Friends of the Children–SF Bay Area's
Board of Directors
Young Professionals Board

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

Board of Directors

Abhi Talwalkar


Director, LAM Research and Former CEO, LSI Corporation

Ruth Bond

Partner, Renne Public Law Group

Dion-Jay Brookter

Executive Director, Young Community Developers, Inc.

Jason DiLullo

President, Qatalyst Partners

Rene Durazzo

Founder, All-In Strategies

Gary Gates

Managing Director, Accenture

Robert House

President of Business for Sale, CoStar Group

William Jeffrey

Former CEO of SRI International

Bev Scott

Author, Speaker on Family History and Genealogy

Seema Shah, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Greg Vilkin

CEO, Universal Paragon Corporation

Tanya Welch

Managing Director, BakerAvenue Wealth Management

Rev. Cecil Williams

Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation, GLIDE

In Memory of Janice Mirikitani

Co-Founder, GLIDE

In Memory of Janice Mirikitani

Co-Founder, GLIDE

Friends of the Children – SF Bay Area joins thousands of others in mourning the passing of our founding director Janice Mirikitani, whose tireless activism and powerful poetry helped to advance the cause of social justice in San Francisco and beyond for over 50 years. Janice was our friend, our inspiration, and a fierce advocate for the children and families we serve. We will miss her immensely.

To learn more about the incredible life of this incredible woman, click here:

Young Professional Board

Alex Wong


Customer Success, Greenhouse

Madeline Cline

Membership Chair

Juris Doctor Candidate, UC Hastings College of Law

Oliver Lamb

Senior Client Success Manager, HouseCanary

Stephanie Doi

Fundraising and Development Associate Manager, SEI

Susan Sheeran

Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship

Sustainable Conservation