Advisory & Engagement Council

EPACENTER ARTS Advisory & Engagement Council members serve as our core community leadership body, providing us with critical perspective while championing our mission and vision. Our Advisory & Engagement Council is comprised of diverse individuals – both youth and adult.

Kyra Brown, Program Director, Youth United for Community Action

Daniel Calderon, Student, Eastside College Preparatory School

John Colleton, Multimedia Director, San Francisco 49ers Academy

Jennifer Lyons, Community Activist and Educator/Parent

Palatea Maafu, Student, Menlo Atherton High School/Musician

Jesse Norfleet, Programming and Community Engagement Manager, Mid Peninsula Media Center

Vanessa Oseguera, Community Advocate and Parent

Justin Phipps, Development Director and Co-founder, Live in Peace, Inc.

Jules Thomas, Student/Musician

Sharifa Wilson, President, Ravenswood City School District Board of Education

Rolando Zeledon, Executive Director, Bayshore Christian Ministries

“It makes a world of difference that East Palo Alto community members and youth have been involved in creating EPACENTER ARTS from the beginning. We’re used to people and organizations coming in and saying, ‘This is what we’re going to do’ without inviting the community. Because we’ve been involved from the start, we feel invested and trusted.”

– Jennifer Lyons, Community Member, Parent, Advisory Board Member