With a unanimous vote, the OCO membership elected the new board for 2013-15 at the 36th anniversary convention on June 18. The new board members include some longtime OCO members and some new, and they hail from all walks of life and all parts of Oakland—a true representation of the leadership this city needs going forward.

Congrats to all the newly elected board members. We know you will provide great leadership and vision for us over the next two years.

The following is the 2013-15 OCO board:

Richard SpeiglmanKehilla Community SynagogueCo-Chair

Rev. George CummingsImani Community ChurchCo-Chair

Sam DavisManzanita SEED Elementary SchoolSecretary

Debra SnowSt. Columba Catholic ChurchTreasurer

Zonia RamirezSt. Jarlath Catholic ChurchFundraising

Crissel CastilloSt. Jarlath Catholic Church/Merritt CollegePublic Relations

Rev. Billy DixonAt Thy Word Ministries COGICMembership

Kathy CashLearning Without Limits Elementary SchoolAsst. Secretary

Rev. Andrea DavidsonTaylor Memorial United Methodist ChurchAsst. Treasurer

Deanita LewisColiseum College Prep Academy

Abdus Samad Mohammed, Masjid Tasbeeh

Luis ReyesSt. Elizabeth Catholic Church

Mireya ChavarriaSt. Bernard Catholic Church

Preston ThomasLife Academy (Principal)

Vacant (in process)

Pastor Jim HopkinsLakeshore Ave. Baptist ChurchPICO CA

Samantha Lehman, Education Committee, PICO CA

Rabbi David CooperKehilla Community SynagoguePICO National

Karla Perez-Cordero, Education Committee, PICO National

Rev. Michael Wallace, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, PICO Clergy