Sabbatical Awardees

“My commitment to self-care and taking necessary breaks came as a direct result of the sabbatical. It also gave me an opportunity to model a healthy work-life balance for the team, and this commitment continues today. Wellness and nonprofit work must go together.”

REGINA JACKSON (2015 AWARDEE)
AS PRESIDENT & CEO, EAST OAKLAND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER

AWARDEES

The O2 Sabbatical Award has been on hiatus due to COVID-19. We look forward to announcing the next round of awardees in early 2023.

PAST AWARDEES

2019

Villy Wang

Founder, President & CEO, BAYCAT

Mary Ann Jones

CEO, Westside Community Services

Lisa Steindler

as Executive Artistic Director, Z Space

Jerry Yang

Executive Director, Kai Ming Head Start

Patrick Dooley

Artistic Director, Shotgun Players

2018

Kimberly Aceves-Iñiguez

Co-Founder & Executive Director, RYSE Center

Gail Gilman

as CEO, Community Housing Partnership

Christie Keith

U.S. Executive Director, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)

Margaret Libby

Founder & CEO, MyPath

Jordan Simmons

as Executive & Artistic Director, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

Robyn Thomas

Executive Director, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Diane Wong

Executive Director, J-Sei

2017

Emily Arnold-Fernández

President & CEO, Asylum Access

Saru Jayaraman

Co-Founder & Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Cristy Johnston Limón

as Executive Director, Destiny Arts Center

Rebecca Rolfe

Executive Director, San Francisco LGBT Center

Doug Shoemaker

President, Mercy Housing California

Christine Stoner-Mertz

as President & CEO, Lincoln

2016

Sam Cobbs

as CEO, First Place for Youth

Diane Dodge

as Executive Director, East Bay College Fund

Erica Kisch

Executive Director, Compass Family Services

Jeremy Madsen

as CEO, Greenbelt Alliance

Patricia Murillo

as Executive Director, Alternatives in Action

Dorsey Nunn

Executive Director, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Lance Toma

CEO, San Francisco Community Health Center

2015

Stuart Cohen

as Executive Director, TransForm

Regina Jackson

as President & CEO, East Oakland Youth Development Center

José Quiñonez

CEO, Mission Asset Fund

Judith Smith

as Artistic Director, AXIS Dance Company

Julia R. Wilson

as CEO, OneJustice