“The Bay Area job market is changing rapidly. While companies struggle to keep pace with their own talent needs, thousands of people still lack the skills necessary to find good jobs. JVS is laser focused on bridging this gap by working with employers to help job seekers develop the most in-demand skills through classroom training and work experience. In partnership with employers and community partners, we are creating life-transforming programs to address the highest poverty rate in the nation.”

Lisa Countryman-Quiroz

Chief Executive Officer, JVS

Our Leaders

Lisa Countryman-Quiroz 


Under Lisa’s leadership at JVS, she has led the way to expand new apprenticeship programs to help close the skills gap with key employer partners. Her strategic initiatives have increased our footprint in the tech space to break down barriers for underrepresented communities to access free tech training, and has expanded our impact regionally through the development of new programming and partnerships in the South and East Bay. In 2018, Lisa was appointed a Commissioner on the State of California’s Inter-agency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship, under the Department of Industrial Relations.

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 St. Anthony Foundation in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco securing grants to support the organization’s Free Medical Clinic Operations. Lisa received her master’s degree in Comparative Literature from SUNY Buffalo and her bachelor’s degree in German and Classics from Loyola University Chicago.

Kathryn Beeley

Chief Financial Officer

Bekka Rosenbaum

VP of Strategy

Richa Sharma

Director of IT & Facilities

Dylan Ruggles

Director of Client Services

Erin Grenier

Director of HR

Kelcie Wong

Director of Healthcare Services

Yana Kusayeva

Director of Evaluation and Impact

Simone West

Director of Development

Board of Directors

JVS is led by community and business leaders who bring expertise in social change and the high-growth industries our job seekers are targeting.

Executive Committee

Kirsten Wolberg, President

Board Director; Dynatrace, Sallie Mae, Cal Amp

Kari Dohn Decker, Vice President

Community Volunteer

Jeffrey Rosichan, Vice President

Managing Director, Citigroup

Anjana Berde, Vice President

Chief People Officer, Accion Opportunity Fund

Erran Berger, Vice President

Vice President, Product Engineering, LinkedIn

Hubert Ban, Treasurer

Senior Vice President, Reporting & Technical Accounting, Salesforce

René Kim, Secretary

Managing Director – Digital Banking Solutions, Charles Schwab & Co.

Wendy Kesser, President Emeritus

Certified Divorce Coach, Get With Wendy LLC

Board Members

Beverly Correa

Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America

Mercedes Fuller

Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

Sahra Halpem

President & CEO, Business Consortium Fund

Jerry Hurwitz

Founder, J&J Air Conditioning, Inc. (Retired)

Maria Lazzarini

Northern California Division Executive, Bank of the West

Susan Marsch

Board Member, Business Consultant, Investor, Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Gioia McCarthy

President, San Francisco – East Bay Bank of America

Hakeem Oseni II

Senior Product Manager – Detection and Response, Salesforce

Kumu Puri

Principal, Ernst & Young LLP

Kiren Rizvi Jafry

MPA, Service Line Executive, Sutter Health

Natalie Roesler

Assistant Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente

Max Simkoff

Founder and CEO, Doma Holdings

Carrie Varoquiers

Chief Philanthropy Officer, Workday

Emeritus Council

Jean Strunsky, Chair
Max Bernstein
Lynn B. Bunim
John Brown
Andy Elkind
Shari Freedman
Peter Friend
Craig A. Howard
Eleanor Johns
Thomas M. Kasten
Jeffrey Lager
Maria Lazzarini
Anne Libbin
Elaine Lindenmayer
Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann
Marlene Saritzky
Susan Portugal

Linda Rubinstein
Marty S. Schenker
Nancy Siegel
Dr. Linda Sonntag
Gabriel Speyer
Roselyne C. Swig
Lisa Toppin
Victoria Treyger
Sidney Tuchman
Melvin B. Wasserman
Judy Weil
Norman Zilber

Past Presidents

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