Pamela Calloway is the Interim President & CEO at EBCF, stepping into this temporary leadership role after serving as EBCF’s Interim board chair and long-time board member. She brings over two decades of skills and time-tested experience in government, civic and community service, and is deeply committed to social justice advocacy.
Her professional experience includes a blend of private and nonprofit work rooted in the East Bay, specializing in workforce and regional economic development. Pamela is an attorney and principal activist with Calloway & Associates and held prior leadership roles with The Bread Project, RDJ Enterprises, Public/Private Ventures, and the Private Industry Council of San Francisco, Inc. She has strong civic connections, served as District Director for Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and has advised former Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums, former San Francisco mayors Willie Brown and Gavin Newsom, and the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. She gives generously of her time, volunteering for multiple boards including Chinatown Community Development Center and California Workforce Association.
Pamela is a proud graduate of Fisk University and Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the State Bar of California. She lives In Oakland with her husband, Dr. Mark Smith. Langston Smith, their son, lives In San Francisco.