NCCPC’s Advisory Council

Meet the Advisory Council

“The University of California Office of the President is excited to partner with the Northern California Promise Coalition to expand access and opportunity to university. We share a common commitment and dedication to ensure students from underserved backgrounds thrive and succeed at UC and become leaders in California.”

— Sandra Williams-Hamp, UC Office of the President

President Dr. Michael V. Drake

MD, University of California

Delegate: Sandra Williams-Hamp

Executive Director, GUEA

Delegate: David O’Brien

Vice Chancellor of Governmental Relations

Michael Tubbs

Founder and Board Chair, Reinvent Stockton Foundation


Catalina Ruiz-Healy

Senior Advisor, Hirsch Philanthropy Partners

Dr. April Grommo

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Services, California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor

Dr. Martha Kanter

CEO, College Promise (Oct 2022)

Libby Schaaf

Former Mayor of Oakland (Nov 2022)

By connecting us to the deep community of those who advocate for our brilliant, underrepresented students, NCCPC’s Advisory Council strengthens our credibility and places us at the center of the fight for an even more just and equitable higher education system.

Contact us for more information about joining the Advisory Council.