Board Members Emeritus

Kitt Crenshaw Sr.

Kitt Crenshaw Sr.

Retired Commander, San Francisco Police Department

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Kitt retired from the San Francisco Police Department at the ranking of Commander. In his 34 years of distinguished service, his professional experience included stints in the Patrol Divisions, Field Training, SWAT, Undercover Narcotics, Special Investigations, Mayor Willie Brown’s Personal Protection Detail, and Traffic Enforcement and Operations. His career was positively impacted by his educational experiences at San Francisco State University, California State Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Academy, Secret Service Academy, Presidential Protection Detail Training, International Chiefs of Police, and the FBI’s National Academy. Kitt has worked with national and local community charity organizations. He helped develop San Francisco’s Association of Midnight Basketball programs, has worked with youth development, and Police Athletic League (PAL). Additionally, he has work as a professional bodyguard for dignitaries, celebrities and high profile individuals including music artist Prince, actress and model Naomi Campbell, President and CEO of Ford Motor Co. William Clay Ford Jr., Ann Winblad, and author Danielle Steele.

Charles A. Tubbs, Sr.

Charles A. Tubbs, Sr.

Retired Deputy Chief of Police, Beloit (Wisconsin) Police Department

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Charles Tubbs was appointed by Wisconsin Department Administration Secretary Michael Morgan as the Chief of Police of the State Capitol Police Department. Mr. Tubbs is responsible of seven work units- Investigative Court Services, Dignitary Services, Police & Security, a Bike Unit, Horse Patrol, the State Safety Office and a Communication Unit that handles alarms and calls for service. The Capitol Police have Officers working in Madison and in Milwaukee. The workforce consists of 50 full time sworn police officers and 25 full time non-sworn employees. Mr. Tubbs is a retired Deputy Chief of Police for Beloit (Wisconsin) Police Department, including serving as the Interim Chief of Police for Beloit for 9 months. His law enforcement career exceeds 34 years. Charles lectures and serves as an adjunct instructor and controller for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Integrated Emergency Management Courses (IEMC) FEMA. He serves as adjunct instructor Incident Command for Wisconsin Emergency Management. Mr. Tubbs served as a adjunct instructor, observer and controller for FEMA’s Integrated Emergency Management course,” Consequences of Terrorism,” September 11, 2001, at Mt. Weather in the Washington D.C. Area. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has favorably adjudicated Mr. Tubbs to the clearance level of Secret. Mr. Tubbs was a special guest of President Clinton at the White House Leadership Conference on Youth, Drugs, Gangs and School Violence, – But Fair Crime Initiatives, Safe School Act, and at the signing of the Crime Bill. Charles earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Mount Senario College. He is a graduate of the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University class Vice President, the Senior Police Executive Institute, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Law Enforcement Executive Development Institute (LEEDS) of the FBI National Academy. Mr. Tubbs has been the recipient of numerous national awards, local awards and commendation letters for his service including awards and letters from: President George W. Bush for Outstanding Service, Accomplishments, Courage and Commitment, 2004; President Bill Clinton as one of the nation’s top 100 law enforcement officials/heroes and Coretta Scott King for Outstanding Contributions to Law Enforcement, Working with At-Risk Young People and Distinguished Service.

Luci Morgan

Luci Morgan

Senior Paralegal, Oracle America, Inc.

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Luci is a Senior Paralegal at Oracle America, Inc.-Headquarters (HQ) and is an integral part of the legal team. She assists the Vice President & Associate General Counsel with legal department administration as well as staff attorneys with various day-to-day matters. She is the primary contact for the service of process and litigation inquiries. Prior to joining Oracle, Luci was a Paralegal Manager for the bay area offices of a global law firm. Luci has an extensive paralegal background that includes Public Policy, Intellectual Property and Complex Civil Litigation. She has worked in law offices on the west and east coasts. Additionally, Luci is a legal instructor at Heald College-Hayward Campus. She teaches courses in the Criminal Justice Program and Paralegal Studies Program. Luci’s extensive legal background gives her the ability to bring real-world experience into the classroom. Luci obtained her Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Justice and Law from American University in Washington, District of Columbia. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Hayward and a Paralegal Certificate from San Francisco State University, ABA Approved Program. Luci’s professional memberships include International Paralegal Management Association, NALS-The Association for Legal Professionals and American Society for Public Administration.

Candice Elder

Candice Elder

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Candice Elder has been a legal professional in the civil litigation field for seven years. She is currently a paralegal at Hausfeld LLP, a top boutique antitrust law firm. Candice has also interned for judges and volunteered for local legal non-profits that provide legal aid to various communities. A Bay Area native, Candice received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at University of California, Berkeley and later pursued her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice through the University of Cincinnati. In addition to her role on the Association of Midnight Basketball national board, she sits on the Museum of African Diaspora Vanguard board and is treasurer of the Oak Knoll Heights Association.

Antonio L. McGinnis

Antonio L. McGinnis

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Antonio L. McGinnis is a native of Huntsville Alabama. He is married to Mitzi Wade McGinnis and together they have three sons Kendall, AJ, and Ian. He attended Butler High school wherein 1991 was named city MVP in basketball and was also awarded first-team all-state honors.

After graduating from Butler High School in 1991 he went on to attend Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. While attending Texas A&M he was a member of the Men’s Basketball team where he lettered four years and in his senior year was selected as a member of the Southwestern Conference All-Conference Team. After completing his stay at TAMU he traveled the globe playing professional basketball in Slovenia and Australia.

