Board of Directors and Staff
Jay is an educator, counselor, and community advocate originally from Southern California. He graduated from Emory University in 2008 with a degree in Philosophy and as a member of the Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society. He served as the president of the Black Student Alliance. Since moving to Oakland in the fall of the same year, he has dedicated himself to working for the betterment of Bay Area youth and the environment. Jay most recently worked as an Employment Specialist with PUEBLO’s Highway to Work youth internship program, a program coordinator of Oakland Youth Policy Builders, and Case Manager for the Balancing Inner and Outer program. Jay is passionate about deep democracy, solidarity economics, climate justice, and equal rights for all.
Vildred Dawson, Treasurer/Secretary
Vildred has been a supporter, member, board member and family of Pueblo since before 2005. She has over 25 years as a civil servant for Alameda County. Her interests include working with the reentry population to stop the community to prison pipeline.
A founding member of Pueblo, Gwen has joined the Board to help launch Pueblo into the new/old Oakland.
A long time member of Pueblo, Claudine has joined the Board to strength Pueblo into the future.
Jose Luis Fuentes-Roman, Chair/Interim Executive Director
Jose Luis has been a community lawyer and litigator for 19 years. He was the Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles. He was one of the principle attorneys representing 40 alleged Norteno opposing the Oakland gang injunction. He has settled lawsuits on behalf of juveniles being abused by probation officers in Alameda and Sacramento County.