AFG appoints Chantal Hildebrand as Deputy Director


Headshot of Chantal HildebrandAFG is thrilled to announce the promotion of Chantal Hildebrand as the organization’s first Deputy Director.

“With her extensive experience in programs, community mobilization, relationship building with multi-sector stakeholders and cultural strategy, Chantal will continue to help lead our stellar team as we take AFG to the next level in serving our members,” says Cynthia Nimmo, AFG Interim Executive Director.

Chantal first joined AFG as AFG’s Director of Programs in February 2021, where she led the development of the organization’s robust range of programs to improve systems to best meet the needs of girls* and gender-expansive youth. Chantal has a decade’s worth of experience in the nonprofit sector, working to advance gender and racial equity. She brings an intersectional lens and a passion for creating spaces for historically-oppressed populations to share their diverse experiences and to lead decision-making processes to improve their lives and wellbeing, and that of their communities. Chantal has a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

Chantal’s leadership and expertise will help shape the next phase of impact of our dynamic organization, whose budget and staff have grown tremendously in recent years, and whose programs continue to grow in complexity, scale and reach.


Welcome Kendall Roberts, our new Associate Program Manager


AFG is pleased to share the addition of Kendall Roberts to our team.  She will support our systems-change model for meeting the needs of girls* and gender-expansive youth in the Oakland Unified School District. Kendall holds a Masters in Social Work and is a Certified Community Coach. Over the last six years, her work has been centered in supporting BIPOC youth and adults that experience exploitation and gender-based violence, through 1:1 counseling, advocacy, healing circles, and educational workshops.

Kendall’s goal is to redefine how community organizations support BIPOC folks that experience sexual violence. She believes that it begins with service providers, providing community leaders and organizations with the necessary tools to build healing spaces within their own communities.

Join our team! AFG is hiring for a Director of Finance & Administration. We offer a supportive workplace with hybrid work options, flexible hours, holiday closure and more excellent benefits.