(she/her) Renee Geesler joined Akonadi Foundation in 2014 to help increase the organization’s administrative and communications capacity. She serves as Akonadi Foundation’s communications manager and also provides organizational administrative support.
Renee has worked in the Bay Area non-profit sector for over 19 years in non-profit leadership development, community outreach, and racial justice communications. She gains inspiration both from her network of fellow movement makers and from helping social justice organizations advance their vision and programs.
Her previous work includes ten years at KPFA Radio, 94.1 FM. As Co-Director of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program at KPFA, Renee trained women and people of color in broadcast journalism, media justice, and personal empowerment. She is the co-founder of Apex Express, KPFA’s Asian American Radio show, and of Full Circle Radio Magazine. Renee was also a contributing producer for the Peabody-awarded documentary on Asian American history, Crossing East. In 2014, Renee co-founded Mamacitas Cafe, a women-owned, youth-run catering company, and training program for Oakland girls.
When Renee is not working, she likes to garden, take leisurely walks and crack jokes with her teenage daughter.
Renee can be reached at Renee [at] akonadi.org, 510-663-3867 x 313.