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MEET OUR ADVISORY COUNCIL

In everything we do, we are working to build a strong, vibrant, and healthy Bay Area where neighbors work together to create opportunities for all. Our powerhouse Board of Directors and Advisory Council members embody this vision. Carefully cultivated from all sectors of our community, this distinguished group of leaders invests their time, passion, and resources to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in the Bay Area. We could not do what we do without their strategic guidance and support, and we hold ourselves accountable to you and them.

CHANDRA ALEXANDRE

Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Marin

PEDRO ARISTA

Director, Hirsch Philanthropy Partners

AISHA BARO

Executive Director, Life Science Cares Bay Area

EVE BIRGE

Executive Director, White Pony Express

RUBY BOLARIA-SHIFRIN

Director of Housing Affordability Program, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

ADAM BLAYLOCK

Audit Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

MICHELLE BRANCH

Founding Attorney, Branch Law Group

PIERRE BREBER

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chevron

OUSMANE CABA

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

ALICE A. CHEN

HealthTech Executive & Entrepreneur

JIM FOLEY

Lead Regional President, Pacific North Region Wells Fargo Bank

MARIO ROBERTO CHAVAC GOMEZ

Program Aide, LifeMoves

DAVE HEACOCK

(Retired) Senior Vice President Texas Instruments

JESS HUDSON

United Way Bay Area Ambassador, Community Volunteer

CAROL ISEN

Human Resources Director, City and County of San Francisco

JAMIE LYNN KEARNS

Math Teacher Leader, Vallejo City Unified School District-Secondary Education

KY LE

Deputy County Executive, County of Santa Clara

TOM LEIBOWITZ

Vice President & Chief Actuary, Delta Dental of California

DAVID LONGHURST

(Retired) Treasurer, Dodge & Cox Funds

GABRIELA (GABBY) CHAVEZ-LOPEZ

Executive Director, Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

RITA MANCERA

Executive Director, Puente del la Costa Sur

GIOIA MCCARTHY

Managing Director, San Francisco-East Bay Market President Bank of America Private Bank

ANNA MOK

Regions Leader & Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

JIM OLSON

Partner, Joseph & Cohen Professional Corporation

MARY KELLY PERSYN

Vice President, Legal and Strategic Advocacy New Teacher

ARCHANA VENUGOPAL

Senior Member Technical Staff, Texas Instruments

BOB WALKER

(Retired) EVP, Chief Financial Officer Agilent Technologies

The Advisory Council ensures that United Way Bay Area has broad representation, insights, and perspectives from our eight-county Greater Bay Area region and includes members from our volunteers, supporters/donors, community partners, labor movement and people with lived experience with United Way programs and services. The Advisory Council, which can have up to 40 members, provides guidance on fundraising and community impact and reports to our Board of Directors. Meetings are held every 4 months, plus one additional meeting, for a total of 4 times per year.

 

If you have an interest in being considered for open positions on our Advisory Council, or you would like to nominate a candidate, please review the expectations and commitments of our Advisory Council. After review, please submit the nomination for consideration.

 

A full listing of our governance and advisory bodies and subcommittees can be found here.

If you have an interest in being considered for open positions on our Advisory Council, or you would like to nominate a candidate, please review the expectations and commitments of our Advisory Council. After review, please submit the nomination for consideration. A full listing of our governance and advisory bodies and subcommittees can be found below.

Advisory Council,: expectations and commitments Submit Nomination Full Listing of Governance and Advisory Bodies and Subcommittees