Board of Directors

The Honorable Jennifer Lee, Board President, has a 20+ year legal career which has encompassed both the prosecutorial and defense sides in criminal court and the representation of both children and parents in juvenile dependency court, including a stint at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office from 2001-2002. She returned to the Bay Area where she grew up to join Apple as Security Counsel in early 2018 after practicing for the eight years in Los Angeles. After serving as a Commissioner of the Contra Costa Superior Court since 2019, she was appointed by Governor Newsom to serve as a Contra Costa Superior Court Judge in 2021.  Judge Lee also serves on the Board of Directors of Pain of the Prison System (POPS), an organization devoted to establishing high school clubs to empower teens with loved ones in prison or jail. She is an enthusiastic advocate for children in the child welfare system and children affected by the criminal justice system generally. She has a BA from California State University, Northridge in English and a JD from Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law.

Charmaine Wong, Board Secretary, is the Vice President of Technical Solutions Operations at Datadog.   She oversees the SupportOps team to expand their scope of operations to all Technical Solutions teams in addition to building a Project Management Office from the ground up with the mission of optimizing efficiencies (people, process, technology) and driving innovation.  Charmaine has 18+ years of experience working with companies to deliver world-class experiences and scaling how customer-facing teams operate at Marakon Associates, and Medallia. She has spent 15 years at Medallia in various roles focused on scaling and growing all post-sale customer functions.  Charmaine loves the mountains, she hiked the AV1 trail (75 miles) in the Italian Dolomites, and snowboard. Charmaine holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences, and Economics from Northwestern University.

Chip Conradi, Board Treasurer, served as Vice President –Treasurer and Chief Tax Officer of The Clorox Company from 2000 until his retirement in 2018.  Prior to his role as Treasurer and Chief Tax Officer, Chip served as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Tax Counsel at Bank of America.  Chip also served a three-year assignment in Tokyo, Japan, where he acted as Bank of America’s Division Tax Counsel.  Chip is an active participant in the non-profit community in the SF Bay Area.  He has chaired or is chairing the boards of the Alameda County Community Food Bank, Junior Achievement of Northern California and the Regional Parks Foundation, while serving on the board of Golden Gate University, a private not for profit 100+ year-old university in San Francisco, and a recognized leader in adult education.  Chip also chairs the Oakland Tax Board of Review, an appellate venue for taxpayer disputes, and serves on committees of several other non-profit boards. Mr. Conradi obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and his Juris Doctor (cum laude) and Master of Science (Tax) from Golden Gate University.

Samuel Carter was a part of Alameda County’s child welfare system throughout most of his childhood.  He became a client of East Bay Children’s Law Offices when it opened in 2009 until he emancipated in 2012.  Unlike most emancipating foster youth, Sam went on to graduate from college.  He earned a BA in Africana Studies from Cal State Northridge in 2018.  In 2021, Sam earned his master’s degree and teaching credential from the Alder Graduate School of Education.  Sam is now teaching math and coaching basketball at his alma mater, Lighthouse Community School. Sam looks forward to influencing EBCLO’s future by sharing his valuable lived experiences with the Board.

James Isbester retired as a Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton where he advised and represented clients in intellectual property and technology-related matters, mostly with high technology and medical device companies. Jamie has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in jury trials, bench trials, various state and federal courts of appeal, and arbitrations. As a member of the Northern District of California’s panel of court-appointed mediators, he has conducted mediations in dozens of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret disputes. Jamie actively advised clients in mergers, acquisitions, new product introductions, and initial public offerings. He has been recognized as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” in the areas of Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation each year since 2006 by Super Lawyers magazine. Jamie has also done pro bono work in the juvenile dependency court through EBCLO and in the juvenile delinquency court through Public Counsel. He has a BSE from Princeton in chemical engineering, a JD from UC Davis and an LLB from Osgoode Hall School of Law.

Reichi Lee, a founding staff attorney at EBCLO, has deep roots in supporting the well-being of young people. She is the Director of Curriculum and Programs at My Digital TAT2, a nonprofit aimed at helping youth and the supportive adults around them develop healthy relationships with technology. There, she oversees the strategic growth and curriculum development of MDT2’s three programs: school partnerships, healthcare partnerships, and teen empowerment initiatives. Prior, she was a law professor serving as the Director of Academic Achievement and Associate Dean of Online Education at Golden Gate University School of Law where she developed academic support programming for students in need and designed one of the country’s first hybrid online J.D. law programs. Reichi’s commitment to improving opportunities and access for young people stems from growing up in a working-class family as a first-generation Chinese-Taiwanese immigrant and English language learner. She co-founded a Mandarin dual immersion school in West Contra Costa County, serves on Berkeley Unified School District’s African American Success and Planning & Oversight Committees, and is a commissioner on the City of Berkeley Parks and Recreation Commission. Reichi has a BA in American Politics and Economics from UCLA and a JD from UC Hastings College of the Law.

David J. Madson currently serves as Chief Development Officer with Sequoia Living, where he builds enduring philanthropic relationships with supporters.  Most recently, he served as the Senior Associate Director of Development, Interdisciplinary Biosciences, with Stanford University.  Previously, David was Director of Leadership and Planned Giving for the Alameda Health System Foundation and held similar leadership positions with Sutter Health: CPMC Foundation; California State University, East Bay, and the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley campuses, and his alma mater, the University of Minnesota.  He has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, and as faculty at international conferences on fundraising.  David holds an Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive credential and in 2018, received the Hank Rosso Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Gate chapter.  As a teenager, David was under the guardianship of the county child protection services and continues to stay in touch with his now-retired social worker. 

Greg Roberts brings to EBCLO more than 20 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector. He currently serves as Philanthropic Advisor to Give TV, a nationally televised NBC show featuring connecting nonprofits to crowdfunding. He was previously the President/CEO of the Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF), President/CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center (MAC), President/CEO of Greater DC Cares, and Interim Executive Director of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). Since 2014, he has been a Partner with Dale Consulting, where he manages their education, nonprofit and government clients. Though he lives on the east coast, many of his clients and connections are based in the Bay Area so he finds himself here regularly. He would like to help EBCLO grow its board and diversify its funding through his connections and ideas. He has a BS as well as a Masters in Counseling in Higher Education from Central Connecticut State College, New Britain.

Katherine Steadwell is an attorney at Kaiser Permanente where she serves as a Contracts Manager for their National Facilities Services Core Team in Oakland.  She has been with Kaiser since 2011 in various capacities across the country relocating to Oakland in 2018.  Prior to joining Kaiser, practiced at several firms in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia & New York.  She is licensed in both New York and Washington, D.C.  Katherine has her BS (cum laude) in Biology from Spelman College and her JD from New York University.

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