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Ophelia Basgal

Visiting Scholar, University of California Terner Center for Housing Innovation
Senior Executive Coach, InclusionINC

Ophelia Basgal

Biography

Ophelia Basgal is currently a visiting scholar at the University of California Terner Center for Housing Innovation and a senior executive coach with InclusionINC, a leading global consulting organization specializing in inclusion and diversity solutions. Prior to her current positions, she was the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Region IX Regional Administrator from May 2010 to March 2016 overseeing a staff of 700 serving the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada and the outer Pacific islands.  Before joining HUD, she was Vice President of Community Relations at PG&E where she managed the company’s $20 million charitable contributions program and oversaw the company’s community engagement programs, partnerships with community-based organizations, and employee volunteerism program for 20,000+ employees. Her current professional and community service includes the Board of Retirement of the Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association, the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Foundation, the Board of Trustees of Mills College and the Public Policy Institute Statewide Leadership Council.  She holds a master’s degree in social welfare administration from the University of California.