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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

Co-Founder

Director, LAM Research and Former CEO, LSI Corporation

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Ruth Bond

Partner, Renne Public Law Group

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Dion-Jay Brookter

Executive Director, Young Community Developers, Inc.

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Jeff Casey

Director, PwC

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Jason DiLullo

President, Qatalyst Partners

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Rene Durazzo

Founder, All-In Strategies

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

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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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Greg Vilkin

CEO, Universal Paragon Corporation

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Tanya Welch

Managing Director, BakerAvenue Wealth Management

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Rev. Cecil Williams

Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation, GLIDE

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Alex Wong

Customer Success, Greenhouse

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In Memory of Janice Mirikitani

Co-Founder, GLIDE

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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: https://www.glide.org/obituary-janice-mirikitani/

Advisory Circle

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Lattice Semiconductor

Donna Briskin

Donna Briskin

Retired Management Consultant

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Ralph Briskin

Retired Business Leader

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Rene George

Managing Director/GM, Applied Materials

Christine Heckart

Christine Heckart

Founder and CEO

Xapa World

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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, Captrust

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Sean Livingston

Managing Director & Financial Advisor, UBS Private Wealth Management

Adam Mc Donough

Adam McDonough

Partner

Lockton Insurance Brokers

Louise Renne

Louise Renne

Founding Partner

Renne Public Law Group

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Dilip Vijay

VP Supply Chain, Broadcom

Young Professionals Board

Alex Wong

Alex Wong

Chair

Customer Success, Greenhouse

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Tahseen Chowdhury

Immigration Law Practitioner

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Madeline Cline

Membership Chair

Juris Doctor Candidate, UC Hastings College of Law

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Jessica Cramer

Former Professional Mentor

Legal Recruiter, Robert Half

Marin Garcia

Marin Garcia

Operations Associate

The Education Trust-West

Oliver Lamb

Oliver Lamb

Senior Client Success Manager, HouseCanary

Richard Nai

Richard Nai

Spacecraft Simulation Engineer

Astranis Space Technologies

Susan Sheeran

Susan Sheeran

Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship

Sustainable Conservation