is an economic and workforce development consultant and has served in senior policy-making roles with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the San Francisco Center for Economic Development from 1998-2004. She serves as a director of the Bank of San Francisco and the San Francisco-based software company, Andrew J. Wong, Inc. Previously, Ms. Achtenberg served in the Clinton Administration, first as Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and later as Senior Advisor to then HUD Secretary Henry G. Cisneros. A former member of the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco from 1990-1993, she also represented San Francisco as a Director for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
She earned her B.A. in history from UC Berkeley in 1972 and her J.D. from the University of Utah, College of Law in 1975. She was a teaching fellow at the Stanford Law School and was Dean of the New College of California’s School of Law. She practiced law with Equal Rights Advocates and founded the National Center for Lesbian Rights.more » « less