Board of Directors
Albert Macklin, President
Pastor Albert C. Macklin IV, a native of California is the third son born to Reverend and Mrs. A. C. Macklin III. Pastor Macklin completed his general education in the Mountain View Public School system. In 2004, he attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from San Jose Christian College. Albert C. Macklin IV was appointed Senior Pastor of New Sweet Home - The Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ in 2004 following the demise of his father.
Pastor Macklin has served in various capacities within the church. He has a great passion for ministry, preaching / teaching, praise & worship and music which all are at the top of his list. He is a prolific speaker, an anointed psalmist, a skilled songwriter and musician. Pastor Macklin is an interactive leader in the City of East Palo Alto, California. He serves on several community boards and management teams offering his expertise from a social, psychological and economic perspective in an effort to enhance the community at large. He maintains his focus through the power of God to impact the lives of others throughout the world, sharing his testimony of strength and endurance despite any opposition.
Pastor Albert Macklin is the husband of Lady Evelyn Macklin, the father of four children: Alec, Alissa, twin boys: Addicus and Ayden. He has dedicated himself to a life of prayer and holiness and lives by the following principle:
MY WAY IS MADE, MY NEED IS MET, AND THE DOOR IS OPENED UNTO ME……. I BELIEVE GOD!”
Gloria Robles Wallace, Vice President
Born and raised in San Francisco, Gloria is a graduate from Lowell High School. She received a BA in Accounting from San Francisco State College. In 1977 she moved to the Southern Peninsula area. Gloria has been married for 47 years and has 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Throughout her life she has been involved in service. In 1986 she started her own accounting, administration & small property management business company, working for small local businesses. She is now semi-retired.
EHP was her client from 2001 - 2019. She handled EHP’s accounting and administration work. While working there, EHP captured her heart. She is happy to be involved again with EHP, by being part of the Board of Directors.
Karlene Haddon, Secretary
Mansi H. Shah, Treasurer
Mansi H. Shah is a law partner and trailblazer for women and people of color in the legal profession and among the technology companies she represents. With a talent for resolving complex disputes, she has achieved numerous victories for her clients and is known for her professionalism, creative approach to solving challenges, and zealous advocacy. Mansi has proven herself a dedicated advocate, mentor, and leader. She serves on boards of several local and national organizations. In 2021, she was named 40 Under 40 by Silicon Valley Business Journal, having previously been named a Women of Influence. In the past, Mansi was named a Woman of Achievement by Legal Momentum, received a Cornerstone Award from SABA alongside Preet Bharara, and named Best Under 40 by NAPABA.
Jenny Varghese Bloom
Jenny is an East Palo Alto resident and community member who is excited to serve the EHP Board. She is a Board Trustee of the Ravenswood City School District and also a Senior College Admissions Counselor at Insight Education. She grew up in Texas and graduated with a BS in Human Development Family Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin. She then moved to Los Angeles and worked with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at UCLA mentoring, pastoring and leading college students. She received her MA at Loyola Marymount University in Early Childhood Education and moved to the Bay Area shortly after.
Jenny’s background in community organization, education, mentoring and teaching allows her to contribute to the EHP Board. She has a passion to serve her community and create avenues of access for all people in order to create a more equitable world.
Arnold Hart has been actively involved in the East Palo Alto community for almost two decades. Arnold has dedicated almost 20 years to volunteerism in the East Palo Community including EHP, the East Palo Alto Kiwanis Club, and the East Palo Alto Ravenswood Little League. He has also served as co-chair of the City of East Palo Alto's Rent Stabilization Board.
Arnold has a singular career focus, activism. His work has centered on government policy and changes, and community activism through critical roles in various non-profit organizations.
Arnold received his education at Evergreen College and San Jose State University with a focus on physical education and sociology.
Anthony Johnson, has been actively involved in the East Palo Alto Community for two decades. Anthony has volunteered at EHP and the Ravenswood Little League serving as a VP, coach & Treasurer. He’s served on the Public Works and Transportation Commission as Vice Chair, coached EPA T-BALL, and was Vice President of the PTA at James Flood School. Anthony has been a voice for youth sports and businesses in the community, He is an insurance agent representing various companies and helping families make choices to protect their home, auto, life & business.
Anthony Received his Education at City College of San Francisco & Healds Business College – Business Administration.
Maria Vazquez Mata
Maria’s passion for public service began as an outgrowth from her experiences growing up in East Palo Alto. She is currently the Deputy Director at Community Legal Services in EPA. Prior to that, Maria worked as an immigration and government benefits attorney. Maria holds a law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law. She received her B.A. in Spanish and B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies from Santa Clara University.
With nearly a decade working in Marketing and Operations, Mr. Seyi Oshinowo is now working as the Global Operations Program Lead at Facebook. He was the former Operations Associate for Global Project Resourcing at Salesforce, and was an Operations Specialist at Boeing as well.
Seyi holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Communication at University of Washington and graduated Cum Laude among his class. He then received his MBA at the University of California, San Diego - Rady School of Management.
Out of the office, he is an advocate to serving the community and providing resources for others, especially the youth.
Court Skinner graduated from MIT in 1966 with a Ph. D. in metallurgy and spent 30 years as a process technologist in the Silicon Valley semiconductor industry. He retired as Director of Research for National Semiconductor Corp. in 1998 ten years after moving to East Palo Alto. He has since become active in East Palo Alto as a planning commissioner, city council candidate, and public works and transportation commissioner. He is also active as a board member of the EPA Senior Center, Creative Montessori Learning Center, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, the East Palo Alto Community Media Center and most recently the Ecumenical Hunger Project. He is also the founder and current president of Computers for Everyone, Inc, a non profit for refurbishing and repairing computers in East Palo Alto and neighboring communities.
Join our Board
EHP is looking for committed volunteers to fill board positions with interest and expertise in the following areas: Development (Fund-Raising), Governance/Finance, Events Planning, Outreach Ambassadors, and Community Awareness/Volunteer Recruitment. We seek passionate, dedicated persons to join our experienced board of professionals who are long-time volunteers, serving a diverse community in the East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and surrounding areas.
The key responsibilities of the board are to support EHP’s mission and purpose, provide financial oversight, ensure adequate resources, and raise funds to enable EHP to fulfill its mission, and provide support to the Executive Director, for three-year terms, renewable for a second three years. Board members volunteer on-site, serve on committees, participate in fund-raising events, and attend monthly board meetings on-site at EHP on the third Tuesday of each month from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.
Please email a completed application to Executive Director, Lesia Preston at Lesia@ehpcares.org.
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