© Friends of Hacaj for KPPCSD Board 2016

MEET SYLVIA

"Join me in restoring trust in the governance of Kensington. We’re a town of academics, tech professionals, retirees, parents, artists and business leaders, and more! We have the talent and the resources to govern ourselves with mutual respect, civility and transparency for a stronger community. If you give me your vote, I will serve you by forging pragmatic, consensus-based solutions that will have tangible, positive and long-lasting impacts on Kensington."

For twenty-five years I have shaped public policy, lead advocacy efforts and developed strategic priorities for nonprofits, foundations and progressive businesses. I bring energy, enthusiasm and an ability to rally others in a common endeavor. I thrive on empowering people to create change by connecting them to each other and to the information they need.

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  • Currently advise and train executives

  • Board member, Kensington Education Foundation

  • Past Board member, Kensington Property Owners Association

  • Parent of two children attending Kensington Hilltop Elementary School

  • Co-curated and produced four Global Philanthropy Forums, an annual conference for 400 social investors, foundation executives and philanthropists

  • Helped establish the National Commission on Children and Disasters

  • Worked as committee staff for the U.S. Congress and as a federal political appointee to establish and launch the AmeriCorps National Service program

  • Board member of a privately held corporation with 5 offices, 100+ employees and $10m+ in sales

  • Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Skills, San Francisco State University

  • Graduate of American University, B.A. magna cum laude, Major: Economics and International Relations, Minor: French