Teatro Visión is excited to introduce another new member of our Board of Directors: Sylvia Kennedy.
Sylvia grew up in North East San José. Since graduating from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1994, Sylvia has devoted her legal career to the practice of public interest law. At La Raza Centro Legal, she supervised an elder law project in San Francisco’s Mission District. With the Office of the Santa Clara County Counsel, she helped establish the Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST), a program devoted to helping elderly victims of fraud, and worked on various state-wide projects including efforts to update public health laws. For several years Sylvia and her husband ran a consumer law practice handling class actions on behalf of California consumers. She is currently a Senior Staff Attorney with Senior Adults Legal Assistance, where she handles a variety of matters including elder abuse cases.
Being an active volunteer in her community is important to Sylvia. She has volunteered with Roberta Jones Junior Theatre, served on the board of the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley, served on the Scholarship Committee and the Judiciary Committee of La Raza Lawyer’s Association, and chaired the Advisory Board of The Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center, a law center Sylvia helped establish when she was a law student. A mother of four kids, Sylvia leads a Girl Scout Troop and serves as a Cultural Liaison for Girl Scouts of Northern California.
We’re thrilled to add Sylvia’s legal expertise and passion for her community to Teatro Visión. Please welcome her to the Teatro família!
Sylvia is the latest addition to our board as part of an ongoing strategy to build organizational capacity. If you're interested in joining us and would like to learn more, please send an email to Board President Virginia Rivera.