FUSE Executive Fellows and Alumni

FUSE Executive Fellows and Alumni are experienced leaders committed to advancing equity through action-oriented partnerships with government agencies. Their work is diverse and innovative, from developing and implementing programs to providing leadership in their communities. Their stories are powerful and inspiring, highlighting the importance of working together for change.

leadspace
FUSE Executive Fellows attending orientation.

Kerri Andersen

Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender's Office

Erika Braxton

Los Angeles County Public Library

Quincy Brewington

City of Atlanta – Atlanta Public Schools, Equity Strategy & Coherence Department

DeWayne Bright, Sr.

Kansas City, KS – Economic Development Division

Dwayne Campbell

City of Durham – Office of the City Manager

Ashley “AC” Cannon

City of Baltimore – Department of Planning

Theodore Chung

Austin, TX – Office of the City Manager

Veronika Cole

Oakland Office of the City Administrator

Amanda DeFisher

King County – Department of Assessments

Avni Desai

City of San José Housing Department

Julius Doyle

Los Angeles County Public Library

Hala Farid

City of Austin – Housing and Planning Department

Karterria Finkley

City of Atlanta – Office of the Mayor

Erin K Flood

Los Angeles County – Los Angeles County Bar Association

Victor Garza

City of Fort Worth – Department of Diversity and Inclusion

Beth M. Graham

Atlanta Mayor’s Office – Division of Sustainability and Resilience

Jody S. Johnson, Esq.

Los Angeles County – Department of Youth Development

Tyronne Jolly

City of Austin – Public Health Department, Homeless Strategy Division

Cordella Jones

City of Milwaukee – Department of City Development

Eugenie Jones-Laughridge

King County – Department of Assessments

Chloe Jordan

Atlanta Mayor's Office

Andrea Kaltz

City of Austin – Public Health Department, Homeless Strategy Division

Joseph Koh

City of Los Angeles – Department of Water and Power

Mike Kunkle

City of Fresno – Fresno Unified School District

Christa Leonard

City of Birmingham – Office of the Mayor

Jeremy Logan

City of Houston – Office of the Mayor

Nina Mack-Cain

City of Milwaukee – Employ Milwaukee

Aneta Lee

City of Birmingham – Office of the Mayor

Lysa Liggins

Los Angeles County – Public Defender’s Office

Tom Long

City of Baltimore – Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement

Roxanne Ferand Mayfield

Los Angeles County – Chief Executive Office

Consuella McCain

City of Kansas City, MO – City Manager's Office, Office of Environmental Quality

Maria Moore

City of New Orleans – Health Department

Julia Nelson-Young

San Joaquin Council of Governments – Department of Regional Planning

Andrew Ngui

Kansas City, MO – City Manager's Office

Alice Okali

Los Angeles County – Chief Executive Office

Ruda Pollard

City of New Orleans – Office of Economic Development

Deneine Christa Powell

City of Milwaukee – Environmental Collaboration Office

Don Purser

City of New Orleans – Office of Business and External Services

Colin Rhodes

Public Health – Seattle & King County, Environmental Health Services Division (PHSKC)

L’eon Romanazzi

City of Kansas City, MO – Housing and Community Development Department

Michael Saunders

City of San Jose – Office of the Vice Mayor

Kristen Simmons

City of Boston Mayor's Office

Kristin Stroup

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (Metro) – Mayor's Office

Kemberle Taylor

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Reyda Taylor

Travis County – Information Technology Services Department

Jamie Thomas

Los Angeles County – Chief Executive Office

Juany Torres

City of Austin – Economic Development Office

Christopher Velasco

Oakland City Administrator's Office

Kristin Vogel

Milwaukee County – Office of Equity

Marcus L. Walker

City of Kansas City, MO – Office of the Mayor

Kary Anne Weybrew

Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Kamesha “Kay” West

City of Fort Worth – Economic Development Department

Joshua Williams

City of Houston – Information Technology Services

Erica Xavier-Beauvoir

City of Durham – Office of the City Manager

Kelsy Yeargain

City of New Orleans – City Planning Commission

Rania Adwan

2016-2017 | City of San Francisco – Office of the Mayor & San Francisco Police Commission

