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Advisory Council

  • Rich and Raquel Aurilla, San Francisco Giants (retired)
  • Tom Beaty, Managing Director, First Republic Investment Management
  • Michele Benjamin, Community Volunteer
  • Kelly Bligh, Civic Leader
  • Daniel Briskin, VP HR, GAP, Inc.
  • Jonathan F. Cain, Corporate Officer, Nomota Corporation “Journey” 
  • Joanne Calabrese, Retail Executive
  • H. Michael Cohen, Life Sciences Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank
  • Dennis De La Montanya, Owner/Operator De La Montanya Winery & Vineyards
  • Greg Dougherty, CEO, Oclaro
  • Dina Eastwood, Emeritus Co-chair of Monterey Bay Gala event/Civic Leader
  • Gary Elliott, Co-Founder, Rising Tides Group
  • Jay Emmons, Fmr Chief Customer Officer, Sales Portal Inc.
  • Paul Fisher, MD, Stanford University & Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Graham Freeman, CEO, Korora Partners
  • Drew Gooden, Washington Wizards, National Basketball Association
  • Mark R. Grace, Vice President, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
  • Scott Harper, Senior VP Urban Landlord Partners, Colliers International
  • William G. Harris, Caterer/Owner, St. Clair’s Catering
  • Veronica Johnson, Wish mom, Dylan Johnson Memorial events host
  • Dan Karthas, Manager (Retired), United Airlines
  • Allison Kosta, Civic Leader/Kosta Browne Winery
  • Joe Madigan, Team Chloe
  • Rekha Mallya, Civic Leader
  • Sandra Ormerod, Sales Associate, Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Scott Ormerod, Co-Chair, Owner, Leap Solutions
  • Roland Passot, Chef/Owner La Folie
  • Matthew D. Powers, Partner, Tensegrity Law Group 
  • Robin Rice, Senior Vice President, serena & lily
  • David Schnell, Managing Director, Prospect Management, LLC
  • Stephen Stonehouse, Principal, Stonehouse Consulting Group
  • Kimberlee Swig, Former co-chair of Wine & Wishes event/Civic Leader
  • Karen Ulshafer, Community Volunteer and Independent College Counselor
  • Lisa Vogel, Vice President/Asset Manager, Rialto Capital Management
  • Amy Underwood, Civic Leader
  • John Underwood, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Jeffrey Weinstock, Creative Director, ABC Family

For more information on the Advisory Council, contact Lynne Durie at

Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
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Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 982-9474