Wu Yee's Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is accomplished, passionate and dedicated to helping families succeed.

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David Ziegler, President

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.

Irene Wong, Vice President/Interim Secretary

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 Wu, Treasurer

Raymond graduated from MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and is in the process of starting 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 non-profits.

Sharon Donovan
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.  

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Carmen Ho
Carmen has over 18 years of international brand and marketing management experience. She is currently the Founder and Director at 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 a current Board Member at Little Opera, a non-profit after school program for elementary and 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.

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Lilly Liu Minkove
Lillyis the Managing Partner of ArtLogica Strategy Group, a growth strategy consultancy for fashion, retail and consumer brands.  She has 18 years of experience in brand strategy, customer experience, consumer insights, and international growth.  Lilly began her career in investment banking and management consulting for the consumer and retail industries.  She drove international strategy and consumer insights at Coach, and led the Mid-Atlantic region for Louis Vuitton.  A native of Shanghai, Lilly immigrated to Illinois in elementary school.  Lilly is a recent Bay Area transplant: she and her family lived in New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta and Chicago prior to San Francisco.  She is passionate about the positive impact of Wu Yee's early childhood education programs on children, families and communities.  

Catherine Ngo
Catherine is an attorney Nossaman LLP specializing in commercial disputes and litigation.  Her experience includes the representation of private and public clients in complex litigation and investigations involving real estate and financial services.  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.

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John Peng
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.


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Marthe Stanek
Marthe has over 20 years of experience as a management side employment lawyer.  She began her career with a national law firm and is now Vice President and Associate General Counsel for an IT Services Company.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  Marthe is the daughter of two mathematicians, one born in China, and both of whom were active in educational, political and Chinese community organizations for as long as she can remember.  From these progressive and community-minded roots, Marthe is inspired by Wu Yee’s mission to support the children, families and community of San Francisco.

Sonya Thomas
Sonya 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. 

Richard Yuen
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.