Ophelia Basgal

Secretary & Treasurer

Ophelia Basgal is a senior executive consultant with InclusionINC, a leading global consulting and learning organization specializing in inclusion and diversity solutions. Prior to her current position, she was the regional administrator of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region IX (Pacific/Hawaii), a position she held from May 2010 to March 2016 and where she was recognized as a national expert on housing and community development issues. Before joining HUD, she was vice president of community relations at the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. 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 serving on the board of the Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association—an $8 billion public pension fund—where she serves on the Operations Committee and formerly chaired the Board and the Actuarial and Budget Committees. She also sits on the San Francisco Foundation’s Board of Directors, where she chairs the Program Related Investments Committee and Finance Committee, and the Mills College board of trustees where she is a member of the Executive Committee and Resources and Sustainability Committee.

Her previous board affiliations include the Oakland Museum of California Foundation, the advisory council to the National Housing Conference’s Center on Housing Policy, and the Merritt Community Capital Corporation. She also served as a member of the State of California’s Commission on Judicial Performance. Ophelia holds a master’s degree in social welfare from UC Berkeley, with an emphasis on social welfare administration, and a BA in Sociology from Arizona State University.