Alex-Handrah Aimé

2017-2018 | Los Angeles County – Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Sima Alikani

2015-2016 | City and County of San Francisco – Human Services Administration

Debbie Allen

2018-2020 | City of St. Louis – Department of Public Safety

Nick Almeida

2016-2017 | City of San Jose – Public Library

Donna Michelle Anderson

2016-2017 | City of Los Angeles – Los Angeles Public Library

Helen Angeldones

2021-2022 | City of Oakland – Office of the City Administrator

Jessica Aronoff

2018-2019 | Los Angeles County – Probation Department

Algie Au

2021-2022 | King County – Metro Transit Department

Mark Avnet

2016-2017 | City and County of San Francisco – San Francisco International Airport

Natalie Barndt

2018-2019 | City of Philadelphia – Mayor's Office of Policy

Susan L. Barnes

2018-2019 | City of East Palo Alto – Office of the City Manager

Tauqeer Bashir

2019-2020 | City of San Jose City – Manager’s Office

William Baylor

2021-2022 | City of Birmingham – Department of Community Development

Dolan Beckel

2016-2017 | City of San Jose – Office of the City Manager

Nathaniel Sanga Bencivenga

2020-2021 | County of Los Angeles – Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Patrice Berry

2018-2019 | City of Oakland – Office of the Mayor

Alok Bhatia

2019-2021 | Los Angeles County – Probation Department

Patti Birbiglia

2015-2016 | City of San Francisco – Department of Public Health

Hassanatu Blake

2021-2022 | City of Birmingham – Department of Planning, Engineering, and Permits

Michelle Martin Bonner

2019-2020 | City of St. Louis – Department of Public Safety

Kim M. Bowman Jr.

2018-2019 | Los Angeles County – Probation Department

Rafael Bracero

2017-2018 | City of Los Angeles – Office of Finance

Keven Brough

2016-2017 | City of San Francisco – Port of San Francisco

E. Aminata Brown

2017-2019 | City of New Orleans – Police Department

Lauren Buller

2021-2022 | Los Angeles County – Public Defender

Alex Castillo

2015-2017 | City of Los Angeles – Los Angeles Public Library

Darcy Celletti

2021-2022 | King County – Public Health, Seattle and King County

Joan Centanno

2016-2018 | City of Los Angeles – Personnel Department

Alli Chagi-Starr

2021-2022 | City of Oakland – Economic & Workforce Development Department

John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas

2021-2022 | City of Birmingham – Office of Social Justice and Racial Equity

Swati Chandra

2018-2019 | Los Angeles County – Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Jerry T. Chang

2018-2020 | City of East Palo Alto – Office of the City Manager

Ray Cheung

2016-2017 | City of Los Angeles – Department of Transportation

Gusti Clark

2014-2015 | City and County of San Francisco – San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Nicola Clifford

2015-2016 | City and County of San Francisco – Office of the Mayor & San Francisco Unified School District

Dawn M. Comer

2017-2018 | City of Los Angeles – Information Technology Agency

Dan Correa

2014-2015 | White House – Office of Science and Technology Policy

Korin Crawford

2015-2016 | City of Los Angeles – Office of the City Administrative Officer

Amy Cross

2018-2019 | Los Angeles County – Probation Department

Stacy Cumberbatch

2019-2020 | Riverside County – Economic Development Agency

Kishani De Silva

2018-2019 | Los Angeles County – Development Authority

Priya Dey-Sarkar

2017-2018 | City of New Orleans – Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans

Erika Dimmler

2012-2013 | City of Sacramento – Office of the Mayor

Chris Dishno

2017-2018 | City of Denver – Department of Public Works

Karen Doolittle

2017-2018 | City of Long Beach – Department of Health and Human Services

Sean Doss

2017-2018 | City of Los Angeles – Housing + Community Investment Department

Kimberly Dubin

2017-2018 | City and County of San Francisco – Office of Housing and Community Development

Colin Dwyer

2016-2017 | Allegheny County – Health Department

Danielle Elkins

2018-2020 | City of Minneapolis – Department of Public Works

Lorie Fiber

2020-2021 | City of San Jose – Housing Department

Siobhan Foley

2016-2017 | City of New Orleans – Office of the Deputy Mayor & Chief Administrative Officer

