Board Member: Robin Mencher

Robin Mencher serves as CEO of Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay, a community-based nonprofit that builds capacity for individuals, families, and communities to flourish. 

Prior to JFCS East Bay, Robin served as executive director of KQED Education where she led the public media organization’s service to the education community in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond through providing free, high-quality open educational resources that deepen youth civic engagement, media literacy development and relevant, engaging real-world connections supporting college, career and community readiness. 

A former classroom teacher and teacher leader in the East Bay and designer of leadership professional learning experiences for educators as program director at the San Francisco Education Fund, her work in education focused on media and digital literacies, youth voice, technology integration, teaching English learners, and educational equity. She served on several state-wide and regional education policy and implementation task forces, advisory councils to advance arts, STEM, and literacy education throughout California.

Mencher earned her M.A. in Education at Mills College and her B.A. in American Studies at U.C. Santa Cruz.