Announcing 2024 Policy Committee Chairs

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The Bay Area Council is extremely fortunate to have incredible leaders to guide the important policy work we do. Because of them and their deep commitment to our region, the Council is delivering results as we work to address our biggest challenges. We’re proud to welcome our current slate of policy committee chairs and we extend our thanks to them for their service.

Public Safety Committee Co-Chairs

Rick Callender, CEO, Valley Water

Jim Levine, Managing Partner, Montezuma Wetlands

Jeff Littlefield, Chief Operating Officer, SFO

Denise Pinkston, Managing Director, TMG Partners

Greg Suhr, Director, Safety and Security, Salesforce Tower

Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland

Staff lead: Policy Director Laura Hill,

Housing Committee Co-Chairs

Jonathan Fearn, Managing Director of Development, Greystar

Khatereh Khodavirdi, Vice President, Data Science, PayPal

Ann Silverberg, CEO, Northern California Affordable and Northwest Divisions, Related California

Staff lead: Vice President Louis Mirante,

Homelessness Committee Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Funk, CEO, DignityMoves

Tom Wolf, Recovery Advocate, Salvation Army

Staff lead: Senior Vice President Adrian Covert,

Transportation Committee Co-Chairs

Arielle Fleisher, Policy Development and Research Manager, Waymo

Darlene Gee, Senior Vice President, HNTB

Rich Robbins, CEO, Wareham Development

Staff lead: Vice President Emily Loper,

Climate Resilience & Water Committee

Sal Coniglio, CEO, Recology

Jim Levine, Managing Partner, Montezuma Wetlands

Staff lead: Senior Vice President Adrian Covert,

Energy Committee Co-Chairs

Alex Makler, Senior Vice President, West Region, Calpine

Carla Peterman, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, PG&E

Staff lead: Policy Director Julian Lake,

Workforce Committee Chair

Erika Webb-Hughes, Vice President, Government Relations and Strategic Partnerships, Pearson Education

Staff lead: Senior Vice President Matt Regan,

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs

Jed York, CEO, San Francisco Forty Niners

April Atkins, Trustee, Northern California Carpenters Union

Staff lead: Vice President Suzanne Robinson,

Healthcare Committee Co-Chairs

William M. Isenberg, MD, PhD, Vice President, Chief Quality & Safety Officer, Sutter Health

Carrie O. Plietz, President, Northern California, Kaiser Permanente

Staff lead: Vice President Patrick Kallerman,

Global Business and Investment Committee Co-Chairs

Harshul Asnani, President of Global Technology, Tech Mahindra Americas

Florence Fang, Chairwoman, Florence Fang Family Foundation

Dean Fealk, Partner, DLA Piper

Travis Kiyota, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Corporate Affairs, East West Bank

Kevin Xu, Chairman, MEBO International

Staff lead: Senior Director, Global Business Development Alex Foard,

Housing Endorsement Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Robin Baral, Senior Counsel, Hanson Bridgett

Ann Silverberg, CEO, Northern California Affordable and Northwest Divisions, Related California

Waterfront Mobility Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Emily Lesk, Project Manager, Wilson Meany

Seamus Murphy, Executive Director, Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA)

Heather Salem, Commute Operations Lead, Genentech

Goods Movement Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Genevieve Cadwalader, Vice President, Investment Officer, Prologis

Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland

Employer TDM Task Force

Melody Lin, Transportation Program Manager, Genentech

Jonathan Schuppert, Manager of Transportation Planning & Optimization, Meta

Climate Mitigation Task Force

Joydeep Ganguly, Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations, Gilead Sciences

Diana Birkett Rakow, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability Alaska Airlines

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