Board of Directors

EPA CAN DO Creators and Leaders

Angah Miessi

Chair

Mr. Miessi has resided in East Palo Alto since 1982. He became an East Palo Alto homeowner in 1998. He obtained a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in 1982. Currently, he is an Associate with Structural Integrity Associates, an engineering consulting firm based in San Jose, California. Mr. Miessi also specializes in the fields of design, stress analysis and fracture mechanics. His goal is to see EPA CAN DO grow as a community based organization that will enhance the life of all East Palo Alto and Eastern Menlo Park residents.

 

William Byron Webster

Program Committee Chair

Mr. Webster has served on numerous community organizations in many capacities since January 1989 on behalf of the community and the city of East Palo Alto. He is currently President of the East Palo Alto council of Tenants Education Fund, he is currently Senior Member of the East Palo Alto rent Stabilization Board, and is the founder and Executive Director of the Global Freedom Arts Education Association commonly known as Freedom Arts.

Annette Prince Green

Treasurer

Ms. Green has been a resident of East Palo Alto for several years and has also attended high school and college in the area. She is an active member of the Open Bible Missionary Baptist Church in East Palo Alto. Annette is a self-employed accountant and also member of the local YMCA.

 

Melvin E. Gaines

Board Member

Melvin E. Gaines joined EPACANDO’s Board of Directors in 2019. Melvin grew up in East Palo Alto and first became active in efforts to improve the community during high school while working at Youth United for Community Action (YUCA). It was then that Melvin decided he wanted to sharpen his skills and gain additional experiences to improve peoples’ lives and communities.

Melvin earned a dual bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Santa Clara University, and both a Master of Public Policy degree and Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Michigan. Following graduate school, Melvin returned to California and has worked as a local government professional since 2011.
Melvin’s professional focuses include data-driven analysis, public safety, budgeting, strategic planning, economic development, and city administration.

 

He currently lives in East Palo Alto with his wife and two sons.

Mark B. Moulton

Board Member

Mark Moulton is co-founder and Board Chair of Acqualogic, Inc. of Santa Cruz, California. Mark worked in the nonprofit sector in affordable housing from 1992 until 2015. He recently served four years as Executive Director to the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County and simultaneously as Executive Director to the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust of San Mateo County. Previously, he was Executive Director of Peninsula Habitat for Humanity serving for twelve years until 2005. He is an advisor to Sustainable San Mateo County, supporting the work of the organization for 20 years. He currently works with the Saving the West Project, a task force of the Center for the Study of the Force Majeure, of UCSC, on watershed and forest issues in the Sierra. He works on nuclear non-proliferation, with Tech4gs.org, a local nonprofit. Mark earned a BA in Studio Art from Stanford University.