Dr. Tyfahra “Wakanda” Singleton
Tyfahra got her first taste of outdoor adventure on her Extra-Day Trips while attending the Thacher School, in Ojai California. There she fumbled asthmatically though switchbacks, bugs and even moderate hypothermia eagerly waiting to get back to civilization. It took a lot of practice to get comfortable backpacking in the outdoors when she had grown up in South Central, Los Angeles and had never been camping before. It wasn’t until her month long trip with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) that Tyfahra found her stride in the backcountry. She attended Oberlin College and the graduate program in Comparative Literature at University of California, Berkeley. While at Cal, Tyfahra discovered her love of teaching as an award-winning instructor and lecturer in undergraduate literature and composition courses for eight years.
Jada "Moonchild" Williams
As a recent graduate from Cal State East Bay, Jada received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in human development. She has always had a passion to work with youth. But it wasn’t until she began working with Camp Phoenix that she realized her true purpose in life. Born and raised in Oakland, Jada acknowledges her personal connection with the campers served at Camp Phoenix. During the year, Jada serves as a program assistant and academic coach for another nonprofit organization where she gets to work in the classroom each day with middle school students.
Danae "Rainbow" Griffin
Bookworm and beach lover, Danae felt right at home her first year at Camp Phoenix. Though it was her first time working directly with youth, her values in equity, empathy, and education aligned well with camp values. Born and raised in Hayward, California, her mom often took her to Garin Park on the weekends to hike and fly kites. Even when she is not always active in nature, she enjoys the healing powers of the outdoors. Danae earned her Bachelor’s degree in Feminist Studies and a minor in LGBTQ Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. Her education has given her a social justice lens and toolbox that she always keeps handy.
Meet Our Board of Directors
Camp Phoenix is a nonprofit organization that relies on our Board of Directors to provide strategic guidance and support throughout the year so all our programs remain top-notch. The Board also runs our committees, which include dedicated volunteers and help us tackle challenging and exciting tasks year-round to keep us growing strong. The Board meets frequently from January to July to make sure our organization stays full of joy, love and opportunity.
Sarah "She-Ra" Schuppisser
Jacqueline "Mulan" Soohoo
Director of Programs & Partnerships, Mindful Life Project
Allison "A-Slay" Slater
Director of People Development, TripActions
Associate Director, Brown Girls Surf
Galen "Buffalo" Wilson
VP of Public and Infrastructure Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
Maria Antonia "Lucuma" Hernandez
Lead PM of Consumer IoT Strategy Group, Target
Anayvette "Sprinkles" Hernandez
Cofounder, Radical Monarchs
Judith "Wolf" Kulich
Managing Partner, ZS
Development Director, San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation
Our Advisory Board
James "Rafiki" Paek
Head of People, Next Insurance
Ellen "Roar" Bozzo
Independent Financial Consultant
Roger "Mr. Hat" Tsai
Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy, Bank of America