OAKLAND, CA, UNITED STATES, September 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lincoln, a nonprofit dedicated to disrupting cycles of poverty, trauma, and inequity for children and families in the Bay Area, is pleased to announce that retired Wells Fargo SVP, David de Figueiredo, was elected Chair of its Board of Directors.

David joined Lincoln’s board in 2011 and has since on several board positions, including the Executive and Resource Development committees. “Investing my time and philanthropic dollars in Lincoln is the most important thing I do to effect change and disrupt the cycle of poverty in our communities,” said David. He also serves as Vice-Chair of Lambda Legal’s National Leadership Council, a nonprofit that advocates for the civil rights of LGBT people and those living with HIV.

Lincoln also welcomes the full slate of board members recently confirmed by the membership:

David de Figueiredo, Chair, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Practice Finance (ret.)
Kevin Asher, Vice Chair, Senior Partner, Ernst and Young
Cynthia Prince, Vice Chair, Vice President, Wells Fargo Merchant Services
Dante Robinson, Treasurer, Chief of Internal Affairs, State Compensation Insurance Fund
Louis Knox, Secretary, Community Leader
Ivan Fujihara, Principal, IKF COO Consulting Services
Terry Jones, Professor Emeritus, Cal State University, East Bay
Autumn McDonald, Director, New America CA
Tom Meier, Senior Vice President/Corporate Treasurer, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Sheetal Patel, Chief of Staff, Deloitte Consulting
Flo Raskin, Continuum Administrator, Kaiser Permanente (ret.)
Steve Roland, Partner, Burke, Williams & Sorenson, LLP
Wendall Mitchell, Emeritus, Senior Real Estate Counsel, Albertsons-Safeway Companies
Christine Stoner-Mertz, President & CEO, Lincoln

About Lincoln
Founded in 1883 as the first racially integrated orphanage in Northern California, our mission remains timeless: Lincoln disrupts the cycle of poverty and trauma, empowering children and families to build strong futures. Today, Lincoln impacts more than 18,000 children and their families in the most underserved communities of the greater San Francisco Bay Area through a continuum of academic achievement, family strengthening, and well-being programs. An innovative approach, providing comprehensive school, community, and family-focused services, combined with a unique team-based delivery and sound fiscal management, has established Lincoln as a leading regional provider of children and family services. With Lincoln, kids attend school, learn to read, and stay with their families where they do best. For more information and stories, visit LincolnFamilies.org.

Katherine Enad
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