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Our Board

Pure Professionalism

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of DCDC forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.


Xushie Brue


Xushie Brue co-chairs DCDC Alameda County Feeding Program, Bishop Roy Nichols Senior Housing, and Summer Cultural Enrichment Educational programs. Recently, she joined the National Park Service As a Fund Specialist. She also worked at AC Care Connect as a Management Analyst - Interagency Project Liaison. Prior to joining Alameda County Care Connect, Xushie worked for FEMA as a Grants Management Specialist. She holds a Political Science Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and also completed coursework for a Master’s Degree in Special Education at Sacramento State University.

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Inman Rouce

Co-Chair, Treasurer

Inman Rouce is an internal consultant for the Western Region of Neighborworks® America. The region supports a portfolio of 69 organizations in the 14 Western states. Inman’s professional experience spans over forty years and includes serving as a Principal of Design/Analysis, an urban design and planning consulting firm specializing in providing technical assistance to Bay Area non-profits and community-based real estate developers. He also previously served as Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Change of the University of California at Berkeley, and was the founding Executive Director of the South Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation.


Norma Lampley

Program Director, Board Member

Dr. Norma M. Lampley, PhD is cofounder of the East Oakland Obstetrics-Gynecology Medical Group, Inc. She is a graduate of Howard University, Washington, D.C., University California, San Francisco. She retired from clinical work and Health Services Administration in 2017 and is currently serving as Program Director for DCDC Food Program and writing articles for Chicago, Illinois Mt. Sinai Perinatology Blogs.


Rich Marta

Board Member

I was born, raised and educated in Canada. Studied at York University in Toronto. Cowboyed and developed a Dude Ranch and big game hunting camp near Yellowstone Park, Wyoming for a decade. I was an entrepreneur in Montana before relocating to Southern California. Raised my beautiful children while enjoying a career in auto sales. I relocated to the East Bay and have been here for two decades. Worked with the Fishes and Loaves Feeding Program for a decade and absolutely love Oakland and the folks we help. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” - Mohammed Ali


Joe McKenzie

Board Member

Joe earned his AB Degree, cum laude, with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health where he earned the Master of Public Health through the Hospital Administration Program (distinguished as the first African American to complete the Program). Throughout his professional career, he has also served in many health care organizations and is a life fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Joe joined the Downs Memorial United Methodist Church in 1964 and has faithfully served the church in a number of capacities: Member of SPPRC Committee; Church Council (Six years as Chair); Thirteen years as Editor of the Church’s newspaper (The Christian Outlook) ; and the Downs United Methodist Men in various offices.

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Rev. Dr. Theon Johnson III is a Mississippi native who is currently creating “home” while building community in Oakland, California.  An Ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church, Dr. Johnson has served as a campus minister and in local churches in both Mississippi and California.  In July 2018, he was appointed to serve among the people of Downs Memorial United Methodist Church. 


Dr. Johnson has earned degrees from Millsaps College (Jackson, MS), Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington, D.C.), and Jackson State University (Jackson, MS).  His research interests explore the impact of spirituality on organizational leadership, culture, and strategy.  

Rev. Dr. Theon Johnson III 

We are proud to have served the East Bay for more than 20 years and counting.

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