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Oakland Museum of California Announces New Board of Trustees Chair and Appointment of New Trustee

(OAKLAND, CA) September 17, 2018—The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) announces two leadership transitions to its Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2018. Quinn Delaney serves as the new Chair of the Board, and Cedric Brown joins as a new Trustee, supporting the Visitor & Revenue Strategy Committee. OMCA’s former Chair of the Board, Peter Pevere, will continue to support the Board as part of several committees.   

Quinn Delaney has served on OMCA’s Board of Trustees for three three-year terms as a member of the Board from 2008 to 2013, and Chairing the Board from 2011 to 2013.  She rejoined the Board in 2015.  Delaney began her involvement with the Museum as an Art Docent in 1990 and has been an active OMCA supporter since that time. Delaney is a respected member of the Oakland community as the founder of Akonadi Foundation, an Oakland-based organization supporting movement building for racial justice. She also serves as a Member of the California Donor Table, working to build progressive political infrastructure supporting communities of color. In addition to the OMCA Board of Trustees, Delaney sits on the Boards of Akonadi Foundation, Center for Community Change, East Bay Community Foundation, and Women Donors Network Action. She is also actively involved in work related to the criminal justice system, focused on policy reform. 

Cedric Brown joins the OMCA Board of Trustees and will be serving on the Visitor & Revenue Strategy Committee, led by Committee Chair Colin Boyle. Brown brings over two decades of leadership experience to the Board, including his current work as an executive at the Kapor Center in Oakland. Brown is also a community philanthropist, artist, and writer, currently serving on advisory boards for the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE), Hidden Genius Project, Tech Equity Collaborative, San Francisco Foundation Awards Committee, and Oakland Mayor’s Office of Equity and Strategic Partnerships. Further, Dorine Holsey Streeter, formerly a member of the Board for two terms, rejoins as a trustee after a one-year hiatus. 

“Quinn has been a huge asset and trusted advisor to OMCA—we’re so fortunate to have her once again step into the role of Chair of the Board at this critical time in the Museum’s development. We also extend enormous appreciation to Peter for his tremendous leadership and commitment as Chair,” says OMCA Director and CEO Lori Fogarty. “We’re also thrilled to welcome Cedric, who will no doubt bring exciting new perspectives and ideas to his role on the Board and particularly on the Visitor & Revenue Strategy Committee. As we prepare to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2019 and enter a crucial phase of strategic planning, we are excited to have the opportunity to work with such strong leaders who not only support our mission, but also demonstrate their commitment to community through their own active volunteer and professional efforts.”

A full list of the Oakland Museum of California’s Board of Trustees can be found at

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) tells the many stories that comprise California, creating the space and context for greater connection, trust, and understanding between people. Through its inclusive exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and cultural events, OMCA brings Californians together and inspires greater understanding about what our state’s art, history, and natural surroundings teach us about ourselves and each other. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA brings together its multi-disciplinary collections of art, history, and natural science with the first-person accounts and often untold narratives of California, all within its 110,000 square feet of gallery space and seven-acre campus. OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage for visitors from the region, the state, and around the world.

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Museum admission is $15.95 general; $10.95 seniors and students with valid ID, $6.95 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under. There is a $4 charge in addition to general admission pricing for special exhibitions. OMCA offers onsite underground parking and is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station, on the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The accessibility ramp is located at the 1000 Oak Street main entrance to the Museum.