OCO Staff

  • Rev. Dr. George Cummings

    Regional Executive Director Dr. Cummings is widely respected across the nation as an effective community leader among people of faith.


    Ken Johnson grew up in Silicon Valley and graduated from Harvard University, where he first got involved with organizing on campus and in inner-city Boston. Ken has extensive management and nonprofit experience, having worked for State Farm, The Ella J. Baker House and the city of Sunnyvale.

  • Barbara Lafitte-Oluwole

    Whether at an NCP meeting, meeting with a councilmember or holding community dinners at her home, Barbara continues to show the importance of bringing communities together to create a better city.

    Ext: 301

    Cell: 510-331-3790

    Email: lafitteolu@oaklandcommunity.org

  • Emma Paulino

    Over the last 16 years, as an OCO leader and staff person, Emma has been a champion for deep, sustainable leadership development.

    Ext: 307

    Cell: 510-459-8696

    Email: emmap@oaklandcommunity.org

  • Katy Nuñez-Adler

    Always dedicated to the cause, Katy is a strong believer that organizing creates new possibilities and that all people have the power to change their environments.

    Ext: 308

    Cell: 510-967-5137

    Email: katy@oaklandcommunity.org

  • Rev. Damita Davis-Howard

    Working with OCO provides Damita an opportunity to unite her two passions—her faith and her commitment to social, racial and economic justice.

    Ext: 305

    Cell: 510-915-2651

    Email: ddavis-howard@oaklandcommunity.org

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