Board of Directors

  • Samuel L. Smalls President. Mr. Smalls is Senior Vice President at George K. Baum & Company.
  • Jessica Isaacs Vice-President, President Elect. Ms. Isaacs is the Finance Manager for Chevron TCI, which invests in real estate partnerships to rehabilitate historically significant buildings.
  • Amber Harezlak Secretary. Dr. Harezlak is an intellectual property rights attorney with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett of Palo Alto.
  • Cheryl Barnes Chair, Resource Development Committee. Ms. Barnes is a Business Development Manager at Discover Student Loans.
  • Kevin Blackburn Chair, Program Committee. Mr. Blackburn is the Associate Vice President of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs for the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.
  • Cerena Julien Ms. Julien is an early childhood educator.
  • Madhvi Owen Ms. Owen is a Vice President with Bank of the West. Her responsibilities span integrated marketing, project management, strategic planning, and team building.
  • Don Rath Chair, Finance Committee. Mr. Rath is a Certified Public Accountant currently serving as the Vice President of Corporate Tax at Synopsys, Inc.
  • Zachary Townsend 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.
  • Lawrence Wang 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.