Welcome 2022 Leadership Program Cohort

On January 8, we kicked off our 9th annual Leadership Program cohort, a group of 22 community members who want to learn how to become more effective agents of change.

Participants meet monthly to learn how to prepare and plan an environmental advocacy campaign for a local cause. Upon completing the program in August, the cohort will present their learnings and campaign plans to friends, family, and fellow alumni.

This year’s cohort is filled with passionate new advocates and longtime community leaders. Bios of alumni in previous cohorts can be found here. The bios of the 2022 cohort will be posted in the coming month.

Welcome to the 2022 Leadership Program Cohort!

Adrian Gonzalez, San José
Alicia McKean, East Palo Alto
Cade Cannedy, San Francisco (serves San Mateo County)
Chanelle Tedonnang, Sunnyvale
Cheryl Lim, San José
Diana Mireles, Hollister
Helen Garza, San José
Jacqueline Rivera, San José
Janica Mendillo, Stanford
Juan Estrada, San José
Julie Dominguez, San José
Karen Madsen, Montara
Kevin Bailey, Oakland (serves Santa Clara County)
Lillian Camarena, Madera (serves Santa Clara County)
Louis Robert Chiaramonte, Felton (serves San Benito, Santa Clara, and San Mateo Counties)
Marlene Santoyo, Newark (serves San Mateo County)
Mary Anna Cazarez-Sterling, San José
Monica Rosquillas, San José
Rebecca Neil, Mountain View
Samantha Faul, San Carlos
Tamara Smith-Jones, East Palo Alto
Wendy Chou, East Palo Alto

More About Green Foothills’ Leadership Program

Launched in 2013, Green Foothills’ Leadership Program convenes, trains and invests in local community leaders of all backgrounds through an 8-month training and an associated alumni program.

Alumni are supported in their advancement into leadership roles at nonprofits, public agencies, and community-based groups where they lead initiatives for environmental conservation, justice, and inclusive public process. Green Foothills supports alumni in their community change work. Alumni are often key partners in our advocacy on local land use issues and provide perspectives on equitable, inclusive environmental activism.

Thank You to Those Who Make Our Work Possible
Green Foothills is grateful for the generous support of our partners who provide significant financial contributions in support of the Green Foothills Leadership Program. For a complete list of contributors, see Our Donor Community. Please support our Leadership Program with a contribution today.

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