The Insight Center’s board members have devoted their professional and personal lives to improving the lives of people in low-income communities. They are leaders in business, government, and education, as well as in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
Our organization benefits immeasurably from their broad expertise, active engagement, and ongoing commitment to our work.

Board Officers


Beatriz Olvera Stotzer


Beatriz Olvera Stotzer is the CEO of NEW Economics for Women (NEW/Capital), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce poverty by creating wealth opportunities for women and children.
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Connie Evans

Vice Chair

Connie Evans is the President and CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), the national nonprofit organization and business trade association representing the US microbusiness development industry. AEO has nearly 400 member organizations
that provide training, technical assistance and resources to entrepreneurs across the United States.
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Jahmil R Lacey


Jahmil Lacey has served on the Insight Board since 2012. He currently is the Housing Manager of a HUD-subsidized housing program for transition-age youth through Fred Finch Youth Center while balancing responsibilities as a post baccalaureate pre-med student, Medic at Berkeley Free Clinic, and Research Assistant at Highland Hospital.
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Luther K. Snow


Luther K. Snow has over 35 years of experience enabling groups of people to get things done together, for the common good. Luther is known nationally as the creator of Asset Mapping, the in-person method for positive group collaboration that has
gone viral and spread to over 2.5 million users across the US, Canada, and overseas.
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Antonio Manning

Antonio Manning is Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropy. In this position, Antonio manages philanthropic and corporate responsibility for Greater Los Angeles.
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Denise Maes

Former White House Office of Administration General Counsel Denise Maes returned in November 2011 to Denver, her adopted home, to work as the Public Policy Director for the ACLU of Colorado.
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Josephine Pradia Rhymes

Josephine Pradia Rhymes is Executive Director of Tri-County Workforce Alliance (TCWA) since its implementation in 1996. TCWA helps bring economic and community development to a three-county region (Coahoma, Bolivar, Quitman) of the Mississippi
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Maria Blanco

Maria Blanco is the University of California System’s principal Executive Director responsible for integrating and expanding legal services and allied assistance available to undocumented students attending U.C. campuses that do not house law school clinic programs or other supports for such individuals. She is formerly the Vice President of the Civic Engagement for the California Community Foundation.
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Susan Smith

Susan Smith is a Project Manager for the City of San Francisco Controller’s Office in its City Performance Unit, providing high level consulting services, technical assistance and analysis to various City departmental leaders and the Mayor’s Office
in an effort to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public services.
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