Becca has served on the EC Board for over 15 years. She works for the Alameda County Center for Healthy Schools and Communities, within Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. Previously she served as Clinical Co-Director at Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA), a multi-service Community Center for youth and families in West Berkeley. Becca is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and has been working with youth and their families for over 25 years. She started as a community organizer in San Francisco’s Hunter’s Point with SLUG (San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners) building gardens and hiring youth in Public Housing to grow food for their community. She has since worked in community centers, garden programs, and public charter schools in San Francisco, North Richmond, Berkeley and in Massachusetts. She is also a massage therapist and birth doula, approaching social and environmental work from a holistic perspective of health and wellness.
A native of Berkeley, Kad is a self-described “bay-destrian.” His family hails from Texas and across the southern United States. Kad is passionate about racial justice, prison reform, civic engagement, and the liberation of all marginalized people across the globe. Kad is currently a project director with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. In his time at CompassPoint, Kad has specialized in program design and the facilitation of CompassPoint’s cohort leadership programs. Outside of his work with CompassPoint’s cohort leadership programs, Kad enjoys facilitating workshops in CompassPoint’s public training program where he covers a broad range of content and topics.
Before joining CompassPoint, Kad worked with the Ecology Center of Berkeley for six years, focusing on community engagement and environmental justice advocacy. Through his work with the Ecology Center, Kad also served as a precinct captain in Berkeley’s Measure D Campaign of 2014, which resulted in the historic passing of the first soda tax in US history. In 2016 Kad served as the Co-Director for Berkeley’s Measure Y1 Vote 16 Campaign, resulting in California’s first authorization of 16 and 17 year olds participating in a municipal election. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Berkeley Community Fund and as a City Commissioner on Berkeley’s Community Health Commission and Police Review Commission. Lastly, Kad spent 2012 through 2017 advising the Berkeley YMCA’s Youth and Government program, where he helped emerging community leaders cultivate skills for a wide range of forms of political engagement.
In his spare time, Kad is an avid reader and writer. He also enjoys outdoor adventures, playing basketball and NBA2k (as he says, “come get this work!!!”), and watching the Golden State Warriors demolish any and all competition. His continued interest in social transformation is deeply anchored by his commitment to live a life that honors his grandmother, Dorothy Marie Smith’s legacy. May she rest in peace.
Craig Kometani-Dittmann manages San Jose’s Shared Micro Mobility Program. His previous experience as an educator, case manager, and community advocate has pushed him to always center on community input and data when creating plans and policies.
In his current role, he utilizes his professional experience and his Civil Engineering background to help set regulations and best practices for city-wide programming. Craig has experience developing public-private partnerships, campaigns, DEI audits, machine learning classifications, programming pilots, and state/local grant applications. He currently sits on the board of Lorenz-Morales Consulting to help build better community outreach mechanisms and enhance workforce development opportunities for youth in Oakland, California.
Peter Schultze-Allen is a Senior Scientist with over 30 years of experience in the integration of municipal environmental policies and actions with engineering, planning, maintenance, public safety, legal and fiscal programs. He specializes in the integration of public and private green stormwater infrastructure, complete streets, parking lots, parks, sustainable landscaping, and urban forestry practices. With over 18 years of experience in planning, reviewing, implementing, inspecting and monitoring the design, construction and maintenance of green stormwater control measures, and urban regenerative landscapes, he brings the skills needed to assist municipal staff in the development and implementation of Green Infrastructure (GI) plans and compliance with MRP requirements. His past experience includes managing the environmental programs for the City of Emeryville from 2002 to 2013 including the implementation of the City’s award-winning dense, urban Bay-Friendly GI program and the integration of those policies into related municipal plans. Since joining EOA in 2013, he has been providing GI, LID and trash-related technical assistance and program support to SCVURPPP, the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (SMCWPPP) and formerly for the Alameda County Clean Water Program. A key member of EOA’s GI team, he helps develop guidance for GI program implementation and planning including tracking and maintaining public GI-related assets.
For over 30 years, Naomi has worked in many of the National Parks in the Bay Area. Driven by a strong passion for connecting youth and communities to their public lands, through environmental and heritage education, Naomi has developed many community engagement programs to sites including Alcatraz, the Presidio and Rosie the Riveter WWII Homefront National Historical Park and now the 1200 mile long Anza Trail. Naomi brings this passion and experience to the Ecology Center with a great understanding that we are linked to each other, to our past, in our present and most importantly to our environment. A native of El Paso, Texas, Naomi lives in Berkeley.