Ms. ‘Alisi Tulua, M.S., ’Alisi brings 12 years of non-profit experience with much of that time focused on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. She is currently a program manager for the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance while working as a contractor with One East Palo Alto. ‘Alisi serves on the board for the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development and leads efforts fighting COVID-19 through the national and regional Pacific Islander COVID-19 response teams.
She received her master’s degree in biology and her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry/cell biology from the University of California, San Diego. Ms. ‘Alisi is amazing!
Mr. Bob Hoover, Founder of EPA Jr. Golf, Community Development Institute and East Palo Alto Legend! Former Director for the David Lewis Re Entry Center. A graduate of Stanford University, Penn State University, and Antioch University. Mr. Hoover was the first African American to play baseball for Penn State, and the first African American to be the captain its Baseball team. In 1959, Mr. Hoover was elected to play in the Pan American Games in Chicago, and then again in 1960 in Brazil.
A love for baseball, at the age of 14, Mr. Hoover started practicing with all the segregated Black Baseball team called the Gastonia Hornets. Mr. Hoover was invited to play for some major baseball teams, when he was drafted to the war. Mr. Hoover moved to the Bay Area with wife Mary, they experienced Redlining, where he began to organize. Mr. Hoover has raised generations of leaders in East Palo Alto and Bay Area. We love Mr. Hoover aka Uncle Bob!
Mr. Court Skinner, Founder and President for Computers For Everyone Inc. that has provided repair services and furbished computers for over ten years to local East Palo alto and Menlo Park residents. Former Director for National Semiconductor, whose parent company was Texas Instruments. A MIT graduate, Mr. Skinner is the Vice-Chair of East Palo Alto Public Works and Transportation Commission. Court is a 30 year East Palo Alto resident., where he and his wife raised their son and two daughters. Mr. Skinner is on the board of Creative Montessori, Community Legal Services and the Ecumenical Hunger Program.
He heavily advocates for local programming, as well as EPA families.Court spends his spare time with daughters, his grandchildren, reading, and repairing donated computers. Mr. Skinner has lived expertise in the history of tech, the tech industry, industrial sectors as well as local civic and community programming. Court is very keen and compassionate to community issues!
Ms. Helen Fehoko, Youth Activist, 16 year old Pacific Islander Senior at Sequoia Union High School District. Helen attended 49ers Academy in East Palo Alto where she learned the values of community and civic engagement. Helen is a youth advocate for issues on mental health, fair housing, immigration, Black Lives Matter, climate change, and Census 2020. Ms. Helen is soughtout regarding these issues because of her invaluable experience and challenges she faced with her family and with her peers.
Helen advises the Anamatangi leadership through her lived experiences and positive outcomes. An alumni of OEPA’s Sponsored Employment Program, Helen volunteers for Anamatangi, OEPA, Start Vista, Health Right 360, and is an active youth member of the First Tongan United Methodist Church of San Bruno. Thank you Helen, you are a trailblazer!
Mrs. Joyce Latu-Fahamokioa, Manager of Parent Wellness at The Primary School where she works with parents to support in navigating systems and building connections between academics, health and social emotional development. Joyce recognizes the importance of bridging the gap for Pacific Islander students. Mrs. Joyce is an East Palo Alto native and a first-generation college graduate with a BA from Dominican University of California. She brings fourteen years of experience working with families in East Palo Alto and the surrounding communities.
She began her work providing student and parent support at Foundation for a College Education. She continued to deepen her commitment to students and families at Building Futures Now. Mrs. Joyce is married to husband Haniteli, and they have 4 children. Super proud of Mrs. Joyce.
Mrs. Jennifer Jackson, founding member of United Mothers Against Drugs, in response to the death of a policeman in East Palo Alto in the late 90’s. Jack Farrell Community Park was overrun with drug trafficking and gangs of violence of which the one and only policeman was killed. With the death of the policeman, Mrs. Jennifer and a group of women stood up and decided to take back and clean up the park, hence the first Children’s Day in the Park.
Mrs. Jennifer is also the founder of EPA’s Children’s Day in the Park. Mrs. Jackson has a deep rooted history in EPA, and multi generations of family with the community. She a longtime activist, and loved community elder.
Ms. Mele K. Latu, is the Community Collaboration Manager for Emerson Collective/ Bloomhouse in EPA. As Pacific Islander, East Palo Alto native and advocate, Miss. Mele grew up in programs like the East Palo Alto Jr. Golf program and College Track.
After attending college in Miami, she traveled abroad for a year and then returned to work in East Palo Alto. She has spent the last 12 years serving the community through mentorship, mental health outreach, immigration workshops and more. With her fresh approach, Ms. Mele leads with a big heart, and a wealth of community experience.
Mrs. Regina Wallace-Jones, Currently the Mayor of East Palo Alto. She holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Stanford University, and post graduate degree from UCLA. Mrs. Regina is a big believer in civic engagement!
She is the founding board president of StreetCode Academy, a patron of Black Girls Code, a board member for Women Who Code, and a partner of the Lean In Foundation which advocates for women pursuing their professional ambitions. Former Motorola Engineer, Yahoo and FB Executive, Regina helped lead departments in data infrastructure, security leadership, and consumer product experiences. She is married to Steffond Jones, a Sr. Software Engineer and Apple veteran. Together, they have two beautiful daughters, Addison and Jocelyn Jones. Let’s go Ms.Regina!
Mrs. Tiffany Uhila-Hautau, Executive Director for Anamatangi Polynesian Voices. a native to EPA, Tiffany felt deeply committed to non-profit work following her mother’s footsteps, Mama Dee. Inspired by numerous and detailed local programming, Dr. Omowale’s Leadership Training Academy, Community Development Institute, EPA Jr. Golf Program, and more! Tiffany is also a real estate agent, in her spare time, helps local families purchase homes working with a Social Justice Bank in San jose and improving their financial health. With 20+ years work in the community,
Tiffany worked as a Family Specialist at the Ravenswood Family Health Clinic for 9 years as a Family Specialist, creating health solutions for BIPOC and NHPI communities. Married to husband Sione, who runs their family construction business — SH Roofing. They have three children, Genesis, Avea, and Sione Henry. Tiffany aka lil’ Mama Dee!