Staff & Board
Board of Directors
Associate Director of Policy and Communications, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Stephanie Goss is the Communications Manager for Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, a San Francisco-based health, education, research, and policy nonprofit with local, regional, and national programming. A&PI Wellness Center transforms lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality for people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and immigration statuses. Stephanie oversees strategic communications planning and external messaging for the agency, including brand storytelling and management, public and media relations, crisis communications, marketing, and social media. She also manages the creative development and distribution planning for the Banyan Tree Project, A&PI Wellness Center's national HIV stigma-reduction social marketing campaign. Stephanie joined A&PI Wellness Center in 2006 as a volunteer and has served as the communications manager since 2008. She also has over ten years of experience in the tech industry and worked at Macromedia, Inc. (now Adobe) on the Dreamweaver and Flash development teams. Stephanie has a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dean of the College of Social Sciences, San Jose State University
Walt is the Dean of the College of Social Sciences at San Jose State University. This appointment follows two years as the Founding Dean of the College of Social Sciences & Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. From July of 2007 through June of 2012, Walt was Chairperson of the Department of African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from Indiana University. His initial academic appointment was in the U of M General College. He is an "open-door storyteller" who has authored a book on undergraduate media literacy, co-edited an anthology on educational environments, and published a memoir about "sociological ghosts." His current research explores personal and social possibilities of undergraduate students' generation of creative digital nonfiction; see "The Pedagogy of Digital Storytelling in the College Classroom" as an example. Walt documented his first year as a Dean in a blog on The Society Pages, "Dispatches From a New Dean" and is continuing the blog about his first year experiences at SJSU.
Campaign Director, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
Kristi guides and supports the inspiring network of FAME faith leaders and spiritual activists. She is passionate about connecting the gifts of the faith communities to the economic justice movement. She has been involved in community organizing and advocacy for over fifteen years, working at the Volunteer Legal Services Program and Global Exchange, as well as engaging deeply in immigrant rights work since her days with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Kristi has her masters from the Graduate Theological Union and is a lay associate of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She lives in an Oakland co-housing community with her husband and son.