Board Members

Angela Gennino, President 

Angela is a community organizer, journalist, editor, and web content strategist, who is the GGCA lead on neighborhood planning, transportation safety, coalition building, and blight abatement in the Lowell St. corridor.

Sylvia Young

Sylvia is a BART train operator, union shop steward, actress, realtor, and writer, who coordinates the GGCA holiday party and Garage Sale & Swap. Sylvia’s family has lived in Golden Gate for three generations.

Cathy Leonard

Cathy a leading advocate for public safety, education, and neighborhood planning in Northwest Oakland. She’s recently joined the staff of the Phat Beats food collective and formed a new consulting group, Oakland Neighborhoods for Equity. 

Tsion McYates

Tsion is a social justice activist who recently began attending Mills College to study early childhood development. She’s a GGCA lead on event organizing and neighborhood planning. 

Our Advisors

Cathy Leonard, Co-chair
Santa Fe Community Association & Neighbors (Santa Fe CAN)

Brandie Albright, Board Member
Longfellow Community Association (LCA)

Sandra Mukasa, Graduate Student
City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley

Chris Hwang, President
Walk Oakland Bike Oakland

Robert Prinz, Education Director
Bike East Bay

Jose A. Dorado, Chair
Maxwell Park Neighborhood Council; former Chair, Measure Y (now Measure Z) Oversight Committee

David Ralston, Community Engagement Manager
Bay Area Air Quality Management District; former City Planner, City of Oakland

Anthony E. Nahas, Project Director
The EcoBlock project, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley