Donate any amount using our direct donate button!
Sign up for email newsletters!
Enter email here!
Bob Allen, Acting Executive Director, and Director of Transportation Justice, has a background in community planning and policy work both in the United States and overseas with international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). While at Urban Habitat, Bob led the successful 2008 Campaign to help pass a regional measure, Measure VV, which raised funds to keep bus passes affordable for seniors, youth, and disabled riders. Currently, Bob is leading Urban Habitat’s efforts on federal and state transportation advocacy. Bob received both his Bachelors Degree in Political Science and History and his Masters in Public Administration from Rutgers University.
“Evvy” Stivers, Director of Development, has worked as a political organizer on environmental, land use and housing issues since 1996 when she graduated from Green Corps, a field school for environmental organizing. Prior to joining Urban Habitat, Evvy worked for the Non-Profit Housing Association on regional initiatives including the Housing Element and Inclusionary Housing campaigns and was the organization’s representative to the Great Communities Collaborative. Earlier in her carrier she directed the Western States Field Office for the US Public Interest Research Group and served as the Livable Communities Associate Director for Greenbelt Alliance. She has served on the boards of TransForm, the League of Conservation Voters for the East Bay, Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County and East Bay Housing Organizations.
Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute
In 1999, Dr. Feria-Galicia completed his Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Pepperdine Graduate School. As a member of the Scholars Program at Whittier College, Joe graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in 1994. He later obtained his California Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Clear Bilingual Crosscultural Language Academic Development Certificate from the State of California.
Land Use and Housing Program
Josy McEldowney, Associate Director of Operations and Administration, has more than 10 years of experience in non-profit administration and bookkeeping, and most recently ran her own consulting business, McEldowney Bookkeeping Services. Josy has a Master’s degree in Public Health from University of Hawaii, Honolulu.
Rae Thomas, Administrative Assistant, has a strong background in working for social justice movements and organizations. For the past ten years, he has worked as an advocate, administrator, teacher, community organizer, and writer. Prior to landing at Urban Habitat, Rae was the Administrative Coordinator for RYSE Youth Center. Before moving to California, he served as the Program Director at an LGBTQ organization in Tacoma, Washington. Rae received his Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from California College of the Arts and his Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities and Writing from The Evergreen State College.