Welcoming New Board Members and Board Leadership

We are grateful to add two new Board Members to our Reality Changers Family as well as introduce new Board Leadership.

This year has come with many unexpected ups and downs. Throughout it all, we are grateful to the incredible members of our Board who continue to inspire and guide our work. We look forward to Lisa Davidson, Oscar Ancira, and Steve Ortiz’s continued leadership on the Reality Changers Board as they step into their new roles on our Board’s Leadership Team as Board Chair, Board Vice Chair, and Secretary, respectively, alongside Nicole DeBerg who will continue her role as Treasurer. In addition, please join us in extending a warm welcome to two new Board Members, Dr. Jasmine D. Darnell and Pamela Gabriel.

Dr. Jasmine D. Darnell helps build equitable workplaces. For over 15 years, she has assisted individuals, teams, and organizations in closing employability and promotability gaps for traditionally marginalized populations, or as she likes to call them, untapped talent!

Currently, as a global learning leader at Facebook, Jasmine drives diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), through unique learning experiences for 50K+ employees across six continents. She challenges and equips employees to celebrate differences, promote equity, and create cultures where all voices matter, are heard, and are responded to.

As a first-generation college graduate, from Southeastern San Diego, Jasmine remains committed to creating pathways and opportunities for untapped talent to upskill and advance in the workplace.

She advocates for college and career equity and has led  successful workforce education initiatives for 3,500+ individuals from underrepresented populations across government, non-profit, for-profit, and higher education institutions.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Jasmine enjoys making homemade açaí bowls with her husband and two daughters. She is a lover of coffee, 90’s R&B, game nights, and medical TV dramas.

Pamela Gabriel is a Senior Vice President; San Diego Market Manager for Bank of America. In her role, she delivers the bank’s environmental, social and governance commitments for the San Diego market by identifying, building, and growing community partnerships. She is responsible for
implementing the Bank of America Charitable Foundation strategies in support of nonprofit organizations that reflect local priorities and focus on impacting underserved communities.

Pamela brings with her 20 years of career expertise in finance with experience in Consumer, Global Commercial Banking, Enterprise Client Coverage and Credit Lending.

Recently, Pamela was selected to be a part of the 2019 Leadership Pipeline Program. Previously, she has held her series 7 and 66 licenses and has been through the formal Bank of America Credit Training Program.

During her time with the bank, she was instrumental in forming the second Inter-Generational Employee Network Chapter in the US. IGEN’s presence has grown and they continue to deliver financial literacy throughout IGEN’s US chapters.

In addition to leading internally at Bank of America, Pamela currently serves on the board for the San Diego City-County Reinvestment Task Force, Downtown San Diego Partnership and the San Diego Museum of Art.

Born and raised in California, Pamela graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentrating her studies in Marketing. She currently resides in San Diego, CA.

Thank you again to all of our Board Members for their service to the Reality Changers community. We are grateful to have you on our team.


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