Meet the Board

Dr. Victor Rubin, Chair

Dr. Rubin, Vice President of Research at PolicyLink, leads knowledge-building, evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative analysis activities to build a strong research base for PolicyLink. Recently, he has been particularly deeply involved in analyses of equity issues in infrastructure, and in strategies to address health disparities through improvements to the built environment. Rubin previously directed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of University Partnerships, and served as a director of the University-Oakland Metropolitan Forum, a partnership based at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also an adjunct associate professor of city and regional planning. Rubin holds a BA in public affairs from the University of Chicago, and an MCP and PhD in city and regional planning from UC Berkeley.

George H. Pressley

George Pressley has over 35 years experience as a senior human resource professional with global compensation design and management experience with significant experience in the management of benefits, HRIS, labor relations, and employee relations programs.

George’s non-profit experience includes volunteer and mentor with The Mentoring Center; volunteer interviewer for the University of California, Berkeley’s Incentive Awards Program, a scholarship program for high-achieving students from limited socio-economic backgrounds; Martin Luther King, Jr. Center – Atlanta, GA – organizational analyses and development of salary structure and ranges; and the Congressional Black Caucus – Washington, D.C. – organizational analyses. Mr. Pressley is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration and received certificates from San Jose State University Professional Development Center – Oracle 8 DBA; and the University of California, Berkeley – Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.

Maria Casey

Maria Campbell Casey is the Executive Director of Partnership for the Public’s Health and the Director of Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC), a program of the California Endowment in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Formerly, she was Executive Director of the Program Office for the Partnership for the Public’s Health initiative. Before joining the Public Health Institute in 1999, Ms. Casey was President and CEO of the Oakland based Urban Strategies Council, a research, policy development and advocacy organization focused on reducing persistent poverty. While at the Council, she also directed the National Community Building Support Center. She brings over 35 years of experience working with local community residents and diverse partners in education, government, business, community organizations, public health, the faith arena and philanthropy to build healthy vibrant communities and improve outcomes for our most vulnerable children and families. She is a graduate of Morgan State University, and Harvard University where she received Masters Degrees in French and Education.

Michon Coleman

Deen Hasaan