NCCPC Membership

Learn about our Members!

Formed in November 2019, we have grown from 11 to 50+ mayors, cities, and college promise and access programs and we are serving over 200,000 students across 12 counties.


*founding members since 2019   |   **new as of fiscal year 2023-2024

Last updated on November 22, 2023




1. Aditi Goel (P16 Partners)

2. David Silver (California Volunteers Fund) *

3. Glenn Miller (California Department of Education) **

4. Jackie Nevarez (Sacramento USD)

5. Jacque Soleimani

6. Janae Aptaker (Blue Shield of California) *

7. Jessie Stewart (Cameron Institute at UC Berkeley) *

8. Joe Herrity (Groundwork Social Impact Consulting)

9. Katrina Linden (Campaign for College Opportunity) **

10. Lorna Contreras-Townsend (Capital Group) *

11. Mary Le (Partner with Mary Le)

12. Mckenzie Richardson (Council for a Strong America)

13. Nadja Jepsen (College Track)

14. Patrice Berry (End Poverty in California) *

15. Raj Kaur (Transcipt Evaluation Services, UCOP) **

16. Samra Adeni (MoveWorks) *

Alex Bernadotte, Founder & CEO Beyond 12

Sandra Ernst, CEO of Oakland Promise

Krismin Inocentes-Bell, Executive Director of OneGoal Bay Area

Last updated January 2024

Note: A Status of In Progress means that we are collecting data from our members.

Oakland Promise’s involvement in the coalition allows us to add to the overall mission of NCCPC — to support more students from underrepresented communities. There is power in joining together with other Promise organizations to support that goal.

— Rachel Westmoreland,

Interim Executive Director for Oakland Promise

I love the amazing connections made through NCCPC

— Sally Buchanan, Special Projects for Rancho Cordova Promise

“NCCPC is changing the odds. It’s more than a coalition – it’s a demonstration and a MOVEMENT that brings community-rooted expertise to drive policy and partnerships that will shape trajectories of opportunity for students and communities for generations to come. It’s a privilege to be part of it!!”

— Jessie Stewart, Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships, UC Berkeley Cameron Institute for Student Athlete Development, Prior Executive Director for Richmond Promise