Staff and Board

Jen Juras
Chief of Institutional Effectiveness and Research

Ali Bond
Humanities and Social Sciences Program Director

Corey McNeil
Alumni Affairs Associate

Richard Bonaru Richardson
Communications Associate

Dmitriy Orlov
Office Manager

Jacob Kernodle

Wendy Bear
Chief Operating Officer

Jody Lewen

Astrid Hoover-Batt
Research And Evaluation Associate

Volker Kirchharz
Finance and HR Administrator

Carson Temple
Development Associate

Arthur Jackson
Program Clerk

Marcus Williams
Office and Facilities Assistant

Amy Brunson
Director of Library Services and Educational Technology

Dani Shocron
Senior Grants Officer

Denisse Manrique
Development and Community Outreach Manager

Bekki Lee-Wendt
Executive Assistant

Sarah Manley
Academic Affairs Administrator

Windy Franklin Martinez
Director of Advising and Student Services

Mauricio Avello
Program Manager

Makenzie Means
Development Director

Amy Jamgochian
Chief Academic Officer

Marvin Mutch
Program Assistant

Frances Santiago 
Learning Specialist

Amy Shea
Writing Program Director

Carl Raybon
Program Clerk

Nandita Dinesh
Senior Academic Program Director

Neela Gentile
Chief Advancement Officer

Molly Parent
Communications and Public Information Director

Kirsten Pickering
Senior Researcher for Policy and Practice


Mount Tamalpais College has created an exceptional educational environment within a correctional setting; one where learning is accessible to all, where the curriculum meets the needs of students from a variety of backgrounds, and where academic programs foster personal growth and professional development.

Camille Woods
Board Secretary
Employee Relations & Investigations at Tesla
Camille Woods, Esq.

Education opens a path for incarcerated people to move forward to self-respect, opportunity and fulfillment. Beyond that, education is proven to be the single most effective means of reducing recidivism. Thus, Mount Tamalpais College changes lives and is helping to change the world. Who would not support this work?

Larry Norton

Trustee Emeritus
California State University System

Mt. Tamalpais College is about equity; it sees no color, class, age, gender, criminal conviction, or infirmity. The learning environment, along with the education I received, transformed my life and placed me and so many others in a better position to succeed upon returning home.

Pat Mims

Reentry Success Center

I support Mount Tamalpais College because its work is life-affirming, liberatory, and engenders dignity. I’m motivated to see this model expand beyond San Quentin.

Jeff Feinman

Vice President of Partnerships
Springboard Collaborative

Prison felt like a place where the objective was to remove the dignity of the people forced to live there. During my nearly 2 decades of incarceration, the only times that I felt like a dignified person and not a stereotypical prisoner, was when I was in a classroom being taught something. MTC is important because for many students this program is much bigger than an Associate’s Degree, for many, it’s a way to regain a sense of normalcy. And words can’t describe how important it is to feel normal when incarcerated.

Sha Stepter

Slow And Steady Media

We’ve become adept at throwing certain people away, depriving society of their unique gifts and wisdom. Mount Tamalpais College reaffirms the humanity and incredible potential of hundreds of ‘thrown away’ students.

Sia Henry, JD

Senior Program Specialist
Impact Justice

My experience working with graduates of the program has completely changed my perception of the talent, drive, and potential of incarcerated students.

Lilly Fu
Board Treasurer
Senior Director of Finance and Administration
The George Lucas Education Foundation

I’m honored to share in Mount Tamalpais College’s work. I have witnessed our program offering hope and possibility, along with dignity and respect, and often new ideas for incarcerated people.

Connie Krosney, EdD
Board Vice Chair
Professor of Education (Retired)

To instructors at Mount Tamalpais College, it becomes abundantly clear that our incarcerated students have vast potential and deep passion for their education. It is my hope and belief that the college courses offered enable our students to become change-agents for their communities and for our society more broadly.

Will Bondurant

Chief Financial Officer
Castlight Health

Mount Tamalpais College students are humbling with their thirst for learning. Society has left so many of them behind, but education is transforming them, helping them to realize their potential!

Theresa Roeder
Board Chair
Professor of Decision Sciences
San Francisco State University

Rich Lyons
Former Dean and Cronk Professor
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Timothy White
California State University System

Jennifer Lyons
UC Berkeley

Scott Kernan
LEO Technologies, former California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary

Jennifer Eberhardt
Social Psychologist
Stanford University

David Stiepleman
Co-Founding Partner, COO
Sixth Street Partners

Loni Hancock
Assemblymember (retired)
California State Assembly

Sean Mendy
Entrepreneur in Residence
Sixth Street Partners, Founder of Concrete Rose Capital