Randall Miller, Ph.D. is SF Bay Area PSR’s Executive Director. He brings to the job over 25 years of experience in nonprofit, justice-seeking activism, with deep knowledge of program design and delivery, philanthropy, public health and more, particularly within diverse populations in the Bay Area. Randall has served in senior leadership positions for philanthropic organizations like the Tides Foundation, the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Foundation and the Arcus Foundation. He also has extensive experience in issues of health care, with a strong focus on issues of HIV/AIDS in Black communities. Adding to his expansive expertise, Randall also has strong academic experience in religious studies, with a Ph.D. in Ethics and Sociology of Religion from the Graduate Theological Union/UC Berkeley and was a professor and administrator at the Pacific School of Religion.
Kristin Teigen is a communications and development consultant, and an instructor at Portland State University. She has Master’s degrees in Education and History, with specialties in the history of people of color, women’s history and justice-based educational methods. She has worked for organizations such as the National Organization for Women and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, as well as philanthropic and education groups. She has also served as a board member and/or founder of organizations focused on women’s rights and educational equity. Her consulting focus is to help ensure that progressive organizations can efficiently and effectively pursue their goals while including diverse audiences and supporters. Kristin provides communications support and maintains the organization’s fundraising efforts.
A graduate of Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, Catherine practiced employment law, representing employees and labor unions, particularly teachers. She served as the director of legal services and policy at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center in Oakland. As staff attorney at WorkSafe, she provided information, training, and advocacy on workers’ compensation and occupational safety and health. As a policy consultant over the last seven years, her focus has included environmental and workers’ health. She currently provides policy advocacy and analysis for CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative as their Policy Director and for SF Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility. She was a fellow with the Women’s Foundation’s Women’s Policy Institute and Budget Advocacy Program. In her free time, Catherine is an avid runner and world traveler, loves to backpack, and sings with a community chorus.
In 2015, Catherine will analyze, track, and facilitate San Francisco Bay Area PSR’s (SF PSR) policy advocacy on key legislation and regulation in issue areas consistent with the organization’s mission such as environmental health, gun violence prevention, international security, and other social justice issues such as safety net. Catherine will also coordinate a lobby day or legislative action day in the state capitol in which members in SF PSR and other California chapters will participate and take lead roles in educating legislators on California PSR’s key priority issues and bills. SF PSR will develop deeper and more relationships with the California NGO community through Catherine’s outreach efforts in 2015. Collecting and recording information and materials on board and staff activities will be another of Catherine’s duties this year.