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Chory Banez

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Chory Banez

Office Coordinator


+1 510 740 0387 (Work)
1999 Harrison St, 14th Floor, Suite 1440
Oakland, CA 94612

Chory has a background in Catholic education, spanning 17 years, which has given him the concrete foundation to cross into the corporate world and higher education. He entered corporate, supporting the Director of Corporate Marketing for a financial institution, armed with years of experience in communicating effectively with multiple personalities, a great skill set in conflict resolution, as well as superb organizational and time management skills. Chory most recent role was as the Executive Assistant and President’s House Manager in the Office of the President at Mills College in Oakland, CA. He is currently the Office Coordinator for the Oakland Office at HSNO now a part of J.S. Held.

Chory is President of the Board of Directors and has chaired the annual benefit luncheon for the Oakland Elizabeth House, a residential transitional program for women and children who have experienced homelessness, violence, addiction, or poverty. His expertise in events planning also extends to his very large family, for whom he coordinates and executes a number of events and gatherings, including reunions and destination vacations.

His link to many organizations, individuals, and communities, is testament to his well-established connections. Chory has a passion for doing good, and doing the right thing when it comes to helping others. Oakland Elizabeth House is at the forefront of that passion. Chory is bilingual in Tagalog and English and is a first generation born Filipino-American. His roots are in Berkeley, CA and he is currently a resident of Oakland.