BAWSI Board Members
Board member, BAWSI CEO
Marlene has more than 30 years experience in management and nonprofit work and was previously general manager of the San Jose CyberRays women's professional soccer team overseeing all business operations of the organization. Before her role with the CyberRays, she was assistant director of athletics at Santa Clara University, where she supervised marketing and media relations as well as eleven sports. Prior to coming to the Bay Area, she was assistant athletic director and senior women's administrator at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She coached the women's tennis team at Grand Canyon University for several years and was named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1981. Her career includes leadership roles in nonprofit organizations working with youth and homeless families. Bjornsrud is co-founder of BAWSI and has responsibility for management of the organization, including fundraising, human resources, strategic planning, programs, finance, communications, and representing BAWSI to government agencies, the community, and the public. She is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum (ALF).
Jackie Foroughi, Board Member
Jackie has been in the financial services industry for over a decade. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she became one of the youngest portfolio managers at Barclays Global Investors where she managed over $7 billion in client funds and launched the first Chinese exchange-traded fund (ETF). She was also one of the youngest females to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Since having her two children, Jackie has focused on her writing, becoming Newsletter Co-editor of the Palo Alto Menlo Park (PAMP) Parents' Club and working on publishing her latest manuscript.
Jackie comes to the BAWSI Board straight from the playground. As a BAWSI volunteer and Site Manager, Jackie has helped carry out the BAWSI mission in two of our Bay Area Peninsula schools. Jackie has always had a passion for sports and fitness, which she has shown through multiple climbs (mountain, rock and ice) and long-distance races (half-, full-, and ultra-marathons) since her teens. She is also a licensed pilot.
Anne Hoge, Board Member
Anne Hoge is Chief Compliance Counsel, Worldwide Products & Compliance at NetApp, Inc., where see oversees the global legal team responsible for NetApp's compliance, human resources, products, and public policy efforts. Prior to that, Anne was Vice President, Associate General Counsel at Yahoo! Inc. Anne received a law degree from Notre Dame University, a Graduate Diploma in Media, Communications & Information Technology Law from the University of Melbourne in Australia, where she was a Rotary International Scholar, and her A.B. in Communications from Stanford University, where she was also a member of the Stanford Women's Soccer team.
Anne is married and has two daughters. She now focuses her passion for women's sports on the next generation of female athletes, including coaching and managing several of her daughters' soccer and softball teams. She can also often be found running, hiking, biking, and skiing with her family. She is proud of BAWSI's efforts to build connections between women athletes and their local communities and honored to help contribute to the organization.
Anne Kerwin-Payne, Board Chair
Anne is founder and Managing Director of Kerwin Associates, a legal recruiting firm representing both law firms and corporate legal departments with their attorney hiring needs. With more than twenty years of recruiting experience, Anne partners, counsels and coaches management teams and human resource professionals at companies and law firms on how to build legal teams. Additionally, Anne career counsels attorney candidates through the job search, interview and hiring process. Anne is an active supporter of UC Berkeley Women's Athletics, where she played collegiate tennis. She continues to play USTA National Tournaments and USTA team tennis. Anne is currently President of the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, California, and has served on the Board for the previous six years. Anne is married and has two children and resides in Menlo Park.
Dr. Christine Levan, Board Member
Christine was born in Vietnam and raised in Southern California. She received her undergraduate BS degree in biology from UC Riverside and attended medical school at Ross University Medical School. She completed her residency at Children's Hospital, Oklahoma City, with a specialty in pediatrics. Christine has also worked as a Clinical Instructor at Oklahoma University Health Science Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition to English, Christine is fluent in Vietnamese and speaks basic Spanish. She is married with three children and enjoys foreign films, music, martial arts and traveling.
Shari Moore, Board Treasurer
Shari has held Human Resources and business leadership roles across a variety of industries over the last 20 years. She is currently Vice President of HR for global product design and delivery functions at Net App. Prior to that she was Vice President, Human Resources- Global Sales, Services and Support at Hitachi Data Systems in Santa Clara, California. Prior to Hitachi, she was Vice President, Human Resources and Administration at Performant Financial Corporation. Shari's experience also includes over six years at Hewlett-Packard, where she held several positions, including HR Director and Operations Director for e-inclusion and Emerging Market Solutions, an organization within the Corporate Affairs function. This organization worked across the Company and in collaboration with not-for-profit and government organizations to design and implement programs to increase the standard of living in under-served communities around the globe.
Shari earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and her Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Yale University. She has just started coursework toward a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems at Fielding Graduate University.
Shari has a passion for fitness and helping women of all ages build self-esteem through health of body, mind and spirit. Shari is a 4th generation Bay Area native and she and her husband, Brian, have a daughter who is active in a variety of activities including Kung Fu, swimming and dance.
Caroline O’Connor, Board Member
Caroline recently founded Sonix Golf after a successful 17-year tenure as the Director of Women's Golf and Head Coach at Stanford University. At Stanford she guided her teams to 17 consecutive NCAA post-season appearances, with an average finish of 11th place. Stanford earned seven top-10 finishes, including runner’s up in 2000 and Stanford’s only Pac 10 Championship under Caroline’s leadership. She has coached 16 All-Americans – including BAWSI board member Marcia Wallis -- and 33 Scholastic All-Americans and was voted the West Region Coach of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association in 2001.
Caroline was appointed to the NCAA Women’s Golf Committee from 2000-2005 and in 2008 was elected to the National Golf Coaches Association’s Board of Directors as the Division I director where she served until leaving Stanford in May 2012. She was involved with numerous community programs such as the East Palo Alto Junior Golf Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, LPGA’s Get a Girl Golfing, and the First Tee chapters of San Jose and Monterey County.
Marcia is currently a Prosecutor for Santa Clara County. When she is not in the courtroom she is playing soccer for one of her various teams or playing golf. She currently is a member of the Olympic Club Women's Soccer Team and an avid Bay Area sports fan. Marcia was a two sport All-American at Stanford University and played one year in the WUSA for the Boston Breakers and one year on the LPGA's Futures Tour. She is passionate about helping women in sports and volunteers a lot of her time raising money for local charities and coaching youth soccer.
Dana Weintraub is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Staff Pediatrician at Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto and Lecturer at Stanford Law School. Dana’s research focus is obesity prevention and treatment through increased after school team sports opportunities in low-income communities. Dana has extensive experience both playing and coaching soccer and developing after school programs. Throughout her four years playing Varsity Soccer for Dartmouth College, including two-time All-Ivy League Team honors, Dana coached local youths in league play and summer camps. After college, Dana spent six months in a primary school in South Africa where she created and delivered a curriculum for the co-ed physical education and after school sports programs, including three soccer teams, one of which was for girls whom had not previously played soccer. Subsequently, Dana coached the Junior Varsity Soccer Team at Dartmouth College. During medical school and residency, Dana developed after school tutoring and photography programs for homeless youths and children with chronic illnesses. She currently coaches youth soccer and basketball for her 8-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter’s teams and plays with the Silicon Valley Soccer Association Women’s League.
Dana is co-founder and Medical Director of the Peninsula Family Advocacy Program, a medical-legal partnership between Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Ravenswood Family Health Center, and San Mateo Medical Center and clinics. Dana is an Assistant Medical Director for the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.
Dana also serves on the boards of Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula and United States Soccer Foundation; and is on the Ambassadors Council for Grassroots Soccer.
Dana received an A.B. in History from Dartmouth College and her M.D. from University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her internship, residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland and a post-doctoral fellowship in General Pediatrics at Stanford University.
Dana lives in Menlo Park with her husband and children.