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.
Floyd Trammell Vice Chair
Executive Director West Bay Conference Center
Rev. Floyd Trammell, MDiv, D. Min Candidate, has been ordained by the American Baptist Church, Floyd is a graduate of Morehouse College and received a Master's degree from the American Baptist Seminary of the West. Floyd did his chaplaincy training at CPMC’s Institute of Health and Healing and is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Pastoral Care and Counseling at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California. He is the newly elected Pastor at Pilgrim Christian Church in Castro Valley CA.
Mark Nicco Secretary
Retired Chief Legal Counsel San Francisco Sheriff’s Office
Bio to Come
Leon Metz, CPA Treasurer
CPA, Partner Delagnes, Mitchell & Linder, LLP
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.
Melanie J. Baskind, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist MarinHealth Medical Center
Melanie Baskind is a pediatric hospitalist at MarinHealth Medical Center, where she attends high risk deliveries, takes care of pediatric patients, well newborns and infants in the Neonatal ICU. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, she moved to California to complete her pediatrics residency at UCSF followed by a chief residency year. She was drawn to pediatrics because of the inherent advocacy in the field and is passionate about reproductive justice, mental health, preventative, holistic care and ultimately empowering patients and their families through education. She first got involved with Huckleberry while in residency and is humbled to be able to serve and help support such an impactful organization. She lives in Marin with her husband and dog and outside of the hospital can be found on a nearby soccer field.
Vice President The Permanente Federation
Lanier has worked for health care delivery systems for 18 years with a focus on bringing high quality, affordable medical care to Northern California communities. Early in Lanier’s career she worked for the Red Cross, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), followed by Sutter Health and now Kaiser Permanente. Lanier lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children. From serving on the board of her children’s school to fundraising for the San Francisco Symphony’s music education programs, Lanier is passionate about making San Francisco a city where all children can thrive.
Director and Partner The Litigation Fund
Andrew was born and raised in San Francisco and attended Town School and St. Ignatius. He went on to acquire a BA from UCLA and a JD from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Andrew currently serves as a Director and Partner at The Litigation Fund, a position that allows him to use his acumen to direct strategic investments in high-value litigation involving the nation's top law firms. His love for San Francisco is surpassed only by his dedication to empowering the city's youth. Andrew is passionate about fostering an environment that equips young people with the tools necessary to realize their full potential and become transformative figures in our community.
Vice President Strategist, Corporate Social Responsibility US Bank
Maggie Gomez Burciaga is a Vice President Strategist within US Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility department. Her market region is the state of California as she supports the bank’s lending and responsiveness to low-and-moderate income populations within the state. She has over 15 years of experience in working for small to large financial institutions managing community development programs in support of the U.S. Federal Community Reinvestment Act regulation. Maggie also has extensive experience managing corporate Employee/Business Resource Programs, that support the advancement and retention of diverse segments of employees. She was the San Francisco Regional Chair and National Chair for Adelante, a Latinx employee resource program for a large international bank. Maggie has a bachelor's from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She and her husband met while students at UC Santa Cruz and have two active boys. They enjoy cooking together, supporting their eldest son's ice hockey team, and taking nature hikes with their younger son’s Cub Scout Den. She and her family reside in the San Francisco East Bay. Having grown up in an under-resourced community in the Northern Central Valley, Maggie enjoys contributing to organizations that support families and children that empower them to enhance and obtain new skills to meet their fullest potential.
President Delta Chinatown Initiative
Leadership Coach & Educational Equity Consultant
Jessica Huang is an educator & school leader with 20+ years of experience as a classroom teacher, school administrator and leadership coach/facilitator. She has a wide range of knowledge for how to build equitable school communities through her work supporting site leaders, teams, and school districts. Jessica believes in building healing-centered, student-focused spaces where all young people can thrive. Jessica has a Bachelor’s of Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Master’s of Education from Stanford University. Her experience in both the public school system in the US and in international schools equips her to lead in a wide-variety of cultural-contexts. She lives in San Francisco where she serves as the Director of High School Principal Leadership & Support for the San Francisco Unified School District.
LeanneJones MPA, MFT(A)
Regional Director, Behavioral Health Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Leanne Jones is a Bay Area native and has lived in San Francisco for the past two decades. Leanne is the Regional Director for Behavioral Health at Kaiser Permanente and has significant experience working in the mental health field. Leanne holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San Francisco State University and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant University. She is passionate about reducing stigma and addressing disparities in accessing mental health care in our community. In her free time, Leanne enjoys exploring the delights of the SF culinary scene, reading YA fantasy novels, and finding any excuse to walk her dogs Petunia and Winky.
