Ogie Strogatz (on leave of absence)

A former corporate operations manager, Ogie lives in East Bay and is dedicated to applying her change management and communications experience to the progressive movement.  She co-leads the Orinda Progressive Action Alliance, serves on the steering committees of the NorCal BlueWave Alliance and the Contra Costa County chapter of Stand Up for Racial Justice, and is training as a Better Angels Red/Blue Workshops moderator.  Additional passions include storytelling with Oakland Unified School District preschoolers through Books for Wider Horizons, coaching Berkeley Unified middle school students as a volunteer with Writer Coach Connection, serving as a life coach for clients in the Contra Costa County Interfaith Council Winter Nights Shelter program, studying alto saxophone, and indulging in all things chocolate.