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Economic Opportunity
caravan

participating members:

  • lesliekeil Leslie K. Hanson Brid... Partner
    Leslie Keil

    Leslie Keil

    Partner

    Hanson Bridgett LLP

    Leslie is Partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP, a full service law firm based in San Francisco.  She counsels emerging ventures and established private companies with respect to private equity and debt financing and mergers and acquisitions. She also advises companies more generally in all phases of their businesses, in connection with corporate formation, strategic contracts, technology licensing, and corporate governance. Leslie has a special affinity for, and expertise in, assisting social entrepreneurs and investors in forming and funding sustainable businesses, including California and Delaware public benefit corporations. She assists some of the leading early-stage investors in this space.  Leslie serves on the Board of Directors of Urban Solutions, a non-profit organization strengthening underserved neighborhoods in San Francisco by supporting small businesses, job creation, diversity and sustainability. Leslie graduated from Seattle University magna cum laude with a B.A. in International Studies-Politics, and holds a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. When not downhill or backcountry skiing, Leslie can be found walking her dog in Hayes Valley.

  • WEBID0000002503 Annemiek H. InkHouse M... EVP and General Mana...
    Annemiek Hamelinck

    Annemiek Hamelinck

    EVP and General Manager, San Francisco

    InkHouse Media + Marketing

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

    Annemiek has worked in communications since 1994, spanning three continents and supporting both technology and lifestyle brands, from start-ups to some of the largest companies in the world. Based in the beautiful city by the Bay, Annemiek now lends her brand strategy and corporate positioning expertise to InkHouse clients. She has a knack for turning vision into impactful messaging and for creating campaigns that help clients transform prospects into customers, partners into brand advocates, and employees into brand ambassadors.

    Outside of work, Annemiek races. From ski marathons in Alaska to the more traditional ones in Hawaii, there’s not a challenge she is not eager and willing to face. Annemiek has a love of great food and is fortunate that her international adventures have exposed her to such delicacies as scorpion on toast, black pudding, Balut (also known as “eggs with legs”) and vodka-infused liver.

  • male-silhouette Piyush K. Twitter Capacity Planning En...
    Piyush Kumar

    Piyush Kumar

    Capacity Planning Engineer

    Twitter

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

Caravan Studios: 2014

mission

Caravan Studios believes that communities should be deeply involved in developing tools to solve the problems they face, and they don’t have t...

background

Our Members are working with Caravan Studios to develop a systemic approach to prioritizing and describing the next set of software products that address local social issues.

participating members:

  • lesliekeil Leslie K. Partner Hanson Brid...
  • WEBID0000002503 Annemiek H. EVP and Gener... InkHouse M...
  • male-silhouette Piyush K. Capacity Plan... Twitter
Health
CCI2

participating members:

  • WEBID0000001545 Sarah W.
    Sarah Wigglesworth

    Sarah Wigglesworth

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

    Health

    Sarah is the Co-Chair of the Global Economic Opportunity Circle. She has been interested in global issues since a high-school exchange trip to China, and in economic opportunity since personally participating in the first years of economic transition after the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2007, Sarah has gotten more interested in local and community issues, and is very excited about the GEO Circle’s three initial projects. Sarah worked as a management consultant for 10 years, with a focus on strategy and organizational performance. She has also worked in IT business development in Central Europe and venture finance in Central Asia. Sarah holds an AB in Soviet Studies from Harvard/Radcliffe Colleges and an MIA in International Business from SIPA at Columbia University. She enjoys books, food, and being outdoors, and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two young sons.

  • female_silhouette_clip_art Kristen P. The Arc San... Director of Employme...
    Kristen Pedersen

    Kristen Pedersen

    Director of Employment & Independent Living Services

    The Arc San Francisco

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

    Health

  • Kevin Ann Jordan Kevin Ann J.
    Kevin Ann Jordan

    Kevin Ann Jordan

    Impact Circle:

    Health

    Kevin recently returned to her home state of California, after spending almost 9 years in Sydney, Australia. In Sydney, Kevin worked for non-profit healthcare organizations, the national cancer agency and as a healthcare communications consultant. In these roles, Kevin delivered a range of projects focused on the delivery of evidence-based, coordinated healthcare that improved patient outcomes. Kevin completed a Bachelor of Arts at UC San Diego and a Masters of Policy and Applied Social Research at Macquarie University.

