Deborah Alvarez Rodriguez
Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez joined Goodwill Industries as President and CEO in March 2004. Known for her dynamic leadership style, and with over 15 years of executive management experience spanning the non-profit, philanthropic, public and private sectors, Ms. Alvarez-Rodriguez has a track record of catalyzing change within organizations and leading them toward greater innovation, accountability and responsiveness. Prior to joining Goodwill, Ms. Alvarez-Rodriguez was Vice President of Silicon Valley’s Omidyar Foundation, the Director of San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF), the Founder and CEO of San Francisco’s Every Child Can Learn Foundation, Executive Director of Intergovernmental and School-linked Services at the San Francisco Unified School District, and Assistant Director for Budget and Planning for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Ms. Alvarez-Rodriguez is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College.
Jerry B. Hildebrand
Jerry is the founder and Executive Director of the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. His responsibilities include management and administration of the Center, program design and development, formation of the Council of University Social Entrepreneurs (student arm of the Center), establishment of the Board of Stakeholders which comprise of social entrepreneurship professionals, development of the Mentorship Program, creation of the privately funded Ambassador Corps international internship program, liaison with local non-profit organizations, and design and development of the first community-based microfinance fund in the Central Valley of California.
Previously, Jerry was the CEO for 17 years of the Katalysis Partnership, a microfinance organization that provides training, technical assistance, and credit to non-governmental microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Central America (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador). The Katalysis Network of 22 MFIs provides microloans to over 275,000 clients (70% women; 97 % repayment). Prior to Katalysis, Jerry was the regional field director for International Voluntary Services, based on the island of Antigua, where he directed a socio-economic development program on ten newly independent island-nations in the Eastern Caribbean. His work in grassroots economic development started in Appalachia (West Virginia coal mining region) where he worked for 10 years to develop and direct the first rural Economic Development Corporation in the U.S. to finance community-based business enterprises in a chronically depressed region of the U.S. Jerry was one of pioneering Peace Corps volunteers in the early 60’s where he worked for two years in the altiplano of Peru with Aymara Indians on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
James P. King, CFP ® , MBA
Mr. King is the owner of J.P. King & Associates, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm located in Walnut Creek, California. The firm, consisting of three professionals and three support staff, serves a clientele of approximately 175 executives, professionals and business owners. He is also a registered principal of Investment Architects, Inc., a FINRA broker-dealer with headquarters in Petaluma, California.
Jim King, born in 1946, has been involved in the financial planning industry since joining Equitec Securities Company as a branch sales manager in March, 1979. He left Equitec to form J.P. King & Associates in September, 1981. He was associated as a registered principal with Financial Planners Equity Corp. (FPEC) from November, 1981 until December, 1987, serving as President and CEO of FPEC from August, 1984 through March, 1985. Prior to Equitec, he was a management consultant with KPMG, the international accounting firm, and a banking officer with Crocker Bank. Still earlier, he was an educator and Peace Corps Volunteer.
Mr. King’s educational qualifications include both Bachelor of Arts (1969) and Master of Business Administration (1977) degrees from Stanford University, and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) credential from the College for Financial Planning (1984). He has also been an instructor and guest lecturer in the Graduate Program in Financial Planning at Golden Gate University. He has accumulated over two thousand hours of relevant continuing education courses over the past thirty-two years. In 2004, he completed the Myers Briggs Type Indicator Professional Qualifying Program.
Jim has been active in business and community affairs for many years. He served from 1987 through 1992 as a National Director, including two years as an Officer and member of the Executive Committee, of the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP), predecessor of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). He previously served five years on the Board of the East Bay Chapter of the IAFP, including being its President and Chairman. For nine years (1998-2007) he was a Director of the East Bay Community Foundation, serving as Chair from 2005-2007.
Mr. King has been quoted in numerous publications, and has appeared on radio and T.V. From 1996 through 2002 he was named by WORTH magazine as one of the Best Financial Advisers in America.
Nicole Taylor is President and Chief Executive Officer of the East Bay Community Foundation. Taylor, a veteran executive with 18 years of experience in the Bay Area non-profit community, is the first African-American to lead the Foundation in its 81-year history. In 2009, she was named by the San Francisco Business Times to its list of “East Bay Women of Distinction” and as one of the “Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area.” In 2010, the Times named her as one of the “Most Admired CEOs” in the Bay Area.
Before coming to the Foundation in September 2007, she was Managing Director of the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, one of the nation’s premier institutions developing leaders capable of making social change. Prior to her service at Stanford, she was the CEO of College Track, a nonprofit organization that works to get underrepresented students in the San Francisco Bay Area successfully through high school and college. And prior to College Track, she was the director of Oakland’s Fund for Children and Youth, which at that time distributed over $7 million per year to youth serving organizations in Oakland, California.
Taylor began her career as a teacher and also worked on school-reform efforts within urban school districts. For most of the 1990s, she worked at the East Bay Community Foundation where her work focused on education, children and youth services, nonprofit management and fund raising. She serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank and on governing boards of a number of non-profit organizations. She holds a B.A. in Human Biology and a M.A. in Education – both from Stanford.