Sonya is a Brand Strategy & Marketing Consultant and Owner of Hello Marketing Consulting. 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.
Irene 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 graduated from MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and started his own company to tackle pollution. 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 nonprofits.
Richard (Rick) is the Assistant Dean & Judicial Officer, Emeritus at Stanford University. Rick received a MSW in Social Work Education from San Francisco State University and a BA in both Asian American Studies and Sociology from University of California Berkeley. Rick also serves on the Board of Community Boards, Stanford Historical Society, and the YMCA of the USA. He is a member of The Bay Institute.
David has been a Commercial Lender for more than 25 years in the banking industry and financial planning industry. He has volunteered with the Food Bank, Christmas in April, Family House & Treasure Island Sailing Center and is currently on the Board of Directors of Bayview Hunters Point Community Legal, Working Solutions Loan Committee, is a member of Full Circle Fund, as well as having served for many years on the Board of Children’s Council of San Francisco.
Raymond is a Business Operations Manager at Opendoor. Prior to Opendoor, he worked at StubHub and Deloitte Consulting. He graduated from UC Irvine with a BA in Business Administration. He is a Co-Founder of Wu Yee's Volunteer Development Committee, creating a volunteer program to support Wu Yee's mission through general and professional volunteers. He is committed to providing resources and services for children and local communities.
Sharon is a recently retired 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.
Chris attended the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and graduated with a degree in Finance and Computer Science. During the day Chris trades structured credit derivatives for a large investment bank, however, Chris leads a double life. Since 1997 Chris and his mother Michelle, an accomplished pianist, have perform as Two Piano Journey across the country to raise money for a variety of nonprofits. Their goal is to perform around the world, for the world.
Carmen has over 18 years of international brand and marketing management experience. She is the Founder and Director of Chic Consulting, a boutique brand consultancy that specializes in lifestyle, luxury, and retail consumer products and service offerings. She spent 10+ years at Miele as Head of Marketing and Brand for the Hong Kong & Macau market. Prior to Miele, Carmen was the Marketing Events Manager, Asia, for a technology start up. Carmen is passionately involved with and gives back to her community. In San Francisco, she is also on the board of Little Opera, a non-profit after-school program for elementary/middle school students. She is a committee member of the Asia-Pacific Affairs Forum at the Commonwealth Club. In Hong Kong, she was involved with Disciples Escoffier, an international chef’s association, and the Ambassadors of Design Strategy Committee.
Al is a business builder with experience in finance, investments, investment operations, and business operations, and has spent the bulk of his career in the asset management industry in San Francisco. He is currently the Head of Systematic Strategies and ETF Operations for Hartford Funds, a subsidiary of The Hartford. Al previously worked as a management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group. He has an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Catherine serves as legal counsel for Anchorage, an innovative custodian for digital assets. Prior to moving in-house, Catherine was a litigator specializing in financial services at a national law firm. 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. As a first-generation college graduate raised by immigrant parents, Catherine is committed to programs and initiatives serving diverse and low-income communities.
John is a Growth Manager in the biotechnology industry. Before joining the industry world, he worked as a psychology researcher and as a writer/editor. He received his BA from University of California, Davis and his MA from Columbia University. As the child of immigrant parents and a long-time volunteer for non-profits, he is dedicated to serving underprivileged communities. He also serves on the board for the Columbia University Alumni Club of Northern California.
Growing up in Shanghai, being educated in the US, Canada and Hong Kong, then working in China, France, and the US, Sandra is truly a global citizen and understands how business works in different cultures and contexts as well as what kind of leaders the organizations want to develop in today's ever more globalized and accelerating world. Sandra got her MBA from Harvard Business School after working for The Boston Consulting Group. Recently, combining her leadership experience and her passion in applying psychology, she pursued her dream job as an executive coach. She has coached leaders in both for-profit and non-profit world helping leaders to hone their professional skills as well as support their personal growth.
Cindy is a finance and operations executive, with over 15 years of experience in high growth environments. She is currently the COO and was on the founding team of SoMa Equity Partners, an investment firm, where she oversees several functions including finance/accounting, operations, legal, and compliance. Previously, she held roles at other investment firms and was an auditor at Ernst & Young. She is also a licensed and active Certified Public Accountant. Cindy is committed to improving underserved communities and promoting social justice. She lives in the East Bay with her husband and two boys.