Staff and Board of Directors

Bob Rosenberg, DDS, DScD

Board Chair

Bob spent his professional career as an endodontist in private practice as well as on the faculty at the UCSF School of Dentistry where he served a Chair of Endodontics as well as the founder and leader of the UCSF Advanced Endodontic Study Club. He was active in the American Association of Endodontists, serving on the Board of Directors and as President of the Research and Education Foundation. He is a fellow of the International and American Colleges of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International.

Bob has been active in his community as a co-founder of the Ross Valley Girls Softball League. Since retiring, he co-authored Giving from Your Heart, A Guide to Volunteering, published 2005. On the organizational front, Bob was Board Chair of the Henry’s Fork Foundation, a watershed conservation organization in Eastern Idaho. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of California Trout. Bob is a volunteer tutor at a local middle school and served as Board Chair of the Marin County School Volunteers for six years until its merger with 10000Degrees, a college success organization on whose board he now serves. He was the recipient of the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership award for Excellence in Board Leadership in 2015.

Bob’s life is inspired by his passions for family, fly fishing and working to ensure educational and life success for all children. He has been married forever, has two daughters and three grandchildren and lives in Northern California.

Alvin Gilmore

Board Member

Alvin Gilmore was one of the founding board members of OnePercent for Education before being hired as its first Executive Director in 2020.

With over thirty years of experience in education where he worked as a counselor, coach, classroom teacher, and an administrator in private and public school settings, he is passionate about social justice and educational equity. He fervently believes that it “takes a village” to address the educational disparities we find in low income populations and that the work of nonprofit organizations who perform direct services with disadvantaged and low income youth is essential to “leveling the playing field” for those students.

Although Alvin has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA and master’s degree in Education from USC, he’s most assuredly a life long Bruin after running track for UCLA. He lives in San Rafael, California and enjoys connecting with nature, photography, keeping up on current events, reading, and staying fit.

Clint Wilkins

Board Member

Clint Wilkins has a long and distinguished career in education—in both independent and charter schools and as a social entrepreneur.

Early in his career he was as a teacher, coach, college counselor, dean of students, principal and assistant headmaster at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. After serving as chief executive officer of two outstanding independent schools on both coasts, in 1998 he was able to realize his lifelong dream of founding a school: Sage Hill School, the first nondenominational, independent high school in Orange County, California—which now enjoys a national reputation and educates 450 students.

Over his career Clint has also served as the principal of a charter school in Oakland, as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University School of Education, and as an Associate with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford.

Clint received his BA from Williams College in history, a masters degree from Harvard University in religion, and his secondary school teaching credentials at Princeton University. He is married to Carla Woscoboinik Wilkins, a Chilean, and has three grown children.

Ruby De Tie

Board Member

Ruby Lee De Tie, a first generation college graduate, started her teaching career in Las Vegas, NV.

She graduated with a dual degree in English and Education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education from Mills College. Although her first love was teaching, she realized the limitations of her impact and pursued becoming a principal. Ruby joined New Leaders in 2013 and became an assistant principal, one year later she moved into the principalship where she has resided for the last 5 years.

Ruby dreams of a world where ALL children are educated and challenged to become the best version of themselves. She hopes that through her leadership more students will be able to THRIVE!

Bill Epstein

Board Member

Bill Epstein was born in Rochester, NY and came to Northern California with his parents when he was 6 months old. He attended The University of Pennsylvania where he studied photography and English. Bill also studied photography at the SF Art Institute and later attended City College of SF in Ornamental Horticulture and Botany.

Bill managed sales and marketing for Nurserymen’s Exchange Inc.-(Bloom-Rite Products) for nearly 30 years. The company was a large international grower and distributor of horticultural and Garden products to the mass markets.
He currently owns and manages Eco Marketing Inc., and works as a manufacturers’ representative, broker, and consultant to horticultural and garden décor shippers, growers, and manufacturers, marketing products to supermarkets and other retailers.
Bill was on the board of Camp Tawonga for 6 years where he was Vice President and a member of the Executive committee for 3 years. He has been a board governor of Cal Trout, based in San Francisco for 9 years.
Bill has been involved with The American Jewish Committee (AJC, human rights organization) for 25 years and was the Northern California Regional President from 2009-2012. He has been a member of the National Board of Governors.

Bill has volunteered for 5 years tutoring reading and math and mentoring 3rd and 4th graders in an Oakland public school. He is very committed to helping students move ahead.
He has been married for 41 years to Susan Osher Epstein and has three grown sons and 4 grandchildren. Bill enjoys music (playing piano, harmonica, and guitar), travel, hiking, tennis, fly fishing, photography, and gardening.

Jessica Carstens

Board Member

Jessica Carstens has built her career successfully growing small businesses through targeted marketing and using technology to improve operational efficiencies.

Jessica is currently the Director of Marketing and Operations for Cartelligent – a new car buying service that helps clients buy or lease any make or model new car. At Cartelligent, she works to grow leads and brand awareness, manage the company’s technology stack. She leverages her expertise in marketing and technology to improve the client experience, and streamline internal processes.

Before joining Cartelligent, Jessica worked as Director of Sales and Marketing at where she spearheaded the creation and execution of the nationwide social media search for the first Gay Travel Guru which resulted in 300% growth in website traffic and 500% growth in social media.

Jessica received her MBA from the Rady School at UC San Diego and her BA from Williams College. She is married to Scott Wolfman; together they are raising two large, semi-behaved rescue dogs.

Craig Slayen

Board Member

Craig has worked in the financial planning business helping families make smart decisions about their money since 1995. In 2003, he started his own firm, Winship Wealth Partners, based in Marin County.

Craig’s involvement in education is based around his desire to bring equity and opportunity into the classroom for disadvantaged learners. He has sat on multiple Independent School boards, including The Branson School and Brandeis Marin. He also sat on the Ross School Foundation for 6 years, acting as it’s Treasurer and then as President.

Craig graduated from UC Berkeley. He is married to Melissa Slayen and they have three children in 9th, 8th and 5th grade.

Molly Tracy

Board Member

Molly grew up in Marin County where she always had a passion for working with students.

. She co-founded a summer camp for girls in the Ross Valley District and helped coach sports teams throughout the county. In college, Molly was a Moneythink mentor, traveling around the Los Angeles area to tutor high school students on financial literacy.

Molly attended University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated with a degree in Economics. She is currently a Manager in the Assurance Department at BPM, LLP, an accounting and consulting firm located in the Bay Area.

Cristine Albert

Development Director

As a passionate lifelong educator, I’ve had the opportunity to work with kids 3-20 years of age, as a teacher, art specialist, high school tutor, college mentor and an advocate for each and every child.

Helping children develop growing self-confidence, resilience and hope has been a daily challenge, seeing the progress kids make, so gratifying. I graduated from UCSC, majoring in Communications and Education, which launched the beginning of my teaching career.  During the past 25 years, I’ve also enjoyed working  as a sales and business development director,  successfully creating greater brand awareness, client loyalty and more robust revenues. Whether profit or nonprofit, it’s the connections we make that move the world.

I’m passionate about family, love traveling the world with my awesome husband of 35 years, spend time hiking with our daughter, now 31, am an avid swimmer, nature lover and reader. Lately, reading biographies is what’s got my attention.