Team

Our Team

BAWSI Staff

Kim Turner

Kim Turner

Chief Executive Officer

BIO

Co-CEO, Kim Turner brings over a decade of experience as a nonprofit Title IX attorney, including with Legal Aid at Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports project. Most recently, Kim has served as Director of the Gender Equity Initiative at Positive Coaching Alliance advancing sports-based gender equity for girls, coaches, schools, youth sports stakeholders, and community programs. She is an expert on sport-based gender equity and Title IX advocacy for equity-spurring legislation; and, served as a member of the review panel for the Women’s Sports Foundation report: “50 Years of Title IX: We’re Not Done Yet.”

Since graduating from Cardozo Law School in New York City in 2008, Kim has practiced a mixture of Title IX, employment, and housing law, including with Bay Area Legal Aid in San Jose, conducting federal and state-level litigation to enforce civil rights and bring about lasting equality. She received her B.A. from Brown University in 2002, double concentrating in Public Policy and Sociology. At Brown, Kim played for the varsity women’s volleyball team, winning an Ivy League Championship. Before law school, Kim worked in Washington D.C. for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and the nonprofit National League of Cities. Kim has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and other news outlets and offers trainings and talks on Title IX and the Fair Play Act to a wide range of audiences. Kim is a youth sports coach and parent to two young, active children.

Kim shares that “BAWSI’s work to serve girls from under-resourced communities and young women (and children generally) and bring about lifelong wellness, healthfulness, life skills, and leadership ability is absolutely critical and resonates with my personal and professional missions—for everyone to have a chance to play and thrive regardless of gender, background, socioeconomics, and any other factor.”

Dr. Dana Weintraub

Dr. Dana Weintraub

Chief Executive Officer

BIO

Dr. Dana Weintraub is CEO of BAWSI and Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at Stanford Children’s Health. Dana has extensive experience both playing and coaching soccer and developing and evaluating 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 children experiencing homelessness and children with chronic illnesses. Dana’s research has included community-based evaluations of team sports to improve the health of underserved children. She co-founded and directed the Peninsula Family Advocacy Program, a medical-legal partnership between Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County and Stanford Children’s Health. She currently serves on the Boards of both the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula and the US Soccer Foundation, as well as the National Advisory Board for Positive Coaching Alliance.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 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and a post-doctoral fellowship in General Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Kathy Arena

Kathy Arena

Chief Operating Officer

BIO

Kathy is BAWSI’s Chief Operating Officer leading finance, human resources, and operations activities at the BAWSI office.

Kathy comes to BAWSI with professional experience in strategic planning, marketing, and information technology while working for Hewlett-Packard Company. In addition, Kathy was a grant reviewer assisting high tech companies select school programs to be recipients of technology awards. She has been active in her community as a board member and philanthropy liaison for the local National Charity League (NCL) chapter. She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate work and Golden Gate University for her MBA. Kathy comes from a family of sports fanatics and played many sports while growing up. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and doing yoga, running, and hiking.

Courtney Good

Courtney Good

Program Director

BIO

BAWSI’s value of having a sense of gratitude for opportunity resonates deeply with Courtney and is something that she wants to pay forward to the women athletes she works with because she believes that when you have gratitude you set the stage for greatness.

After playing one year at Mission Community College, Courtney transferred to play Division I Women’s Basketball at the University of California, Riverside. There she was a part of a team that finished with two conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances, the first in the school’s history since becoming Division I. Upon graduating with a degree in Business Administration, Courtney landed at BAWSI where she first experienced and explored the excitement that is BAWSI Girls and BAWSI Rollers. It was being on the playground and working as a Program Manager for BAWSI Girls that prompted Courtney to go back to school to earn her teaching credential and Masters in Teaching from the University of San Francisco. She then was a substitute teacher and volunteer basketball coach before accepting a position at New Mexico State University as the Coordinator of Player Development for the Women’s Basketball team. In that position she was able to be a part of the sport she grew up loving as well as help her student athletes navigate the world of college athletics and education. Courtney is excited to be back on the BAWSI team as the Athlete Leadership Manager where she can combine her love of sport, leadership, and education and pay forward all the lessons she has learned on her journey as female athlete.

