Trustee, Area 3 — Piedmont and portions of Oakland, including the Oakland hills (from north of Claremont Avenue south to Redwood Road), East Lake, San Antonio, Fruitvale and part of East Oakland (north of Seminary Avenue)
Elected 2008. Term expires June 2020.
Vice Chair, Program and Agency Budget Committee
KEN BERRICK is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seneca Family of Agencies, a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing Unconditional Care to children and families through comprehensive education, mental health, juvenile justice, placement and permanency services. Mr. Berrick champions a concept called Unconditional Education, which supports vulnerable students, including those with trauma and learning disabilities. Seneca Family of Agencies helps schools and school districts coordinate resources and interventions that help struggling students stay on track, instead of isolating — or expelling — them.
Mr. Berrick is a Governor’s Appointee on the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission as well as the California Child Welfare Council. He is a two-time former President of the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, member of the CEO Council for the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and serves on numerous policy planning groups in California at both the county and state-level. He is an elected member and Past-President of the Alameda County Board of Education, and Past-President of the California County Boards of Education.
In 2017, he was a recipient of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. He is co-author of the books, Unconditional Care: Relationship-Based, Behavioral Intervention with Vulnerable Children and Families (Oxford University Press, 2010), and Unconditional Education: Supporting Schools to Serve All Students (Oxford University Press, 2019).