Chief Administrative Officer SSL Law Firm LLP
Michael Kadel, a dedicated C-level executive and board director, exemplifies servant leadership, prioritizing people and fostering strong relationships. His commitment to driving change, passion for nurturing talent, and unwavering dedication to leader engagement have consistently delivered high-growth, performance-driven cultures under his guidance. Michael boasts extensive expertise in the financial services industry, spanning Retail, Business, and Digital Banking to Private, Commercial, and Wealth Management, as well as Corporate Marketing and Communications. His entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to make informed decisions, and empowerment of others have consistently delivered exceptional client experiences. Michael has also played a pivotal role in seven successful mergers and acquisitions, offering invaluable insights to small and medium-sized businesses in areas such as Human Resources, Finance/Accounting, and Leading large retail experience teams in credit unions and community banks, Michael has orchestrated successful loan and deposit growth strategies, resulting in multiple “President’s Club” awards for his teams. His leadership has driven impactful re-branding initiatives, including the development of a culture-focused M&A playbook, ensuring a seamless integration of cultures in mergers and acquisitions and achieving a remarkable 95% employee retention rate. Throughout his career, Michael has fostered achievement-oriented cultures rooted in accountability, recognition, engagement, and innovation. He has championed diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies, resulting in a 5% improvement in workforce diversity across organizations. Michael actively contributes to various boards, including Working Solutions, the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, Marin Economic Forum, and Marin Literacy, currently serving as Vice Chair of the Board of By The Bay Health. His board roles have encompassed leadership positions in governance, finance, compensation, and human resources committees. Michael has spearheaded numerous projects aimed at enhancing customer experiences, including a significant core conversion project for a San Francisco-based credit union. This project led to substantial membership growth and streamlined product launches, reducing the time required to open online memberships from days to minutes. The technology overhaul eliminated over 500 legacy programs, aligning processes with cutting-edge solutions. Michael’s cross-functional leadership style has fostered strategic alliances, both internally and externally, resulting in stellar outcomes and empowered teams. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School, where he now serves as an executive student advisor, sharing insights from his DEI experiences. In his personal life, he resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he enjoys hiking, traveling, and is an avid reader.
West Coast Transactions Lead Nuveen Real Estate
Harvey Koo is a transactions lead at Nuveen Real Estate, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America. In his current role, he is responsible for the growth of Nuveen’s affordable housing platform in the West Coast. Prior to this, Harvey was an Assistant Portfolio Manager for Nuveen’s life science fund, and covered life science and office acquisitions in the Northwest region. In that role, he focused on business plan execution on projects ranging from ground-up development to stabilized assets totaling over $1.5 billion. Before joining Nuveen Real Estate in 2020, Harvey served as a development manager for a Hong Kong firm specializing in housing development and management, where he led construction efforts for a $300 million ground-up residential project. Harvey began his career as an analyst at Hines with a focus on acquisitions and development. Harvey graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Managing Director Deutsche Bank
Elom Kpordze is an experienced wealth management executive with a demonstrated history of leading teams of highly specialized investment professionals to advise/manage the global assets of UHNW (Ultra High Net Worth) individuals and their philanthropic ventures. Prior to his current position as Managing Director (Deutsche Bank – International Private Bank), Elom was a Director at Citi Private Bank where he led business development on the west coast for Citi Private bank’s employee Stock Ownership Plan (‘ESOP”)/1042 lending initiative and served as co-chair for Citi’s Black Heritage Affinity Group and as a talent committee member on Citi’s California State Leadership Council. Elom holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and an MBA from the Haas School of Business – UC Berkeley.
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.
Epic Creations Human Resources Leader
Zoraida Rodriguez is a Bay Area native, first generation Mexican American. She is an experienced Human Resources leader with a demonstrated history of working in the tech start up industry. Zoraida is passionate about giving back to the community. Prior to joining Huckleberry's Executive Board, she served on the Huckleberry Young Professionals Board as a founding member, in 2018.
VP of Global Alliances Databricks
Principal Catalyst Strategies
Douglas Styles, PsyD.
Executive Director Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director Emeritus
Lifetime Honorary Members:
Annemarie Clark Ruth Cowan Bernie Nebenzahl Don Rubin Brian Swift