Rebecca Foster

2013-2014 | City and County of San Francisco – Office of the Mayor

Angelica M. Frias

2019-2021 | City of Los Angeles – Bureau of Street Lighting

Niles Friedman

2015-2016 | State of California – Health & Human Services Agency

Kwasi Frye

2021-2022 | Washington D.C. – Department of Housing and Community Development

David Gabriel

2015-2016 | City and County of San Francisco – San Francisco International Airport

Kia N. Gaines

2018-2019 | City of Long Beach – Department of Health and Human Services

Lisa Marie Gala

2018-2019 | City of Indianapolis – Office of the Mayor

Noelle Galperin

2012-2013 | State of California – Children Now

Lisa Gans

2012-2013 | Washington D.C. – D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative

Margretta Getaweh

2021-2022 | City of Brooklyn Center – City Manager's Office

Demetrius Glover

2017-2018 | City of Indianapolis – Parks and Recreation Department

Barry Goldberg

2018-2019 | Los Angeles County – Probation Department

Jeremy Goldberg

2012-2013 | City of San Jose – Office of the Mayor

Jana Good

2019-2020 | City of Oakland – Information Technology Department

LaDonna Gooden

2020-2022 | City of Kansas City – Office of the Mayor

Casswell Goodman

2017-2018 | Los Angeles County – Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Christine Guardia

2013-2014 | State of California – Children Now

Keshav Gupta

2017-2018 | City of San Jose – Department of Transportation

Ronnell Hampton

2021-2022 | City of Los Angeles – Civil and Human Rights Department

Daniel Han

2018-2019 | City of Long Beach – Economic Development Department

Lauren Hancock

2017-2019 | City of San Jose – San Jose Public Library

Ája Hardy

2018-2019 | City of Cleveland – Office of the Mayor

Nia Harper

2021-2022 | City of Atlanta – Office of the Mayor

La’Kishia Harris

2021-2022 | Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County – Office of the Mayor

Jometra Hawkins

2021-2022 | Harris County – Harris County Public Health

Rob Henning

2015-2016 | City and County of San Francisco – Office of Contract Administration

Jessica L. Herbert

2018-2020 | Los Angeles County – Probation Department

Stephanie Hervey

2021-2022 | City of Oakland – Department of Transportation

Ahmed Hnesh

2015-2017 | City of Los Angeles – Office of the City Administrative Officer

Jean Ho

2021-2022 | Los Angeles County – Chief Executive Office

Jennifer Hobart

2020-2021 | Los Angeles County – Department of Public Health

Karen Holst

2014-2015 | State of California – Department of Education

Chris Hornstein

2017-2018 | City of Pittsburgh – Office of the Mayor

Thomas Houston

2013-2014 | City of Richmond, VA – Office of the Mayor

Irene Hsieh

2015-2016 | City of Fresno – Office of the Mayor

Corwin Hunter

2021-2022 | Travis County – Office of the County Judge

Sami Iwata

2017-2018 | City and County of San Francisco – Human Rights Commission

Angeline Johnson

2019-2020 | City of Wichita – City Manager’s Office

Gil Keinan

2019-2020 | San Bernardino County – Economic Development Agency

Caroline Kim Palacios

2021-2022 | City of Los Angeles – Economic & Workforce Development Department

C. Brent Kiser

2018-2020 | Washington D.C. – Department of Behavioral Health

Patrick Koppula

2018-2020 | Los Angeles County – Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Julie Lamba

2018-2019 | City of Los Angeles – Los Angeles Public Library

Nancy Lambert

2020-2021 | Los Angeles County – Bureau of Engineering

Jill Lawlor

2021-2022 | City of Kansas City, MO – Office of the Mayor

Michelle LeBlanc

2018-2019 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Sarah Leddy

2013-2014 | City of Sacramento – Office of the Mayor

Ian Lee

2021-2022 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Mark Lee

2017-2018 | City of Los Angeles – Bureau of Contract Administration

Laurel Lichty

2012-2013 | State of Delaware – Office of the Governor

Michael Lim

2016-2017 | City of Los Angeles – Department of Transportation

Andrea Lipton

2017-2018 | City of Los Angeles – Department of Transportation

Mary Lonigro

2021-2022 | City of Austin – Public Health Department

Yves Louis-Jacques

2015-2016 | City and County of San Francisco – Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Tim Lucas

