Aileen Casanave

General Counsel
Aileen Casanave
is amazing.
Even if there were words provided to describe all of their awesomeness, you'd just be reading a different set of words with all of their accolades meant to tell you what we're telling you now ...
Aileen Casanave
is an amazing human being.

Aileen F. Casanave is Deputy General Counsel (acting General Counsel) and Privacy Counsel for Jiff, Inc., an enterprise health benefits platform software services company, where she provides business and legal support to the CEO and CFO and manages the company’s legal, immigration, and regulatory compliance matters. Aileen is also General Counsel to the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA), President of the Santa Clara County Black Lawyers Association (SCCBLA), and Chair of ACC-SFBA’s Career Advancement Committee. For the past three decades, Aileen has worked tirelessly to promote the areas of diversity, global inclusion, social justice and public interest in the community, and the legal sector in particular. She developed numerous diversity and mentoring and programs in and out of the workplace while at Lockheed Martin, Sun Microsystems and TIBCO Software Inc. She serves on multiple boards dedicated to diversity or public interest, including the Public Interest and Social Justice Law Board at Santa Clara Law School, Santa Clara County Black Lawyers Association, California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), Santa Clara County Bar Association, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel's San Francisco Bay Area chapter, and from 2010-2016, Aileen served on the USF School of Law Board of Governors (where she continues to serve with the Employment committee as a non-board member). Aileen has taught Critical Race Theory and housing discrimination at Santa Clara Law School and created Law Day events where attorneys of color discuss issue of law with children in under-served grammar and high schools in the bay area. In 2013, she completed an exhibit at San Jose City Hall called And Justice For All, The History of African-Americans in Santa Clara County's Judicial System and has hosted a Gideon Celebration; a Celebration of America's 6th Amendment Right to Counsel honoring the careers of four Public Defenders from the counties of Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco. Ms. Casanave was awarded the Women’s Lawyer’s Division of the National Bar Associations’ Lawyer of the Year award and the 2016 California Association of Black Lawyer’s President’s Award, the California Women Lawyers’ Woman of Achievement Award, the Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence Award and was inducted into the Silicon Valley Black Legend’s Hall of Fame in February, 2017.

The Team

Milan R. Balinton

Executive Director

Aileen Casanave

General Counsel

Erika S. Albury

Board Member | Diverse BioSolutions

Christina Lewis

Board Secretary | Visa

Cynthia Joseph-Magee

Board Treasurer| Shutterfly

Stephanie Menzies

Board Member | Educator

Cheryl Thompson

Office Aide/Receptionist

Cathy Blake

FRC Program Specialist & Coordinator

Myisha Taylor

FRC Program Manager

Kenny Jackson

Programs Student Intern

Kiana Munoz

Youth Engagement Coordinator

J. Bernard Hishamunda, PhD

Board Member | Adobe

Daric V. Jackson

Board Chair | Education Administrator

Stephanie Allen

Programs Coordinator

Oladotun "Dotu" Hospidales

Programs Manager

Beverley Waithaka

Policy & Advocacy Student Intern I

Tammy Sanders

Board Member | Lam Research

Jaden Morgan

Student Board Member | Stanford University

Lennies M. Gutierrez

Board Member | Comcast

Babatunde "Tunde" Onadele Jr.

Board Member | Blach Construction

Kennedy Myers

Executive Office Student Intern

Amber Mopress

Community Worker

Monnie Allotey

Community Worker

Lavere Foster

Associate Director

Wesley Cox

Reparations Research Fellow

Mia Veal

Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

Paulette Moore

Employment Services Program Coordinator

Maria Lopez

Office Aide/Receptionist

Taylor Adams-Booker

Programs Coordinator

Egyptsheanna Lundy

Policy & Advocacy Student Intern II

Marilyn Howard Jones

Communications, Encore Fellow

Dr. Valencia Mayfield

AACSA Leadership Academy, Programs, Encore Research Fellow

Adrienne Coleman

Main Office Administrator

Roslyn Brown

Office Aid, Receptionist

Leonard Burgess II

Custodian