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.
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