Boona cheema receive a commendation this week from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to celebrate her 40 years as executive director of Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency. She is a leading voice on solutions to homelessness and poverty locally, nationally and globally. From left to right: Sonja Fitz, Supervisor Keith Carson, boona cheema, Berkeley City Councilmember Linda Maio, Donald Frazier, Marlene Hurd, Ed Barnes and Qassim A. Moon. Photo by Hannah Greene.