Fred Goff, Board President


Fred grew up in Colombia, the son of Presbyterian
missionaries who lived 38 years in Latin America. He has
helped create two nonprofit research and information
organizations focused on changing US relations with the
region: the North American Congress on Latin America
(NACLA) publisher of the largest circulation English
language magazine on Latin America; and Information
Services Latin America (ISLA), publisher of a monthly
monitor of English language mainstream newspaper
coverage of the region. In 1977, he helped create the
DataCenter, an Oakland-based nonprofit that provides
strategic research to grassroots social justice organizing
campaigns, and currently serves as its President. Fred is a
member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, and
is a board member of NACLA, ISLA, DataCenter,
Grassroots Fundraising Journal, and the Bay Area Friends
of the Latin America Council of Churches.