Human Relations Commission Biographies

Gabriel Kralik

KRALIK, Gabriel

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Steven Lee

LEE, Steven

Commissioner Steven Lee is a tech lawyer and Bay Area native who grew up in West San Jose and attended Cupertino schools. 

Commissioner Lee is an active member of the Palo Alto community and has served his community on local boards for over 12 years. He currently serves on the VTA Citizens Advisory Committee, the Midtown Residents Association Steering Committee, and the Fred M. Yamamoto Scholarship Committee at Palo Alto High School.  

Commissioner Lee has previously served on seven other local commissions, including the Santa Clara County Housing & Community Development Advisory Committee, Davis Human Relations Commission, Davis Social Services Commission, Davis-UC Davis Student Liaison Commission, Durham Human Relations Commission, Durham Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and San Jose Youth Advisory Council.

Commissioner graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude from UC Davis with degrees in political science and communications. At UC Davis, he served as the student government Director of City and County Affairs. He earned a law degree from Duke Law School in North Carolina. 

If you are interested in grabbing coffee or chatting with Commissioner Steven Lee about an issue you care  about or have suggestions for how the Commission can better serve the Palo Alto community, you may email him at or text message at (408) 234-9049. You can also follow Steven on Facebook to learn more about initiatives he’s working on and local issues he cares about.

REGEHR, Patricia

Patti spent much of her early career as a community organizer and union organizer for SEIU and AFSCME. She ran the Hill Town project for the Hampshire County (Massachusetts) Community Action Center and was publications manager for the University of California Berkeley Center for Research and Education, and later Coordinator of the Birth Place Resource Center in Menlo Park. For the past several years she has served as a substitute teacher for Palo Alto Unified Schools and for Beechwood School in the Bell Haven section of Menlo Park.

She was part of the anti-apartheid movement, welfare rights movement and – more recently – has been working on immigrant rights. She serves as a Palo Alto Zero Waste leader and is active in issues around the climate emergency.

Patti grew up in Sunnyvale, graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz in Community Studies and has lived in Palo Alto since 1995 and, with her husband Larry, raised two children who went to Palo Alto public schools.

If you want to speak with Commissioner Regehr about any issues, please email her at

Daryl Savage



Daryl Savage is a current commissioner and former Chair of the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission.  She is the former columnist for the Palo Alto Weekly's Shop Talk.  Previously, Daryl was Communications Director for Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, Press Director for Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss, and Executive Assistant to State Assemblyman Joe Simitian. 


SMITH, Kaloma

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Valerie Stinger

STINGER, Valerie

Valerie spent much of her professional life in New Product Planning at Genentech and Syntex.  In 1999, she left that career to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco.  There, she taught business students and worked with a developing artisan business.  She has continued to work in developing countries:  weavers in Lesotho; vendors in Sudan; farmers in Malawi, Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda; scientists in the former Soviet Union; and women entrepreneurs in the Middle East.  

She has lived in Palo Alto since 1974 with her husband, Jim and their two, now-grown, daughters. She served on the Library Advisory Commission for two terms. She loves walking, theater and reading.  She has a B.A. in Economics from Goucher College and an M.B.A. from the University of Santa Clara. 

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