Our Team

Joe Sanberg

Joe Sanberg believes that everyone who works – and everyone who wants to but can’t – should be able to afford life’s basic needs and live with financial security. He founded the Golden State Opportunity Foundation to expand financial security to the millions of Californians who work hard yet experience constant financial stress.

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Amy Everitt

Amy Everitt is the President of Golden State Opportunity, a leading force for creating financial security for California's working families. She has spent most of her career working in politics and policy running electoral, legislative, and advocacy campaigns at the state and federal levels.

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Wally Adeyemo
Board Member

Wally Adeyemo served as deputy national security adviser for international economics and deputy director of the National Economic Council, serving as President Barack Obama’s senior international economic adviser.

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Laura Capps
Board Member

Laura Capps has spent 20 years developing strategic communications and issue advocacy campaigns for the nation’s highest profile public officials, including President Bill Clinton, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Secretary John Kerry’s presidential campaign, as well as leading non-profit organizations.

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Sandra Lyon
Vice President

Sandra Lyon has experience working with and providing strategic counsel to principals, elected officials, political candidates, and organizations at the federal, state and local level.

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Sandra Pérez González
Campaigns Director

Sandra Pérez González has devoted nearly two decades to civil and human rights as an activist in community and advocacy based organizing while serving organizations that include Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), Parent Revolution, PowerPAC.org, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP), National Association of Latino Elected/Appointed Officials Educational Fund (NALEO) and Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE).

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Ari Breakstone
Grants Officer

Ari Breakstone has helped dozens of nonprofits in diverse fields obtain the resources they need to advance their mission and serve their constituents. He has experience in nearly every aspect of fundraising, including grant writing, major gifts, capital campaigns, database management, research, and events.

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Sebastien Chaubard
Outreach Manager

Sebastien Chaubard has been working with GSO since 2017, starting out as a program associate before earning his position as Outreach Manager.

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Bianca Delgado
Los Angeles County Field Organizer

Bianca Delgado has worked extensively on social justice issues within the Pomona area and continues to dedicate herself to initiatives to better serve the community.

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Allison Hayes
Graphic Designer

Allison Hayes is a graphic designer based in Los Angeles and holds degrees in both graphic design and photography. She has spent much of her career at a full service design firm and in media publishing working with a multitude of companies ranging from sports and fitness to tech and finance.

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Aonya McCruiston
Press Secretary

Aonya uses her experience in media outreach, strategic messaging, and digital strategy to reach diverse audiences and drive social change. Aonya has worked in California politics for elected leaders at the federal and city levels, leading communications and community engagement strategies around a diverse set of public policy issues including criminal justice, environment, and social welfare.

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Ryan Scholl
Digital Campaigner

Ryan Scholl has been running digital advocacy, fundraising and organizing campaigns for progressive, non-profit organizations for more than 10 years and is excited to bring this experience to bear in furthering Golden State Opportunity's important work.

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Juan Villa
Inland Region Coordinator

Juan Villa brings a wealth of community organizing tactics from the political campaign sector. His interest in community-based work stems from the need he saw in his home city of San Bernardino.

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"The promise of America is that hard work should be honored with financial security. We founded Golden State Opportunity to ensure that promise holds true for everyone. We won’t be satisfied by anything less than a future where everyone lives with financial security."