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Board Materials and Public Documents

Board of Directors and Governance Materials

The EBIA board is focused on supporting EBIA as it meets its mission “to prepare a diverse group of students to be successful in college and to be thoughtful, engaged citizens who are leaders and innovators in a 21st century global world.” Toward that end, the board’s goals are as follows:

  1. Ensure that the EBIA program has the financial, operational, and human, resources it needs;
  2. Provide guidance (working with the team to establish strategy and set policies), support, and professional development to the administrative team; and
  3. Make decisions that ensure that every child is able to engage in a meaningful way in the EBIA program so they gain the knowledge, experiences and self-awareness needed to successful in college and to be productive members of the community.

In support of these primary goals the EBIA board works on an ongoing basis to fortify the organization through compliance, conservative financial practices, and robust operational processes, so that every member of the EBIA community is able to reach their full potential as a student, or as a teaching/admin/operations professional.

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Board Bios

Rochelle (Shelley) Benning, EBIA Co-Founder,Board Chair, Chief of Staff and Executive Director, Office of the Chief Technology Risk Officer Kaiser Permanente

Rochelle (Shelley) Benning – Shelley is a co-founder and the board chair of East Bay Innovation Academy. A business leader with 20+ years of experience in Audit, Risk, Compliance, and Finance, Shelley currently serves as the Chief of Staff and Executive Director – Office of the Chief Technology Risk Officer for Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed healthcare organization in the United States. Previously she worked as a Director of Internal Audit for Charles Schwab & Co and the Operations Finance Director for Levi Strauss Europe Middle East and Africa. Shelley was a 2010 participant in the Aspen Institute – NewSchools Fellowship program, “The Aspen Seminar on Leadership, Values, and The Good Society”. In 2012 she completed Harvard Business School’s High Potential Leadership Program, and began coursework to attain Stanford University’s Advanced Project Management certification. She has an MBA and BS degrees from San Francisco State University, and holds Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Project Management Professional (PMP) professional certifications. Shelley lives in Oakland with her husband and two sons.

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