About Us


Mariana Moore, Director


Mariana Moore serves as Director of the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa, a cross-sector initiative that engages local elected officials, social sector organizations, businesses, labor, local government, faith-based, academia and the philanthropic sector in a collective effort to eliminate poverty in our community.

Before joining Ensuring Opportunity, Mariana served as director of the Human Services Alliance of Contra Costa, a coalition of community-based organizations that work in partnership with local government to meet the needs of low-income residents.

She also served as a consultant for many years, providing strategic counsel, facilitation, organizational development, executive coaching and capacity-building services to social sector organizations and coalitions throughout the Bay Area. Her experience includes serving as an executive director, development director and board member for numerous organizations in the social sector and higher education. She is past chair of the Diablo Valley College Foundation board and currently serves as board chair for LeaderSpring, a leadership training institute for social sector changemakers.

Contact Mariana at mmoore@richmondcf.org

Zuleika Godinez, Policy Manager

Godinez_picture-croppedZuleika Godinez is the Policy Manager for the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign. Most recently, as a graduate student, she served as a Policy Fellow for the Center for Community Change in Washington, DC, where she worked with advocacy, labor and research organizations to improve economic outcomes for low-income families and communities of color.

Prior to attending graduate school, Zuleika was the Youth Program Associate at the James Irvine Foundation where she engaged in strategic grant making to increase the number of low-income youth in California who earn a postsecondary credential. She has also served as a Program Coordinator at Next Generation Scholars, a comprehensive academics and wrap-around social service program in Marin County, where she created and taught culturally competent curricula to middle school students and facilitated parent workshops on college access. She has also worked with day labor organizations and educational equity for immigrant families in Southern California.

Zuleika holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a B.A in Public Policy Analysis and Sociology from Pomona College. She was also a fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management through the Public Policy and International Affairs program.

Contact Zuleika at zgodinez@richmondcf.org


Campaign Leadership Team

Jim Becker, Richmond Community Foundation*

Fran Biderman, First 5 Contra Costa, FESP*

Sean Casey, First 5 Contra Costa

Kristin Connelly, East Bay Leadership Council

Kathy Gallagher, Contra Costa Employment & Human Services Dept.

Melody Howe-Weintraub, Multi-Faith A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition

Lindy Lavender, East Bay Leadership Council**

Lauren Leimbach, Community Financial Resources*

Devorah Levine, Contra Costa Employment & Human Services Dept.**

Lavonna Martin, Contra Costa County Homeless Services

Christina Reich, County Community Services Bureau & Economic Opportunity Council*

Jasmine Tarkoff, Multi-Faith A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition

     * Executive Committee member              ** Serve as alternates

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