Board of Directors

James Anthony

Law Offices of James Anthony

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James Anthony is a long-time leading lawyer and political strategist in California medical cannabis permitting, land use, and local government. Since January 2006, he has worked exclusively in Cannabis Law, Policy, and Political Consulting—focusing primarily on California local government. Before that he was a zoning prosecutor for the City of Oakland. He is licensed to practice law in California and Hawaii. He has worked with all the major dispensaries in Northern California. He has written dozens of winning applications for cannabis business permits and licenses throughout the state. 

Charles Philips

Director of Business Development, Flrish

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Charles Phillips has been a sales, marketing and operations executive at a variety of new ventures and established firms in the arenas of infrastructure, software, telecommunications, and professional services. Most recently, he was CEO at IWTS, a market-leading industrial wastewater treatment company. He has an A.B. in Government from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Bouapha Toommaly

Operations & Financial Management Consultant

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Bouapha Toommaly has worked for the past 20 years for a variety of national and local social change, social service, and governance organizations as an agent of change. Bouapha has also worked on prominent political campaigns including the 2006 Ronald V. Dellums Oakland Mayoral Campaign and the 2008 Obama-Biden Presidential Campaign. In 2007, Bouapha was appointed Special Assistant to Mayor of Oakland Ronald V. Dellums to track legislation from City Council, and to manage the City’s workforce development program budgets.

Amanda Greene (Emeritus)

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aManda was raised between the Bay Area and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her bi-cultural upbringing has had a strong influence in her beliefs, values, and how those manifest through her work in the world. In 2013, she received a gMBA in Social Enterprise driven by the belief that the current paradigm of ‘development’ can be transformed into one that is valued based on ecological regeneration and social equity. Since 2009, aManda engaged with young leaders to address problems in their own communities by supporting the development of youth-led social enterprises. aManda was a Steering Committee member of Oakland’s Youth Ally Alliance.

aManda passed away unexpectedly in early 2019. We are forever grateful for her contributions to The Hood Incubator and we honor her with the Board Member Emeritus title.

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