2014-2015 | City and County San Francisco – San Francisco Public Library

Flavian Marwa

2017-2018 | Washington D.C. – Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking

Ben Matranga

2014-2015 | City and County of San Francisco – Office of the Mayor

Eric Mattenson

2017-2018 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Slater Matzke

2016-2017 | City of Vallejo – Economic Development Department

Edwin McClendon

2018-2019 | Washington D.C. – Department of General Services

Wendy McCulley

2016-2017 | City of Fresno – Fresno Unified School District

Autumn McDonald

2015-2016 | City and County of San Francisco – Office of the Mayor

JodyAnn McIntosh

2021-2022 | Travis County – Office of Health and Human Services

Kevin Meehan

2018-2019 | City of San Jose – Community Energy

Mohammad Mehryar

2017-2018 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Hymavathy Menath

2019-2021 | City of San Jose City – Manager’s Office

Anjali Menon

2019-2020 | City of Stockton – Office of the Mayor

Sharon Meron

2016-2017 | City of Long Beach – Department of Health and Human Services

Rahul Mewawalla

2013-2014 | City and County of San Francisco – Office of the Mayor

Aparna Mukherjee

2017-2018 | Los Angeles County – Department of Neighborhood Empowerment

Marsha Murrington

2018-2020 | Los Angeles County – Department of Economic & Workforce Development

Wesley Myrick

2021-2022 | City of Atlanta – Mayor's Office

Mala Nanda

2016-2017 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Sonia Nanda

2016-2017 | City of Los Angeles – Bureau of Engineering

Channing Neary

2021-2022 | Travis County – Office of the District Attorney

Karen Nemsick

2020-2021 | Alameda County – Behavioral Health – Housing Services Office

Veronica Njodinizeh

2016-2017 | City of Long Beach – Office of the City Manager

Michael Nobleza

2019-2021 | Los Angeles County – Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Marc Palmer

2021-2022 | City of Birmingham – The Birmingham Promise

Sundeep Pattem

2015-2016 | State of California – Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Tiffany Patterson

2021-2022 | City of Atlanta – Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Violet Pearson

2021-2022 | City of Oakland – Office of the City Administrator

Leila Pedersen

2021-2022 | City of Durham – Office of Performance & Innovation

Ronald Perkins

2020-2021 | City of Pittsburgh – Office of the Mayor

Lars Peters

2016-2017 | City and County – San Francisco Department of the Environment

Anne Phillips

2021-2022 | City of Durham – Equity & Inclusion Department

Wilford Pinkney, Jr.

2018-2019 | City of St. Louis – Department of Public Safety

Valerie Piper

2021-2022 | Washington D.C. – Office of Planning

Alicia D. Polak

2019-2021 | City of Oakland – Planning and Building Department

Sonia Punjabi

2020-2021 | City of Oakland – Department of Housing and Community Development

Tom Pyun

2017-2019 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Jon Quimby

2017-2018 | Washington D.C. – Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Shaun Randolph

2021-2022 | City of New Orleans – Office of Economic Development

Minoli Ratnatunga

2019-2021 | Los Angeles County – Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Roshanak Razmpour

2021-2022 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Molly Regan

2021-2022 | City of San Jose – Department of Planning, Building & Code Enforcement

Hana Rhee

2016-2017 | City of Los Angeles – Los Angeles World Airports

Nicole Richardson

2019-2020 | Los Angeles County – Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Ann Rogan

2017-2019 | City of Stockton – Office of the Mayor

Lizzeth Rosales

2021-2022 | Los Angeles County – Chief Executive Office

Eric Rosen

2018-2019 | City of Los Angeles – Department of Convention and Tourism Development

