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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kaye Foster

(Chair) Senior Advisor, The Boston Consulting Group

Kaye Foster
Ms. Foster is a growth leader, business builder, philanthropist, mother and woman of faith, whose life purpose is to “give voice to the voiceless.” Kaye works with CEO’s, leaders and teams as partner, coach, & confidante. Her most recent role was Chief HR Officer for Onyx Pharmaceuticals, where in partnership with the CEO and Strategy Officer, she supported the development and execution of the company’s enterprise strategy and multi-year business plan. Prior roles included the Chief HR Officer for Johnson & Johnson, and HR business partner assignments at Pfizer Inc. across Japan, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. She has been a guest lecturer at Columbia Graduate School of Business on “The Economics of Organizational Analysis”, and a speaker at the Milken Institute Global Conference, focusing on Talent Development for the New Millennium. Kaye is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Stanford Health Care, recently joined the Board of Directors of Valley Care, and was appointed to the Board of Directors of Agios Pharmaceuticals, a leader in the fields of cancer metabolism and rare genetic disorders of metabolism. She recently joined the Board of Directors of Grail Inc, a biotech company whose mission is "to detect cancer early, when it can be cured." Her philanthropic commitments are reflected in her service as GLIDE's Board Chair, and as a trustee of the Board of Spelman College in Atlanta.

Mary Glide

(Vice Chair) Vice President Technology, Sequoia Capital

Mary Glide
Mary Glide is the great-great-granddaughter of Lizzie Glide, who began GLIDE in 1929 as “a house of prayer for all peoples.” Mary has attended Sunday Celebrations regularly since 1999 and in 2010 started GLIDE Kids, a program that runs concurrent with Sunday Celebration, giving children an opportunity to be creative and experience community through storytelling. In her professional life, she is a founding member of Sequoia Capital’s Technology Services team—building systems that drive performance, specifically around data science, relationship intelligence, CRM, and company-building tools. Via the Ascent program, she provides up-and-coming women in technical roles with mentorship and resources to help advance their careers.

Ime Archibong

Head of New Product Experimentation, Facebook

Ime Archibong
Ime Archibong is the Head of New Product Experimentation at Facebook, where his team’s mission is to build new products that matter to the world. He previous served as Facebook’s Vice President of Product Partnerships where he led a global team responsible for strategic partnerships that aligned with Facebook's product and business strategy. Prior to Facebook, he started his career at IBM as a software engineer, eventually transitioning to an advanced technology business development professional focused on storage technology and research. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Yale University where he captained the basketball team and received the Roosevelt L. Thompson Prize for exemplifying great human warmth, a commitment to fairness, compassion for all people, and the promise of moral leadership. Ime has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he also served as class president. He is a listed inventor on over a dozen technical patents and sits on the boards of several global and local nonprofits focused on empowering communities, students and entrepreneurs.

Emily Cohen

Executive Vice President, United Contractors

Emily Cohen
Emily Cohen is the Founder & President of EHC Content and Executive Vice President of United Contractors. Through EHC Content, Emily works with CEOs, business and community leaders, organizations, and elected officials to develop thoughtful communications strategies and compelling written content for a diverse cross-section of audiences. In her role as EVP of United Contractors, Emily oversees government relations, political advocacy, and public relations for California’s largest union-affiliated construction trade association. Prior to her role as EVP, she served as Director of Government Relations. As the organization’s senior strategist and coalition builder, Emily has helped to lead and influence dozens of sophisticated local and statewide campaigns and initiatives, securing more than $90B in infrastructure funding for California’s vital infrastructure. Additionally, she has helped to craft and pass dozens of bills to improve the state business and labor environment for her industry. Prior to United Contractors, Emily was a Legislative Aide in the Office of Kevin de León and former Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow. Emily is an alumna of California State University, Chico with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Political Science and International Relations. In the community, Emily serves on the GLIDE Board of Trustees, is a mentor with Capitol Network Mentor Program, and serves on the Advisory Board for Old Skool Cafe, a youth-run supper club aimed at providing connection, income, job skills and support for at-risk youth.

