Board of Directors

Josefina Alvarado Mena, Chair

Josefina Alvarado Mena received her B.A. in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley in 1993, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in May 1996. She is also a recipient of the following honors and awards: Echoing Green Global Fellowship 1996-1998, Education Advocacy Award 2003, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Alameda County; Outstanding Education Advocate 1999, People United for a Better Oakland (PUEBLO); Advocacy Award, California Latino Civil Rights Network 1998, and James Irvine Foundation California Leadership Award 2009. Ms. Mena is the CEO of Safe Passages. She joined the OSA Board in March of 2020 and is the parent of two current OSA students and one OSA alumni.

Safia Fasah is a proud Oakland native and is honored to be the inaugural alumni board member on OSA's board.   She currently sits on the Board of Directors at College Track and is a graduate of Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.  Prior to law school, she received a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York.  Safia thanks New York City for her keen ability to walk into and through any space with direct purpose and she credits Oakland for instilling in her the true power of diversity and stoking her revolutionary spirit.
Ms. Huber is the Assistant Executive Director of The Engineers and Scientists of California, IFPTE Local 20, and is also the parent of two current OSA students.
Amy Omand has over 20 years of experience in financial management and is passionate about using her expertise to help nonprofit organizations thrive. She is an active Certified Public Accountant and obtained an undergraduate degree in accounting from Georgetown, and an MBA degree at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. She has held several roles in her career to assist organizations that were addressing a social need - she was Controller at Revolution Foods that bring healthy lunches to schools; she was Director of Finance at Tipping Point Community working to fight poverty in the Bay Area; and CFO of NewSchools Venture Fund who invests in reimagining education across the country. She joined the OSA board in Summer of 2022 and has one current OSA student. 
Jason Reimann is the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the Castro Valley Unified School District (CVUSD). He has been an educator for over 20 years and has served as an educator and educational leader throughout the Bay Area and Los Angeles. He received his B.A in Literature from UC Santa Cruz and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UC Berkeley. He is also a recipient of the 2022 Marcus Foster Educator of the Year Award from the California Association of African American School Administrators (CAAASA), as well as the 2022 Valuing Diversity Award from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA Region 6). He joined OSA's Board in April 2020 and is the father of two current OSA students.
Mr. Walton is a Vice President, Product Governance for Wells Fargo’s Strategy Digital and Innovation division. He joined the OSA Board in March of 2020. He is the father of a former OSA Literary Arts student and one OSA Alumni. Walton is a champion for diversity and inclusion and has been recognized by the National Diversity Council, Wells Fargo, and Blue Shield of California as a Corporate Diversity Leader. Walton also sits on the Northern CA Board of YMCA as chair of Diversity Equity and Inclusion.