Advisory Board

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The role of our Advisory Board

As a project of Community Partners, our Advisory Board takes on all of the responsibilities of a Governance Board. Operating under the umbrella of Community Partners’ 501c3 designation, their Board of Directors is the legal board of record for all of the 180+ projects that are part of that organization along with Wildwoods. Community Partners’ board does not directly engage with projects, provides no governance oversight, nor provides any financial support. All of those duties are performed by the individuals listed here. Wildwoods would not exist without their dedication and service.

Paul Conney

Board Chair
Director of Finance

Shehan De Silva

Board Treasurer
Capital Group
Product Manager

Emerson Dameron

Freelance Copywriter

Fatima Ejubovic

Oaktree Capital Management
Assistant Vice-President

Jelani Odlum

Builders Initiative
Senior Associate Program Officer

Yolanda Padilla

Director of Information Technology
Mission Cloud
IT Director

Casey Rentz

Science Writer

Dwain Wilson

Founder and Executive Director

Deep Roots Council

Our Deep Roots Council is made up of exemplary Advisory Board alumni who remain connected to Wildwoods and support the organization with their wisdom, insight, and guidance.

Michelle Dornfeld


Joseph Lightfoot