Eric spent thirteen years in marketing and general management positions at the Quaker Oats Company, including Vice President and General Manager of the Quaker Oatmeal Cereal business, before moving to the Bay Area in 1996 to join and run Premier Retail Networks. As PRN’s President and Chief Operating Officer he led, managed, and helped build the startup company into a successful digital media business that operated advertising networks in 5,000 retail stores with 250,000 screens across the country. PRN was acquired by Thomson in 2005, and in 2008 Eric left the company to move to Asia for his wife’s career. Since returning to the Bay Area, he is leveraging his experience and brand/business building skills to help non-profit organizations, with a focus on helping low income children to break the cycle of poverty. Eric is a graduate of Yale University and resides in Mill Valley.
Lynn’s work in corporate communications spans more than 25 years, both on the agency side and in-house. She has developed and directed programs for globally recognized consumer brands at important moments of change: product and category launches, progress in defining industry leadership, executive transitions, marketplace shifts, mergers and brand positioning. She worked at three of the top five global firms: Hill and Knowlton, Fleishman Hillard and Ogilvy PR. That work covered a broad range of industries and communications disciplines, from public affairs and issues management to crisis communications and consumer marketing.
Lynn left agency work to apply the rigor and scope of Fortune 500 communications in the fast moving and rapidly changing consumer internet space, leading communications for Netflix and then for Shopping.com. Her pro bono and volunteer work focuses on issues of social justice, in particular helping the underserved with access to the tools, support and encouragement to live fuller, more independent lives. She recently completed several years as a board member for the Institute on Aging and sits on the boards of Osher Marin JCC and the Mill Valley Library Foundation.
Lynn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and spent one year at Oxford University in England studying English literature and British history.
Rita has always been passionate about education and the life-changer it can be. Impressed by the long-term follow-through that 10,000 Degrees provides students, she began as a mentor. She now serves on the Advancement, Strategic Thinking and Anniversary Committees. Actively involved in educational nonprofits since 2003, Rita initially served as governance chair and board chair for Mile High Montessori. The program operates six schools and the drop-in centers of the Department of Human Services and the Court System on behalf of the city of Denver.
A practicing architect of 30 years, Rita began her career at an international firm focusing primarily on large corporate projects. She shifted her work to a smaller San Francisco-based firm to work on the first SOMA live/work lofts, large affordable housing projects, and varying institutional and hospitality projects. She has developed her own practice over the last 15 years focused primarily on custom residential. Rita received her BA from University of Texas, Austin and her MA from UC Berkeley. She resides in Tiburon with her husband and son.
Sandy Donnell is a long-time community volunteer with a wide range of volunteer and Board experience in the non-profit sector. She is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a Master’s degree in Human Development and a Montessori Teaching Credential. Her past and present Board service includes theEdgewood Center for Children and Families (Board President 1994-96), San Domenico School,Belvedere–Tiburon Child-Care Center, Marin General Hospital Foundation, and the Belvedere Community Foundation (Chairman, Grants Committee). She also served eight years on the Belvedere City Council and was a former mayor. Currently, Sandy is co-chair of the campaign for a permanent Marin County Farmers Market and is active in the Save The Redwoods League. A lifelong resident of the Bay area, Ms. Donnell is married to Justin Faggioli; they are the parents of two adult children. They are also co-owners of a ranch in Sonoma whose operations include cattle grazing and vineyards.
Herb and Jane Dwight are the founding donors of Scholarship Sonoma County which has now been fully integrated into 10,000 Degrees.
Herb and his wife Jane also established the Pepperwood Foundation in 2005 to acquire Pepperwood Preserve and to expand the conservation, research and education programs based at the Preserve through the creation of the newly opened Dwight Center for Conservation Science. The Pepperwood Foundation is a 501(c)(3) California tax exempt organization.
Herb is a graduate of Stanford University and served in the U.S. Navy. He’s an engineer and has a long career in the technology industry as an innovator and corporate leader. He’s the former Chairman of OCLI in Santa Rosa, past Chair of the Community Foundation Sonoma County Board of Trustees and the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. He and his wife Jane currently reside in Healdsburg, CA.
Jonathan Eldridge is the vice president of Student Services at the College of Marin (COM). He came to COM several years ago with extensive administrative experience in student success initiatives, having held similar positions at Southern Oregon University and Lewis & Clark College. Jonathan received a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in political science from Central Washington University. His master’s degree from Colorado State University was in Student Affairs in Higher Education, a program focused on combining different elements of an institution to ensure students have a successful and integrated college experience.
