Leadership

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee elected by Coalition members provides guidance to the Coordinator and Project Manager, prepares agendas for membership meetings, and develops proposals for consideration by the membership. 

Current members

Fran Biderman, Special Projects Coordinator, Family Economic Security Project (FESP)

Stacie Hinton, AFSCME Local 2700

Cheryl Sudduth, Contra Costa Racial Justice Coalition (CCRJC-Steering Committee), Contra Costa Immigration Rights Alliance (CCIRA), ACLU (Board), BWOPA

 

Coordinator

Dan Geiger is the Coordinator of the Coalition.  He is also the Director of the Human Services Alliance of Contra Costa.

Dan is a highly experienced non-profit leader with more than 25 years of startup, executive and consulting experience. As Principal of Dan Geiger Consulting, Dan helps organizations and people thrive with services including strategic and business planning, sustainability programs, organizational development, and special projects.  Previously, he was Executive Director of the Northern California Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, Executive Director of Groundspring.org, an online communications service provider, and founding CEO of OpNet, a youth employment development organization.  He has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley.

Project Manager

Mariana Moore is the Coalition's Project Manager. 

Mariana Moore serves as Director of the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa, a cross-sector initiative that engages local elected officials, social sector organizations, businesses, labor, local government, faith-based, academia and the philanthropic sector in a collective effort to eliminate poverty in our community.

Before joining Ensuring Opportunity, Mariana served as director of the Human Services Alliance of Contra Costa, a coalition of community-based organizations that work in partnership with local government to meet the needs of low-income residents.

She also served as a consultant for many years, providing strategic counsel, facilitation, organizational development, executive coaching and capacity-building services to social sector organizations and coalitions throughout the Bay Area. Her experience includes serving as an executive director, development director and board member for numerous organizations in the social sector and higher education. She is past chair of the Diablo Valley College Foundation board and currently serves as board chair for LeaderSpring, a leadership training institute for social sector changemakers.