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Board of Trustees
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Leadership Public Schools incorporated in 2002. Our board is comprised of our CEO, teacher, student, and parent representatives, and a number of volunteer community members. The Full Board may be reached via email at LPSBoard@leadps.org.
Ms. Alvarado-Mena is the Chief Executive Officer of Safe Passages, an Oakland-based non-profit specializing in cross-agency collaboration focusing on improving the health and safety of children and youth. Under her leadership, Safe Passages established a Joint Powers Agreement between the cities of Oakland and San Lorenzo, Alameda County Departments of Probation, Health and Social Services, and the Oakland and San Lorenzo school districts. Ms. Alvarado-Mena also serves as the CEO of the affiliated Youth Ventures. Their major initiatives include wrap-around intervention programs for middle school, violence prevention curricula K-8, an early childhood program for children exposed to violence, and a young offender intervention program. She is the former Director of the Educational Empowerment Program at Centro Legal de la Raza, a legal aid clinic, in Oakland and the former Executive Director of Student, Family and Community Services for the Oakland Unified School District. Ms. Alvarado-Mena is the recipient of the James Irvine Foundation’s Leadership Award with an accompanying grant for Safe Passages. She received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Adam Cioth, Board President
Mr. Cioth has a background in finance and education. He worked as in investment banker for ten years at Goldman Sachs in New York and for five years for Volpe Brown Whelan in San Francisco where he served as Head of the Investment Banking Division before launching his own advisory firm, Rolling Hills Capital, serving early-stage technology companies. For the past ten years Mr. Cioth has served on the board of directors of the French American International School and International High School, including two years as Chair of the Finance Committee and six years as Chair of the Board. Since 2003, Mr. Cioth has served on the Advisory Board of the California HealthCare Foundation’s Leadership Program involved with curriculum development, program marketing and selection of program fellows. Mr. Cioth received a B.A. from Princeton University, studied graduate-level International Economics at the Université François Rabelais in Tours, France, and received an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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Marsha Dugan, Vice Chair
Ms. Dugan is a former businessperson, now active in civic affairs and caring for her family. Ms. Dugan’s business background includes 12 years in the oil and gas exploration business, time in Prague with the MBA Enterprise Corps, and work in branding with Prophen. She is active with the St. James Church, serving on the vestry, and co-chairing their program for homeless meals. Ms. Dugan holds a B.A. from Randolph Macon Women’s College and an M.B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill.