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Donald Frazier
Chief Executive Officer

For more than thirty years, Donald Frazier has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the nonprofit sector developing solutions to mass incarceration with organizations in San Diego, San Francisco and in Alameda County, specializing in fund and program development, contract compliance, quality management, public relations and legislative affairs, with considerable experience in strategic business and program development. 

Mr. Frazier's primary interests are in the reformation of existing policy violence to effectively promote equitable socio-economic, housing, criminal justice, land use and educational policies and practices as essential components to uplift disadvantaged individuals, families and communities. He believes it is important to not only recognize the underlying structural causes of poverty, human rights violations, and social injustice, but each individual must stand in truth and join as a collective to continue the never-ending fight to right these wrongs.

Born and raised in Chicago, his formative years were immersed with experiences and observations of concentrated and persistent poverty, inequitable economic conditions, racial residential segregation, inequitable psycho-social conditions, poor and inequitable health outcomes, crime, violence and incarceration. Over the years, he realized those early years informed his life's work and he has been at the vanguard developing solutions advancing innovative and effective models to help change the narrative and trajectory of those impacted by racial inequities. 

During his time at BOSS, Mr. Frazier developed the necessary infrastructure and led the organization through a rapid arc of expansion, while creating innovative and award-winning reentry and justice programs, along with violence intervention and prevention programs, expanding housing County-wide, and partnering with Black and Brown grassroots partners and leaders to fight the underlying causes of systemic inequity. 

Donald is a dynamic, outgoing, and effective communicator with the ability to motivate staff and develop collaborative working relationships. He operates effectively outside the boundaries of formal organizational structures with creativity, resourcefulness and innovative thinking. He has the ability to provide strategic direction, offer insight, define value propositions, and develop integrated systems as important components in the delivery of services and the management of human and financial capital.

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