At the Center — July-Sept 2014
NCYL Has a New Communications Director, Lewis Cohen
NCYL Welcomes Equal Justice Works Fellow Annie Lee
NCYL is Excited to Have Stephanie Krol and Jalem Peguero Join NCYL as a Bridge Fellows
Senior Attorney Rebecca Gudeman is Recognized by SAHM
The Northern California Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) has named NCYL’s Rebecca Gudeman the recipient of its 2014 “Regional Chapter Recognition Award” for her work assisting health care providers and other youth serving professionals understand and navigate the law so that they can bring needed health care to young people. According to SAHM, the award “was created to enable regional chapters to recognize an individual in their region who has worked tirelessly, diligently and creatively to improve the health and/or well-being of adolescents.” Regional award winners become nominees for the 2015 SAHM national Regional Chapter Recognition Award to be presented at the annual SAHM conference in Los Angeles this March.
NCYL Boardmember to lead East Bay Community Foundation
NCYL Board member James Head has left his executive position at the San Francisco Foundation to become the new Executive Director of the East Bay Community Foundation. James has served on NCYL’s Board of Directors since 2002 and is a strong supporter of NCYL’s work to help children in need. He has more than 30 years of experience in philanthropy and grant making, nonprofit management, and public interest law. Prior to entering the philanthropic world, James was the long time Executive Director at the National Center for Law and Economic Development, now known as the Insight Center. Additionally, he served as legal counsel to the California Community Economic Development Association. James is an adjunct professor at University of California at Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law, University of California at San Francisco’s Hastings School of Law, and University of Santa Clara’s School of Law. James has been a Commissioner at the Port of Oakland since 2009.
FosterEd Santa Cruz Education Liaison, Lisa O’Connor takes her twins Piper and Quinn for a hayride!
Board Member Jim Weill honored by Coalition of Human Needs
NCYL Board member Jim Weil has been named the “2014 Human Needs Hero” by the Coalition of Human Needs, an alliance of national organizations promoting federal policies to address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable people. Jim has been President of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) since 1998, where he has worked to expand participation and improve benefits in key anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs. In addition to serving on NCYL’s Board, Jim is chair of the Children’s Leadership Council.