Ronak Davé Okoye

Ronak Davé Okoye

Ronak Davé Okoye currently works in the Community Benefits Division of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Prior to this, Ronak was the Deputy Director for HOPE SF, a multi-sector public housing transformation initiative disrupting intergenerational poverty through the development of equitable, mixed income communities and mobility pathways, without mass displacement. She has also held positions with the honorable Mayor Thomas Menino in the City of Boston, and worked in the technology sector developing market research technology. As the former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Exhale and former Pro-Voice Fellow, Ronak supported the development of Pro-Voice, a movement working to elevate personal and ethical storysharing central to culture change around highly stigmatized and politicized issues. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an M.A and M.S from Tufts University where she investigated the intersections of health outcomes with the built environment, community development, and sociopolitical inequities. Ronak lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two sons. She loves getting lost in a book, exploring the world through the eyes of her children, and experimenting with new recipes.

Ronak Davé Okoye

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Healing-Informed Collective Impact: The Reflection and Practice

Read the first blog in this series, Healing-Informed Collective Impact Applying the TIS philosophy to a traditional collective impact model required us to unravel how our processes as backbone organizations and facilitators can create respectful, healing-informed partnerships, central to the development of trust, social cohesion, innovation, and results. To do so, we asked the following questions of our organization: •What power …

Healing-Informed Collective Impact

Whether it be equitable housing in San Francisco, workforce development in New Orleans, or inclusive innovation in Albuquerque, cities engaged with The Integration Initiative (TII) are working collectively within and across their regions to solve some of our country’s most wicked problems. While each city is unique in its players, politics, and culture, the genesis of each of their challenges is predicated …

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