Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet Silicon Valley

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Tony Alexander


Tony is President & CEO of JW Consulting Group

Tony, the former & Political Director & assistant to the President for United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 5, the largest private sector UFCW union in Northern California, retired September 2015.

ALF Senior Fellow American Leadership Forum - Silicon Valley (ALF) is a network of regional leaders committed to serving the common good in Silicon Valley. Tony is the 1st Executive Vice President of the UFCW Minority Coalition. He is the past Chair of the Labor & Industry committee California State NAACP. Tony is the President Silicon Valley African American Democratic Coalition, Past President San Jose Silicon Valley NAACP, he was a former elected Trustee Alum Rock union school district from1995-98 and served as its Board President in 1998.

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Ellouise Pattern


Ellouise Patton was the Regional Political and Community Coordinator for the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Local 5). In that position, she planned and implemented public service events, established and maintained relationships with community based organizations through community convening and worked with elected officials within the nine Bay Area counties to address employment and workforce policy issues. Ellouise was a member of the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board, a policy entity that addresses service delivery within the county’s One-Stop employment delivery system. She was elected as a delegate to the National Democratic
Convention in 2012, appointed as Democratic State Delegate in 2013 is a member of the NAACP, CBTU, serves as a delegate for the San Mateo and Alameda Labor councils and remains a volunteer community advocate.

Ellouise is the former Executive Director of San Francisco’s Young Community Developers, Inc.(YCD), served as a Human Rights Commissioner in the City of San Francisco , Kamala Harris’ Task Force to End the Exploitation of Girls, Juvenile Probation Commissioner and Mayor Gavin Newsome’s Taskforce for Emancipated Youth . She has implemented and facilitated successful Homeless Programs achieved Community Benefit Agreements and developed several successful sector specific pre-employment training programs benefiting both youth and adults.

Ellouise Pattern speakingFor over 20 years Ellouise has demonstrated her commitment to social justice and a vision for future generations through continued work with disenfranchised communities towards employment and educational equity; by developing community partnerships and a city wide consortium to achieve these goals; to work towards fruition of employment training programs that are focused on creating opportunities for economically and socially disadvantaged populations; negotiating community benefits agreements impacting low and no wage earners allowing them participate fully and equitably in society; by being the vehicle of expression for those who can't speak for themselves.



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