In 2017, Darcie became the new CEO/Executive Director for Latinas Contra Cancer. For nearly 20 years, Darcie has dedicated both her professional and personal life to serving our community. As a community leader, she has made fighting education in equity, income inequality and health disparities among her top priorities.
During the course of her life, she has served our community as a grassroots community organizer, political activist, neighborhood leader, nonprofit advocate, legislative staffer and policy maker working to increase social power for underserved and underrepresented communities.
Prior to entering the healthcare industry, Darcie worked as a field representative to former California State Assemblyman Joe Coto. There she helped to address many public policy issues affecting the residents of San Jose, with a particular emphasis on providing communities access to healthy lifestyle choices and quality public education.
Darcie has served as President of DAWN (Democratic Activists for Women Now), Vice-Chair of the Santa Clara County Commission of the Status of Women, founding board member of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus and as the Director of Gender Equality for the Santa Clara County Democratic Party. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley.
Darcie is a Latina and an American Indian. She is a lifelong resident of East San Jose. Darcie is a newlywed and a daughter to two hardworking parents of modest means. She and her husband Rick Alexander Green are raising two daughters and just welcomed their first son together, Hathorne, into the world.
In 2013, Darcie was recognized as a Silicon Valley Latino Magazine 40 Under 40 To Watch and a Silicon Valley San Jose Business Journal Top Woman of Influence, an Emerge America 2013 Trailblazer Honoree, a Silicon Valley San Jose Business Journal 40 Under 40 and was inducted into the East Side Union High School District Hall of Fame. In 2014 the People for the American Way Foundation Young Elected Officials Network Barbara Jordan Leadership Award. In 2015, Darcie was awarded the San Jose Youth Connections “Community Hero Award and the Alum Rock Counseling Center Community Role Model of the Year Award, and the Ivy Rose Community Foundation Distinguished Woman Award.
In 2016, Darcie was awarded the California Latino Journal “Spirit of Latina” Award