Rick Ryba

2018-2019 | City of Long Beach – Department of Development Services

Jack Sahl

2018-2020 | Los Angeles County – Regional Parks and Open Space District

Susan Tarka Sanchez

2020-2022 | City of Los Angeles – Bureau of Street Services

Feza Sanigok

2018-2020 | Los Angeles County – Department of Parks and Recreation

Cori Schauer

2016-2017 | City and County of San Francisco – Department of Public Health

Andrew Scott

2016-2017 | City of Los Angeles – Port of Los Angeles

Julie Sell

2018-2019 | City of St. Paul – Public Works

Ernest Shahbazian

2019-2020 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Cynthia Shields

2017-2018 | City of Pittsburgh – Office of the Mayor

Kamina Smith

2016-2017 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Shadeequa Smith

2019-2020 | Los Angeles County – Probation Department

Monica Soileau

2017-2018 | City of New Orleans – Equipment and Maintenance Division

Amanda Soskin

2018-2019 | City of Philadelphia – Department of Planning and Development

David Spirakis

2018-2020 | City of Los Angeles – Housing and Community Investment Department

Erica Medina Stanulis

2018-2019 | City and County of San Francisco – Department of Public Health

Lisa Starliper

2015-2016 | City and County of San Francisco – Department of Emergency Management

Eric Steiner

2015-2016 | City of Los Angeles – Office of Immigrant Affairs

Sofia Style

2017-2018 | City of Long Beach – Office of the City Manager

Venkat Suresh

2016-2017 | State of California – Health and Human Services

Gerard V. Tate

2018-2019 | Washington D.C. – Office of the City Administrator

Gayathri Thaikkendiyil

2015-2016 | City and County of San Francisco – Ethics Commission

Paul Thallner

2013-2014 | America's Promise Alliance

Thelá R. Thatch

2017-2018 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Carlos Thomas

2018-2019 | Los Angeles County – Child Support Services Department

Mark Thomas

2014-2015 | City of Los Angeles – Office of the City Administrative Officer

Parker Thomas

2017-2019 | City of Fremont – Alameda County Library

Norvell Thomas

2020-2021 | Los Angeles County – Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Geoff Kees Thompson

2015-2016 | City of Los Angeles – Office of the City Administrative Officer

Nichelle Toomire

2017-2018 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Suzanne Towns

2016-2017 | City of Seattle – Office of Economic Development

David Underwood

2019-2020 | City of Los Angeles – Office of Finance

Marilyn D. Varnado

2017-2018 | City and County of San Francisco – Department of Emergency Management

Tracey Veal

2020-2021 | Los Angeles County – Department of Public Health

Nancy Villasenor

2019-2021 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Anna Vold

2019-2021 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services

Timothy ‘Tim’ Walter

2021-2022 | City of Brooklyn Center – City's Manager's Office

Hua Wang

2018-2019 | Washington D.C. – Office of the City Administrator

Amanda Wang Valentine

2018-2020 | Los Angeles County – Child Support Services Department

Karin Weaver

2021-2022 | Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County – Office of the Mayor

Jason Weiner

2017-2018 | City of Stockton – Office of the Mayor

Andrew West

2021-2022 | Los Angeles County – Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Frederick White

2016-2017 | City of Los Angeles – Office of the City Administrative Officer

Clair Whitmer

2019-2021 | City of Fresno – Office of the Mayor

Barry Wilkins

2017-2018 | City of Philadelphia – Office of the Managing Director

Candace Williams

2021-2022 – City of New Orleans – Office of Criminal Justice Coordination

Della Williams

2017-2018 | City of Pittsburgh – Office of the Mayor

Kenneth Williams

2021-2022 | City of Houston – Mayor's Office of Complete Communities

Mica L. Williams

2019-2020 | City of Pittsburgh – Bureau of Police

Karla Yoder

2021-2022 | Washington D.C. – Workforce Investment Council

Keigo Yoshida

2016-2017 | City and County of San Francisco – Office of the City Administrator

Ann Zald

2017-2019 | City of Los Angeles – Sanitation and Environment

Robert Zardeneta

2021-2022 | City of Los Angeles – Office of the Mayor

Omar Zoheri

2019-2021 | Los Angeles County – Department of Health Services