Board Membership

Jan Faraguna, Vice Chair, Academic Oversight chair, is passionate about improving equity in our public schools and supporting schools and districts to serve all their students well. She has worked with school districts, nonprofits, foundations, and private companies in a variety of strategy and data focused roles, with a focus on the education sector for over 10 years. Jan currently is a Product Manager at Schoolzilla by Renaissance, a K12 data warehouse and reporting tool for districts, and previously led their Customer Success team. She has worked with Oakland Unified, San Francisco Unified, and DC Public Schools on human capital and operations projects. In addition, Jan has strong charter experience from leading the Analytics and Assessment team at Rocketship Public Schools, a national nonprofit charter school network, for over five years while the network expanded from 3 to 16 schools. Jan has a BS in Economics from Duke University and a Master's in Business Administration from Yale School of Management and started her career as an Economics teacher. She lives in Oakland with her husband and two children.

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Kara Fortuna, Family Advisory Council, is a writer, editor, and project manager currently working in the Historic Preservation field. She previously worked in hospital management, banking, non-profit/fundraising, and technology; she enjoys immersing herself in and learning about new environments and looks forward to applying this to her role on the UMCS Board. Kara is the parent of two children attending Urban Montessori and is dedicated to supporting UMCS in maintaining its dedication to providing access to high fidelity free Montessori education for all. She lives with her family in San Leandro, CA.

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Christina Greenberg, Executive Committee Chair, is passionate about helping entrepreneurial education organizations find, hire and support high-quality talent. She is a Partner and Co-Founder of Edgility Consulting, a national talent consulting and matchmaking firm created to find, develop and retain the leaders that education organizations need to make a difference. Before co-founding Edgility, she was the Founder and Principal of Redwood Circle Consulting. From 2006-2010, Christina was the Director of Admissions and Strategic Partnerships for New Leaders' California operation where she led the recruitment, selection, and placement of resident principals. Before New Leaders, Christina was the VP of Programs and Development for RISE, working to recruit and retain high quality teachers in schools serving low-income students. She also worked on a 1998 U.S. Senate campaign, served as the Program Officer for the Streisand Foundation, and was a budget policy analyst/researcher for nonprofit and government agencies. Christina received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UCLA and a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She lives with her family in Oakland, CA.

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Greg Klein, Secretary and Treasurer / Finance Committee Chair, is Senior Director, Innovation and Learning at the Rogers Family Foundation. Greg joined RFF in June 2012 and now manages most of the Schools portfolio. Greg loves working directly in schools supporting principals, teachers, and students to personalize learning at Oakland public schools. Greg’s at his best when helping teams and education entrepreneurs build a common understanding of their current status and trajectory, and then helping educators dream even further of where they might go next and how to get there with students. Prior to working at the Foundation, Greg helped launch Downtown College Prep’s (DCP) Alum Rock campus, developing an innovative Learning Lab at the middle school level. While at DCP he managed large groups of students, integrated computers and technology into the classroom, and focused his attention on teaching. Greg began his career in education reform as a teacher, coach, and administrator in the Oakland Unified School District for seven years, including building his own computer mini-lab in his classroom as a first-year teacher. Greg graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004 with a BA in History. When not working, Greg listens to nerdy podcasts including grown folks playing Dungeons and Dragons. Greg is Dad to three adorable children and lives with his wife Mariah in Oakland.

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David "Davis" Leung, Chair, is an operational and financial professional with broad experience in operational management, accounting, auditing, financial management, marketing, and growth acceleration. He has worked in the fields of digital development, land development, non-profits, and consultancies, among many others. Davis is happily married with 2 children attending UMCS and is passionate about improving community and the world at large.

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Sarah Morill is passionate about creating equitable learning programs for all. Sarah spent five years as a principal leading the turnaround effort at Lazear Charter Academy, a TK-8th grade school in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. Prior to leading at Lazear, Sarah served as the senior managing director for Teach For America's west coast teacher training in Los Angeles, managing the program of 500 new teachers and 100 staff members to create a strong summer school for over 2,000 students. She started her career in Atlanta, Georgia teaching 3rd grade before becoming a teacher coach across Atlanta for new teachers. Sarah graduated from Colorado College with a BA in International Political Economy. Most recently, she received her Masters in Business Administration from UC Berkeley and transitioned to adult entrepreneurship education and now supports scientists to bring climate technologies to market at the Berkeley-based non-profit, Activate. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, and board games. Sarah lives in the Laurel neighborhood of Oakland with her partner and two children.

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Maru Salazar, Family Advisory Council, brief bio coming soon!

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Donald Williams, brief bio coming soon!

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