Director of Policy (Mental Health)
As the older brother of his two biological siblings in foster care, Kyle has a strong personal investment in his work. He remains deeply committed to supporting his brother and sister's ongoing success after spending time as their primary caregiver and continuing to serve as a key part of their permanent network of support. Although never in the system himself, Kyle also spent five years as an unaccompanied homeless youth, eventually joining an organization that taught youth to be self-advocates and leaders in their own lives. He has firmly believed in the importance of youth empowerment and voice ever since.
Prior to joining CYC, Kyle worked for a number of membership-based advocacy organizations as well as for a member of the State Assembly. In addition, his background in journalism includes coverage of ballot initiatives, redistricting, elections, and other political issues for several periodicals throughout the state, including the front pages of the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury. Kyle received his B.A. in political science and communication at the University of California, Davis.