Meet the Team
Mike Kim, Chair
Mike Kim is a Business Development Executive for LinkedIn and was previously a Director of Business Development for Monster Worldwide. Prior to joining Monster, he was an early member of social gaming giant Zynga, and the chief executive officer and founder of Yollege.com. Currently, Kim is the Chairman of The Bay Guild and was appointed by the San Francisco Board of Education to sit on the Public Enrichment Fund Committee. In January of 2011, he was elected by the constituents of Assembly District 13 to be a Delegate to the CDP. Mike is extremely passionate about the role of technology in philanthropy and has worked closely with tech industry leaders on pioneering new methods of fundraising. He is a proud graduate of the University of California, Davis. Back to the top.
Born and raised in Oakland, California, Lauren Baranco has attended GLIDE since birth. Inspired by her parents’ example of responsibility for serving community, Lauren has volunteered since elementary school with the GLIDE food program. Fueled with a passion for community involvement, she completed a B.A. in Urban Studies at Columbia University (2006), and completed a Master’s in Public Administration from the New York University Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service (2010). She has interned for various service-based institutions in New York City and has worked as NYS Assembly Member Camara’s Chief of Staff. Lauren has been active a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, played on the Columbia University’s Women’s Varsity Softball Team, and tutored elementary school students with emotional and learning differences through the Kluge Mental Health Internship. At NYU, she held leadership positions with both the Black Student Alliance and the Asian-Pacific Islander American Students’ Association. Upon returning to the Bay Area, she worked with EveryOne Home around issues of homelessness, and joined the Oakland Field of Dreams board, a group of community members working to elevate baseball and softball play for Oakland athletes. Baranco currently manages the New Beginnings Initiative of Alameda County, which provides character-building and job training opportunities for transition-aged youth with experiences in the child welfare and justice systems, under the auspices of County Administrator Susan Muranishi. Back to the top.
David Bettencourt was born in Mountain View, CA, but the fine tuning happened in San Jose, CA where he grew up with his twin brother and younger sister. His passion for creativity and story-telling was cultivated at San Francisco State University where he earned a B.A. in Creative Writing. The travel bug bit him after college as he ventured across several countries and found residence in major cities including Los Angeles, New York and Las Vegas. Cuisine and art are a joyful influence in his life and you can easily find his blurbs on the web commenting on new culinary adventures, soulful lyrics, or indie film screenings. David currently works at Apple, Inc. to help continue to change the world.
David has always had a sincere desire to help others. Along with the Glide Foundation, he has advocated for several major charities including the Special Olympics as a volunteer coach or conquering fitness challenges for the Wounded Warrior Project. Currently, David serves as a media consultant for a grass roots non-profit organization called The Maalgo Project that provides educational supplies & funding to grade school children in rural Ghana.
A firm believer in the principle of karma, David understands that positive change can be achieved by what you contribute to the world. As a proud member of the Legacy Committee, he hopes to put words into action and inspire others to help those in need in the Bay Area. Back to the top.
Amy graduated from UC Berkeley, where she was a member of the women’s water polo team, and received a BA in Economics and Psychology. She also received her MA in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco. Currently Amy is the Director of Corporate & Community Affairs for the San Francisco Bowl Game Association where she helps athletes and teams use sports as a vehicle to give back to the community. Prior to her work at the Bowl, Amy spent many years on the pool deck, working with Bay Area youth and trying to teach them not only the skills of her sport, but also the skills it would take to be positive young members of our society. This year she launched a campaign to raise funds to put the youth of GLIDE’s FYCC into swim lessons for the summer. She’s looking forward to watching the kids develop a comfort in the water that they may never have had otherwise.
A Bay Area native, she is honored to have the opportunity to give back to her wonderful community. She would like to give special thanks to her parents, Artyn & Max Gardner, who have taught her what it means to respect and care for others, and who instilled in her an unparalleled competitive drive. Back to the top.
