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Richard W.

Executive Director
Oakland, CA, USA


Richard Winefield joined BANANAS in 2012, as its new Executive Director. Rich had previously been the Executive Director at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, and the Vice President for Education and New Media at KQED Public Broadcasting. At both KQED and BADM he oversaw the design and launch of new websites. Throughout his career he has been focused on children and education, having also served as Superintendent of Schools in Orinda, and as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Oakland. At BANANAS Rich will focus on strategy, planning and fundraising. He says he loves the opportunity to work with a diverse, passionate team to serve families and providers. As a new parent, he and his wife turned to BANANAS for support over twenty-five years ago; he is delighted to be back.