Sibley Verbeck Simon - President
Sibley is a social entrepreneur interested in implementing solutions to complex issues of equity and opportunity in the Monterey Bay Region and California. He co-founded the 180/2020 Initiative to end veteran and chronic homelessness in Santa Cruz County in 2012, which has now housed over 550 individuals. Sibley is also the Board Treasurer of the Homeless Services Center. This work lead to his passion to help solve our region’s housing affordability crisis.
Previously, Sibley was a founder of two technology companies, StreamSage and The Electric Sheep Company, which were repeatedly recognized as highly innovative, including by two Technical Emmy Awards, the MIT Technology Review, and grants and contracts from six different federal agencies and 50 Fortune 500 Clients. In parallel, he supported the founding of other organizations working to improve the social impact of capital, including the I Do Foundation, the Responsible Endowments Coalition, and Transform Finance.
Board of Directors
Maria Cadenas • Executive Director, Santa Cruz Community Ventures. Over 15 years of working at the intersection of philanthropy, activism, finance, and diverse, under-served communities.
Ed Durkee • CEO, Goodwill Central Coast. 10 Years experience with workforce development at Goodwill Industries and previous experience leading affordable housing development organizations.
Kim Edmonds • Founding Principal, Ventura Partners. Over 20 Years experience work with non-profits to execute commercial developments and previous experience in affordable housing development.
Owen Lawlor • Managing Member, Moss Beach Associates, LLC. Over 20 years of experience in all aspects of the Residential and Commercial Real Estate Development Process with special emphasis in governmental relations within the Land Use entitlement process.
Aura Oslapas • Principal, A+O Design Partners. Over 30 years as a design professional, including experience design, product design, and design management & strategy.
James Rector • CEO, RC Cubed. Provides funding for solar installations at non-profits and public buildings via impact investors.
Micah Silvey • Director, Certification, Green Building Certification Institute. Manages team responsible for all LEED certifications and the development & rollout of new certification programs.
Robert Singleton • Founder, Civinomics. Current work includes housing policy recommendations and research for the Santa Cruz County Business Council and Association of Realtors.
Christine Sippl • Senior Director of Programs & Strategic Partnerships, Encompass Community Services. As Senior Program Manager for Santa Cruz County’s Homeless Person’s Health Project, helped create permanent supportive housing in Santa Cruz County and partnered to form the 180/180 Initiative.