Board of Directors

Michele McGarraugh, Chair

Michele is an Alameda native who has served on APC’s board for the past eight years. Her experience as the owner of an investigation firm for the past 37 years has enabled her to contribute a multitude of skills to the APC mission. Chief among them are coordination, planning, and inclusiveness.

Keith McCoy, Vice Chair

Keith is President and a Founding Partner of UrbanMix Development, LLC. With more than 30 years in the real estate development industry, he has a broad range of experience and expertise in developing mixed income/mixed use neighborhoods. Keith has held senior management positions with international development companies and has established new development operations in Northern California. He is passionate about creating enduring communities and providing housing opportunities for people at all economic levels.

James Edison, Board Member

James is the Managing Principal for Willdan Financial Services. He specializes in public/private partnerships and the benefits of economic development to municipalities, and state, regional and national governments. His experience includes local and regional economic impact studies, fiscal impact evaluations, new government formation strategies, and the creation of impact fees, assessments and special taxes to fund infrastructure and public facilities.

Tami Flores, Secretary

Tami Flores has spent over ten years in the alternative assets industry in operational roles and many years building community through volunteer work in the Bay Area. She is passionate about addressing the housing crisis and creating paths for everyone to obtain a better quality of life. Currently a resident of Oakland, she fell in love with Alameda fifteen years ago and hopes to retire on the island.

Pamela Jordon-Woodard, Board Member

Pamela has many years experience working with non-profit organizations, serving on the Board of Directors of the Arizona State Board of Regents Commission, The California Youth Services Coalition, It’s My Miracle, and Embracing the Dream. She has also served as an Advisor to the Board of Directors for Girls Inc., American Heart Association, and Bay Area Community Connection. Pamela has initiated fundraising strategies, capital campaigns, and secured grants resulting in a supplement of over 8.7 million to fund several programs. Pamela is an ordained minister, a former Dean of Students at the School of Urban Mission, and co-founder of the Kobe Project, a non-profit that educates communities and improves the lives of those affected by mental health conditions.

Jennifer M. Pigza, Board Member

Jennifer directs the center for community engagement and social justice education at Saint Mary’s College of California, a long-time partner with APC. With over 25 years of experience in higher education and non-profit partnerships, Jennifer if dedicated to building organizations that advance justice, equity, and sustainability. She writes and presents about community engagement, leadership development, and teaching and learning for social justice. A native of the east coast, Jennifer has lived in Oakland for 15 years. Her early career was invested in anti-poverty programs, family support services, and domestic violence advocacy and support.

Randy Rentschler, Board Member

Randy is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics. He has been the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Director of Legislation and Public Affairs since 2000.

Betty Stouffer, Board Member

Betty Stouffer

“Helping others is what I enjoy doing.”