Jonathan is married to Rima DasGupta, a sociology professor at Santa Rosa Junior College, and has four children. He is an avid cook and wine enthusiast and, while he has historically cheered for the Seattle Mariners, he now roots for Bay Area baseball teams.
Wynne Grossman is an independent consultant working with healthcare, non-profit organizations and education. She was most recently Project Management Director of Molina Healthcare and Executive Director at the Center for Oral Health. Previously she worked for the Valeo Initiative, the Health Forum, Gladman Hospital, Saybrook Institute, and Haas School of Business. Wynne comes to 10,000 Degrees with a background in Non-Profit leadership, Program Development, Implementation & Evaluation as well as Fund and Business Development. She is currently a member of the Strategic Thinking/Program Committee and the Governance Committee. Wynne received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Pennsylvania State University, and her MSW at UC Berkeley.
Guy Lampard is Aperio Group’s Chief Client Development Officer and Partner. Earlier in his career, he was a Partner at Montgomery Securities and was Senior Managing Director at Banc of America Securities—where he worked for 15 years. During his career at Montgomery and Banc of America, he held various positions: Director of the International Department, Deputy Head of Institutional Sales, and Director of Marketing, including membership on the Equity Management and Commitment Committees. Guy is a former board member of the India IT Mutual Fund Board based in Mauritius and was also Chairman of its Audit Committee.
He has been a Trustee of the California Historical Society and Chair of its Foundation Board. Guy is a former member of Conservation International’s Chairman’s Council as well as Board Member of the Angel Island Foundation. He is the past Chairman of Heyday Institute, a publishing company based in Berkeley, California, and is on the Advisory Board of ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services company. Guy is the co-author of the book Giving From Your Heart, A Guide to Volunteering. He received his BA from the University of California at Berkeley. Guy is an avid golfer with a particular interest in playing remote, undiscovered courses in Scotland.
Sheila Larsen joins the 10,000 Degrees Board from the Meritus Board of Directors. She has extensive management experience in the non-profit, education and corporate sectors. She currently serves on the boards of Breakthrough Collaborative, and ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) National Foundation. She has been President of the Boards of ARCS Northern California, Children’s Theatre Association of San Francisco, and San Francisco School Volunteers. Other volunteer commitments include the Foundation of City College of San Francisco, The San Francisco Education Fund, and The Gladstone Institutes President’s Council. Sheila also worked on the development staff of the San Francisco Symphony and for Levi Strauss in merchandise and operations management. She earned her BA from Stanford University and also holds an MSJ from Northwestern as well as an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.
Dr. Denise M. Lucy is an expert in leadership and organizational change. She is a Professor of Business and Organizational Studies, Founder and Executive Director of the Dominican University of California’s Institute of Leadership Studies. She has 29 years of experience in higher education as an educator and executive; first at the University of San Francisco and currently at Dominican since 1993. Some of her former professional roles include Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean, Associate Dean, Director of Marketing and Corporate Development.
As a professional manager and professor, she teaches and consults in leadership and team development, strategic planning, and organizational change, negotiation and conflict management. Her research interests include leadership and teams, small business enterprise, micro-finance poverty reduction, community leadership, civic engagement and corporate social responsibility.
Patrick McCallum has devoted much of his life to advocating for others and facilitating the change they want to see in the world. Patrick has worked as a higher education consultant both nationally and internationally helping improve student success and completion rates.
He is a widely recognized expert on higher education issues in California, and considered one of the most savvy, influential lobbyists in Sacramento. His analysis of policy issues and legislation is highly regarded and sought after for its relevancy, accuracy and timeliness.
Active in his community, Patrick has served on the Capitol Public Radio Board and serves on the Board of Jericho, a group that advocates on behalf of the poor and educates its members on public policy issues affecting California and is on the National board of CORO.
Patrick earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Occidental College, a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from San Francisco State University, as well as attending Sierra College. He also served as a Coro Fellow.
Kim Mazzuca has served as the President & CEO of 10,000 Degrees since 1999. A Bay Area native and first generation college graduate, Kim has dedicated her life to social justice. She brings more than two decades of executive nonprofit management and philanthropic leadership in the areas of youth development, human services, workforce development, and education. Prior to joining 10,000 Degrees, Kim served as the Associate Executive Director of Jewish Vocational Service and as Director of Rehabilitation and Special Assistant to the Founder and Director for RCH, Inc. She holds her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from San Francisco State University, is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Program for Nonprofit Leaders, where she was named a fellow in 2001, and is currently seeking her doctoral degree in Organization and Leadership at the University of San Francisco.
In 2014, Kim was named a Nonprofit Leader of the Year by North Bay Business Journal and in 2015, she was named Legislative Woman of the Year for California’s 10th District. Kim has served on numerous community boards, including the National College Access Network Board of Directors, where she completed a three-year term as board president. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Prison University Project at San Quentin.
Mark is a Senior Vice President and Senior Client Manager at Bank of America. A graduate of the University of San Francisco in International Business and Finance, Mark has been with Bank of America Merrill Lynch since 2000, working in various industry groups, primarily focusing on large corporate industrial and real estate companies.
In his current role, Mark is responsible for leading, directing and coordinating key team members in analysis and execution of the effective delivery of their products and services to clients and prospects. Mark is well-versed in a broad range of banking products and services and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. He lives in San Rafael with his wife, Katey, and children, Max and Camille.
Toby is on the Advisory Board at Community Gatepath, the largest non-profit serving people with disabilities in San Mateo and Santa Clara County. He provides strategic research, analysis, project management, and advisory services to senior management, as well as strategic policy and planning advice, information and support. He is also a board member at the Northern California Planned Giving Council. Toby is a former board member at Velo SF and retired Senior Vice President of Franklin Templeton Investments. Prior to Franklin, Toby spent 15 years in domestic and international commercial banking with First Interstate Bank and Barclay’s Bank. He also spent five years in Asia with First Interstate Bank, where he was responsible for international project lending and correspondence banking. He is a graduate of Golden Gate University and Menlo College. Toby is a member of 10,000 Degrees’ Major Gifts, Advancement, and Anniversary Gala Committees.
Peg is Chief Operating Officer and a Principal at Brouwer and Janachowski, a Marin-based Registered Investment Advisor. In this role, Peg is responsible for implementing the company’s vision, strategic plan, and business goals, directing all operational, talent management, systems and infrastructure activities for the firm. Peg also heads up the firm’s Women’s Guild, a specialty practice dedicated to empowering women through the sharing of financial information and ‘street smarts’ necessary to take control of their financial lives.
Peg graduated with a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.S. cum laude in Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire.
Susan Preston is the President of Professional Program Insurance Brokerage in Novato. She is an innovator in crafting insurance programs for emerging industries, and has designed coverage programs for businesses as diverse as medispas, laser centers, tattoo shops and medical marijuana centers. Susan has also worked with government bodies to develop regulations for tattooing, body piercing, permanent cosmetics and laser services, as well as co-founding the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, an organization that set international standards for the industry. Preston’s knowledge of emerging industries has brought her company, Professional Program Insurance Brokerage, to the forefront of niche market insurance.
Susan also serves on the board of Village Hopecore, an organization that provides micro-loans, potable water and maternal health care to a village on the slopes of Mount Kenya in Africa. She was recently appointed to the board of the Luther Burbank Center, an eminent organization that brings talent and educational programs to the San Francisco Area’s North Bay.
Monica is currently a University Recruiter at Autodesk in San Francisco. As a seasoned university recruitment professional, Monica has been involved with the design, development, and budget monitoring of recruitment strategies.
Monica is passionate about educational equity and has been involved with 10,000 Degrees for over 10 years. She was first introduced to the organization in high school when she participated in the nationally respected College Access program and Summer Application Institute. She later returned as a summer fellow and staff member before joining the Board. Monica received a B.A. in Spanish and a Minor in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, rock climbing and spending time with family.
Albert Richards is the CEO and co-Founder of Alambic Investment Management, LP – a systematic investment manager based in San Francisco. Prior to becoming a founding partner of Alambic, Bert was Managing Director and Head of European Equity Research (1994-2000) for Citigroup (previously Salomon Brothers), European Internet and Global Technology strategist (2000-2003) and Small and Mid-Cap strategist (2003-2006). From 1986 to 1994 Mr. Richards worked in equity research for Credit Suisse First Boston in New York and London.
Mr. Richards received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1981, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 1983, a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 1986, and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management (MIT), also in 1986. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1990.
Bob is a retired Endodontist, having practiced in Marin County and taught at UCSF for close to thirty years. In addition Bob is a Volunteer Tutor with 10,000 Degrees Academic Support, and served as the Board Chair of Henry’s Fork Foundation from 2008-2010. He is the co-author, along with Guy Lampard, of “Giving from Your Heart: A Guide to Volunteering.”
Bob and his wife Susan live in Kentfield and have two adult daughters and three grandchildren.
Sharon Segal is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Atlantic City New Jersey, she has been a Bay Area resident since 1975. Sharon joined Marin Optometry in 1990 and was instrumental in transforming the practice into a full-service optometric practice with a state-of-the-art laboratory and a beautiful retail optical boutique. Sharon is committed to offering excellent individual service and the highest quality and value to all. The practice has always been committed to serving all members of the community regardless of patients’ economic circumstances and making special arrangements when needed.
Over the years Sharon has been a member of the Mill Valley Rotary Club where she served for 2 years on the Board of Directors, 6 years as the Chairman of the Scholarship Fund, and 2 years as Chair of the International Grant Committee. She is a member of the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and served for 4 years on the Executive Committee. Marin Optometry is committed to supporting many non-profit organizations including 10,000 Degrees, Tam High Foundation, Kiddo, Breast Cancer Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, Spectrum of Marin, and many more.
Madeleine Sinclair has more than a decade of experience in the investment management industry, spanning functions of account management, distribution strategy, and business development. She specializes in the design of client acquisition and retention strategies, sales planning, and strategic marketing programs. As a key member of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock (iShares), she has lead teams of tenured sales professionals and has contributed to the growth of a multi-billion dollar Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) client base. In her current role, she partners with the Head of BlackRock’s US iShares Wealth Advisory Group to set its strategic direction and define key priorities to enhance competitiveness and market share growth. Education: MBA, New York University and BA, DePauw University
Jennifer Sweeney has served as General Counsel for several start-up companies, practiced corporate law for a large law firm, and worked in private equity and investment banking. After spending nearly ten years working in the biotechnology and high tech industries, serving in various legal, finance and investing roles, she has now dedicated herself to working to improve educational opportunities for children, both domestically and internationally. Jennifer serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education, which aims to strengthen K-12 Catholic schools through innovative teacher training, leadership development and research. She serves on the Leadership Council for Positive Coaching Alliance, a national non-profit organization that develops better athletics, better people through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. Prior to joining the 10,000 Degrees Board, Jennifer served on the Board of Meritus College Fund. She also served on the Board of Iqra Fund, a non-profit organization educating girls in remote, tribal regions of northeastern Pakistan.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1999 with a degree in finance and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2006. Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three young boys, who dream of one day being students at Notre Dame.
Tam Tiet is a family medicine physician for Sutter Health in Sonoma County. Dr. Tiet completed her medical training from UC Davis Family medicine residency network in 2015, graduating cum laude in Biology from the University of San Francisco. She is an alum of Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley and 10,000 degrees. Prior to medical school, she worked at BioMarin Pharmaceutical in Novato as a microbiology analyst.
Dr. Tiet’s career thus far has involved teaching and mentoring, initially to middle school students and later to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and medical students. She has also volunteered in medical mission projects in Vietnam and continues to participate in charitable work in both Vietnam and the Bay Area.
Dr. Tiet is a firm believer in higher education and plans to obtain a Health Care Executive MBA. Dr. Tiet is grateful for her educational opportunities and being able to give back to the community and, is delighted to be part of 10,000 Degrees.
Nancy L. Warren is Principal of Warren & Associates LLC a political finance firm located in Marin County. Warren & Associates specializes in providing accounting and treasurer services to political campaigns and PACs. The Warren political client list currently includes the San Francisco Giants, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senators Ed Hernandez and Jim Beall, Assembly Members Marc Levine and Nora Campos as well as approximately 40 more candidates, ballot measure committees and PACs at the federal, state and local level.
Nancy also specializes in non-profit accounting. Since 1983 she has provided a wide range of non-profit accounting services for many Bay Area non-profits.
Mary Wolfe is the founder and principal consultant at Wolfe + Associates, a boutique firm specializing in measuring client satisfaction for professional services firms. Previously, Mary spent over 15 years in start-up marketing working for a variety of tech and consumer companies on strategic marketing, product marketing and design, and new business development. Mary is an avid community volunteer. She is a chair emeritus and serves on the development committee of Raphael House of San Francisco. She also actively serves on capital campaign committees for the John Carroll School, the University of Virginia, and Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco. Mary graduated from the University of Virginia where she received her B.A. degree in English literature.