Center for Care Innovations: 2014

mission

The Center for Care Innovations (CCI) is a vital source of ideas, best practices, and funding for California’s health care safety net. By brin...

background

In spring 2014, Full Circle Fund announced the launch of our Health Program, made possible due to the support of The Blue Shield of California Foundation and a core group of Members. This initiat...

approach

This year’s program focuses on refining mission messaging and marketing strategy as CCI transitions from a fiscally-sponsored entity to an independent 501(c)3 organization.

participating members:

  • WEBID0000001545 Sarah W.
  • female_silhouette_clip_art Kristen P. Director of E... The Arc San...
  • Kevin Ann Jordan Kevin Ann J.
Education
cc webphoto

participating members:

  • WEBID0000000534 Stephen D. Bretton Fund President
    Stephen Dodson

    Stephen Dodson

    President

    Bretton Fund

    Impact Circle:

    Education

    Stephen Dodson is the President of Bretton Fund. Prior to that he was President of Parnassus Investments, an investment management firm in San Francisco. He started at Parnassus Investments in 2002 and has worked in a number of areas within the firm, including investment research, shareholder services, technology and compliance. Before Parnassus, he worked for the venture capital group of Advent International, a private equity firm. Stephen covered the software and communication sectors, identifying early-stage companies for venture investment. Previously, he worked in the investment banking group of Morgan Stanley in New York and Menlo Park. He has a BS in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco. He serves on the National Advisory Council of UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and the Board of Directors of Full Circle Fund.

  • Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH April S. New Teacher... Program Consultant
    April Stout

    April Stout

    Program Consultant

    New Teacher Center

    Impact Circle:

    Education

    Starting out in the classroom as an upper grade teacher, literacy specialist, and site-based coach April’s work in education has also included supporting and training instructional coaches, working with district and school site leadership to develop pathways for continued teacher development and learning, designing and facilitating professional development around collaboration, oral language development, and literacy across the content areas.

  • meredith_willa_professional Meredith W. Meredith Wi... Principal
    Meredith Willa

    Meredith Willa

    Principal

    Meredith Willa Consulting

    Meredith Willa advises organizations on how to maximize their social impact and effectiveness. She provides consulting services to San Francisco Bay Area organizations in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and public sectors. She believes firmly in the importance of making mission-related, data-driven decisions to generate better outcomes. Her specialization is with programs and policies that address early childhood, education, health and welfare issues. Meredith Willa started her career at the Medical Health Research Association where she helped families who had children with cognitive and physical disabilities navigate the complex web of social services. She received a masters degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, where she published research on the effects of welfare receipt on children, and a bachelor of science degree in human development from Cornell University. She has served as President of the Young Executive Board of CampInteractive, a NY-based nonprofit, and continues ongoing involvement with the Alumni Association of the Goldman School of Public Policy.

Children’s Council of San Francisco: 2014

mission

Children’s Council of San Francisco connects families to child care that meets their needs and work with parents, providers, and communit...

background

Our Members approached Children’s Council of San Francisco when vetting organizations that were tackling issues within early childhood education issue area.

approach

Our Members are working with Children’s Council to develop market research and focus groups to inform  their new service provision platform.

participating members:

  • WEBID0000000534 Stephen D. President Bretton Fund
  • Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH April S. Program Consu... New Teacher...
  • meredith_willa_professional Meredith W. Principal Meredith Wi...
Education
classroom_small

participating members:

  • WEBID0000002258 Nakeyshia K. Pearson Fou... Marketing and Progra...
    Nakeyshia Kendall

    Nakeyshia Kendall

    Marketing and Program Management

    Pearson Foundation

    Impact Circle:

    Education

    Nakeyshia Kendall comes to Full Circle Fund with a background in investment banking and institutional investment consulting. She has been involved with a number of non-profit organizations, including Community Impact at Columbia University, Girls on the Run and the Toigo Foundation. Nakeyshia has earned a BA from Columbia College and an MBA from the Wharton School.

