David Onek


David Onek is the CEO of SV2. He brings almost three decades of non-profit, government and private sector experience to the job and a deep commitment to equity and social justice. David previously served as Executive Director of the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara Law School, as Deputy Director of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Criminal Justice, and most recently as Justice Director at the mission-driven consulting firm Resource Development Associates. He also taught at UC Berkeley Law School and served as Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice. Earlier in his career, David worked for the W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness and Equity, Legal Services for Children, and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. David is an active impact and angel investor and a long-time mindfulness meditation practitioner.  He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Brown University, and lives in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood with his wife Kara Dukakis and their two daughters.