Wu Yee's leadership team

Our management team brings years of experience in education and nonprofit organization management.

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Monica Walters
Chief Executive Officer

Monica joined Wu Yee from Cameron House, where she served as Executive Director from 2009-2012. Her education includes an M.A. in Education, Guidance and Counseling from Whitworth University, B.A. in Sociology from Gonzaga University, and a Certificate in Human Services Agency Management from the University of Washington. Through Monica’s education and experience, she has an extensive background in advocacy to address early childhood education and development, chronic poverty, domestic violence, health care, and economic equality. As a highly experienced executive leader of nonprofits in Washington and the diverse social services community of San Francisco, Monica brings passion, commitment and more than 20 years of experience serving youth, families and ethnic communities. She is a member of the API (Asian Pacific Islander) Council of San Francisco and is the Chair of the San Francisco Child Care Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC), Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the California Childcare Directors Association (CCDA), and serves on the Steering Committee for the California Coalition for Equity in Early Care and Education (CCEECE).

Alyson Lee-Suzuki
Chief Programs Officer

Alyson has been with Wu Yee since 2005, and is responsible for the leadership of all programs in the Agency. Before joining Wu Yee, Alyson was the Executive Director of the Chinatown Community Children’s Center, Child Care Director of the Peninsula Family YMCA, Program Director of the Chinese-American Planning Council and Assistant Development Director of Hamilton-Madison House in New York City. She is a former board member of the San Francisco and Marin YWCA, and PAWS (Pets are Wonderful Support). Alyson holds a B.A. in Psychology and an Early Childhood Director’s permit and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Public Administration at San Francisco State University. She is vice chair of the Department of Children, Youth and their Families (DCYF) Service Provider Working Group (SPWG), appointed in November 2015 by DCYF's Oversight & Advisory Committee. As vice chair, Alyson is responsible for helping with reviewing and developing the structure of the SPWG, funding priorities, policy development and evaluation of DCYF funds.

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Mike Neumann
Chief Operations Officer

Mike Neumann is the Chief Operations Officer for Wu Yee Children’s Services. Mike's career has focused on affordable housing, child care, senior care, recreation and parks, fitness centers, museums, performing arts, libraries and schools. His history with Wu Yee began many years ago, when he managed the construction and renovation of Wu Yee's child care centers at 700 Velasco, 888 Clay, 831 Broadway and 1010 Montgomery.  He received his education at Wayne State University, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, Northern Michigan University and Cabrillo College. 

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Jaynie Lara
Human Resources Officer

Jaynie is a Human Resources Professional with over 20 years’ experience in hiring and recruiting, benefits administration, workers' compensation, union relations, training and policy development. Previously she was the Director of Human Resources for The Unity Council and several other nonprofits. She also brings experience as an EEO Investigator for SF MUNI. She brings knowledge and experience working with HeadStart and Early HeadStart programs. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Northern California Human Resources Association and HR California. Jaynie holds a B.A. in Public Administration from Metropolitan State University and is certified in Human Resource Management from Society for Human Resource Management Institute.