Rose Bentley is Chief of Staff for Teradata where she drives strategic planning, superior customer experience, organizational growth, and sales optimization. Currently and throughout her executive career, companies have turned to her to revitalize, scale and drive rapid business growth. She loves building technology companies and taking them to new heights. As such, She has been integral to the extraordinary growth of four high tech/SaaS companies. When you don't find her leading teams or scaling large tech companies you will find her running her Spa in Salt Lake City Utah, traveling the world, hiking, and volunteering in the community.
Leon Metz is native of San Francisco and attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001 and is a California Certified Public Accountant. He specializes in compliance and planning for individuals, partnerships, closely held corporations and non-profit organizations. Leon volunteers his time with many non-profit organizations in the Bay Area and currently serves as the treasurer on the board of directors of Huckleberry Youth Programs. An avid sports fan, he can often be found in the stands cheering on one of his favorite Bay Area sports teams.
Consumer, Sustainability & Reputation CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer
Danielle Cagan is vice president of External Affairs and Brand at CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer. She oversees public relations, agency communications, creative services, brand strategy and reputation management. Named one of the most influential women in business by the San Francisco Business Times, Danielle is on the East Bay Leadership Council board and has served on the board of Huckleberry Youth Programs since 2014.
Community Programs Manager Redwood Credit Union
Penny Cleary is the Community Programs Manager for Redwood Credit Union (RCU). In her role, she oversees RCU’s community engagement, strategic grantmaking, and financial education programming throughout the eight-county field of membership, including San Francisco. Penny is passionate about community service and empowering people to match their dreams with opportunities. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human services and a Master of Social Work from the California State University system. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and cycling with her husband and friends and spending time with her adult children.
CSRA Vice President Senior Analyst Union Bank
Maggie Gomez Burciaga is Vice President within the Corporate Social Responsibility of America’s department at MUFG Union Bank. She manages the bank’s small business portfolio for the Community Reinvestment Act, a regulation that supports small businesses and community development lending & investments. She enjoys volunteering with organization’s that support children, teens and under-resourced families. In her spare time, she can be found cooking with her husband as they enjoy exploring new recipes for their family - you can find them cheering their eldest son at his ice hockey games and touring dinosaur exhibits throughout California with their youngest son.
Shelley W. Gottlieb
Shelley W. Gottlieb, a retired sales executive and former special education teacher, is a longtime advocate for youth and the disabled. Beginning and ending her career teaching the developmentally disabled in New York and San Francisco she sandwiched in 30+ years as a B2B sales executive and development director for several non-profits. Shelley served on the Board of Directors of The Arc of San Francisco for 6 years, two of which as president. She is a long time CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and the proud handler of Nemo, CASA’s court dog. Shelley is a recipient of the Jefferson Award for Community Service.
President Delta Chinatown Initiative
Brand Strategy Consultant
Joy Liang Kruth is a brand strategy consultant specializing in marketing, consumer insights and consumer/retail brands. She is passionate about helping organizations understand their customer's needs and wants in an increasingly consumer-centric world. Her clients span Fortune 100 brands to start-ups looking to make their name in the world. As an East Coast transplant to San Francisco, she is always seeking ways to engage in the local SF community and was on the board of a college access non-profit in the Mission before joining Huckleberry Youth Programs.
Associate General Counsel Flynn Restaurant Group
Jacqueline is Associate General Counsel for Flynn Restaurant Group in San Francisco. She is responsible for overseeing and litigating general liability matters for Flynn. Jacqueline is the President of the Board of Directors for HYP.
Retired Healthcare Attorney
Jerry Peters was partner at Latham & Watkins, focusing on health care business and transactional law before his retirement on December 31, 2015. He then worked for three years as the general counsel and interim CEO of a California health information exchange (Manifest MedEx). He has served on the Huckleberry Board of Directors for over 10 years, the Hospice by the Bay Board for over 30 years, and was a board member of American Health Lawyers Association for 8 years. He has published and spoken extensively on various health care topics, and was an adjunct professor at USF School of Law.
Attorney Nonprofit Organization Consultant
Jeff Sosnaud is a consultant to nonprofit organizations. An attorney, he has worked at appointed positions in state and federal government, and been elected at the local level. He has been the executive director of several nonprofits, and faculty at the College of Business at the University of Maine.
Retired Partner Baker Botts LLP
Pat is a retired partner in the Real Estate & Construction Group and represented owners and developers of commercial real estate projects in the U.S. and internationally, sponsors in the formation of real estate funds, sellers and investors in the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties and tenants of major office and industrial projects. Pat is the former Partner-in-Charge of the Baker Botts San Francisco office.
Principal Catalyst Strategies
Vice President, Construction Services EPC Consultants
Ashur has over 38 years of experience in design, construction, project and program management. In 2000, he was appointed by then San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown as the Lead Infrastructure Project Manager for the multi-billion dollar Mission Bay development. In 2016, he was appointed by the late San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee as the Infrastructure Development Program Manager for all the major (mega) developments in San Francisco, and he currently serves as a Senior Vice President for Infrastructure Development at WSP USA. Born in Kirkuk, Iraq, he moved to San Francisco in 1973, attended Lincoln High School, and received a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology at California State University, Sacramento. Ashur is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Assyrian Aid Society of America, Berkeley.
Douglas Styles, PsyD.
Lifetime Honorary Members:
Annemarie Clark Ruth Cowan Bernie Nebenzahl Don Rubin Brian Swift