Paula R. Collins

CEO, WDG Ventures, Inc. and President, Portfolio
Real Estate Consulting

Paula R. Collins
Paula R. Collins is the founder of WDG Ventures, Inc., a real estate development company in Northern California, and of Portfolio Real Estate Consulting. Ms. Collins is also a director and founder of Presidio Bank in San Francisco. She is a member of the national board of the Automobile Association of America and a director of the CSAA Insurance Exchange, as well as AAA Northern California, Nevada, Utah. Ms. Collins has served as a Presidential appointee to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Visiting Committee for the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and on the board of directors for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Special Olympics for Northern California, and BRIDGE Housing Corporation. She has been named to the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, awarded the Silver SPUR by the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, named "Forever Influential" by the San Francisco Business Times, and honored by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Ms. Collins graduated cum laude in urban studies from Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts and received her Master of City Planning from MIT. She was appointed to the Presidio Trust board by President Barack Obama in 2012 and re-appointed in 2015.

Cheryl L. Flick

(Secretary/Treasurer)

Crickette Brown Glad

Executive Vice President, United Contractors

Crickette Brown Glad
Ms. Brown Glad is a compassionate and creative leader with extensive experience spearheading results-oriented projects and committees. She has more than 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur, social visionary and champion of diversity, inclusion and resilience. In addition to her work on many pivotal projects at GLIDE, Ms. Brown Glad is also a renowned artist, successful small business owner, former Deacon & God-powered change agent. She is the founder and designer of Between the Cleavage Jewelry Design, a successful small business since 1999 and has studied at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Ms. Brown Glad has been a GLIDE Church member since 2011 and has spearheaded multiple fundraising campaigns, hosted events, and provided strong support to staff, congregation & program participants.

Dr. Erica Lawson

Associate Clinical Professor, University of
California, San Francisco

Dr. Erica Lawson
Dr. Erica Lawson is a pediatric rheumatologist and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, where she provides care to children with autoimmune diseases, trains future pediatric rheumatologists, and conducts health outcomes research. Her work seeks to improve outcomes and access to care for individuals with childhood-onset chronic illness during the transition to adulthood. Erica completed her BA at the University of Michigan, followed by an MD from Washington University in St. Louis, pediatric residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and pediatric rheumatology fellowship at UCSF. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.

Tracy Layney

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources
Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.

Tracy Layney
Tracy Layney is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Levi Strauss & Co. Tracy is responsible for LS&Co.’s people strategy on a global scale, including diversity, equity & inclusion, recruiting, employee engagement, talent management, compensation and benefits, HR technology and HR communications. Tracy brings more than 20 years of experience in human resources and organization strategy to her role. Prior to joining LS&Co., she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Shutterfly, Inc., the leading retailer of personalized photo-based products. Before Shutterfly, Tracy spent 10 years at Gap Inc., where she held numerous senior leadership roles in HR, most recently serving as the senior vice president of Global Human Resources and Communications for Old Navy. Prior to Gap Inc., Tracy held positions at LS&Co. and PricewaterhouseCoopers/IBM Business Consulting Services where she worked with Fortune 500 clients in the high tech, financial services, retail and healthcare industries on projects ranging from organization design and development to strategic change management. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated magna cum laude. She is active in the HR thought leader community and serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation. Her philanthropic commitments are reflected in her service on the GLIDE Board of Directors and the Levi Strauss Foundation.

Allison L. Magee

Executive Director, Zellerbach Family Foundation

Allison L. Magee
Allison has worked for more than 20 years to transform public systems to reflect the strengths of the community and to meet their needs. Allison Magee is Executive Director of the Zellerbach Family Foundation, one of San Francisco’s oldest and most respected family foundations. ZFF promotes belonging, connection, and a shared sense of safety among people and communities across the Bay Area and California, with a focus on Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties. Allison previously worked for the City and County of San Francisco, where she served as a leader in strengthening services for system involved youth and their families. Her work as Deputy Director of the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department (JPD) includes the development of a national model for juvenile justice system reform. Allison also established a collaborative model for the city’s funding of community-based services that resulted in over $14 million in dedicated funding for violence prevention programs for San Francisco youth. Allison was awarded SPUR’s Good Governance Award for her work at JPD. Allison has also worked for Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Budget and Policy, and the US Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, where she won the Inspector General’s Excellence Award. Allison holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration and a master’s degree in Social Work, both from Columbia University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University. Allison sits on the board and served as Board Chair of the Northern California Grantmakers and recently served on San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s Blue-Ribbon Taskforce on juvenile justice reform. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.

