New Board Bios
City of Oakland
Veronica moved to Oakland in 2015 after living in Washington D.C. for almost a decade. She worked as a Senior Event Project Manager for the University of California Office of the President before she began her graduate studies in public policy at UC Berkeley. After earning her Master of Public Policy degree in 2019 she began working for the City of Oakland City Administrator’s Office, where she is currently employed.
As a proud Blasian (Black + Asian), Veronica seeks to build bridges between Asians and the rich diversity of other cultures in Oakland and the East Bay through meaningful and inclusive programs.
During her leisure time, Veronica is an outdoor enthusiast and spends most of her weekends hiking the Bay Area’s breathtaking trails. She is also an avid runner and is training for her first half-marathon.
New Media Ventures
As Director of Partnerships of New Media Ventures (a nonprofit VC firm that invests in early-stage progressive startups), Arbour is responsible for leading NMV’s fundraising and partnership efforts, including developing and overseeing fundraising strategies, funder communication, internal systems, and external-facing events.
Arbour has served in development and relationship building roles for the past 12 years. Prior to joining NMV, Arbour held the position of Director of Strategic Partnerships at Aspire Public Schools, Director of Strategic Partnerships at East Bay College Fund (now Oakland Promise), Director of External Relations at OneJustice, and a variety of other development positions in higher ed and youth development sectors.
Arbour was born and raised in Taichung, Taiwan, and immigrated to the U.S. for college. She joined the OACC Board of Directors because of her passion for celebrating and promoting API culture and heritage, along with her love for Oakland.
Arbour earned a B.A. in Communication from Western Washington University and an M.A. in Communication from San Diego State University.
Kos Read Group, Inc.
Priscilla Hoang is a lifelong community advocate with experience in communications, operations, and nonprofits. She has deep roots in Oakland as an Oakland native, and began community organizing when she was 14, embedded in intersectional issues that spanned from sustainable living, bike transportation, reproductive justice, and AAPI advocacy. Priscilla is a UCLA graduate with a B.A. in Sociology and minor in Public Affairs, and currently works with civic-minded organizations at Kos Read Group, Inc. Priscilla joined the OACC Board in October 2020.