the Partnership in 2001 and became its Executive Director in 2003. Since that time, she has developed and implemented initiatives to finance and build after school and summer learning programs, increase access to school meals and nutrition education programs, and support the development of community schools in the Bay Area’s lowest income communities. Read more »

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Board Member

Ken Maxey works as a Public Affairs Manager for Comcast. In this role Ken coordinates with local government representatives throughout the Bay Area to advocate on behalf of progressive telecommunications policies at the state and local level. Read more »

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Board Member

Peggy Agron is Kaiser Permanente’s National Director of Healthy Schools and serves as the Chair of the Advisory Group for Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools, a comprehensive effort to create a culture of health and wellness for students, staff, and teachers in K-12 schools.

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Pravin Kumar

Board Member

Pravin Kumar joined TriNet in September 2014 as the Vice President of Strategy. Pravin has been in the business of developing and delivering enterprise software systems for over 25 years and has been called on by leading VC’s to help start-ups with product strategy.

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Thomas Helfrick

Treasurer

Tom is currently a Senior Accountant in the Finance department for the Sacramento Kings organization. Tom is primarily responsible for overseeing the accounting/finance operations for the Sleep Train Arena, and will be taking on the same role in the transition to the new downtown arena, set to open in time for the 2016-2017 season.

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