Arya Asadi

Arya Asadi

Program Manager

BIO

Arya believes when girls and women are empowered through education and sports, they have the knowledge and skills to advocate for themselves and their communities, accomplish their goals and be leaders in the world. She is grateful BAWSI teaches these values through sports, while empowering youth to build confidence, find joy and discover self-love within themselves, which she believes should be a guaranteed right for all children.

Growing up, Arya was lucky to have a multitude of incredible coaches. She owes it to certain coaches and female professional athletes who showed her that young girls have a place in sports, too. She played soccer, flag football, basketball, and hockey from a young age through the beginning of high school. In high school, she transitioned to playing water polo as a goalie and fell in love with the sport. She attended college at Chapman University where she continued to play. Due to injuries, she discontinued playing at the collegiate level but continued playing at the club and Masters level. After graduating with a Bachelors in Public Relations and Advertising, she returned to the Bay Area where she coached youth water polo and began working in elementary schools and after school programs. Arya also volunteered with a local counseling group that hosted weekly meetings for LGBTQIA+ youth. This was where she connected her love for service and empowering youth in the community. If only there were a way to combine this with her love for sports.….

In 2020, Arya discovered BAWSI while searching for her next career move. She knew this would be a very special place as soon as she landed on their homepage. Since their season had already begun, she applied for the 2021 season and landed a role as an Athlete Leader.
She had so much admiration and respect for BAWSI’s mission, purpose and their role in the community, that when an opportunity became available for the following season, she jumped at the chance to continue working with her amazing team.
BAWSI gave her the opportunity to discover what truly inspires her, challenges her to reach her full potential as a leader, and allows her to question and answer how she wants to make this life purposeful.
“To say I am excited to continue my work with BAWSI as the program coordinator is an understatement. Continuing to bring sports, goal setting, positive leadership and joy into the lives of children is how we shape the future generations to be leaders.”

Sara Quilici Giles

Sara Quilici Giles

Volunteer Coordinator

BIO

As the new Volunteer Coordinator with BAWSI, Sara is looking forward to building relationships with female athletes in the community and driving volunteers toward BAWSI. Sara knows BAWSI cannot be successful without volunteers on a daily basis and she loves to see the volunteers having just as much fun as the BAWSI Girls and BAWSI Rollers.

Sara was a member of our Athlete Leadership Team last school year and has a degree in Recreation Management from California State University East Bay. Before transferring to CSUEB Sara played volleyball and basketball at San Jose City College and Del Mar High School in San Jose. Sara was drawn to BAWSI because of our impact on the community. Sara believes that girls who play sports today become leaders tomorrow. Sports teach us valuable life lessons and everyone, especially young girls, should be provided opportunities to play. Sara also coaches varsity girls basketball at Los Gatos High School, and is Mom to a one year old daughter, Makena!

Dalila González

Dalila González

High School Lead

BIO

Dalila first joined the BAWSI family in 2009 as a 5th grader at Rod Kelley Elementary School. She remembers how inspired she was by the strong female role models from the local community college, and how fun it was to discover the world of sports. Fast forward a decade, Dalila has now graduated with a degree in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego and is headed to medical school in Fall 2024. During her gap years, Dalila rejoined the BAWSI team as a summer VISTA intern and now as the High School Lead. She can’t wait to use her research experience to help guide local high school girls in community-based research to discover ways we can invest in our community.

