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Oakland, California 94621
(510) 496-5200
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EAST BAY CHILDREN'S LAW OFFICES

EBLCO Team Photo 2017

Executive Team

Executive Director Kristin Mateer: Kristin Mateer is a Child Welfare Law Specialist and has practiced in Alameda County in the juvenile dependency system since 1998, first for the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office and now for EBCLO. Prior to becoming an attorney for children, Kristin began her work with the juvenile dependency system as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) through San Francisco CASA where she mentored the same child from the time he was 11 years old through his emancipation from the foster care system at age 18. Now, Kristin is the Chair of the Advisory Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Alameda County. Kristin is a graduate of UCLA and holds a law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law. She is a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children, and she is also the mother of two girls.

Managing Attorney Roxanne Romell: Roxanne brings a wealth of child welfare law experience and a great sense of humor to EBCLO as of 2015. She has previously represented both parents, as part of Juvenile Dependency Counselors, and the Alameda County Social Services Agency through the Office of the County Counsel, and she is thrilled to now be representing the children in Alameda County’s dependency system. Outside of her child welfare experience, Roxanne’s areas of expertise include tenant law, commercial real estate, and residential real estate law. Her litigation experience outside juvenile court includes representation of 39 low-income, immigrant families in a habitability case against a slumlord who owns 18 properties in Oakland, and representation of four Chinese-American families in a suit against a multi-millionaire developer. She is a member of the Women Lawyers of Alameda County, National Legal Aid & Defenders Association, East Bay Tenant's Bar Association, ACORN and local bar associations in the East Bay, and she is the past-president of the Board of Directors of the HERA (Housing & Economic Rights Advocates).

Director of Finance and Administration Ana Wong: Ana joined EBCLO in 2009.  She oversees EBCLO’s  Finance and Operations department.  She first came into the non-profit world with the Sierra Club in San Francisco as the Accounting Manager.  She valued her experience in the non-profit and desired to stay in it with focus on fostering youths in our local communities.  Ana received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Phoenix.  She has established 10 years of accounting experience.  She is proud to be associated with others who are passionate about protecting and defending the legal rights of our children. 

Board Member Shalaya Shipman: Shalaya Shipman currently serves as Senior Manager of Global Real Estate Operations for Salesforce, having served previously in several other positions with the company, managing headquarters openings and branding many new services and products. She received several company awards for excellence, and was a speaker at Dreamforce ’16. Prior to joining Salesforce in 2013, Shalaya worked for CBRE, Inc. as a Strategy Analyst for Global Corporate Services. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, as well as a Mentor and Sponsor with make a Difference Now and a Committee Member of Teach with Africa. Shalaya has travelled extensively world-wide.

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Board Member David J. Madson: David J. Madson currently serves as the Director of Leadership and Planned Giving for the Alameda Health System Foundation, where he partners with physicians, allied health professionals and medical center executives in building enduring philanthropic relationships. Previously, he held similar leadership positions with Sutter Health: CPMC Foundation, California State University, East Bay, and the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley campuses, where he raised major gifts for health policy, neurosciences, and other important health priorities. Originally from Minnesota, he has served on the Boards of several nonprofit organizations, and as faculty across the country at conferences and forums related to philanthropy. David holds an Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive credential and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota. As a teenager, David was under the guardianship of the county child protection services, and continues to stay in touch with his now retired social worker.