In June of 2012, he has inducted into the Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame and on April 1, 2013, he was inducted into the Huntsville Madison County Sports Hall of Fame. In August of 2012, Tony was named Young Professional of The Year by the Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

Tony is the former Head coach of the Oakwood University men’s basketball team. In 2012 he led his team to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association championship becoming the third coach in the state of Alabama to win a collegiate national championship in basketball. He is a published author. His first book is entitled “The Game is Deep” this is a book geared to help athletes, parents, coaches, and fans deal with the stresses that come with playing the game that so many young people have grown to love. Tony was recently named by AL.com as one of the top 25 Athletes in Butler High History.

John Cavanaugh

John Cavanaugh

Captain, San Francisco Fire Department

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Mr. John Cavanaugh has a long history of community service; volunteering as a youth advisor and coaching from grade school age children to varsity high school. Since 1989 he has been involved in emergency services. Currently he is a paramedic captain for the San Francisco Fire Department and is adjunct faculty at City College of San Francisco teaching in the department of healthcare technology. John is a founding member of the San Francisco Scared Stiff youth violence prevention program and instructor for the San Francisco Chapter of U.S. Crisis Care. These important programs work to improve the lives of youth in the community and provide support during times of crisis. John completed his undergraduate studies in leadership, Master’s degree in security management, and currently is a Ph.D. candidate studying business administration. He is dedicated to working with the Association of Midnight Basketball chapters and the Board of Directors to continue the fine tradition of service to the youth of our communities.

Talya Huntly

Talya Huntly

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My name is Talya Huntley. I am a native of Vicksburg, MS. While in Mississippi I attend early elementary, middle, high schools and college. Currently, I reside in Northern. I moved to California in July 2004. I am a single parent of two sons.

In my professional career, I serve as the Dean/Head Counselor for middle school grades six through eight. I’ve served as a panelist for expulsion hearings, attendance hearings and student counseling conferences. I am the sponsor for Black Student Union on my school campus. I fellowship at San Francisco Christian Center.

I support and volunteer with several sports’ community-based organizations. I’ve partnered with San Francisco Unified School District’s Mentoring Program.

Education & Credentials

B.A., Alcorn State University, Mass Communications, Journalism Emphasis, 1999; also serving as Miss Mass Communications 1999
M.A., Secondary Education, (Teaching Credential and School Counseling Credential) 2001
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Northcentral University San Diego, CA, 2019

John Fernbacher

John Fernbacher

CEO and Producer Fernbacher Productions

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Work Experience

Executive Producer January 1984 to Present

  • Established Fernbacher Productions in 1984 producing all kinds of multi-media support from large corporate events, video production, sound mixing, animation, concerts for large rock n’ roll bands and beyond.
  • Managed a staff up to a dozen full-time people as well as freelancers on domestic and international shows from ten people to more than a hundred support staff at any one time.

TV News October 1981 to December 1983

  • Worked at NBC San Francisco producing and writing for network television, as well as working on sporting events and the assignment desk.

Political Staff Fall 1978, Summer 1979 & Summer 1984

  • Worked in 1978 & 1979 in Washington DC for Congressman Morris Udall and the House Interior Committee.
  • Managed the 1980 Democratic Press Corp needs and requests in New York City at Madison Square Garden.
  • Stage Manager for the 1984 Democratic Convention in San Francisco at the Moscone Center

Education

University of Missouri

  • Master of Arts, Broadcast News

University of California, Berkeley

  • Bachelor of Science, International Relations

District of Washington, DC

  • Congressional Intern, Political Science

Other Skills/Activities

  • Working knowledge of multi-media such as videography, editorial, animation, photography, staffing, coordination, scenics, pyrotechnics and more.
  • Interests include basketball, tennis, skiing, golf, hiking and international travel
Eric M. Canson

Eric M. Canson

CEO and Producer - Point Perspective Designs, LLC

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Canson is a pioneer in the innovative use of computer graphics in three-dimensional design, construction documentation, renderings, and animated videos.

With over 35+ years of experience, he has been recognized in S.F. Bay Area and the greater Phoenix, AZ. Working on numerous industry projects and is considered a creative visionary and industry leader within the commercial real estate development community.

Canson’s body of work, encompassing almost every type of commercial, institutional, and custom residential project, is continually recognized for design excellence.

Biggest challenge: “The workflow impact of the failing economy has been especially challenging. This has led to the development and delivering creative marketing and technical solutions for live events.

Today we are leading technical solutions and live-event production company, with a proven track record of event delivery in the greater Phoenix, AZ., and with goals for national growth.

As a full-service production company, our in-house team provides complete project management, custom design & building services, implementing the latest hardware and software technology, and high-quality audio-visual solutions to experiential, corporate, and marketing events.

Canson understands the pressure of high-end corporate events, the fit and finish of exhibition build, the engagement needs of experiential events, and the precision required for impactful product launches. He welcomes the technical challenge of any new type of project, event, or installation.

Canson embraces what is most important while continuing to do what is best for family and business, that is to work hard and anticipate our growing evolution.”

Best advice to offer: “Be honest, sincere, and hardworking — great core values. In addition, most clients are looking for innovation and creativity.”

His family roots are in S.F. Bay Area, born and raised. While attending middle school is where he met his lovely future wife to be. Married for over 32 years we currently live in the valley of the sun. Phoenix, AZ.

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