Angela R. Jenkins is a retired civil servant with a long career working inside public and private organizations to bring harmony to the cognitive dissonance between good intentions and actual impact. The fifth of eight children born to parents who ingrained into all eight of their children a volume of virtues like honesty, trustworthiness, faithfulness and a respect for ethical authority. She maintains this simple, sensible nature by focusing on honoring the memory of her parents’ everyday lessons. Her grassroots community work garnered interviews in local and national media; from Newsweek, Associated Press, and front-page recognition in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Board and Organization leadership experience includes serving on the board of trustees of an international non-profit, implementing policies, authoring proposals, while overseeing region budget development, and managing budget processes for committees vital to the organization’s success inside of footprint covering two states and all of the country of Mexico. Her tenure broke new ground in the area of inclusiveness.
She is an honors graduate of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. As a precursor to her current work in unconscious bias, her graduate study extended work on the correlation between faith and community service.
Angela’s track record of success in moving executive boards toward equitable polices put to immediate use skills gained in USDA’s Executive Leadership Program. She is also a graduate of Urban Habitat’s Boards, Leadership, and Commission Institute (BCLI) receiving appointments to the Equity Advisory Committee under San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission, SF Board of Supervisors’ appointment to SF’s Veterans Affairs Commission, San Francisco Police Department's (SFPD) Community Policing Work Group as well as SFPD's Executive Committee Bias Work Group. Contact the director
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Furthering Cultural Aptitude through the Study of Unconscious Bias.