Doug Parrish | President and CEO
After retiring from the NFL with the New York Jets and 5 years in CFL with the GreyCup Champion Edmonton Eskimos, Mr. Parrish has been a part of the telecommunications and technology industry for over a decade. Mr. Parrish was Founder and Chairman of the Board of IPeffect, a Hosted Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) wholesaler of Gobeam, one of the nation’s leaders in VOIP technology. All assets were sold off to Pac West.
Focusing on (IP) Internet Protocol, Mr. Parrish Co-Founded IP Global Voice , dba Xiptel, which raised $500,000 and later was acquired by a publicly traded company New Market Technologies.
Mr. Parrish also brings experience in software as a service (SaaS) where he sourced Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Multi-Family executives for OpsTechnology to streamline procurement processes and expense management solutions.
Mr Parrish believes in CAUSES! Mr. Parrish sits on the Board Member of (M3) Mentoring Men’s Movement, a nonprofit that supports young men coming out of the penal system and Board Member of A Better Way, a nonprofit that supports foster children and family services for transitioning young adults ages 18 and up and provides solar panel installation training’s for these populations through the arm of Red Dipper Environmental, a 501(c)3 Mr. Parrish founded in 2010.
Mr Parrish is a Member of Mayor Ed Lee’s Solar Task Force and is Co-Chair of the Workforce Investment Community Advisory Committee (WiCAC) for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) for the City and County of San Francisco. A committee that advises the City of San Francisco on where to allocate its portion of the ($454 Million) Workforce Investment Act award of 1998.
Mr. Parrish attended the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University and has over 2 decades as a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Ben Tambwe | Engineer and Solar Panel Installation Trainer
Ben holds a MS and BS in Civil Engineering from the Université de Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo), and a Certificate in Urban Planning Studies from UC Berkeley. Ben has 11 years of experience managing diversified construction projects and solar power plants and solar farms and roof tops. His teaching experience includes university and high school level Mathematics, Sciences and French tutoring as well as well as AutoCAD and French as 2nd language. Ben has taught civic ethics and human rights to the prison. Ben is well versed in Solar Energy Technology and Installation & Business Development with heavy civil and general engineering. Ben’s most recent and notable work with Red Dipper has been on a contract awarded by the City and County of San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and 5 Keys Charter Schools for training students incarcerated at the County Jail #5 in San Bruno, CA.
Dr. Caesar A. Churchwell | Vice President of Veterans Affairs and Community Relations
Dr. Churchwell is a well regarded Dentist, Human Rights and Community Activist who for decades has provided dental care services, spearheaded numerous social causes in the African American Community in San Francisco. As on of the few African American dentist in town, he was mostly sought after to cater to the needs of children and adults, the services were most often provided regardless of his clients ability to pay for those services. He also served on the leadership positions on numerous community organizations, including the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce where is currently serving as the Vice President.
Born November 26, 1932 in Newton Georgia. Dr. Churchwell went on the graduate from Mount Union University in Alliance Ohio, majoring in Biology with a minor in English. During his graduate years, he was an avid sports enthusiast, he played football and maintained several jobs, one being in the Still Mill Plants in Steubenville, Ohio.
After college, Dr. Churchwell served in the U.S. Armed Forces. He left the military to attend Howard University College of Dentistry, where he graduated with a D.D,S degree. Dr. Churchwell practiced dentistry from 1969-2012 in San Francisco, CA.
David Seaborg | Board of Directors
David Seaborg (b.1949) is an evolutionary biologist, as well as a peace activist, and leader in the environmental movement. He serves as Director of the World Rainforest Fund, the Seaborg Open Space Fund, and the Greater Lafayette Open Space Fund. Mr. Seaborg is the son of Helen L. Seaborg and Nobel Laureate Glenn T. Seaborg (who discovered plutonium among many other accomplishments).
David Seaborg conceived–and helped secure passage by the Berkeley City Council–of an ordinance banning the use of old growth rainforest and redwood in all products used by the city of Berkeley. This ordinance also requires all businesses contracting with Berkeley to discontinue using old growth rainforest and redwood in any product or service Berkeley hires businesses to use or perform, or in any product sold to the city. Mr. Seaborg is currently working with the Berkeley City Council to secure passage of an ordinance banning the use of plastic bags in grocery stores, and plastic newspaper wrappers in that city.