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Young Professional Advisory Council

YPAC assists the Make-A-Wish® Board, Executive Director and Staff by acting as ambassadors for the chapter through fundraising and advocacy activities.

The Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) is a significant resource to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, its Board of Directors and the children they serve. YPAC assists the Board, Executive Director and Staff by acting as ambassadors for Make-A-Wish through fundraising, promotion, networking, volunteering and general advocacy of our mission: To grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The council is made up of professionals under 45 years old who are passionate about being active and philanthropic members of their community.

FY18 YPAC Members:

San Francisco:

Executive Team

Ronnie Brant, Chair, Salesforce, Inc.    
Heidi Silber, Co-Chair, Golden State Warriors    
David Jensen, Chair Emeritus, Build Group Inc.    
Lindsey Brant, Impact Chair (Treasurer), Asurion   


Katie Abrams, San Francisco 49ers     
Susan Agudo, SocioFabrica, Inc.     
Brittany Bentley, Lockheed Martin Corporation     
AJ Casella, AKQA     
Kimi Coy, IBM     
Rishi Dixit, Valiant Capital     
Kayla Doty, CLEVER     
Angelina Elhassan, Forrester Research     
Zoe Fisher, Serena & Lily   
Heather Frietsch, The Fairmont San Francisco     
Nicole Hess, AlliedPRA Northern California     
Mackenzie Hess, Stephen Gould Corporation     
Michelle Horan, Boston Beer Company     
Amaechi Igwe, SocioFabrica, Inc.
Dave Jensen, JS Sullivan Development    
Fernan "Joco" Joco, Golden State Warriors     
Allegra Jones, Duane Morris LLP   
Kaitlin Kikalo, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer     
Michael Lim, Warburg Pincus     
Danielle MacDonell, San Francisco ArchDiocese - St. Hilary School     
Jesse Maddex, Exponent Partners     
Shannon Matthews, Salesforce     
Orr Rozov, Banfield     
Theresa Sciole, BrightEdge     
Marisa Serrano, Larson Communications     
Darcy Stevens, 18Birdies     

YPAC Plus      

Jill Drish, Koenen Bon Appétit Management Company     
Jackie Koenen, Benefit Cosmetics     
Ashley Conrad, Wells Fargo     
Emily Smith, Double Forte     
Katie Mulligan, Google     
AJ Seliga, Chipotle     
Ben Liepman, BPM, LLP     
Matt Gallo, Merrill Lynch

Silicon Valley

Executive Team

Peri McDonald, Chair, Salesforce
Jenny Eastland, Co-Chair, Sapphire Ventures, LLC
Kelly Esrey, Chair Emeritus, Pure Storage
Kate Berlitz Shrout, Secretary, Buckley Sandler LLP
Talia Moyal, Membership Chair, Oracle


Jessica Agnew, HP, Inc. 
Kevin Anderson, Space Systems Loral
Allison Bornstein, PagerDuty, Inc. 
Chris D'Ambrosia, Cushman & Wakefield 
Roshni Desai, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative 
Ashley Harmon, Baker McKenzie 
Mike Foster, Waymo (Google/Alphabet) 
Emily Kao, Shire 
Ben Laufer, Arbor Advisors 
Patrick Luck, Sharks Sports & Entertainment 
Liz Malara, San Francisco 49ers 
Michelle McClanahan, Tesla Motors 
Kristin McIntire, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 
Lauren Schneider, Stanford University School of Medical 
Edward Yevelev, Facebook

For more information, please contact Lynne Durie at or 415-402-2771.



Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
1333 Broadway
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 982-9474