Board of Directors 

CreaTV San Jose is led by a board of community volunteers. The board is made up of up to fifteen directors who are appointed by a majority of the board. In striving to build equity on the board, in our organizational culture, and within our policies and procedures, CreaTV shall focus board representation through the following lens:

  • We prioritize to have a diversity of representation from historically underrepresented communities,
  • We prioritize board membership in ways that creates pathways to shifting power from underrepresented community members,
  • We see diversity of skillsets as equally important to the board composition,
  • We aim to achieve our commitment to racial justice by assuring that at least 51% of the board is represented by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community members.

Board meetings take place every other month, on Wednesdays at 5:30pm, and are open to the public. If you would like to join or if you are interested in learning more about our board of directors, please contact Chad Johnston, chad.johnston(at) 

CreaTV San Jose Board of Directors

Sunny Claggett 
Sunny earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Science degree in Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is certified in a wide range of management assessment and development tools including the Center for Creative Leadership’s Benchmarks, The Leadership Architect, Lominger/Korn Ferry Executive Development processes, MBTI, Strength Deployment Inventory and many others. Sunny recently retired, as Corp. V.P. of Talent Management, after nearly 20 years with CBIZ, Inc. Her prior experience includes Partner-in Charge, Organizational Development with Shilling & Kenyon/SK Consulting; 11 years as a principal of Claggett Associates, an executive management and organizational development consulting firm. In addition, Sunny is the founding Director Community Leadership San Jose, a leadership development program of the San Jose Chamber of Commerce. Prior to moving to California, she was Vice President of Sartain & CO, a business consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas. Sunny recently formed a sole practice consulting firm, California Leadership Strategies, wherein she provides leadership and executive development services to a limited clientele.

Gloria Chun Hoo
Gloria serves on the Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters (LWV) of San Jose and Santa Clara, and from 2011-2014 was its president. She is also the Vice President of the LWV California Board, working on Program and Advocacy, chairing the state board’s Legislative Committee. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, she graduated from Boston University, worked in PR, marketing, and training for the Gillette Company, and for ten years produced/hosted “Asian Focus,” a public affairs program on the local CBS affiliate. In 1987, she moved to San Jose. She was VP marketing for The Tech Museum of Innovation, museum director of the Campbell Historical Museum, and marketing director of the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo, Hawaii. She has served on the National Board of the YWCA of the US as well as on the local San Jose YWCA board, among other volunteer nonprofit activities. More recently she sat on the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, and was a member of the City of San Jose Planning Commission. For the League of Women Voters locally, she is part of the team that produces “Insights and Perspectives”, a weekly public affairs program on CreaTV San Jose.
Tanuja Bahal - Chair
Tanuja is a seasoned non-profit leader with more than two decades of experience in non-profit leadership, strategy, program management and marketing in corporate and non-profit environments. Currently working on strategic projects for Silicon Valley Creates, she is passionate about community building through creative endeavors.  In her past role as Executive Director of the India Community Center, she was instrumental in growing the organization and leading it on a path to sustainability. She is passionate about curating meaningful and sustainable connections between non-profit organizations and industry especially in the areas of arts access and workforce development.

Michael Elliott
Michael is the COO of the Valley Medical Center Foundation, the nonprofit, fundraising arm for Santa Clara County’s public healthcare system.  He has served on the CreaTV Board of Directors since 2009 as the designated member representing Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits. He lives in San Jose with his wife and two daughters.

Elaisha Nandrajog - Vice Chair
Elaisha Nandrajog is an associate in Hopkins & Carley’s Employment & Labor Practice group, where she advises employers on a wide range of employment practices and defends clients in single-plaintiff and class action matters relating to wage and hour issues, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and failure to accommodate. Born and raised in New Delhi, India, she graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 2010 and received a J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2014. Elaisha is passionate about the intersections between communication and community building and explores these issues through a legal lens.

Gerard Manuel
Gerard is the Director of Wellness Services at AACI, responsible for leading agency-wide integration efforts, wellness strategies and initiatives to drive positive change among AACI clients, patients and served communities. Gerard provides strategic leadership and oversight of wellness and community services that promote healthy independence, healthy lifestyles, and safety and security. He received his bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation from San Jose State University.

Leigh Henderson - Secretary
Leigh Henderson is the co-chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at Foothill College. She has worked as a theater designer, technician, manager, educator, and scholar for over 30 years. Most recently, she served as Managing Director of Teatro Visión, San José’s Chicanx/Latinx theater company, from 2016 to 2022. During her tenure, the organization more than doubled its annual programming and audiences, created multiple new works through participatory processes involving hundreds of community members and created unique events and experiences to engage numerous groups within its community, including seniors, college students, girl scouts, LGBTQ+ individuals and allies, and foster families. Her career also includes teaching at San José City College, serving as Managing Director for the Mexican Heritage Corporation, working as Company and Production Manager and Resident Designer at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater, and consulting and grant writing for numerous non-profit performing arts organizations throughout California and beyond. She holds a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA in Arts Administration and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Theater Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Shirley Bird - Treasurer
Shirley is a Business Planning Manager at AMD, where she drives revenue management and strategy. She graduated from Dublin City University with a Bachelor of Business degree and brings with her over 10 years experience in Accounting and Finance. Born and raised in Ireland, Shirley relocated to California in 2018 and currently lives in Los Gatos.

Cam Vu
Cam Vu is a nonprofit fundraising professional who works in community health and healthcare services. She is currently a development officer for Valley Health Foundation, which supports the public healthcare system in Santa Clara County as well as community health and wellness programs. She got her BA in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego and a doctorate degree in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. She believes a thriving community is where all can live with dignity, full rights, and joy. She lives in San Jose and can be frequently found being walked by her dog, Gal.