Friends of the Children-SF Bay Area's
Board of Directors
Advisory Circle
Young Professionals Board

Our boards are composed of dedicated, highly accomplished professional and community leaders who share our passion for our mission and commitment to our values.

The Board of Directors guides the organization's success by providing strategic leadership, ensuring healthy governance and financial stability, providing effective organizational planning, and being powerful advocates for our mission.

The Advisory Circle provides independent “outside-in” input and advice in support of our strategic plan, while also acting as enthusiastic ambassadors opening doors and raising awareness of our mission across their respective networks.

The Young Professionals Board is making a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve. They assist with food deliveries, fundraise on our behalf, volunteer at events, provide and wrap holiday gifts, and more.

Board of Directors

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Abhi Talwalkar


Board Chair Lam Research & iRhythm Technologies, Board Director AMD, TE Connectivity

Former CEO, LSI Corporation

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Ruth Bond

Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo

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Eng Bozzini

Senior Consultant, Andersen Consulting

Sales, Business Partner Development, PeopleSoft

Partner, Empire Realty, Alain Pinel Realty

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Jeff Casey

Director, PwC

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Tahseen Chowdhury


DEI Practitioner and Learning and Development Consultant

Founder, Global Mobility Immigration Services

Marc Crayton

Marc Crayton

Insurance Executive

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Rene Durazzo

Founder, All-In Strategies

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Frances Evensen

Advisor, Mentor, Technology 'Go to Market' Expert

Gary Gates

Gary Gates

Managing Director, Accenture

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Robert House

President of Business for Sale, CoStar Group

William Jeffrey

William Jeffrey

Former CEO of SRI International


Michael Rugen

Co-Founder & Former Executive Director

Bev Scott

Bev Scott

Organization Consultant, Leadership Coach, Author and Teacher

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Seema Shah, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Tanya Welch

Managing Director, BakerAvenue Wealth Management

Advisory Circle

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Lattice Semiconductor

Donna Briskin

Donna Briskin

Retired Management Consultant


Ralph Briskin

Retired Business Leader

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Dion-Jay Brookter

Executive Director

Young Community Developers, Inc.

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Lisa Bugni


King & Spalding

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Jason DiLullo


Qatalyst Partners

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Rene George

Managing Director/GM

Applied Materials

Christine Heckart

Christine Heckart

Founder and CEO

Xapa World

Helen Hilton Raiser

Helen Hilton Raiser

Community Volunteer

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David Kirp

Professor of the Graduate School

UC Berkeley

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Ted Lew

Vice President | Financial Advisor


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Sean Livingston

Managing Director & Financial Advisor

UBS Private Wealth Management

Adam Mc Donough

Adam McDonough


Lockton Insurance Brokers

Louise Renne

Louise Renne

Founding Partner

Renne Public Law Group

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Nicole Smith

Litigation and Arbitration Attorney

Withers Bergman


Dilip Vijay

VP Supply Chain


Young Professionals Board

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Tahseen Chowdhury


DEI Practitioner and Learning and Development Consultant

Founder, Global Mobility Immigration Services

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Austin Collier

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Administration

San Francisco International Airport

Marin Garcia

Marin Garcia

Program Assistant

Tipping Point Community

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Chase Gladden

Senior Manager, Growth Marketing


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Merra Kurubalan

Events Chair

Construction Disputes - Attorney and Consultant

Oliver Lamb

Oliver Lamb

MBA Candidate, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley

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Hannah Nowakowski

Donor Relations and Engagement Manager

Sustainable Conservation

IMG 5206

MacPaul Obiniyi

Vice Chair

Tech Sales, Intel

Jeremy Pond

Jeremy Pond

Lead Advisor

Brighton Jones

Susan Sheeran

Susan Sheeran

Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship

Sustainable Conservation