You are joining a Community of Values
We invite the whole person into the space
and create a container for authenticity to emerge.
We believe in order to create a thriving and resilient community,
all voices and perspectives must be invited to join the conversation.
We thrive because we are diverse and multicultural.
Our meme is innovation through collaboration.
We embody the African proverb:
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
We believe a spark of inspiration has the ability to change the world.
We consciously create an atmosphere of inspiration.
We honor each other’s special gifts and differences
and keep sacred our physical environment.
We value the opportunity to give to our
community and receive from it.
We leverage each other’s strengths and resources
and gain the knowledge we need to effectively
contribute to making a better world.
Meet our Founders
Konda Mason is the Co-Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, a beautiful inspiring co-working space that supports and connect…
Lisa Chacón, PhD, MS
Lisa is the co-founder, co-director and COO of Impact Hub Oakland. She brings a wealth of experience to her role gained from …
Chief Creative Officer & Omi Gallery Director
Ashara is a cultural worker of the urban landscape and brings her whole self and more than 20 years of professional experienc…
Business & Finance Team
Edward is an entrepreneur and educator. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University, and an MBA from Presidi…
Business Development & Strategic Curator
Kristin is an educator, activist, entrepreneur and conscious investor. She began her career as a bilingual elementary school…
Zakiya is is a California native, who has been working as an artist, educator and activist for the past 10 years. She receive…
Meet our Team
David Jackson is an Oakland native with a passion for social entrepreneurship and social justice. David has been a lifelong e…
Director of Marketing
Sameer is a marketing and branding strategist with focus on social impact since he moved to the Bay Area in 2013. The one thi…
Adam is the Hub’s Operations Manager, aka building whisperer. He oversees the space and its various systems that allow our …
Events Production Coordinator
Zochi is our master of time and space. As the Impact Hub Oakland’s Event Production Manager, he is responsible for supporti…