  • WEBID0000000255 Kim J.
    Kim Jacobson

    Kim Jacobson

    Impact Circle:

    Education

    Kim brings expertise in developing and marketing integrated communication software and services for industry pioneers such as Excite@Home, Macromedia and Palm Computing. At Macromedia, she managed the launch of the Flash 2004 product line to 500 million users and one million developers worldwide. Prior to Macromedia, she managed the broadband communications products for Excite@Home, servicing 27 cable broadband providers and 17 million web customers worldwide. Her entrepreneurial interests led her to help launch two growing software start-ups, MailFrontier and ePochrates. Jacobson holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MA in Education in Learning, Design, Technology from Stanford Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • WEBID0000001946 Lindsay N. ImpactAssets Strategic Initiative...
    Lindsay Norcott

    Lindsay Norcott

    Strategic Initiatives Officer

    ImpactAssets

    Impact Circle:

    Education

    Lindsay works at ImpactAssets as the Strategic Initiatives Officer, focused on building knowledge resources that advance the field of impact investing, such as Issue Briefs and the annual ImpactAssets 50. She is also part of the team behind the Social Capital Markets conference, assisting with business development and program management. Previously at Entrepreneurs Foundation, Lindsay helped venture-backed companies in the Bay Area to develop and execute community involvement programs. She was the project leader for a Full Circle Fund grant to Beyond12, which supported development of a higher education partnership strategy. Lindsay is a graduate of Columbia Business School and Pomona College.

iZone: 2013-2014

mission

iZone Silicon Valley is creating a partnership with schools in San Mateo County to accelerate learning through the identification and use of app...

background

The iZone Initiative, incubated by Full Circle Fund, cultivates efforts to extend that innovation into education. In concert with schools, businesses and the local community, iZone partnership efforts...

approach

iZone created and ambitious set of goals from the outset of their inception. Our goals were extensive and our FCF team was part of the development of these goals. The entire team worked together to create an innovation zone in San Mateo county fr...

impact

As a result of this launch within Full Circle Fund, this incubated initiative has resulted in securing a $400k grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation that significantly increased the revenue for this project since its inception. Addit...

participating members:

  • WEBID0000002258 Nakeyshia K. Marketing and... Pearson Fou...
  • WEBID0000000255 Kim J.
  • WEBID0000001946 Lindsay N. Strategic Ini... ImpactAssets
Environment
KTA webphoto

participating members:

  • Sandy Diep Sandy D. BitTorrent,... Vice President, Adve...
    Sandy Diep

    Sandy Diep

    Vice President, Advertising

    BitTorrent, Inc.

    Impact Circle:

    Environment

    Sandy Diep is Vice President of Advertising for BitTorrent. She is responsible for driving ad network strategy, business development, and operations. Previously, Sandy was the SVP of Advertising at RockYou, a social gaming and advertising startup with over 14B monthly impressions. At RockYou, Sandy led product development, marketing, sales and operations. Prior to that, Sandy held product marketing & product leadership roles at Yahoo!, TRUSTe, an online privacy platform, and Open Harbor, an enterprise e-commerce technology start-up. Sandy consults for several early-stage consumer and mobile startups, advising on monetization, marketing and product strategy. Sandy holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from UC Berkeley.

  • Jonathan Brandon Jonathan B. Mesirow Fin... Senior Vice President
    Jonathan Brandon

    Jonathan Brandon

    Senior Vice President

    Mesirow Financial

    Impact Circle:

    Environment

    Jonathan is a Senior Vice President and a founding member of Mesirow Financial’s San Francisco office, where he focuses on research and trading in the distressed and high yield municipal bond market. Prior to this venture, he worked at Bloomberg LP in New York, designing bespoke fixed income analytics and influencing the direction of product development by researching user demand, market trends, and competing products. Before Bloomberg, he managed tax-exempt fixed income portfolios at Franklin Templeton Investments. When not untangling the webs of public finance, he can be found in the kitchen, on a bike, behind a camera, at a gallery, chasing his wife on skis, or playing his guitar. Before escaping the polar vortex, he studied mechanical engineering and economics at the University of Rochester in frigid upstate New York.

  • female_silhouette_clip_art Karen L. Climate Pol... Senior Analyst
    Karen Laughlin

    Karen Laughlin

    Senior Analyst

    Climate Policy Initiative

    Impact Circle:

    Environment

Kitchen Table Advisors: 2014

mission

Kitchen Table Advisors supports new generation of thriving sustainable farms that produce healthy food and form the foundation of regional food...

background

Our Members will work with Kitchen Table Advisors on mapping their relationships and networks, which will include elements of investigating Salesforce usage and software tools.

participating members:

  • Sandy Diep Sandy D. Vice Presiden... BitTorrent,...
  • Jonathan Brandon Jonathan B. Senior Vice P... Mesirow Fin...
  • female_silhouette_clip_art Karen L. Senior Analyst Climate Pol...
Environment
nomad gardens website

participating members:

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Amie V. Change.org Product Marketing Ma...
    Amie Vaccaro

