The Insight Center’s board members have devoted their professional and personal lives to improving the lives of people in low-income communities. They are leaders in business, government, and education, as well as in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
Our organization benefits immeasurably from their broad expertise, active engagement, and ongoing commitment to our work.

Board Officers


Beatriz Olvera Stotzer


Beatriz Olvera Stotzer is the CEO of NEW Economics for Women (NEW/Capital), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce poverty by creating wealth opportunities for women and children.
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Connie Evans

Vice Chair

Connie Evans is the President and CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), the national nonprofit organization and business trade association representing the US microbusiness development industry. AEO has nearly 400 member organizations
that provide training, technical assistance and resources to entrepreneurs across the United States.
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Antonio Manning

Antonio Manning is Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropy. In this position, Antonio manages philanthropic and corporate responsibility for Greater Los Angeles.
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Josephine Pradia Rhymes

Josephine Pradia Rhymes is Executive Director of Tri-County Workforce Alliance (TCWA) since its implementation in 1996. TCWA helps bring economic and community development to a three-county region (Coahoma, Bolivar, Quitman) of the Mississippi
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Monica Gonzales

Monica is an experienced strategist with over 15 years of experience in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. She is a skilled communicator and strategic thinker providing client services focused on strategies and solutions that specifically meet their needs and advance their goals.
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Roberto E. Barragan

As the Senior Managing Director of Manhattan West Asset Management, a $300 million private wealth management firm, Roberto Barragan is responsible for establishing a $50 million equity fund to originate, fund and manage small business loans made to women and minority owned small businesses in low and moderate income communities nationally.
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Susan Smith

Susan Smith is a Project Manager for the City of San Francisco Controller’s Office in its City Performance Unit, providing high level consulting services, technical assistance and analysis to various City departmental leaders and the Mayor’s Office
in an effort to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public services.
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