Board of Directors

Angela Jones, President

Angela Jones is currently the Manager for Charles Schwab Foundation and a Manager of Community Services for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Formerly Angela held the position of Program Specialist with Northern California Grantmakers, responsible for developing skill-building workshops to enhance the effectiveness of grantmaking professionals, and additionally with The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Conflict Resolution Program. She holds a BA from the University of California-Berkeley and an MBA with emphasis on Finance and Marketing from Mills College in Oakland. Angela also serves as a member of the advisory board member of Chicken & Egg Pictures, a hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers who are as passionate about the craft of storytelling as they are about the social justice, environmental and human rights issues they are exploring on film.

Dawn Valadez, Vice President

Dawn Valadez has worked in the non-profit sector for over 20 years as a social worker, media maker, trainer, public art creator, consultant and fundraiser. Dawn produced and co-directed the award-winning documentary GOING ON 13 with Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. Dawn also co-authored the 38-page study guide that accompanies the film and has led youth and adult dialogues on the issues the film raises. Dawn was a 2012 MediaMaker Fellow at BAVC, during which time she workshopped her new work-in-progress, TURN IT AROUND, and related cross-platform project. Dawn, who has a master’s degree in social welfare, is also the co-founder of the Bay Area AmeriCorps program BAYAC, has developed curriculum to honor Cesar Chavez and created public art with youth from across Alameda County.

Andy Wasklewicz, Treasurer

Andy Wasklewicz is the co-founder and CEO of Entwine, which develops products and services to advance the use of open source tools and video as a teaching and learning tool in academic, nonprofit and for-profit institutions. Prior to Entwine, Wasklewicz was Technology Architect at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, where he was responsible for providing strategic technology vision for the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. Previously, Wasklewicz served as BAVC’s Director of Technology and Innovation, the Founder and Principal of DigEd and the Director of the Conexiones Project. Andy also serves on the boards of Opencast and the Apereo Foundation. He holds a Masters of Education, in Education Media and Technology, from Arizona State University.

Edgardo Cervano-Soto

Edgardo Cervano-Soto is a photographer and filmmaker from the Bay Area. He is currently the Operations and Production Manager at Loteria Films, an award-winning multimedia production company producing work and bringing attention to pressing political and social issues. As an independent filmmaker Cervano-Soto has developed stories on first generation families, the school-to-prison pipeline, education and immigration reform and queer Latino farmworkers in the Central Valley. His film work includes Dignidad En Accion, a short documentary on domestic worker rights in the Bay Area, DACA: 2 Years After, a  video series depicting the aftermath of DACA for two youth in Richmond, and Cristian, 19, a profile piece of a young man’s experience with juvenile detention, court school and reentry. His photography has appeared on Richmond Pulse, New America Media, and Diaspora Drama Zine, as well on his self-published site. In addition, Edgardo Antonio Jr. worked for Anna Deavere Smith on The Pipeline Project, a long term investigation into America’s education and youth criminal justice system and how youth are caught in its throes.  He is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Urban Planning and a minor in Film and Media Studies, class of 2011. Cervano-Soto is also a 2007 graduate of BAVC’S NexGen youth programing. 


Katy Johnson

Katy Johnson, a 17-year financial services industry veteran, is Wells Fargo’s Community Development Officer serving the City and County of San Francisco. She is responsible for building and strengthening Wells Fargo’s relationship with low-to-moderate income communities by collaborating with San Francisco nonprofits, community leaders and government officials. Katy’s primary focus areas are small businesses, workforce development, affordable housing and financial literacy. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Katy’s focus was human resources and organizational development including recruiting for banking and financial institutions such as Charles Schwab, Mellon Capital Management and Deloitte. Katy is actively involved in the community as she serves on the Board of Directors of Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), the San Francisco Small Business Week Executive Committee and on Working Solutions’ Microloan Committee. Katy graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior.

Jason Kipnis

Jason Kipnis is a partner at Palo Alto law firm WilmerHale, who focuses his practice on complex intellectual property matters. Previously, he managed the Intellectual Property (IP) Counseling practice in the Silicon Valley Office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and has extensive experience in patent portfolio management, IP litigation and pre-litigation counseling, IP due diligence, and IP transactions. Jason is also a frequent speaker on intellectual property matters at professional and academic conferences. In addition, he has been selected by the IAM250 as one of the world’s leading IP strategists. Jason holds a JD from Stanford Law School, and an SB and SM from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Bathsheba Malsheen

Dr. Bathsheba Malsheen is Chief Operating Officer of Revolution eLearning. Previously, she was president and CEO of MINO Wireless, which provided managed global roaming services for mobile operators. Dr. Malsheen was previously CEO at Groove Mobile, the world's leading mobile music service provider and CEO of Voxware, a global provider of mobile voice-based enterprise solutions for distribution and warehouse operations. She currently serves as a Board Member of Independent Television Service (ITVS) and Board Advisor to SoundHound, producing applications in audio and music identification, voice recognition and search technologies. Dr. Malsheen holds a BA from Hofstra University, and an MA and PhD from Brown University in Linguistics.

Neil O’Donnell

Neil O’Donnell is a founding partner of the San Francisco and Washington, D.C. law firm Rogers Joseph O'Donnell where he is co-chair of the government contracts and construction practice groups. He has been consistently named one of the leading government contract lawyers in the country by Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Neil serves on the Advisory Committee for The Government Contractor and on the Associated General Contractors of California Legal Advisory Committee, and is a member of the ABA’s Section of Public Contract Law and Forum Committee on the Construction Industry. He holds a JD from Yale Law School, and a BA from Williams College.

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