Lucinda Bazile


Lucinda Bazile works as a Deputy Director at LifeLong Medical Care, founded in 1996 with an estimated 1,063 employees. As Deputy Director, Lucinda is responsible for the development and strengthening of relationships with community partners and elected representatives at all levels of government in order to promote LifeLong’s services, collaborations, funding, and policy advocacy.  Over the many years with LifeLong, Ms. Bazile has developed several programs and departments, including human resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), AmeriCorps, compliance, outreach, and marketing.

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James H. Brandt


James H. Brandt, born in Canada and a former executive with Anheuser-Busch and founder/owner of a business marketing firm, has an in-depth understanding of finance and economics.
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Kaye E. Burnside


Dr. Kaye E. Burnside joined the Richmond Community Foundation Board in August 2017. She currently serves on the grant and literacy committees. In addition to an extensive background in servant leadership (including teacher, principal, UC Berkeley administrator, deputy superintendent, and superintendent); she served on numerous educational and grant funding boards.
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Jennifer Clauson


Jennifer Z. Clauson has 20+ years of experience helping organizations scale, increase impact and deliver a great customer experience.  A long-term resident of Martinez, California, Jenn is passionate about working to create a healthy, equitable, and just community around her.  She holds many years of community advocacy experience with influential organizations such as Planned Parenthood of Northern CA and Martinez Education Foundation.


Richard Hong

First Vice President, California Bank & Trust

Richard Hong has over thirty years in the financial services industry with experience in branch management, marketing management, sales and service management, portfolio management, and commercial banking.
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Cynthia M LeBlanc

Board Chair
Educator (Retired)

A renowned educator, Cynthia LeBlanc, Ed.D served as a teacher, principal, central office administrator, and superintendent for 36 years in several California Bay Area public schools. She retired from the West Contra Costa Unified School District in 2006. Cynthia LeBlanc, Ed.D is a native Californian and a resident of Richmond for thirty years.

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Bill Lindsay

City Manager (Retired)

Bill Lindsay has 35 years of local government experience through his service in four cities in the San Francisco Bay area, and served as the City Manager of Richmond for over thirteen years.  During Bill’s tenure in Richmond, the community experienced what was touted as a “renaissance,” with the city organization emphasizing a broad mission of community health.

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Norman C. Lundberg


 Mr. Lundberg is a West Contra Costa County native who was raised in El Cerrito, CA and has worked as an attorney in West Contra Costa County since 1972. Past President of the Richmond Boys Club and a Richmond Rotary member for over 44 years.


Gregory Medley

Bethel Community Service

Raised in Richmond, Gregory has always had a heart for and been active in his community. In 2014, he started Bethel Community Service (BCS), an affiliate of Bethel Church in Richmond, where he is the Executive Director. BCS is a grassroots organization committed to providing young people STEM knowledge and skills required for success in education, work, their daily lives and encourages them to pursue STEM careers and degrees.

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Mojdeh Mehdizadeh

Contra Costa Community College District

Mojdeh Mehdizadeh currently serves as Executive Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology for the Contra Costa Community College District.  Her responsibilities include support of the colleges’ (Contra Costa, Diablo Valley, and Los Medanos) educational programs, student services, workforce and economic development, information technology, international education, distance education, research and planning, and grants.

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Mitzi Pérez-Caro


A fourth year teacher at Kennedy High School, Mitzi Pérez-Caro is a homegrown educator and a community advocate with deep roots in Richmond. She has benefited from the Richmond Housing Renovation Program and serves as a member of the Healthy Richmond Schools and Neighborhood Action Team. She hopes to serve the board with experience as a first-hand participant in one of RCF Connect’s initiatives/programs.


Jorge Reyes

Office Manager, Mechanics Bank

Jorge Reyes is the Branch Manager at the Hilltop Office of Mechanics Bank in Richmond. Prior to Mechanics, Jorge spent 9 years at First Bank, working at the San Pablo, Fairfield and Vallejo locations.
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