Board of Directors

Nancy Johnson, President

Nancy attended Jackson State University and received a Real Estate designation issued by the National Association of Real Estate. As a Marin County native, Nancy returned home to serve her community. Nancy worked in social services, and in low income housing for over 20 years in Marin County. She is a member of the Marin City Community Services District board, which she joined because there was a need for someone with contract and real estate experience. She worked with the CLC on developing the shopping center. Nancy has served on several other boards including the Marin City Health and Wellness center, and the Marin Interfaith Council. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jonathan Matthews, Director

Jonathan is the Director of the Legal Clinic, the immigration lawyer for Brazilian Alliance, and has been practicing law since 2004.  Mr. Matthews graduated from Stanford Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. He has provided counsel and advice in the areas of Immigration, Family, Property, Business, Civil, Criminal, Church, Probate and Sports law. Mr. Matthews also serves on nonprofit boards for Village Oduduwa Housing and the Marin City Senior Center, Brazilian Alliance and now our own Marin Grassroots Board of Directors. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //


Wayne Capers, Director

 
 Wayne Capers originally from Newark, New Jersey came to California in 1989. Wayne holds a Bachelors of Information Technology degree and has worked as a System Administrator for Charles Schwab and EDS before starting his my own Information Technology Company.  In 1991, Wayne was appointed to the Novato Planning Commission and served until 1996. In addition, to serving on the Marin Grassroots Board Wayne serves on the Board for Sonoma County 100 Black Men and is one of the founding members of the Marin African American Professional Network (MAAPN) organization.  He is also a member of the Redwood Empire Pop Warner Football Organization where he serves as Head Coach and the Athletic Director for the Redwood Empire Board.  

 Raphael Nino Durr, Director
 

 Raphael Durr has lived in Marin County for 14 years.  In 2001, Raphael served as the Marin City Community Services Districts General Manager, while working in that capacity Raphael became concerned with housing and education injustices. He soon became an advocate for equity and social justice until his retirement worked with Community Action Marin in the position of Community Advocate.  Raphael currently serves as Chairperson for the Marin City Health & Wellness Clinic and is Vice Chair of the Marin City Community Development Corporation.  He is a member of the Marin County's Community Development Block Grant Priority Setting Committee and a former Commissioner on the Marin County Human Rights Commission.

  

 Jessica D. Hollinger

Jessica grew up in Mill Valley and is now a homeowner in the Tam Valley unincorporated area. She earned a BA cum laude in Urban Studies from Columbia University and a JD with certificates in Environmental and Public Interest Law from Berkeley Law School. She has worked and interned at a variety of legal and advocacy organizations, primarily in the field of environmental justice, but also in the judiciary, death penalty defense, and public benefits legal services.

 


Staff

Keysha Andrews - Executive Assistant

Keysha has been living in the Bay Area for over 25 years and working for Marin Grassroots for more than 10 years, where she continues to develop and exemplify great tenacity in her work. She graduated from Contra Costa College in 1997 where she earned three Associate of Science Degrees and Certificates in the field of Administrative Assistance, Office Administration, and Word Processing. Keysha started working for Marin Grassroots in February 2002 as Office Assistant and with hard work and determination has moved up in the organization to become Administrative Assistant. As a distinguished team player for Marin Grassroots, she demonstrates the ability to excel in her position, offering 110% of herself to the organization and her fellow employees.  Working for Marin Grassroots Keysha has grown to be civically engaged by becoming a registered voter and voting for the first time through the inspiration of Marin Grassroots. When not working she is busy raising her beautiful children. Contact Keysha by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call her at 415.491.4366 x 300


Consultants

Ericka Omena Erickson, MPA – Executive Program Consultant

Ericka is the Executive Program Consultant for the leadership development initiatives at Marin Grassroots. Since October 2015, Ms. Erickson has been providing project management oversight for our programs, especially the 2016 Marin Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute and the Equal Voice Leadership Academy.  Ericka has a long-standing relationship with our organization, including seven years as the Associate Director from 2007 to 2014. She brings to our programs significant expertise in the area of civic engagement and public policy. Her formal education includes a  Master’s degree in Public Administration and a B.A. in Business Administration. She is a Lecturer at the San Francisco State University School of Social Work and a Coordinator for the Marin County Child Care Commission. She was honored with many awards for her work, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award presented by the Marin County Human Rights Commission, and the Latina Leadership Award by the Social Justice Center of Marin.