Rosemary Kamei, Executive Director
Rosemary joined Building Futures Now (BFN) as the Executive Director in July, 2014. She comes to BFN from the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, where she served as Director of Fund Development. She also formerly served as Vice President of Development and Senior Manager at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, where she was responsible for the leadership and management of the fund development department in seven regions in California and Northern Nevada. Rosemary has over 20 years of community involvement and nonprofit experience. She formerly served as a board member of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley and as a public official as Director of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. She currently serves as a Trustee representing Area 3 on the Santa Clara County Board of Education. Rosemary graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and earned a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University.
Megan Marotta, Program Director
Megan has been with BFN since 2010 and has enjoyed watching our kids and our program grow and flourish over the years. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina with the Teach For America program in 2005 and taught elementary school for four years. Megan is very passionate about working with children and believes each child should have an equal opportunity to a great education. Building Futures Now has provided an opportunity for her to combine her passion for kids and education, as well as the nonprofit sector and service. Megan received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Pepperdine University and her Master’s degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University.
Joyce Latu-Fahamokioa, High School Program Director
Joyce joined BFN in November 2014. She brings a wealth of experience to BFN in the field of high school and college academic advising. She previously worked at the College Board, Western Regional office where she realized her passion for working directly with underrepresented first generation youth and their families. Joyce later joined Foundation for a College Education where she remained committed to serving first generation high school and college students and their families. She is deeply committed to supporting first generation students and their families through the college access and completion pathway. Joyce received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dominican University.
Maria Rodriguez, Middle School Program Director
Maria has been with BFN since 2012. She participated in City Year, an Americorps Program, for two years, serving as a tutor, mentor, and team leader at a middle school in East San Jose. Maria believes every child deserves the best education possible. She strives to provide her students with the skills and support to make this a reality. Maria received a bachelor’s degree in both Behavioral Science and Sociology from San Jose State University. She recently completed her leadership training in 2015. In fall 2016, Maria will be starting her Masters degree at Santa Clara University in Counseling Psychology.