Staff and Board

Arthur Jackson
Program Clerk
Amy Shea
Writing Program Director
Corey McNeil
Alumni Affairs Associate
Richard Bonaru Richardson
Communications Associate
Molly Parent
Communications and Public Information Director
Volker Kirchharz
Finance and HR Administrator
Carl Raybon
Program Clerk
Amy Brunson
Director of Library Services and Educational Technology
Marcus Williams
Office and Facilities Assistant
Denisse Manrique
Development and Community Outreach Manager
Kirsten Pickering
Research and Program Fellow
Jen Juras
Chief of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Mauricio Avello
Program Manager
Bekki Lee-Wendt
Executive Assistant
Dmitriy Orlov
Office Manager
Jacob Kernodle
Wendy Bear
Chief Operating Officer
Windy Franklin Martinez
Director of Advising & Student Services
Dani Shocron
Senior Grants Officer
Jody Lewen
Amy Jamgochian
Chief Academic Officer
Carson Temple
Development Associate
Makenzie Means
Development Director
Marvin Mutch
Program Assistant

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

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

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)

“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.

Mount Tamalpais College takes the simple proposition that all students deserve a quality education and extends it to those most overlooked. Creating an environment that challenges students to make connections to the world outside the classroom, the program provides space for dynamic conversations, while building students’ confidence in their own abilities.”

Haley Pollack, PhD

Director of College and Career Pathways
Five Keys Schools and Programs

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

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

“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

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

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
Jennifer Eberhardt
Social Psychologist
Stanford University
Loni Hancock
Assemblymember (retired)
California State Assembly
Scott Kernan
LEO Technologies, former California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary
Sean Mendy
Entrepreneur in Residence
Sixth Street Partners, Founder of Concrete Rose Capital
Timothy White
California State University System
Jennifer Lyons
UC Berkeley
David Stiepleman
Co-Founding Partner, COO
Sixth Street Partners
Rich Lyons
Former Dean and Cronk Professor
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley