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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of diverse community leaders.

As committed volunteers, they represent the community’s constituents: neighborhood residents, grateful patients, physicians, corporate partners and others who have a keen interest in making San Francisco a healthy place to live and work. They share a passion for a vibrant community and a healthy civic life.

Deanna Berzins
Deanna Berzins
Matt Brady
Matt Brady, Board Chair
Ed Conlon
Michele Hanson
Michele Hanson, Board Vice-Chair
Laurette Hartigan
Laurette Hartigan
Will Jump
Will Jump
Brandon Kline
Brandon Kline
Aneesh Krishna
Aneesh Krishna, Secretary
Nili Malach Poynter
Frank Malin
Frank Malin, MD
Sarita Satpathy
Sarita Satpathy, MD
Paul Tormey
Paul Tormey
Aneal Vallurupalli
Aneal Vallurupalli, Treasurer
Heidi Wittenberg, MD
Heidi Wittenberg, MD

Board Chairs, 1979-present

2022 - Present

Matt Brady

2022 - 2022

Kate Smith

2021 - 2022

Arjun Arora

2019 - 2021

Scott Taylor

2016 – 2019

Mike Soza

2014 – 2015

James Garrick, MD

2012 – 2013

Susan Gearey

2010 – 2011

Janis MacKenzie

2009

Leo Martinez

2007 – 2008

Vaughn Walker

2005 – 2006

Carole Obley

2000 – 2004

James Robertson

1999

Mary Falvey

1998

George R. Bianchi

1997 – 1998

Steven Swig

1995 – 1996

John D. Gallo

1993 – 1994

Alec Merriam

1991 – 1992

Martin Quinn

1989 – 1990

Edward J. Schneider

1988 – 1989

George R. Bianchi

1987

John L. Jones

1983 – 1986

Herbert C. Moffitt, M.D.

1979 – 1982

Gustav Knecht

Deanna Berzins

Deanna Berzins

Deanna Berzins, CFP, is a Senior Portfolio Manager with TIAA, FSB, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Deanna has over 20 years of asset management experience.  Deanna earned her BS in Mathematics/Applied Economics from UCLA, and Personal Financial Planning Certification from UC Berkeley.  She has been active with a variety of organizations, including Meals on Wheels and Junior Achievement.

Matt Brady

Matt Brady

Board Chair

Ed Conlon

A fifth generation San Franciscan, Ed has been with Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction since 1990, overseeing a myriad of areas from project management to the design build process. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a BS in Construction Management.

Michele Hanson

Michele Hanson

Board Vice-Chair

A Senior Consultant with over 20-years experience in the banking and financial industries, Michele leads the US expansion of the Global Asset Management Executive Search practice in the US for Hanover Search Group, partnering with industry leaders and top-tier asset management firms across the US to find the highest caliber talent. She is a key contributor to the Hanover Search Diversity & Inclusion agenda, creating a strategy to grow capabilities, understanding and culture, as well as advise clients.

Laurette Hartigan

Laurette Hartigan

Laurette Slawson Hartigan brings over 20 years of experience in international finance, venture, and technology. Ms. Hartigan is a strategic CFO who advises and invests in Silicon Valley companies in new media, health tech, cleantech and fintech. Laurette holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a B.A. in International Political Economics and a Minor in French from University of California, Berkeley. Laurette is active in various non-profit organizations including the President’s Leadership Council of The Asia Foundation.

Will Jump

Will Jump

Will retired in 2020 from AXA IM Rosenberg Equities after working there for nearly 30 years. During that time, Will served in several roles including CEO Europe, Chief Investment Officer Americas, and a Director of Research. Will earned an MBA in Finance from Wharton Business School and a BA with distinction in Mathematics from Swarthmore College.

Brandon Kline

Brandon Kline

Brandon Kline is Deputy Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice. A lifelong higher education advocate, Kline previously served in leadership roles with the University of California, as well as San Francisco State University, where he launched the SF Rebound Institute Legal Clinic. Kline earned his JD and LLM degrees from Lewis & Clark Law School, where he was awarded an Energy Law Fellowship with the Green Energy Institute. In 2016, Kline was named as a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a unique leadership development organization launched by former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He is admitted to practice law in California and Washington.

Aneesh Krishna

Aneesh Krishna

Secretary

Aneesh Krishna is a partner at McKinsey & Company and the North America Co-lead for Healthcare Transformations. He is currently a member of the board of Project Open Hand and for five years was a principal at Booz & Company, a global strategy consulting team. Aneesh graduated with an MBA in the top tenth percentile from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Frank Malin

Frank Malin, MD

Frank Malin, MD, has been a member of the active medical staff at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital for over 30 years. He has held a number of staff positions, as well as served on the Hospital’s Board of Trustees. Frank is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association. Frank received both his BA and his MD from the University of Minnesota.

Nili Malach Poynter

Nili is a Co–Founder and current General Counsel of Vinyl Interactive, LLC. Nili earned her B.A. with honors in political science and psychology from Boston University, Boston, MA. Afterwards, she went on to receive both her Juris Doctorate and an MBA with a concentration in Law from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA, and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2004.

Sarita Satpathy

Sarita Satpathy, MD

Sarita Satpathy, MD is a hospitalist providing acute inpatient care with Vituity and Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital, and is a practicing physician for both Facebook and Silverado Hospice. She serves as a board member on the SF Marin Medical Society and as the Board Chair for Saint Francis Foundation’s annual fundraiser Wine Women & Shoes. Dr. Satpathy received her BA in Psychology from University of Texas, Austin, her MA in Public Health from San Jose State University and her medical degree from St. George’s University.

Paul Tormey

Paul Tormey

Paul Tormey is the Regional Vice-President and General Manager of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Paul has over 30 years in the hotel industry, including Fairmont Hotels in Boston, Bermuda, the Plaza in New York, and Sheratons in New Orleans, Stamford, CT, Boston and Seattle. Paul has a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Aneal Vallurupalli

Aneal Vallurupalli

Treasurer

Aneal leads financial planning and analysis for Mapbox. Previously, he was the founding member of Guidewire’s corporate development group, focusing on acquisitions, finance, sales and analysis. He began his career as an analyst at Union Square Advisors. Aneal has a BS in Finance from Santa Clara University, where he played Division I tennis. He is currently Co-Chair of the Saint Francis Foundation Associates.

Heidi Wittenberg, MD

Heidi Wittenberg, MD

Dr. Heidi Wittenberg, MD, is an experienced urogynecologist and reconstructive pelvic surgeon in San Francisco who works exclusively with trans patients. Dr. Wittenberg received her training in transgender surgery at one of the highest volume transgender surgery centers in the U.S. and is now the director of MoZaic Care. She obtained her Bachelors in Genetics at the University of California, Berkeley, and has a Masters Degree in Applied Physiology and a Medical Degree from the Chicago Medical School.

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