Wu Yee's Leadership Team

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


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).

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Mark Tao
Chief Financial Officer

Mark joined Wu Yee after serving as the agency’s Interim CFO for a quarter. Previously, Mark was the CFO at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture (FMCAC). He helped grow FMCAC’s annual revenue by nearly $4 million and was instrumental in their $40 million Pier 2 renovations, the largest in FMCAC’s history. Mark was key in lease negotiations with more than twenty organizations housed in FMCAC. Prior to FMCAC, Mark was the CFO at YWCA of San Francisco and Marin for five years. While there, he managed the financials for two legally separated YWCA entities and oversaw the operation of a senior housing project with HUD Section 8 contract.   Mark has a MBA and a bachelor degree in Accounting, both from San Francisco State University. Mark is a recipient of San Francisco Art Institute’s prestigious Douglas G. MacAgy Award.

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Mike Neumann
Chief Operations Officer

 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. Mike is currently the Chair of the On Lok Senior Health Services Board of Directors.  He received his education at Wayne State University.

Virginia Cheung
Director of Advancement
Virginia is a Non-profit development professional experienced in helping small to mid-sized organizations create and implement fundraising strategies and organizational infrastructure. She is a creative problem-solver who enjoys helping businesses and entrepreneurs discover new opportunities. Virginia is a second generation immigrant whose parents arrived in the US as refugees before the social justice part.

Cheryl Horney
Child Development/Head Start Director
Cheryl has been in the Early Childhood field for nearly fifteen years as a teacher, coach, before her current position. Cheryl has worked at non-profits her entire career starting as a teacher for children without homes in Boston, MA.   Cheryl has a MA in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University.   She serves on the Board of Directors of the CA Association for the Education of Young Children and on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Women’s Building. She volunteers with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Bay Area.

Cheryl Hughes
Director of Provider Services
Cheryl has many years of expertise in quality assurance program design, program management, staff development and training in education from early childhood to higher education setting. She is a Program Director with an entrepreneurial spirit, skilled in leading multi-cultural teams, managing large scale, high stakes projects and driving project life cycles from conceptual phase through implementation and internal/external evaluation. Cheryl is experienced in creating local and national training partnerships, and operational cost savings strategies.