People Behind Us

Board of Directors

Executive Committee
President: Michael Thorman, Esq. , Bonjour & Thorman
Vice President: Jon Thurston, Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County
Secretary: Sue Hone, California Probate Referee
Chief Financial Officer: Ralph Grant, Esq. CPA, Partner, Grant and Smith LLP


David Boersma, Lt., Alameda Police Department
Jacqueline Bronson, Esq., Bingham McCutcheon LLP
Diana Kohanski,
Honorable Barbara Miller, Superior Court of California
John Murphy, Esq., California Supreme Court
John Orta, Esq., Wells Fargo
Ismail Ramsey, Ramsey & Ehrlich LLP
Joy Ricardo, Esq., Alameda County Public Defenders Office
Paul Seeman, Commissioner
Honorable Judge Winfred Smith, Superior Court of California
Jeff Van Sloten, Sgt., Oakland Police Department
David White, Sgt., Berkeley Police Department

Honorary Board

Chair: Honorable Brenda Harbin-Forte, Presiding Judge of the Alameda County Juvenile Court

Advisory Board
Tony Crear, Community Network Coordinator, Alameda County Probation Department
Burnham Matthews, Former Chief, Alameda Police Department

Friends of the Court

McCullum Youth Court would like to express appreciation to the following supporters:

The California Wellness Foundation
Clorox Company Foundation
East Bay Community Foundation
The Links
San Francisco Foundation
Van Loben Sels/Rembe Rock Foundation
Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation
Y & H Soda Foundation

Alameda County Probation Department
Department of Justice through the California Corrections Standards Authority
City of Alameda Police Department
City of Berkeley Police Department
City of Oakland Police Department
City of Piedmont Police Department

Corporations & Businesses
Bingham & McCutcheon
Conscious Change
Crosby, Heafey, Roach and May Foundation
Farella, Braun & Martel
Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley
Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin
Keker & Van Nest
Latham & Watkins
McDonough Holland & Allen
Quinn Emmanuel Foundation
Wendel Rosen Black & Dean
Reed Smith

Thank You to All Our Supporters!

McCullum Youth Court’s important work has been made possible over the years due to the generous support of other corporate, federal, state, county, municipal, and foundation grants, along with individual donations. In addition, in kind support in the form of volunteers, donated office equipment and furniture, donated refreshments, and donated professional services, among other in kind support, has played in invaluable role in the success of MYC.

If you would like to make a donation or volunteer your time, please contact Rachel Sing, Executive Director, at or call (510) 832-5858, Extension 302.

Staff & Youth in Leadership

Executive Director
Rachel Sing, Ed.D., Extension 30;

Youth Offender Program Manager
David Seidner, MFT, Extension 303;

Youth Offender Program Coordinator
Rudolph Herrera, Extension 304;

Youth Law Program Manager
Ja Nai Humphrey, Extension 315;

Law & Justice Program Coordinator
MeChelle Gilford, Extension 316;

Case Manager
Kayode Powell, Extension 307;

Case Manager
Darren White, Extension 306;

McCullum Scholars
Kevin Brown
Sharnay Lucas
Steven Reece
Destiny Webster

Lead Attorneys
Roya Axtle
Noah Belkin
Susan Deng
Stephanie Duncan
Freshta Esmat
Omar Goche
Darius Johnson
Cecilia Martinez
Fred Ousley
Alex White

Lead Bailiffs
Sydnee Byrd
Starr Campbell
Jasmine Cato
Natasha Flores
Christina Gray
Peter Lancaster
Pairoj Sansir
Hasan Zahid

Lead Clerks
Josh Besiegel
Shelia Beasley
Tiffany Camero
Maribeth Chao
Corey Drew
Karen Gorrostieta
Trisheam McDaniels
Betty Situ