Board of Directors
Samuel L. Smalls
President. Mr. Smalls is Senior Vice President at George K. Baum & Company.
Vice-President, President Elect. Jessica Isaacs is Director of Finance at Angaza, which offers a Pay-As-You-Go Platform that makes it possible for off-grid customers to access clean renewable energy through affordable micropayments.
Secretary. Dr. Harezlak is an intellectual property rights attorney with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett of Palo Alto.
Chair, Resource Development Committee. Ms. Barnes is a Business Development Manager at Discover Student Loans.
Chair, Program Committee. Mr. Blackburn is the Associate Vice President of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs for the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.
Ms. Julien is an early childhood educator.
Ms. Owen is a Vice President with Bank of the West. Her responsibilities span integrated marketing, project management, strategic planning, and team building.
Chair, Finance Committee. Mr. Rath is a Certified Public Accountant currently serving as the Vice President of Corporate Tax at Synopsys, Inc.
Mr. Townsend was the founder of Standard Treasury, a startup acquired by Silicon Valley Bank. He currently serves as the Chief Data Officer for the State of California.
Chair, Audit Committee Mr. Wang is a Senior Analyst for Strategy and Analytics at Fuzebox Software Corporation.
Jay A. Berlin
Dr. Berlin is the founder and CEO of Alternative Family Services.