The East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) advances economic, racial, and social justice by building a just economy based on good jobs and healthy communities. We address the root causes of economic injustice by developing strategic alliances among community, labor, and people of faith to build power and create change with low-income workers and communities of color.



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Kate O’Hara

Executive Director

Maria Elena Allain

Associate Director

Kristi Laughlin

Senior Campaign Director, Contra Costa County

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Saabir Lockett

Deputy Director – Civic Engagement & Faith-Rooted Organizing (Interim)

Isaiah Toney

Deputy Director of Campaigns

Noelle Trinidad Taylor

Human Resource and Administrative Manager

Gillian Henry

Development Manager

Laura Ruiz

Finance Manager

Rachita Rawal

Communications Manager

Uma Nagarajan-Swenson

Digital Organizing Fellow

Betty Gabaldon

Tenant Organizer, Contra Costa County

Hannah Zucherman

Campaign Coordinator, Workers’ Rights

Reverend Jeremy McCants

Faith-Rooted Organizer, Oakland

Reverend Millie Phillips

Faith-Rooted Organizer, FAME Concord


Note: Organizations listed below are for affiliation purposes only.

Sanjay Garla, Co-Chair
SEIU United Service Workers West

Yulisa Elenes, Co-Chair

Andreas Culter
Building Trades Council of Alameda County

Brenda Muñoz
UC Berkeley Labor Center

Brandon Sturdivant
The Mass Liberation Project

Reverend Kurt A. Kuhwald
Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy

Kim Carter Martinez,
AFSCME Council 57

Taylor Sims,
Richmond Community Foundation

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