Mentor

Mentors: Eric Haesloop, Diana Meckfessel, Amrita Singhal, Belle Huang, MD, Stacia Cronin, MD, Lauren Slykhous, Gary Hoachlander, Tracy Hanna and Diane Allen.

Our mentoring program provides a sustained, community-based network of personal support, information and resources to Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholars and their families, to help each student complete college successfully and increase their future opportunities.

To help each student succeed in college, Mentors stay in phone and email contact with their Scholar and provide moral support and understanding about the challenges of the student’s college experience; locate resources to assist with student’s personal and professional development; explore and share Mentor’s and student’s academic, career, family, and other experiences relevant to the student. Mentors meet personally with their Scholar at least twice a year, in addition to seeing them at Berkeley Community Fund events. Mentors may also help their students develop a vision and goals for each student’s academic and professional future. The Berkeley Community Fund provides resources for both Mentors and students, helping create a network of support and information.

To find out more, please contact us at:

Email: info@berkfund.org
Address: 2111 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-542-2126

2013 Mentors

  • Marcia Argyris
  • Daniel Bissonnette
  • Mariana Bissonnette
  • Peter Brock
  • Kathy Doyle
  • Sharon Eisenhauser
  • Rob Goodin
  • Donna Graves
  • Ellen Keeshan
  • Hillary Lopez
  • Emily Marthinsen
  • Ivan Meyerson
  • Julie Saltzman
  • Holly Scheider
  • Jen Siecienski
  • Karen Smith
  • K.C. Meckfessel Taylor
  • Donald Van de Mark
  • Roxanne Villaluz
  • Julie Wakelee

2012 Mentors

  • Cristina Arguedas
  • Carole Migden
  • Jon Bendich
  • Peter Brock
  • Sanjay Das
  • Karen Dempsey
  • Chuck Fanning
  • Tom Gibbons
  • Tracy Hanna
  • Nadine Joseph
  • Carol Lashof
  • Jenny Li
  • Laura Olivas
  • Kit Ratcliff
  • Pat Russell
  • David Shiver
  • Judith Stone
  • Mick Sullivan

2011 Mentors

  • Belle Huang
  • Jessica Pers
  • Jennifer Li
  • Susie Goodin
  • John Stanley
  • Jennifer Tetler
  • John Palmer
  • Therese O’Neil
  • Joe Gross
  • Beth Stevens
  • Ken Kokka
  • Amrita Singhal
  • Carol Lashof
  • Laura Olivas
  • Jules Tippett
  • Richard Heins

2010 Mentors

  • Marcia Argyris
  • Jennifer Burroughs
  • Ralph Clark
  • Louise Francis
  • Susie Goodin
  • Joe Gross
  • Aubry Holland
  • Kevin Kosik
  • Michael LeBlanc
  • Diana Meckfessel
  • Karen Meryash
  • Maureen Nandini Mitra
  • VyLinh Nguyen
  • Adriana Solis Lopez
  • Mark Zuercher

2009 Mentors

  • Diane Allen
  • Skip Battle
  • Carolyn Doelling
  • Penelope Graboys Blair
  • Eric Haesloop
  • Tracy Hanna
  • Jennifer Ma
  • Kristen Maloney
  • Diana Meckfessel
  • Daniel Paley
  • Virginia Pearcy
  • Amrita Singhal
  • Lauren Slykhous

2008 Mentors

  • Abby Ginzberg
  • Belle Huang, MD
  • Brian Hernandez
  • Gary Hoachlander
  • Karen Meryash
  • Kevin Kosik
  • Stacia Cronin,MD
  • Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers