Christopher Brown is the Chief of Policy & Communications, overseeing public policy and external stakeholder communications at PRC. Prior to joining PRC, Chris led regional government partnerships and public affairs at Bird, a global transportation-technology firm, and has served at the intersection of policy, politics, community affairs, and the business community for over 15 years. He began his career in Congress as Counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor under Committee Chair Rep. George Miller (CA-11), and as Legislative Director for U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (IL-1). He later became a longstanding Director at PolicyLink, a national public policy institute focused on racial and economic equity across the national economy. Chris has also served as an advisor to various political campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s Policy Advisory Council in 2016.
Chris holds a BA from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. He serves on several local, national, and academic boards, including: The University of Georgia School of Public & International Affairs; Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy; Centerforce; Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC); SPUR; and the University of California’s Council on Small and Disadvantaged Businesses.
Robert has been working in the nonprofit sector as a finance professional for almost 30 years in senior leadership and consultant roles. The organizations and government agencies with which he has worked span the fields of health services, housing, employment and training, environmental sustainability, technology, media arts, education, advocacy, organizing, and philanthropy and range in size from $100,000 to over $200 million operating budgets. He has been an instructor in nonprofit financial management through CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and at Cal State East Bay and has spoken on financial management topics at conferences and Bay Area universities. Robert’s background also includes over 10 years of management experience in the financial services industry, a BBA in Finance from the George Washington University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in San Rafael and enjoys soccer, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and music.
Chuan Teng supports PRC’s social services programs in her role as Chief of Programs and Confidentiality Officer. Previously, Chuan served as the Managing Legal Director of PRC’s Legal Advocacy Program, where she helped launch its healthcare legal services practice. Chuan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a juris doctor degree from Santa Clara University. She is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of California.