Robert Tambuzi, a long time resident of Southeastern San Diego with a history of leadership in social justice efforts. His local public service includes Consultant to the City of San Diego’s Public Service and Neighborhood Services Committee (1997-98) and Special Assistant for Community Affairs to Councilman Stevens (1992-97). He was the Executive Director at United African American Ministerial Action Council UAAMAC) and currently works with Connecting Hope CDC and Black Men United. Tambuzi is also an instructor with the Limbiko Tembo School of African American Culture and longtime member of the Organization Us.

Kamaal Martin is a consultant with Squareroot2, where his focus is improving the region’s quality of life and growing our San Diego/Tijuana S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) eco-system. Prior to joining the private sector, he served as Government Relations Specialist for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and as a Field Representative, District Director and Special Assistant to the Speaker for the California State Assembly. A resident of Lemon Grove, Kamaal is an alumnus of University of Oregon, where he received a B.A. in History and an M.A. in International Studies. In addition to his consulting work, Kamaal also serves as adjunct faculty teaching Political Science in the San Diego Community College District.

Bernard Mauricia is the Director of Development, with the Seany Foundation. He has had a regional presence with the American Cancer Society (ACS), beginning in 2010 as a manager for Relay for Life, then the Regional Director of Volunteer Resources in 2012, and finally the head of Corporate Partnerships in 2013. Bernard is an alumnus of Dartmouth College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1999 with a major in Spanish and a minor in biology.

Jamaal Jackson was born and raised in Southeastern San Diego. He is currently the Branch Manager with US Bank in Normal Heights. Jamaal began his career in banking at the Euclid Branch in Southeastern San Diego, where he worked as a personal banker and moved his way up to Assistant Bank Manager. Jamaal is a resident in Southeastern San Diego and is actively involved in many community based organizations.

Nina Mauricia has worked as a teacher with the San Diego Unified School District for fifteen years. Nina is an alumnas from San Diego State University, earning a BA in Political Science in 2000, California Teaching Credential in 2002, and MA in Educational Technology in 2011. As a means to transform the public education sector, Nina also pursues interests in advocacy and policy change work. She recently completed her Preliminary Administrative Credential from the University of San Diego and is currently a Middle School Vice-Principal.

N. Diane Moss is the Managing Director for Project New Village with responsibility of oversight and management of programs, projects, organizational infrastructure. Moss is a long-time resident of Southeastern San Diego with experience and passion for a community health advocacy, social justice activism, and cultural way making. She served as Executive Director for Children Having Children, Inc. for more than 20 years and has worked as the African American Campaign Health Coordinator for Be There Cardiac Disparities Project for nearly 3 years. Moss has a BA in Urban and Rural Studies, University of California San Diego (1980).