Wu Yee's Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is accomplished, passionate and dedicated to helping families succeed.
David Ziegler, President
David Ziegler is Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at Boston Private Bank & Trust, and has many years of banking, financial planning, and strategic planning experience. He has volunteered with the Food Bank, Christmas in April, Family House & Treasure Island Sailing Center, and served for many years on the board of Children’s Council of San Francisco.
Debbie Chang, Immediate Past President (2013-2016)
Debbie Chang is the Product Manager at IXL Learning, where she develops industry-leading educational technology for families and schools. Focused on delivering a high-quality product and delightful user experience, Debbie is responsible for leading the design and growth of the IXL online learning program. She graduated from Harvard University with degrees in biology and health policy. Debbie has volunteered with numerous organizations focusing on health and education access, including Peer Health Exchange, the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, Raphael House, Tandem, and the YMCA; she currently serves on the boards of Generation Citizen and the Harvard Club of San Francisco.
Irene Wong, Vice President
Irene Wong is a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, where she enjoys her role empowering parents and children with up-to-date health information, and working with them to form an effective treatment plan. She was born in Hong Kong and grew up in San Francisco, speaking Cantonese with her family and Mandarin with her relatives. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a double major in biochemistry and Japanese, Irene spent a year living in Japan teaching English to high school students, then studied medicine and completed her residency training in pediatrics at UC San Diego.
Raymond Wu, Treasurer
Raymond Wu graduated from MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and is currently the CEO and co-founder of Wynd with a mission to enable healthy air quality for everyone. He previously was a principal at Silver Lake, one of the largest technology-focused investment firms globally, and worked with many companies and management teams. Before Silver Lake, Ray worked at McKinsey, and as part of his work spent considerable time with local non-profits.
Sharon Donovan is a Faculty member in the Department of Child Development and Family Studies at City College of San Francisco and has a MA in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University and a BA in Psychology from Regis College. Prior to City College, she worked in parent coops, directed Early Care and Education direct service programs, and consulted to community based organizations on child care center start up. She has been actively involved in Early Care and Education advocacy and public policy for many years.
Sizhe has been an Audit Manager at KPMG LLP, an audit, tax and advisory firm, since 2009. Her concentration is Healthcare payors and providers. Sizhe received a BBA from UC Berkeley.
Denise McCarthy is Director of San Francisco Neighborhood Centers Together (SFNCT), a network of nine neighborhood centers in San Francisco that she helped found after serving as Executive Director of the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center for over 25 years. She also serves as President of the SF Giants Community Fund Board of Directors.
Catherine Ngo is an attorney at Nossaman LLP specializing in commercial disputes and litigation. Her experience includes the representation of clients in complex litigation and investigations involving financial services, real estate, product liability and insurance recovery issues. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and earned her juris doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Raised by immigrant parents, Catherine is committed to programs and initiatives serving diverse and low-income communities.
Sonya Thomas is a Senior Brand Manager at the JM Smucker Company where she oversees a portfolio of brands. Originally from Alabama, Sonya graduated from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and has spent her professional career in marketing and strategy building and growing nationally-recognized brands. She is passionate about serving her community and currently serves on the board of Berkeley Food and Housing Project.
Charlene Woullard is a native San Franciscan who graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She is a former foster parent, caregiver and mother of three children. Charlene became a part of Early Childhood Education when her children started Head Start seven years’ ago. Charlene sits on the Board of Directors as the Representative of Wu Yee Policy Council committee. She has a zeal for volunteering at Zion Hill Missionary Church where she has served as a trustee, Financial Secretary and Youth Director for over 20 years.