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Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Mizpah Brown-Rich
CEO and Co-Founder
Joshua’s Gift, Inc.

Mizpah Brown-Rich is the Co-Founder of Joshua’s Gift   A foundation inspired by their beloved son to help foster friendships and inclusion for families affected by autism.  As a compassionate person who loves to help people, Mizpah and her husband began building their non-profit Joshua’s Gift, in the early part of 2017. Her passion to support families living with autism led to the vision of Joshua’s Gift.  Her goal is to provide essential services and relief through funding and social experiences that might otherwise be inaccessible to families living with autism

Kerry Rich
CFO and Co-founder
Joshua’s Gift, Inc.

Kerry co-founded Joshua’s Gift in 2017 and has been involved with helping the autism community since 2010. He has worked with the Regional Center of the East Bay and San Andreas Regional Center to better the lives of families living with autism and other disabilities. He has partnered with corporations like Kaiser Permanente, Cisco Systems and the Oakland Athletics to bring acceptance, inclusion, and awareness of this community to the general public. He created opportunities through social excursions for the autism community to be successful in a general setting. Prior to forming the foundation, Kerry was a business technology professional working as an entrepreneur for corporate companies including Spectrum Equity Investors, TA Associates, Mattson, Largo Concrete, and Institutional Venture Partners. He has worked in management for the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and is a veteran of the United States Navy. Kerry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
“Helping underserved people in the autism and disability community through collaboration, teamwork and building strong relationships, is the foundation of everything I do professionally and personally.” Joshua’s Gift continues this legacy.

CONTACT
kerry@joshuasgift.org

Dr. Joy Ross
Board Member
Joshua’s Gift, Inc.

Dr. Joy Ross is the Chief Human Resource Officer overseeing the talent acquisition, retention and performance, compliance and labor relations and negotiations efforts of the District. Dr. Ross is committed to fostering a culture and climate in the human resources space that is focused on equitable, strategic partnerships through innovation of practices and systems. The educational successes of students are championed by elevating people and the employee experience by creating thriving workspaces for teachers and staff. Dr. Ross assists the superintendent in achieving district objectives and key performance indicators, assuring alignment with law, policy, and priorities established by the Board of Directors.

Christopher Brown
Board Member
Joshua’s Gift, Inc.

Ralph Chambers
Board Member
Joshua’s Gift, Inc.

Ralph Chambers is a twenty-year Information Technology veteran. Ralph has held pre-sales technical roles at some of the top tech companies in the world.  Designing solutions which incorporated enterprise storage, networking and computing solutions with a focus on helping customers realize the benefits of a modern software-driven data center. Ralph is passionate about the use of technology to allow people with special needs equal access in their communities. Ralph is a native New Yorker who enjoys reggae music, hiking and barbecue. Ralph is married with three adult children.

Daniel Houze
Board Member
Joshua’s Gift, Inc.

Daniel Houze is a marketing professional living and working in San Francisco, California. As a compassionate 23 years old, he hopes to use his growing toolbox of personal and professional gifts to improve the lives of individuals affected by autism around the world.

His involvement with Joshua began in 2011, when he and his best friend (and Joshua’s Gift Board Member) Blake Stassi both rode skateboards across the state of California to raise awareness for Joshua and other individuals like him.

Daniel hopes to use his understanding of marketing and targeted outreach to help Joshua’s Gift serve as many individuals and families as possible.

Julia Scott
Board Member
Joshua’s Gift, Inc.