Meet My Staff

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Alex Knox

​Chief of Staff

Email - Phone: (510) 621-1302 (Se habla Español) 
Press: contact for media inquiries 

Alex Knox is a Richmond native and served as the lead coordinator for the Tom Butt for Mayor campaign. He is half Hispanic and fluent in Spanish and intermediate German. He graduated from Guilford College with a BA in Political Science. While in school he served as a steering committee member of the student government and was a key organizer for an annual college access conference geared towards Latino high school students.In the summer of '09 he worked as an intern at former Congressman George Miller's D.C. office. Alex was recently elected as an Assembly District Delegate to the CA Democratic Party as an advocate for increased civic engagement from youth and in emerging populations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Office and Staff Management, Scheduling, Blight Reduction, Development and Land Use, Environmental Protection Policy, Food Policy and Access, Housing Policy and Strategy, LGBTQ (Liaison), Mayor's Community Fund, and Transportation

Dominique Roache-Green

Director of Policy Initiatives

Email - Phone: (510) 620-6502

Dominique Roache-Green is a longtime Bay Area resident who currently resides in Oakland. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Speech Communications. She then earned her Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Management and Analysis from California State University - East Bay. Before joining the mayor's office, she served as the Human Services Coordinator of Homeless Services for the City of Livermore. In this position she worked alongside local nonprofits and cities as well as the homeless community to develop a framework that would address and offer some resolve for the growing homeless concerns plaguing the Tri-Valley. She also worked for the County of Alameda in various capacities but primarily as what she calls a "street-level Bureaucrat," providing direct services to the disenfranchised. Dominique is a committed and dedicated public administrator who is ready to serve and support the city of Richmond.

Roles and Responsibilities:


Boards, Commissions, and Committee Appointments, Certificates and Recognitions, Economic Development, Emergency Planning and Operations, Equity and Inclusion, Homelessness, and Veterans Issues

Ruben Hernandez Story
Director of Projects and Programs

Email - Phone (510) 620-6548 (Se habla Español) 

Ruben Hernandez Story was born in Rio Bravo, Mexico (with roots in Monterrey, Mexico) and raised in Donna, TX. He currently resides in Berkeley. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a BA in International Studies - Relations and Diplomacy and a minor in Spanish. His first public service experience came from interning in the Columbus office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. After graduating, he went on to work at the Ohio Senate as a Legislative Aide to Senator Cecil Thomas. Accomplishing his life-long goal of moving to California's San Francisco Bay Area, he has gotten involved in local politics through the East Bay Young Democrats. Ruben owes the opportunities afforded to him to his passion subjects: immigration; education; and healthcare.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Bicycling and Pedestrians, Branding and Marketing, Community Outreach, Education and Schools, Environmental Policy, Immigration, Parks and Open Space, Social Media, and Youth Services