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Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors are elected to serve a three-year term and can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. Generally, Board elections are in August prior to the fiscal year beginning on September 1. We currently have a 17-member Board of Directors.

There are three standing committees of the Board of Directors: Finance Committee, Board Operations Committee and Executive Committee (by election). There are additional committees/task teams related to the Foundation’s special events (Wine and Wishes, Wishes in Wine Country, Walk For Wishes and Brave the Bay).

Board Officers:

Brian Cannon, Chairperson Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
John Beekley, Secretary, VP Technical Marketing (Retired), Corsair
Joe Hurwich, Treasurer, Managing Member, 2923 Adeline Associates
David Millstein, Past Chair, Partner (Retired), PwC


Elaine Barden, Regional VP of Sales and Marketing, Comcast
Janet Belton, Customer Value Manager, SAP
James Callinan, Portfolio Manager, Osterweis Capital Management
Gina Comes, Sr. VP, Clean Transportation Logistics
Craig Descalzi, CEO, Morrison Avenue Capital Partners
Tori Humphrey, Civic Leader/Fmr. Middle School Teacher
Gary Kovacs, Fmr. CEO & Managing Director, AVG Technologies
Thi La, COO, Corsair Components, Inc.
Sarah Price, Owner/Consultant, GlobalPrice Consulting
Rani Radhakrishnan, Partner, PwC - Digital Health
Arjunan Rajeswaran, Special Projects, Cloudflare, Inc
Judi Rees, Civic Leader

Advisory Directors:

Ronnie Brandt, Chair, YPAC SF; Sr. Product Manager, Sales Cloud, Salesforce
Laurie Giammona, Sr. VP & Chief Customer Officer, PG&E
David Lonergan, CIO, Vista Capital Advisors 
Peri McDonald, Chair, YPAC SV; Regional VP, Customer Success, Salesforce


For more information about the Board of Directors, contact Lynne Durie at

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(415) 982-9474