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Ain Bailey

Founder + Lead Designer

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Gillian Bergeron

Fundraising Architect

Gillian Bergeron leads New Seneca Village's fundraising effort.  She brings 12+ years experience in organizing, advocacy and movement-building to this work, and lives in the Bay Area with her partner and dog.

  • Served in leadership roles on both President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaign field teams

  • Led housing justice movement capacity building efforts at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

  • Developed unprecedented field program and led international expansion at



  • BA from University of South Carolina


New Seneca Village is supported by many leaders who share their expert thinking and excitement for this work as ad hoc Advisors.
We weigh our ability to compensate our Advisors with requests for formal sign-ons. 
Within our intention to be 100% community governed, New Seneca Village considers Advisor - Villagers the leadership of this initiative.

Akaya Windwood

Brilliantly facilitates transformation.

Akaya advises, trains, and consults on how
change happens individually, organizationally and societally.


Ling (Charlene) Lo

Passionate about Leadership x Liberation

Ling (Charlene) Lo is a creator of things - communities, culture, programs, brands, impact.

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Aldita Gallardo

Organizing at the Intersections

Aldita (she/they/ella) is an organizer, facilitator, and resource mobilizer based in Oakland, CA, on unceded Ohlone Land. 


Melonie + Melorra Green

Create spaces for Black Joy

The twins support, uplift and amplify Black creatives, while place-making IRL and virtual.

Artists in their own right, the Twins are some of Fillmore's Finest (via Memphis, TN.)

Join us in advancing and evolving our society at large by supporting global social movements through offering restoration, community and visioning opportunities to their Black, Indigenous, women of color social justice leaders. 


If you would like to connect with us to learn more about our development plans, please reach out via email or fill out this form and we’ll get in touch with you.


Financials & Development Plan available for interested investors upon request.


Leaders & Healers

If you are a social justice leader or healing practitioner interested in connecting with New Seneca Village, we would love to hear from you.


We are currently fundraising, so our capacity is limited. Please complete this form and we will keep you informed of our progress and reach out when we are able.

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