Colson Griffith graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has since transitioned to a career as a professional photographer focused on weddings and events in the San Francisco Bay area. He has been actively involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area acting as a big brother for the last three years, leading their Silicon Valley Young Professionals Committee as President for one year, and most recently holding a leadership position on their Junior Board Committee helping plan and organize four fund raising events in 2012/2013. Currently he is training for a marathon through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training and is stoked for all the snow falling in Tahoe! Back to the top.
Casey Lary is Project Manager at the digital advertising agency AKQA, where her accounts include Nvidia, Anheuser Busch, and Audi. Prior to AKQA, Casey worked as a Recruiter for startups, and before that was an English teacher in Japan through the Japanese-government sponsored JET program. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Political Economy, and a proud Golden Bear.
This is Casey’s second year on the Glide Legacy Committee and is the lead of the marketing team. In addition to her work at Glide, Casey has participated in the AIDS LifeCycle SF to LA bike ride for AIDS awareness, was the Director of Nonprofit relations for the nonprofit Philanthro Productions, and road a rickshaw across India to raise funds for clean drinking water. In her spare time, Casey can be found exploring new places across the globe, training for her next endurance race, or trying to master the Barefoot Contessa’s entire recipe book. Back to the top.
Keesa Ocampo is an award-winning professional in the industry of international broadcast media. In North America, she has led the government and community relations and PR initiatives for the Asian American network Myx TV and the newly-launched cable channel, Lifestyle Network. Having had hands-on training with producing for television, script-writing, event production, and hosting, her expertise has not only appointed her leadership roles in launching new products to new markets but has also been recognized as a benchmark for industry standards with CableFAXIES and Telly awards.
Ocampo carries an expertise in political and charitable fundraising. A champion for women and girls, her philanthropy also currently focuses on supporting foster youth through the Lincoln Child Center and bringing literacy and peace to hard-to-reach and war-torn barrios through Books for the Barrios. She has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the United States, received a Presidential Citation for her humanitarian work from Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, former President of the Republic of the Philippines, and currently serves as a Commissioner on the San Mateo County Commission on the Status of Women. Back to the top.
A bay area native, and GLIDE baby, Moya Robinson began participating at GLIDE as a volunteer early on in meals, teaching youth dance workshops and interning with the director during the last phase building GLIDE's first affordable housing structure. Moya hopes to contribute more to the GLIDE community though her continued work as a social entrepreneur building community, spreading the GLIDE Legacy and raising the funds needed to support GLIDE's numerous programs. She is currently a full time Real Estate Sales Associate at a Premiere Office of Coldwell Banker Residential Estate and Moya also holds a BA in Politics and Legal Studies from the University of San Francisco a Jesuit School dedicated to social justice. Back to the top.
A San Francisco transplant by way of Boston, Rebecca is thrilled to give back to her new city as a member of the GLIDE Legacy Committee. She brings over eight years experience designing educational software and is a strong believer in the power of technology for promoting the accessibility of knowledge. Currently, as program manager for IXL Learning, Rebecca develops interactive content for K-12 math and language arts. Back to the top
Born and raised in San Jose, Ca, Faham attended the University of Arizona, receiving his B.S. in Marketing and International Business while interning with various sports teams and agencies. Since graduation, he’s been employed by the San Francisco Giants and serves as the Director of Special Ticket Events. Under his leadership, the Giants Special Events have been recognized as one of the leading Targeted Marketing programs in professional sports. He’s developed ethnic marketing platforms as well as fundraising initiatives and is a liaison between the team and several non-profits including Autism Speaks, the Milagro Foundation, the Rex Foundation and numerous Education Foundations. Faham sits on the board for the Manny Pacquiao Foundation, working towards the common goals of development of sports facilities/opportunities for at-risk youth in disadvantaged communities in the Philippines. He has has also partnered with several civic-minded entities in San Francisco, including the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, to host fundraisers for individuals facing the financial challenges imposed by cancer treatment. He’s been recognized as a top alumnus, helping develop one of the U of A’s first sports marketing scholarships. In his spare time, Faham enjoys traveling the world, exercise and fitness and attending sporting events and concerts around the country. Back to the top.