Under Abby’s leadership, the JVS budget has increased from $300,000 to $10 million, the staff has grown from 15 to a team of 75, and tens of thousands of JVS clients have built their skills and found new jobs. (Read full bio)
Rachael oversees resource development and marketing operations at JVS. She has 10 years of development experience raising resources for education, human services and international humanitarian organizations. Most recently, she was Director of Development at CARE USA, where she managed relationships with supporters in the western region of the United States. Previously, she managed the annual and corporate giving programs at Shelter Network, a Bay Area homeless services organization. Rachael holds a master’s degree in Political Economy and Public Policy and bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.
Lisa has over 10 years of experience developing successful public and private grant proposals, managing strategic partner relationships and working closely with program staff to develop programs that achieve significant social impact. Prior to JVS, Lisa worked at the St. Anthony Foundation in the Tenderloin securing grants to support the organization’s Free Medical Clinic Operations. Lisa received her her master’s degree in Comparative Literature from SUNY Buffalo and her bachelor’s degree in German and Classics from Loyola University Chicago.
Kathryn oversees finance, compliance, and information technology at JVS. She is dedicated to using her financial knowledge and technical skills to create systems and tools to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits and to providing the support program staff need to fulfill the organization’s mission. Her prior experience includes working as an auditor for a California-based public accounting firm that specializes in nonprofits. She also provided over 10 years of accounting services for over 50 Bay Area businesses and nonprofits. Kathryn is a licensed CPA and holds a master’s degree in Accountancy and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies.
Board of Directors
Michael Walker, President – Executive Vice President, City National Bank
Jim Koshland, President Emeritus – Partner, DLA Piper US, LLP
Max Simkoff, Vice President – Vice President of Analytics, Cornerstone OnDemand
René Kim, Treasurer – Senior Vice President, Client Solutions, Charles Schwab Bank
Ben Tulchin, Secretary – President, Tulchin Research
Erran Berger – Vice President of Engineering for Feed and Content Products, LinkedIn
Carlos Bustos – Director of Human Resources – Bay Area South District, Macy’s Inc.
Jeffrey Chiu – Vice President of Human Resources, UCSF
Dana Corvin – Community Volunteer
Michelle Di Gangi – Executive Vice President, Bank of the West
Mardi Dier – Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Kari Dohn Decker – Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility, JP Morgan Chase
Nancy Grand – Community Volunteer
Maynard L. Jenkins III – Regional Vice President, Human Resources, Sutter Health West Bay Region
Karla Lee – Area Executive for Greater San Francisco, Bank of America
Greg Morgan – Executive Vice President and Region President, Greater San Francisco Region, Wells Fargo
Rachel Polish – Director of Social Media, Dolby Laboratories
Rebecca Prozan – Manager, Public Policy, Community and Government Affairs, Google, Inc.
Alexis L. Rask – Chief Revenue Officer & Chief Operating Officer, shopkick
Kirsten O. Wolberg – Vice President, Technology, PayPal
Susan Zetzer – Managing Director – Advisory Services, KPMG
The JVS Board of Directors provides strategic direction and oversight for JVS and also ensures that JVS remains connected to the fastest growing and important industries in the Bay Area.
Jean Strunsky, Chair
Lynn B. Bunim
Craig A. Howard
Thomas M. Kasten
Marty S. Schenker
Dr. Linda Sonntag
Roselyne C. Swig
Melvin B. Wasserman
Dr. Natalie Berg, Max Bernstein, John Brown, Lynn Bunim, Harry Cohn, Kenneth Colvin, David Z. Cook, Andy Elkind, Shari Freedman, Larry Kamer, Tom Kasten, Mark Kelsey, Jim Koshland, Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, Irving Rabin*, Leon Rosenthal*, Martin S. Schenker, Roselyne C. Swig, Sanford Tandowsky*, Michelle Waldgeir, Melvin B. Wasserman, Norman Zilber, Arthur Zimmerman*
*of blessed memory