Debra Caywood-Rukas, PhD., moved to San Francisco from Chicago in 2011 with her husband and son. She has a B.S. degree in Social Work and earned her M.Ed., Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.
James Lance Taylor is author of the book Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama, which earned 2011 “Outstanding Academic Title” -Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (January 2012). He is currently serving as associate professor and Chair of the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco.
Nancy George brings twenty five years of accounting experience to SF Achievers. After receiving an MBA from Rice University, in the 1980’s she moved with her husband to the Bay Area and worked as a Healthcare Consultant at Ernst & Whinney accounting firm.
As a volunteer, Nancy has served on a number of local boards and organizations, often in a financial capacity. Before joining the SF Achievers Board, she has helped out over the past four years in both a professional and volunteer capacity. Nancy and her husband love the Bay Area where they raised their two grown sons and are committed to giving back to the community. She is delighted with the opportunity to continue her involvement with SF Achievers.
Phyllis Culp is a member of the Ohio and California Bars. She retired from the State Bar of California where she was employed for many years. She is a former member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Specialization, former member of the California Supreme Court’s Judicial Council’s Access and Fairness Committee and past chair of its Education and Gender Fairness subcommittees, past president of Black Women Lawyers of Northern California, and a current member Board of Directors of the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Sheila Antrum is the Chief Nursing Officer and Executive Director of Patient Care Services at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. She has overall responsibility for nursing practices within the organization, including UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus and Mount Zion, Home Care, and Ambulatory Services.
Margaret Chiu is Assistant Superintendent Emeritus of SFUSD (San Francisco Unified School District). She has a bilingual and multicultural background. She was born in Macau, grew up in Hong Kong, and after immigrating to the U.S., she received her B.S. and M.A. degrees from San Francisco State University and University of San Francisco respectively.
Tarrell Gamble has over 10 years of experience specializing in the placement of corporate and municipal securities as well as trading government securities for institutional accounts. Additionally, Tarrell is responsible for relationship management and business development with corporations across all areas of the firm. Tarrell completed the Tuck Executive Education program.
Stephanie Gee is a San Francisco native who has witnessed the city change and grow. While she embraces many of the developments, she also cares about preserving San Francisco’s identity and advocating for those who are marginalized. She first joined the SF Achiever family through the mentorship program and loves it.
Aklil Ibssa is a first generation Ethiopian-American working at LinkedIn in corporate development (M&A), responsible for acquisitions and corporate strategy.
Paula Morgan is a Registered Nurse and a licensed pilot, but she makes the disclaimer that you would not want her to nurse your grandmother or fly her anywhere. While she loved being a nurse, her career took her into healthcare administration in the eighties.
Anthony Patterson is a first-generation Jamaican-American from Bridgeport, Connecticut that moved to the Bay Area in 2014 for graduate school. He has a B.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley-Haas.
Gregory L. Toler is a native San Franciscan. He holds a BA in Social Sciences from UC Berkeley and MA in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco. He is an experienced human resources professional. In addition to being an avid sports fan, Gregory officiated at the Division 1-AA, Division II, Division III, and Junior College football levels. Gregory and his wife, Delana, have one child.
Helene is a transplanted New Yorker ex- film sound engineer and teacher. She’s been practicing law in San Francisco since 1990, Estate Planning and Business. She is semi- retired but still dabbles in her practices. Helene is married to artist Charles Wright with two kids and one granddaughter. Previously, she served as Treasurer On the Board at The San Francisco School. She has volunteered as a CASA ( Court Appointed Special Advocates ) for children in foster care and spent 5 years as a Hospice volunteer.
Jackie Young has served on several Nonprofit Boards where she exercised her leadership talents. She served as the Board President/Chair The Foundation for San Francisco’s Architectural Heritage from 1983-1986.
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