Darcie Green is the Vice President of the Santa Clara County Board of Education and a passionate advocate for women, youth and working families. For over 15 years, she has dedicated both her professional and personal life to serving our community. Throughout her career, Darcie has made fighting education inequity, income inequality and health disparities her top priorities.
During the course of her life, Darcie has served as a grassroots community organizer, political activist, neighborhood leader, nonprofit advocate, legislative staffer and policy maker working to increase social power for underserved and underrepresented communities. On the Board of Education, Darcie has been a leader in the areas of student safety and discipline, access to quality early education for all children, increased sharing of innovative best practices between public schools, and engagement of business and community partners in the work of the Board. Darcie previously served as Vice President of the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees and is a current member of the Statewide Board of Directors of the California Latino School Boards Association.
As the Community & Government Relations Manager at Kaiser Permanente South Bay, Darcie leads local efforts on health policy and manages partnerships with the community and policy makers. In this role, Darcie has been a strong advocate for recognizing ethnic communities as consumers and celebrating culture and identity through corporate investments. Darcie has also worked to ensure Kaiser Permanente's participation in efforts to improve the health of their members and the communities they live in through local policy work and collaboration with the local health sector.
Darcie is a dedicated advocate for increased access to health services for low- income families. She has been able to impact access to such services through many of the nonprofit boards and advisory boards she serves on, such as the Alum Rock Counseling Center, Somos Mayfair, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits. Professionally, she has spent time educating community groups and residents on the Affordable Care Act, the importance of disease prevention, leading healthy lifestyles and how to make the most of their opportunities for coverage. Darcie has championed policies and partnerships that encourage the affordability and accessibility of fresh food, increased open space, safe routes to schools and healthcare for all.
Prior to entering the healthcare industry, Darcie worked as a field representative to former California State Assemblyman Joe Coto. She helped to address many public policy issues affecting the residents of San Jose, with a particular emphasis on providing communities access to healthy lifestyle choices and quality public education.
In 2013, Darcie was recognized as a Silicon Valley Latino Magazine 40 Under 40 To Watch and a Silicon Valley San Jose Business Journal Top Woman of Influence, an Emerge America 2013 Trailblazer Honoree, a Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal 40 Under 40 and was inducted into the East Side Union High School District Hall of Fame. In 2014, Darcie was awarded the California Latino Journal “Spirit of Latina” Award and the People for the American Way Foundation's Young Elected Officials Network Barbara Jordan Leadership Award.