Board of Directors
Brooke Griffin (Board President) is the Associate Director of Human Rights Watch's Silicon Valley office, focusing on development and outreach within the Bay Area. Brooke was formerly Director of Administration and People at SFFILM, where they worked for five years managing the organization's internal operations. They support SCRAP’s Executive Director on all fundraising efforts as the Development Committee Chair, and often cite SCRAP as the reason they chose to live in the Bay Area. Brooke attended Harvard University and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Visual Studies and Computer Science.
Merritt Richmond is an elementary school teacher with 30 years of experience in the field of education. She is a professional development designer and facilitator who helps to bring engaging, hands-on learning to schools throughout the Bay Area, and she was a founding team member of the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Merritt has served on the Board of Directors of several nonprofits and schools in San Francisco, including 18 Reasons Community Cooking School and Juma Ventures. Merritt earned her BA in Art History and Elementary Teaching Credential from Duke University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Mills College. She discovered SCRAP as a classroom teacher working at the Creative Arts Charter School in the 1990’s, and has returned to the Depot often as the mother of three burgeoning artists.
Many thanks to these former board member for their years of dedication and service:
Joan von Briesen