The NCPC is made up of:

Elected Officers

Chair: Michael Ubell
Vice Chair:  Barbara Minton
Treasurer: Eric Neville
Secretary and Information Officer: Karen Ivy

Michael Ubell


I have lived in Rockridge since 1992 and the Bay Area since 1974, mostly in the East Bay.  I have retired from a career in computer software development.  During my retirement I have become involved in volunteer groups seeking to improve life in our city and to stem the violence and crime.  Some of these groups interact with the Oakland Police Department and I saw joining the leadership of the Rockridge NCPC as a way to leverage my other activities to directly help our neighborhood.  While our problems may be focused locally, we cannot ignore what is happening it the rest of the city if we want to improve the quality of life in Rockridge.

Barbara Minton


I've lived in Oakland since 1988. I retired from teaching elementary school a few years ago, but now I teach aqua aerobics at the downtown Berkeley Y. I also write poetry and make hand bound artists' books (think blank journals, sketchbooks, etc.). I went the the Rockridge NCPC with a problem in my neighborhood and was so impressed by the people on the council and the problem-solving officers and NSC's that I volunteered to fill the vacancy in the vice-chair's seat.   Serving on the NCPC feels like a good way to give back to the community and help improve our neighborhoods.

Eric Neville


Eric Neville believes that, if it's true that we live in a democracy, that authority can be delegated but not responsibility, and ignorance of the law is no excuse; then we are all responsible for all public policy, whether we admit it or not.

Karen Ivy

Secretary/ Information officer

I’ve lived in Rockridge since 1986; I’m a native Californian and a native of the Bay Area, with 2 degrees from U.C. Berkeley.  I’m now retired from the second of my two professions:  I’ve been a librarian, and I’ve been a computer programmer/systems analyst.  I manage the NCPC web site, as well as being a member of the NCPC, and I sing with the Oakland Symphony Chorus.  I’m moderator for the Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Watch Yahoo! group and the RockridgeNCPC Yahoo! group.  I’m interested in helping the neighborhood because I live here.

Other Active Volunteers


Revised 14 December 2016