Hazel Sanz

Middle School Lead

BIO

Born and raised proudly in the Bay Area, Hazel played tennis growing up and soccer throughout her college years, and now currently for a premier soccer team locally in the Bay Area. She takes a lot of pride in her work for BAWSI, which includes giving every BAWSI teammate what she wishes she had as a young female athlete growing up, which is guidance, support, mental and emotional organization, and a coach that can be a role model and friend. During her time at BAWSI as a member of the Athlete Leadership Team and site coach, is that these young girls are smart, beautiful, passionate, and so full of life. She want them to recognize and take ownership of all those qualities so they can grow up and become a version of themselves they’re secure and proud of, whether that’s in sports or not. This year, Hazel will be the Middle School Lead with her main focus being on supporting middle school girls in their sports and leadership journey. She hopes she can guide them in a comfortable, yet competitive way that may spark their passion and grit, as well as empowerment and pride. I’m beyond grateful and excited for the opportunity to stay apart of the BAWSI family!”

Kayley Raasch

Kayley Raasch

Up2Us/Americorps Vista

BIO

Kayley joins us this year as a 2023-2024 AmeriCorps VISTA member through Up2US Sports, after starting with BAWSI last year as an Up2Us Coach. Growing up, sports have continued to be some of Kayley’s main interests, as she played tennis and basketball through high school, and will never say no to watching an event in person or on TV, no matter the activity. She has graduated with degrees in Psychology and Art History from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where she also gained experience working with multiple MN nonprofit organizations. As a BAWSI coach, Kayley was able to encourage the students to foster their own love of sports, while also learning more about her own goals and career. This year, while you will definitely still see her on the playgrounds, Kayley is looking forward to learning more about BAWSI from an internal point of view. As she grows her knowledge of nonprofit development and operations, Kayley is excited to gain as many skills as she can in order to expand and create more sports opportunities for women and girls in the future.

Kari Scheerhoorn

Kari Scheerhoorn

Site Coach

BIO

School: Brock University and Centennial College

Sport: Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Rugby

Major: Physical Education and Nutrition Management

“I am looking forward to a season of growth among all the women and girls I will be interacting with. Being in an environment of constant encouragement and positivity creates such a desirable and motivating work experience. I’m honored to have this opportunity to use my passion for athletics and physical well-being to mentor these young girls of the community into confident and healthy young women of our future!”

BAWSI Athlete Leadership Team

Ashlynn Autrey

Ashlynn Autrey

Athlete Leader

BIO

School: Bowdoin College

Sport: Rugby, basketball

Major: Biology

I am looking forward to a season of getting to know all our amazing BAWSI participants. I can’t wait to help BAWSI girls and rollers find and develop a love for sports and being active!

Monica Bajwa

Monica Bajwa

Athlete Leader

BIO

School: UC Santa Barbara

Sport: Soccer

Major: Global Studies

“I am looking forward to a season filled with growth and fun with the team. I’m honored to be a part of such a great and motivated team and have this opportunity to use my passion for community engagement, youth empowerment and wellness to mentor our BAWSI Girls and Rollers into confident athletes and future leaders.”

Jenna Jarmin

Jenna Jarmin

Athlete Leader

BIO

School: Brigham Young University- Idaho

Sport: Water Polo & Swimming

Major: Therapeutic Recreation

“I am excited to start the programs, and help the kids that we work with to build skills that will help them to pursue their dreams.”

Alyssah Loyola

Alyssah Loyola

Athlete Leader

BIO

School: UC Santa Cruz

Sport: Rugby (a.k.a slugby!)

Major: Psychology

“I am most excited about meeting all of the BAWSI girls as I was one in 5th grade.”

Kimberly Ramirez

Kimberly Ramirez

Athlete Leader

BIO

School: Loyola University Chicago

Sport: Basketball, football, and tennis

Major: Biology

“I look forward to getting outside to empower girls and rollers through sports! I will bring my interests in medicine, health equity and literacy, and experience coaching high school girls’ varsity basketball. Go BAWSI!”

Malaya Street

Malaya Street

Athlete Leader

BIO

School: CSU Monterey Bay, San Jose City College, and Santa Clara University

Sport: Softball

Major: Communication and Journalism

“I’m looking forward to being a part of a positive environment filled with talented women and girls. I know they will inspire me to never be afraid to try new things.”

Lindsey Vanallen

Lindsey Vanallen

Athlete Leader

BIO

School: Santa Clara University

Sport: Basketball

Major: Master’s in Business Administration

“I’m looking forward to integrating my love for sports with being a part of such a strong community centered around empowering girls!”

Leadership

BAWSI Board of Directors

Sydney Andrews

Sydney Andrews

Board Member

BIO

Sydney learned about BAWSI through a teammate of hers, who spoke about the magic that is BAWSI. A few short years later, she was given a chance to experience that magic first hand and she became an Athlete Leader. She stayed an extra year and served as the Program Coordinator. Being out on the playground with the Girls & Rollers, Sydney became acutely aware of the impact that sport has on one’s life, hers included. She learned about the importance of servant leadership, experienced incredible personal growth and was able to give back in an impactful and tangible way. In return, she experienced the true magic that is BAWSI – love. 

As an individual who has a disability, Sydney understands the value and the power of sport in being a place of belonging, a place where the skills and life lessons of overcoming adversity are applied not only on the field, but in her everyday experience out in the world. She believes that EVERY kid deserves the opportunity to play. BAWSI’s mission to engage, inspire and empower young girls and women is a mission that deeply impacts and motivates Sydney to continue to strive for a world that celebrates girls and women of all backgrounds. 

Sydney plays for the US Deaf Women’s National Team. Over the last 11 years she has participated in the 2012 and 2016 Deaf World Championships, and the 2013 and 2021 Deaflympics. The US Deaf WNT has never lost an international match to date, and continues to push for disability inclusion in sport  while achieving success at the highest level. 

She also serves as a board member for USA Deaf Soccer Association whose primary focus is grassroots efforts and youth development, working to create equal and inclusive opportunities for Deaf individuals to play the world’s biggest game – soccer. 

Sydney is currently a Physical Therapist Assistant working in the Home Health setting serving the communities of Salinas, Watsonville and surrounding areas. She lives in Morgan Hill, CA.

Megan Berner

Megan Berner

Board Member

BIO

Megan Berner is a Managing Director at Accenture, wife and mom of two, and lifelong Bay Area native. Sports have always been center stage in Megan’s life. Growing up with the encouragement of her family, Megan developed a passion for softball playing year round since the age of 10 and had the opportunity to be a three sport athlete in High School. She carried that passion into College, playing Division I softball at Santa Clara University. It was during this time that Megan had the opportunity to volunteer with BAWSI and felt a deep connection to the mission. The time she spent on campus with the BAWSI girls gave Megan so much joy and energy having the opportunity to pay it forward for all of the blessing sports had brought her in her life.

The opportunities, relationships and personal qualities of leadership, teamwork and perseverance that sports instilled in Megan are the single greatest thing she attributes her success to today. She is excited and eager to help amplify the incredible impact BAWSI has had on girls in the Bay Area and give more girls the opportunities she was fortunate enough to enjoy.

Joel Brown

Joel Brown

Board Treasurer

BIO

Joel has over 30 years of management experience in the Bay Area. Before retiring, Joel was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at OpenTable (the leading restaurant management software and reservation network) from 2001-2013. He led the account management, field operations, customer support, IT and inside sales teams. During his tenure, the company went from an unknown to a very successful public company with over 35,000 restaurant customers and millions of dining consumers in multiple countries.

In addition to his years at OpenTable, Joel has consulting and management experience at other private and public tech companies, including Intuit, where he was Vice President/General Manager for two successful businesses. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.  He now spends his time in sports (tennis, cycling, working out, cheering his teams), advising/mentoring executives in both startup and nonprofit environments, volunteering in the community (tutoring, coaching, mentoring), and traveling with his wife.  

Joel is a firm believer in the positive impact that athletics can have on young people.  He saw it first hand as he coached his son and daughter in sports when they were young, and as he supported them when their skill grew beyond his coaching ability.  He witnessed it more recently while coaching middle school soccer at Castilleja, an all-girls school in Palo Alto.

