On July 1, 2017, Mark Rocha began his service as the 23rd Chancellor since City College of San Francisco was founded in 1935. Dr. Rocha is also the first Latino to be appointed Chancellor. Born and raised in the South Bronx,New York City, earliest memories are of his father using his Korea GI Bill benefits to attend night school at Columbia University. "I'm for the little guy," Dr. Rocha says. "Myparents started without anything, but they saw to it I went to college. The American Dream is my life story. It's still alive and well at CCSF.”
Ann works to make a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce that improves the lives of individuals and the companies that employ them. She currently serves as Director, Workforce Innovation at Salesforce connecting underserved populations to technology job training and employment opportunities.
Charley Lavery is District Representative and Auditor with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3, representing Heavy Equipment Operators, Surveyors and Construction Materials Inspectors, as well as Caltrans workers. He worked over 20 years in the field on large Infrastructure projects including the retrofit of the Golden Gate Bridge, BART to SFO, and the New Bay Bridge. He joined the Staff of Local 3 in 2006 and he now directs their San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin operations. Charley has worked with CBOs to recruit over 250 individuals for the OE3 Apprenticeship.
Julie Fallon holds the Director of Human Resources position at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel. She provides strategic Human Resources leadership for a workforce of approximately 1000 people that make the San Francisco Marriott Marquis a great place to work and a great place to stay.
For over 21 years, Theresa Woo has assisted jobseekers with disabilities at the Department of Rehabilitation. She is currently serving as the District Administrator of the San Francisco District serving San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. In her long tenure, Theresa built employment collaborations with universities, community colleges, high school districts, county mental health programs, and community agencies. Prior to working at DOR, she worked as a program coordinator at HOPE Services, serving adults with developmental disabilities.
Egon Terplan is SPUR's regional planning director. He is a specialist in economic development, land use, transportation, government reform and regional policy. He has authored or co-authored dozens of reports and policy studies, including the first-ever report on the Northern California megaregion, a report on land use planning and high speed rail, a strategy for improving economic opportunity and upward mobility in the Bay Area, and strategies for the future of downtown Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco.
Jorge leads a local American Job Center of California, a team of professional Employment Specialists, Career Advisors, Veteran Representatives, Trade Adjustment Act Coordinators and Youth Mentors. With his guidance, his team helps to enhance California's economic growth and prosperity by delivering valuable and innovative services to meet the needs of local employers, workers, and job seekers in the community. Jorge is a former member of the San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board; he serves as a current member of the Workforce Investment Board in San Francisco, and he is the current C