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 Nancy O'Malley

  | District Attorney

District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley has served as the chief law enforcement officer in Alameda County since being appointed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in September 2009. Subsequently, she was elected unopposed to the position in November 2010.

DA O’Malley is a nationally recognized expert in issues involving violence against women, violence against persons with disabilities, and interpersonal violence including sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, stalking, and human exploitation and trafficking. She serves in an office with a national reputation for excellence dating back to former District Attorney and United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. DA O’Malley carries out this proud legacy as the first woman to serve as Alameda County’s elected District Attorney, and as a leader known throughout California and the country for her innovation and vision.

 

 

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Pati Poblete

  | Executive Director - The Robby Poblete Foundation.

Pati Navalta Poblete is a longtime Bay Area journalist, serving as the Community Editor for the Vallejo Times-Herald, News Editor at the Alameda News Group, and Editorial Writer and Columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, where she was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize for her editorial series on the need for foster care reform in California. She later worked as the Asia Regional Director for an international organization that works with national governments and intergovernmental agencies on shaping sustainability policies. She is the author of “The Oracles: My Filipino Grandparents of America” (2006, Heyday Books), and the author of the upcoming book, “A Better Place” (Nothing But the Truth Publishing), to be released in 2018. She is married to Cicero A. Estrella, and is the proud mother of two children, Robby and Julie.  She is committed to honoring them every day through The Robby Poblete Foundation.

 

 
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Dana Albany

  | Sculptor

Dana Albany is "the artist's artist".

A legend within the artworld, Dana continues to push both her own boundaries and anyone who encounters her work. Here latest astonishing work "Tara Mechani" was the crowning installation at the 2017 Burning Man. 

 

 
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Stephen Bruce

  | Metal Artist

Stephen Bruce Is an artist that "paints" with metal patina. He has developed techniques that allow him to manipulate the oxidation of metals in an extraordinary and breathtaking way. He is also an generous advocate for good and yearns for a world where art is an open opportunity for all young people.  

 

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Andrew Johnstone

| Artist

A British painter and protégé of William Holgate (1931-2002), the world's finest master of the decorative arts in the last 150 years, working on cathedrals, Royal Palaces and international architectural treasures.  At University of California, Berkeley, he lectured in and wrote the curriculum for the course “mural and decorative arts”.  

Since 2005 he worked with the legendary architect/artist Rod Garrett on
designing of ”The Man”, the centerpiece of the Burning Man festival, the
world’s largest art event held every year in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Andrew continued after Rod’s passing in August 2011 and was given the title of “Design Steward of the Man” by Burning Man and is the current chief designer for Burning Man.

In October 2011 he was honored by winning the Alameda County 2011 Arts Leadership Award and was subsequently appointed by the Supervisors to an eight-year term as a Chairperson of the Alameda County Arts Commission representing District 4. He also holds a position on the Board of the Alameda County Arts Education Committee. 

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Teresa Drenick

| Deputy District Attorney at Alameda County

 
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Bruce Brock

|  Lieutenant Bruce Brock, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office

Lieutenant Brock served as a member of the Oakland Police Department for over 24 years, where he investigated crimes against persons included Robberies, and Felonious Assaults as well as Homicides.  After retiring from the Police Department, Lieutenant Brock came to work at the District Attorney’s Office as an Inspector and was assigned to the Felony Trial Team investigating cases which included Robberies and Homicides. Currently, Lieutenant Brock works as a Supervisor in the Investigative Division.