Patra Nesseth-Steffes, Board Member

Patra joined HAC in 2007 and joined the Board in 2011. A retired teacher, she now pursues art photography, and she has been active in A.R.T. Inc., Sun Gallery, and PhotoCentral. An enthusiastic volunteer, she distributes promotional materials for various groups and maintains our rack of postcards and flyers for other groups. She has taken the lead in planning and carrying out successful fundraisers for HAC, engaging dancers and musicians, hiring a caterer, obtaining many donations of goods and services from local merchants, and handling many details. 
   Bruce Roberts, Board Member

Bruce is a Hayward native, retired 7 years after 35 years teaching English and History at Cesar Chavez Middle School in Union City.   He has been married 47 years to his wife, Kathy,  with three sons and four granddaughters filling out the family.   Since retirement, he has been elbowing his way into local art galleries with his poetry, feeling that visual and verbal art make a good combination.  In 2015, he was named Hayward’s first Poet Laureate, and has joined the HAC Board to further promote literacy through poetry in Hayward.