Staff

  • Duane Poe

    President, Chief Executive Officer Duane has almost thirty years of providing services to communities of color. Prior to arriving at BABUF in 2013, Duane was a successful social equity consultant for ten years. As a social equity consultant, Duane amassed a diverse portfolio of clients working on social issues such as violence prevention, workforce development, […]

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    Email: dpoe@babuf.org

  • Linda Dails

    Ms. Dails joined the Bay Area Black United Fund, Inc. in April 1991. She has over 20 years of experience managing full scale workplace campaigns. She currently manages all in-house accounting, payroll, office administration and staff supervision. Ms. Dails helped plan and provided critical support that led to the success of the Bay Area African American […]

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    Email: ldails@babuf.org

  • Tami Taylor

    Accounting/Human Resources Manager, Tami has over sixteen years of experience in the Accounting and Human Resources field.  One of the newest member of BABUF, Tami joined the team as a consultant in August 2015 and transition to permanent staff in March 2016.  She will lend her accounting and human resources expertise to support the team […]

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    Email: ttaylor@babuf.org

  • Summer N Jackson, MA

    Summer serves as the Special Assistant and Board Liaison for Bay Area Black United Fund. She has unique mix of practical and theoretical training as a social scientist. She has worked with various public and private institutions in the areas of education, youth development, access to health services, evidenced-based therapeutic practices, and nonprofit capacity building.   […]

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    Email: summer@babuf.org

  • Melody Powers

    For the past eighteen years, Melody Powers has worked or consulted with non-profit agencies in the areas of marketing, fundraising and strategic planning.  At the Bay Area Black United Fund (BABUF), she is the Director of Marketing and Workplace Campaigns.  Melody has been instrumental in positioning BABUF as the meeting place of the local federations […]

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    Email: powersmelodyf56@gmail.com

  • Alai Kahsu

    Alai has been living in Oakland since he moved from Eritrea to the United States in 2011. He recognizes the significance of the civil rights movement in terms of enabling Africans (such as himself) and others from around the world to find a home away from home, and seek opportunities to enjoy life, liberty and […]

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    Email: akahsu@babuf.org

  • Kirk Hogan

    Kirk Hogan, CPA has over thirty years of experience in providing accounting and auditing services to Federal, state, local government and nonprofit agencies in California, Ohio, and Kentucky.  He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in California. He has worked with BABUF since 2009 as a […]

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    Email: khogan@babuf.org