    Amie Vaccaro

    Product Marketing Manager

    Change.org

    Impact Circle:

    Environment

    Amie Vaccaro is currently a Product Marketing Manager at Salesforce.com. Amie’s passions in life are people, doing more with less, incentivizing positive change and using the power of business to improve lives and save the planet. Previously, Amie has worked as Director of Business Development and Marketing at Viv, which gives consumers an easy and powerful way to drive environmental change. There she was responsible for developing all partnerships and relationships necessary for rapid growth, spearheading investor conversations and other fundraising efforts, and end to end marketing, execution and community building for a new core product launch. As Program Manager at SVT Group, Amie developed an “SROI Lite” calculator tool that provides a consistent mechanism by which organization staff may assess the potential impact and return on investment of disparate programs. The tool has been made a part of SVT’s core product suite. While at SVT, Amie was also responsible for managing a team of interns, managing the co-working space, creating marketing materials, developing new business, and recruiting. As an Associate Consultant with Bain & Company, Amie worked with Fortune 500 and nonprofit clients on critical business issues in the healthcare, retail, and utilities spaces. She focused on growth strategy, cost reduction and organizational performance improvement. While at Bain she also founded and led a Green Team for the 300-employee San Francisco office, which achieved significant strides in reducing the company’s carbon footprint. At green media company, Green Zebra, Amie refined the venture’s sustainable savings guides, built and managed relationships with local businesses, and was instrumental in the development of corporate, government and small business sponsorships. Amie graduated phi beta kappa with a B.S. with high honors from Brown University. She is fluent in Spanish. She writes for TriplePundit, GreenBiz, NextBillion and Sustainable Industries about green business, social and eco-entrepreneurship, and other bright ideas. She is a member of Full Circle Fund’s Environment Circle, on the New Leaders Council’s Advisory Board, founding member of The Hub and spoke at Net Impact 2009 about finding a green job.

  • WEBID0000002475 Andrea C. Pacific Gas... Regulatory Analyst
    Andrea Clatterbuck

    Andrea Clatterbuck

    Regulatory Analyst

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company

    Impact Circle:

    Environment

    Andrea Clatterbuck currently works on federal energy regulatory issues at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Prior to joining PG&E, Andrea worked at the Clean Coalition, a nonprofit advocating for the proliferation of innovative renewable energy policies. Andrea holds an MS in Environmental Management and Sustainability from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. While completing her MS, Andrea received a Boren Fellowship to study waste management policies in Japan and Southeast Asia. Prior to graduate school, Andrea was an English teacher for the JET Program and at Hosei University in Japan.

  • WEBID0000002273 Carlos G. The San Fra... Senior Donor Relatio...
    Carlos Garcia

    Carlos Garcia

    Senior Donor Relations Officer

    The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF)

    Impact Circle:

    Environment

NOMADgardens: 2014

mission

NOMADgardens aims to locate vacant lots in developing neighborhoods, fill them with portable plots, and invite the community to build their gard...

approach

Members hope to help NOMADgardens with developing a workshop curriculum and refining organizational strategy for community engagement.

participating members:

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Amie V. Product Marke... Change.org
  • WEBID0000002475 Andrea C. Regulatory An... Pacific Gas...
  • WEBID0000002273 Carlos G. Senior Donor... The San Fra...
Economic Opportunity
Not for Sale

participating members:

  • WEBID0000002560 David P. Gigya, Inc. Legal Counsel
    David Patch

    David Patch

    Legal Counsel

    Gigya, Inc.

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

    Dave Patch is legal counsel at Gigya, Inc., a software company in Mountain View.  Before joining Gigya, Dave worked as a corporate associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in San Francisco and Washington, DC. Dave earned a JD from Stanford Law School, where he served as senior editor of the Stanford Law Review. Prior to law school, he was a teaching fellow at Wellington College in the United Kingdom. Dave grew up in Virginia and holds a BA with highest distinction from the University of Virginia.

  • WEBID0000002552 Kunal K. Google, Inc. Solutions Consultant
    Kunal Kothari

    Kunal Kothari

    Solutions Consultant

    Google, Inc.

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

    Kunal is currently a Senior Solutions Consultant and Sales Engineer with Google, specializing in advising content publishers on site monetization strategies and technologies. Prior to Google, he was a Principal Consultant with Citrix, advising enterprises on IT strategy and user adoption. Kunal also recently founded Wrone.org, a social enterprise focused on financing solar technology platforms for non profit organizations and measuring impact for philanthropic foundations. Kunal is an avid hiker, traveler, and scuba diver, and holds a B.S. in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from UCLA.

