Board of Directors

MISSSEY Board of Directors

 

 

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Dr. Aisha Mays, Board President & Chair

Dr. Aisha Mays is a Family Medicine Physician who focuses on Adolescent Medicine. She practices in Oakland, California where her clinical work and research focuses on addressing the medical needs of youth who have been commercial sexually exploited (CSEC) . Dr. Mays designed and implemented the first school based health center screening protocol to identify youth affected by or at-risk of commercial sexual exploitation in the Alameda County public schools. As the former medical director of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice medical clinic, Dr. Mays worked with local and state CSEC serving organizations and is currently a member of the State of California CSEC Prevention and Training sub-committee, the City of Oakland CSEC Taskforce and the Oakland Unified School District CSEC Taskforce.  Dr. Mays trains medical professionals throughout the country on the health implications of childhood commercial sexual exploitation. Dr. Mays is a clinical researcher at the UCSF Bixby Center of Global Reproductive Health, teaching faculty at the UC Berkeley / UCSF Joint Medical Program and has a clinical practice in the school based health centers at the La Clinica de La Raza in Oakland.

 

Ann Terranova, Treasurer

Ann founded Union Financial Partners, Inc. in 1997 to provide financial planning, portfolio management, and financial consulting services to a wide variety of clients. Ann earned an M.S. in Financial Planning and Taxation from Golden Gate University and later taught financial planning at the graduate level at GGU. Ann has served on the Board of Directors of the Financial Planners Association of San Francisco, the Union Street Merchants’ Association, the San Francisco Chapter of the National Institute of Pension Administrators, and The Auxiliary, UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Ann has been an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University and guest-lectured at the USF MBA program.

 

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Ana Cruz, Secretary
Ana is a nonprofit development professional with a background in fundraising and grants management. She holds an M.B.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley. Ana is passionate about human services and protecting the safety and well-being of youth in her community. She currently serves on MISSSEY’s Development Committee.

 

 

MISSSEY-Board-Cynthia-LeeCynthia Lee, General Member
Cynthia Lee is a Commercial Real Estate Broker at Cassidy Turley Commercial, specializing in Office Leasing & Sales in the East Bay. Prior to brokerage, she worked for Oakland developer Phil Tagami on the Fox Theater project and the Oakland Army Base reuse project RFP. In her eight years at Cassidy Turley, Cynthia has been responsible for transactions with a combined value of over 50 million dollars. She currently serves on MISSSEY’s Finance and Development Committees.

 

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Leigh Frazier, General Member

Leigh Frazier began her career as a Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County in 2001. As a deputy district attorney she has prosecuted homicides, sexual assaults, and violent felonies. She was twice named Santa Clara County’s Misdemeanor Trial Attorney of the Year. Leigh has a passion for combating human trafficking. She secured Santa Clara County’s first human trafficking conviction after trial. She trains other attorneys and law enforcement officers in recognizing human trafficking and prosecuting traffickers. Leigh graduated from Scripps College with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. She received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

 

 chaula-website-picChaula M. Pandya, General Member

Chaula M. Pandya has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry. She served as Vice President of Cash Management at City National Bank, Oakland office from 2001 to 2002. She was employed with Civic Bank of Commerce, Oakland from 1993 through 2001 until the acquisition by City National Bank . She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University and she is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin.