Asa has worked in a variety of public-facing positions and has a passion for effective community relations between stakeholders during consequential situations. He started in the mental health field as a counselor, supervisor and trainer at Crisis Support Services, a 24-hour crisis hotline serving Alameda County. His public policy experience includes time in the office of Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley and the Business Development office of Telecare, a regional behavioral health provider.
His skills include the capacity to condense complex information into lucidly written materials, a proficiency for making focused, interesting presentations for a variety of audiences and the capability to assess data for trends in order to make strategic recommendations.
Born and raised in Berkeley, California, he is well-versed in the pressing issues facing the region and state. He is a graduate of Pitzer College in Claremont, CA with a BA in Environmental Analysis and holds a Master’s in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley. When not working, he and his pit bull Maggie can be found along the coastlines of the bay.