OACCA Board of Commissioners
Christin Hill, Commissioner
Christin J. Hill is a Partner at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Her legal practice focuses on representing companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions and other complex civil litigation in both federal and state courts, as well as in government and internal investigations. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Hill was Senior Counsel at Uber Technologies, Inc., helping to identify and mitigate compliance risk for the global technology company.
An Oakland native, Ms. Hill is an active member of the Oakland community, including serving as a Deacon for Shiloh Church in Oakland, and a member of Jack & Jill of America Oakland Bay Area Chapter.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis and her Juris Doctorate degree from Stanford Law School.
Scott Haggerty, Commissioner
Scott Haggerty was first elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in 1996, and currently serves as President. Supervisor Haggerty has an extensive background in regional transportation, serving on several boards and committees as a source for the Bay Area. Mr. Haggerty is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Partnership, which is a representation of elected officials from the counties and cities of two regions. Appointed by former Governor Pete Wilson, Mr. Haggerty served on the California State Seismic Safety Commission and has made public safety a major priority.
Mr. Haggerty is active in the community as a board member for various foundations such as Alameda County Meals on Wheels, Goodwill Industries of the East Bay, and as Chair of the Twin Valley District of the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Haggerty has served on the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority Board of Commissioners for over 9 years.
Nate Miley, Vice Chair
Nate Miley was elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in November of 2000 and was sworn in on January 8, 2001. He was re-elected for a second term in 2004 and a third term in 2008. He serves as chair of the Board of Supervisor’s Transportation and Planning Committee as well as the Public Protection Committee. He serves on the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority, Local Area Formation Commission, Alameda County Congestion Management Agency, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Association of Bay Area Governments.
Nate has been involved in community and public service his entire adult life. After finishing Law School at the University of Maryland in 1976, he moved to Oakland to work as a Jesuit Volunteer. Nate began his community involvement by taking a position with the Oakland Community Organizations and has worked with many community organizations as well as trained community organizers through the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs.
In 1986, Nate created the United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County to empower older adults to improve their quality of life. As Executive Director of the United Seniors, he is responsible for managing the affairs of the organization, training and developing leadership to enable seniors to address specific issues that promote healthy living and successful aging (such as transportation, safety, physical activity, substance abuse, housing and resource development). He and the seniors have built a viable organization over the last 23 years by consistent and tenacious efforts.
Nate was elected to the Oakland City Council in 1990. In his role as Councilmember, he was the Chair of the Public Safety Committee. Some of his special projects included violence suppression, harm reduction, problems regarding alcohol outlets and other public health issues. He initiated programs to clean up neighborhood blight, sponsored the lead abatement program, passed the first 100% smoke-free workplace legislation in a city of this size, sponsored legislation to stem redlining in Oakland and encourage local investment in the neighborhoods, supported community-oriented policing with the first local substation and worked to reform public housing as well as championed pedestrian safety, particularly Walk to School Week.
Nate is also a single father of two children and has lived in Oakland for more than 20 years. He brings with him a commitment and platform to improve transportation, healthcare, public safety, and social services to his diverse constituents of Oakland, Dublin, and the Unincorporated communities of Fairview, Ashland, Castro Valley and Cherryland.
Larry Reid, Chair
As a native of Ohio, Mr. Reid began his career in politics by becoming a political aide to the Mayor of Cincinnati. He was hired by presidential-hopeful Walter Mondale to work as a staff member on his campaign, which brought him to California where he accepted a position as Legislative Aid in the State Assembly for six years. In 1990, he played an intricate part in the Mayoral Campaign for Elihu Harris, which earned him the position of the City of Oakland Chief of Staff for six years. Mr. Reid was sworn in to a four-year term as Councilmember on January 6, 1997 and has displayed a commitment to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Oakland.
Larry Reid is the 7th District Councilmember for the City of Oakland. His accomplishments include re-opening the Grass Valley Fire Station, the renovation of the former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, law ordinances to reduce drug traffic and enacting a moratorium on the establishment of hazardous materials facilities near residential areas. Mr. Reid is active on numerous City Council Committees, and serves as Chair of the educational partnership, Life Enrichment.
Mr. Reid has previously served on the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority Board of Commissioners and its predecessor Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Inc for 13 years.
Ignacio De La Fuente, Commissioner
First elected to the Oakland City Council in 1992, Mr. De La Fuente has pioneered the revitalization of Oakland. Mr. De La Fuente served as an International Vice President for the Glass, Molders, Potter, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, negotiating for members seeking health insurance and other benefits. As frontier of the development of the Fruitvale Transit Village, he is also credited with building the Cesar Chavez Education Center and Ascend School. Mr. De La Fuente’s accomplishments include authoring the Equal Access Policy, and the City’s Hire Oakland policies which provides opportunities for employment for Oakland residents and small businesses. Mr. De La Fuente retired in January 2017 from the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics, and Allied Workers International Union, AFL-CIO.
Mr. De La Fuente served on the Oakland City Council from 1992 until 2012. As an Oakland City Council member Mr. De La Fuente became the first Council member to be elected by his peers to serve as President of the Oakland City Council in 1999. Mr. De La Fuente served on numerous Committees as an Oakland City Councilman. Mr. De La Fuente served on Board of the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Authority and its predecessor Oakland–Alameda Coliseum, Inc for more than twenty years.
Loren Taylor, Commissioner
Henry Gardner, Interim Executive Director
Donna Linton, Commissioner
Jacqueline Thompson, Commissioner
Dr. Jacqueline A. Thompson is the Senior Pastor-Elect of the historic Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland. She is the first woman selected to serve in their 100 year history.
In her capacity as Senior Pastor, Dr. Thompson provides vision and oversight to over fifty active ministries and four non-profit organizations all designed to meet the needs of those in the community considered the least and most marginalized. She is both a beneficiary and now a progenitor of the legacy and mission of social justice for which Allen Temple Baptist Church is known locally and nationally.
In addition to her time in ministry, her career experience includes nonprofit management, education, and banking.
She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies. In addition, she received her Master of Divinity from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and her Doctorate in Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
Having been born and raised in Oakland, she is deeply committed to the social and economic revitalization and development of the City. She has a particular passion for East Oakland, the community where she was nurtured and now serves.