Johanna Ortis

Administrative and Development Director

I am a mom of a 13 year old boy and 17 year old girl. My husband is a singer/songwriter (R&B, Caribbean Reggae Soul) and his band, The GroWiser Band, and both of our children have performed with him since they were 4 years old. I have worked as a bookkeeper/operations manager for non-profits throughout my career, starting with Center for Third World Organizing in Oakland, and most recently at MyPath (powering youth potential, seeding economic mobility)  in San Francisco, and SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Education) in Berkeley. I grew up in a very small community on the coast of Oregon where I attended an independent school, Neskowin Valley School, which is about the size of Pacific Boychoir Academy, and had parents who volunteered and invested lots of time and energy into the school community. I was on the PTA of my daughter’s first school, so I’m very familiar with the annual fundraising, etc. that must go on so the children can get a fantastic education.


215 Ridgeway Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611

Tel: 510.652.4722

Tax ID: 94-3310468


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