We Stand Against Racism

District Antiracism Council Members

Social change

Equal Employment Opportunities Work Group

  • Cynthia Avalos, Human Resources Representative (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism Emphasis), District
  • Kim Lopez, Interim President, Cañada College
  • Melissa Moreno, President, Skyline College
  • Oyame KenZoe Brian J. Selassie-Okpe, Executive Director, Equity Institute, Skyline College 
  • Jeremiah Sims, Director of Equity, College of San Mateo
  • Ariela Villalpando, Acting Director of High School Transition and Dual Enrollment, Student Services, Cañada College
  • Diva Ward, Director of Grant Initiatives and Equity Projects, District
  • Lezlee Ware, Professor of Political Science, Cañada College, Umoja Coordinator, Black Students Matter Co-Chair
  • Clair Yeo-Sugajski, Interim Program Services Coordinator, International Student Program, Skyline College

Policies and Procedures Work Group

  • Jackie Santizo,  Multicultural & Dream Center, Program Services Coordinator, College of San Mateo 
  • Cheryl Johnson, Dean of Student Equity & Support Programs, Skyline College
  • Oyame KenZoe Brian Selassie-Okpe, Equity Institute, Executive Director
  • Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza, College President, College of San Mateo
  • Manuel Alejandro Pérez, Vice President of Student Services, Cañada College
  • Tabitha Conaway, Learning Center, Lead Instructional, College of San Mateo

Curriculum Work Group

  • Dr. Natalie Alizaga, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Cañada College
  • Dr. Malathi Iyengar, Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies, College of San Mateo
  • Dr. Nicole Porter, Interim Dean of Social Science/Creative Arts, Skyline College
  • Kristi Ridgway, Dean of Language Arts, College of San Mateo
  • Dr. Bianca Rowden-Quince, Instructional Designer, Skyline College
    Dr. Rebekah Sidman-Taveau, Professor of ESL, Cañada College
  • Mike Claire, Chancellor, SMCCCD

Antiracism Council Facilitator

  • Mwanaisha Sims, Director of Policy, Training, & Compliance

Get Involved

Interested in learning more about the antiracism council's work?

Reach out to the council at antiracismcouncil@smccd.edu.