Brian Stanley is Executive Director of Oakland Public Education Fund, where he leads the development and investment of community resources in Oakland public schools. Previously, at the San Francisco Education Fund, Brian refined and strengthened program strategy, used data to deepen impact, and led the implementation of two strategic plans. In his last role as Director of Programs he led an array of programmatic work with students (Peer Resources) and teachers (Teacher Professional Development), and rallied the community (Post-Secondary Success and San Francisco School Volunteers) to support public education in San Francisco.
Brian has also worked at California Tomorrow as Senior Associate for Public Education, Advocacy, and Alliance Building for the Community College Access and Equity Initiative. In this position, Brian oversaw policy development and legislative advocacy focused on developing and strengthening access and equity for vulnerable student populations in California Community Colleges. He also spent seven years as the Director of Black Student Programs providing academic advising, advocacy, and support for Black, Latino, Asian Pacific American, first-generation, and low-income students at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga. Brian graduated from Oakland High School, received his B.A. at Saint Mary’s College of California, and earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Mills College. He currently lives in West Oakland with his wife, two sons, and their chocolate lab named Wags.