Hydra Mendoza

VP, Chief of Strategic Relationships, Salesforce

Hydra Mendoza
Hydra Mendoza has more than 20 years of experience working as a community organizer, government and public affairs advisor, and education and equity leader. Hydra was the former Executive Director and a founding member of Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco, a national organization that engages parents and community members to support, promote, and improve public education. Hydra was first appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom to his Policy Council on Children, Youth and Families, and later to his staff as his Senior Advisor on Education. Hydra’s work allowed her to build a strong partnership between the Public School System (Pre-K to 20), the community, and the City. She subsequently served under Mayor Ed Lee as his Deputy Chief of Staff for Education and Equity before his untimely passing. She was the first, and only Filipina elected to office in San Francisco. In 2006, 2010, and 2014, Hydra successfully won a citywide bid and re-elections for a seat on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education where she was elected by her peers, twice, as the President and Vice President. Hydra served as the Deputy Chancellor for the Division of Community Empowerment, Partnerships and Communications responsible for the offices of Family and Community Engagement, Community Affairs, Government Relations, Marketing, Communications, Press, and Translation and Interpretation in the New York City Department of Education. The NYCDOE is the largest public school system in the country serving 1.1 million children. Hydra is the current VP, Chief of Strategic Relationships for the Chair and CEO of Salesforce where she helps to develop, build and maintain key stakeholder relationships. Hydra has two adult children that live in Oakland and Brooklyn, and she lives with her husband in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco.

Sharon Osberg

Retired Internet Executive

Sharon Osberg
Born and raised in New Jersey, Sharon graduated from Dickinson College and shortly thereafter made a permanent move to the San Francisco Bay Area. Her early career as a computer programmer led to various technical positions in banking, including systems architect, development manager, and ultimately executive vice president in charge of the online division of a major bank. On her watch, the very first financial services internet platform was developed and implemented. Sharon left the corporate world in the early 2000’s to pursue her true passions: climate, environmental conservation, and wildlife photography/videography. She’s been fortunate to visit all seven continents many times over. Competitive bridge has been a large part of Sharon’s world and has shaped much of her adult life. She’s a World Grand Master, having won two world championships and five national titles. She retired from high-level competitive bridge in the mid-1990’s to focus on internet development, but she still plays in the occasional national and world tournament. Sharon currently serves on one corporate board; 2 non-profit boards; and is an advisor to a large insurance company.

Mark Ryle

CEO & President, Saint Francis Foundation

Mark Ryle
Mark earned his undergraduate degree at the McCombs Business School at the University of Texas, soon thereafter leaving Austin and his proud west Texas roots for a career in corporate finance, investment banking and private equity. After 25 years of acquiring, building, consolidating and dissolving, he was led back to the family business of helping the most vulnerable among us. Mark went back to school in 2007 and completed his master's degree in social work from the University of Chicago. With several years of direct clinical work with children and families under his belt, Mark chose to merge his two worlds, bringing his business and social work brains together with the goal of building sustainability for vital services in San Francisco. Mark spent 6 years as CEO of Project Open Hand and then 3 years as CEO of the Saint Francis Foundation, ensuring continued and expanded services to those who need it the most.

Virginia Walker

Retired Internet Executive

Virginia Walker
Virginia is a repeat CXO and board member with 35+ years of financial, operations, strategy development, sales and marketing experience driving revenue and large financings for international organizations – from startups to F500 companies – in Silicon Valley and beyond. She has held CFO, VP Finance & Administration, EVP Corporate Strategy & Marketing, and GM North America Operations roles for public and private companies in highly regulated domains, including telecommunications, software, hardware, and biopharmaceuticals. As a 4-time CFO, Virginia played a pivotal role in financings generating nearly $1B. She is Director Emeritus at $9B Tri Counties Bank (NASDAQ:TCBK). Virginia joined the board in 2008, serving as an Independent Board Member and Chair of the Asset/Liability and Risk Committee, an Audit Committee Qualified Financial Expert, and as a member of the Nominating and Governance, Compensation, IT and Cybersecurity Committees through 2020. Virginia is currently Managing Partner at the Jamison Group, a network of seasoned growth strategy and operations professionals who provide solutions designed to help businesses uncover growth opportunities and develop strategies and execution plans to pursue them, often filling interim executive roles to assist. Her non-profit board experience includes having served on the boards of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Planned Parenthood, San Jose and 100 Black Women, San Jose. Virginia has been recognized throughout her career for her leadership and mentoring, including by CFO Magazine, Essence Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. She was also acknowledged by BioWorld Magazine as one of Biotech’s Original Movers and Shakers. Virginia also continues to regularly mentor rising executives today to diversify c-suites and boardrooms.

