Archive for October, 2011

Rachael Myrow

Posted by | October 26, 2011 | M, Speakers | 0 Comments

Rachael caught the bug for journalism in high school, where she started on the opinion page before realizing the world is infinitely more interesting when you don’t think you know everything. While getting her BA in English at UC Berkeley, Rachael got hooked on public radio at the campus station, KALX. She landed her first paying gig at Marketplace in Los Angeles, then spent six years reporting for KPCC before she returned to the Bay Area in 2008 to host the daily edition of KQED’s California Report. She also blogs and files for National Public Radio.

Dawn Trennert

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Middle Polk Neighborhood Association

Edwin Lee

Posted by | October 26, 2011 | L, Speakers | 0 Comments

Edwin is Chief Administrative Officer for the City and County of San Francisco. In this time he produced the City’s first 10-year Capital Infrastructure Improvement Plan, established the Chief Information Officer (CIO) structure to govern technology development for City and administered the creation of 311, the City’s newest department call center and statistical management center. He has previously held the titles of Director of the Department of Public Works, Director of City Purchasing and Director of the Human Rights Commission since beginning his work with the Mayor’s Office in 1989.

Kary Schulman

Posted by | October 26, 2011 | S, Speakers | 0 Comments

For the past 29 years Kary has been the director of the Grants for the Arts program of the SFHotel Tax Fund, the funding agency for San Francisco’s arts community. Under her leadership, funding has grown over six fold, now granting almost $9 million to 220 arts organizations and cultural projects, from ethnic neighborhood celebrations to the San Francisco Opera. Grants for the Arts is widely regarded as one of the most generous and progressive city arts funders in the United States. Kary has served on numerous panels and advisory committees for such agencies as the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, The Non-Profit Management Program of University of San Francisco, and the National Council on Foundations.

Regina Miranda

Posted by | October 26, 2011 | M, Speakers | 0 Comments

Regina is a Brazilian-born award-winning artist and social-choreologist, who is dedicated to creating performances throughout the world and to raising awareness and advising elected officials and urban planners on the role of the arts in the development of creative communities and cities. An international cultural leader and leadership consultant, she has more than 20 years of experience as CEO of numerous private and public cultural institutions in Rio de Janeiro and in New York City, where she heads the Laban Institute of Movement Studies. Regina’s work includes gender violence prevention programs and performances, leadership development programs for women, and a program that engages selected talented artists from economically and/or socially deprived environments.

Kay Sprinkel Grace

Posted by | October 26, 2011 | S, Speakers | 0 Comments

Kay is a San Francisco-based organizational consultant, providing workshops and consultation to local, regional, national and international organizations in strategic development planning, case and board development, staff development, and other issues related to leadership of the fundraising process. Recent clients include: Link Media; Internews; PBS; Kronos Quartet; Music in the Mountains; Family Violence Prevention Fund; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; and Goodwill San Francisco/Marin/East Bay. From 2004 to 2007 she was principal external consultant to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Major Giving Initiative in which 110 public television licensees participated in a program that included webinars, on-site consulting, and facilitated national meetings.

Natasha Matusova

Posted by | October 26, 2011 | M, Speakers | 0 Comments

Natasha has a passion for solving complex problems and has spent her career exploring ways to do so in different contexts. At the Taproot Foundation, Natasha has helped manage the infrastructure of our pro bono consulting engagements across IT, marketing, strategy and human resources. Working closely with Taproot Foundation’s program managers, pro bono consultants and clients, she has increased service quality through process improvement, training, and resource development. Prior to joining Taproot Foundation, Natasha’s experiences have ranged from internal strategy at a Fortune 500 financial services firm to event planning at several community-based nonprofits in Chicago.

Anne Diaz

Posted by | October 26, 2011 | D, Speakers | 0 Comments

Anne has focused her career on engaging people in meaningful service to help tackle their community’s largest challenges. At the Taproot Foundation, Anne has overseen and supported the successful delivery of $5.75M worth of pro bono consulting projects, engaging the professional expertise of more than 500 business professionals. Anne is also a consultant with Taproot, helping corporations develop their own successful pro bono programs. Prior to this, Anne served as both a development director and program director at two other Bay Area-based nonprofit organizations. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies with an emphasis in Community Organizing from Stanford University.

Joel Bashevkin

Posted by | October 26, 2011 | B, Speakers | 0 Comments

Joel is the West Coast regional director of Taproot Foundation, where he is responsible for realizing the opportunity to make high-quality pro bono services available to nonprofits across the West Coast. Previously, Joel was executive director of the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay for eight years. He brought together support from foundations, individual donors, and engaged volunteers to effectively double the size of the JCC. Joel served as deputy director of finance and administration at the Jewish Museum San Francisco (now Contemporary Jewish Museum), he was operations director at the Boston Food Bank and he has consulted in the areas of arts, disability, public health, domestic poverty and hunger.

Meredith Walters

Posted by | October 26, 2011 | Speakers, W | 0 Comments

Meredith was a founding employee of Hub Bay Area and currently manages Hub Berkeley, a community work and event space for social innovators. With a background in community organizing, she has more than eleven years of experience working with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises in the US and Mexico. Meredith received her BA from UC Berkeley and her MBA from the University of San Francisco’s Masagung School of Business where she was a McClaren Fellow with an emphasis in entrepreneurship.