  • WEBID0000002020 Krista V. Wells Fargo Vice President, Envi...
    Krista Van Tassel

    Krista Van Tassel

    Vice President, Environmental Affairs

    Wells Fargo

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

    Environment

    Krista Van Tassel is Vice President and Environmental Affairs Business Initiatives Manager for Wells Fargo & Co. In this role, Van Tassel heads team member engagement for Wells Fargo’s environmental sustainability initiatives and goals. Van Tassel is responsible for leading 75 Green Teams across the country, which are employee-led volunteer groups promoting environmental practices within the company and local communities through education, outreach and volunteerism. Van Tassel’s work aligns closely with the company’s vision to encourage responsible practices and the integration of environmental policies and processes into company operations. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2009, Van Tassel worked in a variety of sustainability and marketing positions in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Van Tassel earned her MBA in International Business at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Van Tassel is active in the community and serves as a member of Full Circle Fund, a nonprofit that engages professionals in grant making and nonprofit consultation. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading and volunteering.

Not For Sale: 2014

mission

Not For Sale is an international anti-human trafficking organization dedicated to empowering and protecting individuals and communities affected...

background

This year, Members fathered together to identify pressing issues within the Access to Justice inquiry area. Upon meeting with several organizations that tackled issues tanging from legal services to u...

approach

In scoping the partnership, our team of Members met with Not For Sale’s core program team to understand what challenges they were facing in scaling their work and deepening their impact. Through several weeks of brainstorming, meetings with...

participating members:

  • WEBID0000002560 David P. Legal Counsel Gigya, Inc.
  • WEBID0000002552 Kunal K. Solutions Con... Google, Inc.
  • WEBID0000002020 Krista V. Vice Presiden... Wells Fargo
Education
sfusd webphoto

participating members:

  • reed kathrein Reed K. Hagens Berm... Partner
    Reed Kathrein

    Reed Kathrein

    Partner

    Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

    Impact Circle:

    Education

    Environment

    Reed Kathrein is a partner of the Berkeley office of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP where he prosecutes securities class actions on behalf of investors and institutional investors. He is a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA) and a member of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) and a regular public speaker on securities, class action and consumer law issues.

    Reed is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Professional Conduct for the Northern District of California (term expires 12/31/2017). He was a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and a Lawyer Representative to the Unites States District Court for the Northern District of California (2009-2011). He chaired the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, United States District Court, Northern District of California (2006-2008) and co-chaired the Securities Rules Advisory Committee, United States District Court, Northern District of California (2004-2006).

    Reed was also an Executive Committee Member of the California State Bar Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section (2008-2011). He has served on the Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California (1998-2008); the Executive Committee of the National Association of Securities and Commercial Law Attorneys (NASCAT) (1991-2003); was Chairman, Private International Law Committee, Section on International Law and Practice, American Bar Association (1984-1988); as an ABA Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law (1984-1989), as a Governing Council Member, International and Immigration Law Section, Illinois State Bar Association (1986-1988), Chairman, International and Foreign Law Committee, Chicago Bar Association (1983-1984), and Board Member and Vice-President of the International Business Council Mid-America.

  • Elizabeth Goumas Elizabeth G. PlayWorks Board Member
    Elizabeth Goumas

    Elizabeth Goumas

    Board Member

    PlayWorks

    Impact Circle:

    Education

    Elizabeth Goumas is an active public schools advocate, working with SFUSD and community based organizations to implement equity across schools in an effort to “level the playing field” for all students. Formerly a successful software sales executive and business owner in retail sporting goods, Elizabeth joined the Playworks board because of her belief in the power of play to bring communities together and is a FCF member on behalf of Playworks.

  • male-silhouette Justin Z. Apple, Inc Supply Demand Manager
    Justin Zalkin

    Justin Zalkin

    Supply Demand Manager

    Apple, Inc

    Impact Circle:

    Economic Opportunity

    Education

San Francisco Unified School District: 2014

mission

The mission of the San Francisco Unified School District is to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectu...

background

This grant cycle, Members will work with SFUSD to research best practices for private fundraising and funder profiles to develop investor prospectus.

participating members:

  • reed kathrein Reed K. Partner Hagens Berm...
  • Elizabeth Goumas Elizabeth G. Board Member PlayWorks
  • male-silhouette Justin Z. Supply Demand... Apple, Inc