Manisha Patel

Chief of Staff

Manisha Patel joins The Oakland REACH as Chief of Staff. She previously served as a project manager of large district-wide change initiatives for over fourteen years in the Oakland Unified School District, where she grew as a coach, collaborator, and an advocate of people who still suffer from systemic oppression.

“My parents immigrated to the United States when I was four years old for access to improved opportunities,” said Patel. “As a mother, I continue to push for improving educational outcomes for my children and for all children in Oakland – and I’m so excited to take that work to the next level as part of The Oakland REACH team.”