Malcolm Walter

Former COO of Bentley Systems

Malcolm Walter
Malcolm Walter’s career spans more than 40 years and includes serving as the chief operating officer (COO) or chief financial officer (CFO) for several privately held and public companies. In 2016, Malcolm retired after a 17-year career as COO of Bentley Systems, a global software company whose mission is sustaining infrastructure. At Bentley, his responsibilities included sales, professional services and marketing. Malcolm is a CPA and received his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Malcolm’s career provided an opportunity to travel to more than 60 countries and to work with clients and colleagues worldwide. More recently, his travels have been to the least developed parts of the world to observe the unique challenges faced in these communities battling extreme poverty and where empowerment - particularly of women - has proven to unleash the spirits and capacity of these fellow humans to end their own poverty. His mission today is to promote a world that works for all. Malcolm currently serves on the board of the Presidio Graduate School, which offers industry-leading MBA and MPA academic programs in sustainability management. He also serves on the board of Jack London Park Partners - the first non-profit organization to take up management of a state park on behalf of the people of California.

Ross Weiner

Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel,
Explorer Acquisitions

Ross Weiner
Ross Weiner is the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Explorer Acquisitions. Prior to Explorer Acquisitions, Ross worked as a Partner and the General Counsel at Qatalyst Partners where he worked from 2012-2021. Prior to Qatalyst, Ross worked at Silver Lake Credit Fund, Credit Suisse, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Ross is originally from Washington, D.C. and received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He currently is on an Executive Advisory Board to the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, and the Advisory Board of each of Higher Ground Labs, Better Food Ventures, Karus, Inc. and Go, Inc. He resides in San Mateo with his wife and two children.

Rev. Cecil Williams

Co-Founder, GLIDE

Rev. Cecil Williams
For over 50 years, Reverend Cecil Williams has expanded the limits of spirituality, compassion and diversity as Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation of GLIDE Memorial Church in San Francisco. As minister, author, social activist, lecturer, community leader and spokesperson for the poor and marginalized, Reverend Williams is respected and recognized as a national leader on the forefront of change and in the struggle for civil and human rights. His ministry underscores his roots in liberation theology.

Lin-Hua Wu

Former COO of Bentley Systems

Lin-Hua Wu
Lin-Hua is VP of Global Communications & Public Affairs at Google, where she supports the Search, Assistant, Geo, Commerce, and Ads businesses. Prior to Google, she served as the Chief Communications Officer at Dropbox and Head of Corporate Communications at Square. Previously, she was a Partner at Brunswick Group and Managing Director at Kekst and Company, two firms specializing in financial communications and special situations. She began her career as an associate at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto. Lin-Hua graduated with a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. She also serves on the board of the Stellar Development Foundation.

*Rev. Charles F. Cordes

Retired Pastor and former District Superintendent of the United Methodist Church (Emeritus Board Member)

*Dr. Phyllis Kaplan

Professor emeritus of Education, California State University at Hayward

Donald Tamaki*
Born in Oakland, Donald Tamaki graduated from University of California at Berkeley in 1973 and received his JD from Boalt Hall in 1976. He is a partner with Minami Tamaki LLP where he practice focuses on Corporate and Business, Non-profit Corporations, Contracts and Entertainment Law. In 1987 Tamaki received the Loren Miller Award, the State Bar of California's highest recognition for providing legal services to the poor and working on civil rights issues and in 2003 he received the Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific Bar Association.

*Donald Tamaki

Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP (Emeritus Board Member)

*Jerry L. Vallery

CEO, GlobalCom Capital Corporation (Emeritus Board Member)

* indicates emeritus status.