Leslye Corsiglia

Leslye Corsiglia

Board Member

BIO

Leslye Corsiglia has spent her professional career in the affordable housing field, working for the State of California, the City of San Jose, and most recently the nonprofit community. Now consulting on housing issues, Leslye recently stepped down from her job as the founding Executive Director of SV@Home, a policy and advocacy organization working to increase affordable housing opportunities in high-cost Santa Clara County.

Leslye has served on a number of federal, State, and regional boards, and recently was the Co-Chair of CASA—the Committee to House the Bay Area, a nine-county regional effort to respond to the Bay Area’s housing crisis. She is currently a member of the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women and San Jose Rotary.

Leslye’s passion for sports goes back to her childhood days. An ardent fan, she and her family hold season tickets to the San Jose Earthquakes and share season tickets to the San Jose Sharks. Both of her children played competitive level soccer as well as other team sports, and she is committed to giving other Bay Area children a similar opportunity to learn and experience the joy of teamwork and the opportunity for leadership that it creates.

Sue Creighton

Sue Creighton

Board Member

BIO

Sue, a Global Research Manager at Apple, is a long-time BAWSI volunteer and helped design BAWSI Girls Red Station. Sue remembers always being active and lived as much as she could on a bicycle. 

Her favorite teams were softball, volleyball, flag football, soccer.  She played Varsity Softball as the 10th player and back-up catcher.  She was a linebacker and running back for flag football.  “Shout out for Title IX that let me play football in high school PE.”  Sharks is her favorite team soon to be displaced by FC Bay Area.

In her free time, Sue does anything involving her dogs, being up at their cabin in the Sierras, bicycling, gardening, seeing family and friends.

Sora Kang, M.A., Psy.D.

Sora Kang, M.A., Psy.D.

Board Member

BIO

Sora Kang, M.A., Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in couples therapy and mood disorders. She also has expertise spanning over 20 years in Employee Assistance work where she was an Asst. VP at Wells Fargo and a Supervisor at CONCERN: EAP where she led her team of mental health professionals in consultation managements on trauma and critical incident support, threat analysis, productivity, resiliency, change management, disability management, served on the Diversity Council as well as leading recruitment for new consultants. Prior to her EAP work, Sora served as the Deputy Director of Asian Family Services in Hartford, CT. 

Sports has been a way of life for Sora. In her early years, she skied, played golf, ice skated, and even managed the high school boys lacrosse team. But, tennis was her passion. Sora won Michigan’s Regional double’s title three times and was a two time State champion. Marriage and parenthood brought a new appreciation of all things Detroit sports (Go Lions, Tigers, Pistons, and Red Wings). Sora now spends most of her free time traveling across the country supporting her daughter’s lacrosse dreams and making time to visit her son at Michigan (GO BLUE).

Loni Keller

Loni Keller

Board Member

BIO

Loni Keller knows firsthand the positive impact that sports can have on young women.

A California native, Loni began playing soccer at the age of 7, a hobby that quickly became a passion and led to more than a decade of participating in the California Youth Soccer Association.

It was on the soccer field that Loni learned invaluable life skills like teamwork, resiliency, sacrifice and the importance of setting goals. When it came time to move on to college, Loni fully intended to play on the collegiate level.

First, she earned a spot on Sonoma State’s team where she played for two years. Then, Loni moved on to the University of California, San Diego, where she held a spot on the UCSD Division III 1989 national championship team.

She credits much of her success today to soccer and those hard-earned lessons on the field and is proof-positive that Active Lives lead to Empowered Futures.

Currently serving as Director of Special Events for the Harker School in Saratoga, Loni conceptualizes and executes major fundraising events across the school’s four campuses. She has extensive experience program and project management, training, development and fundraising and served as a trainer and consultant for Santa Clara-based Applied Materials, where she implemented talent management strategies for the global organization.

In addition to her professional experience, Loni is active in the community, and has served in a volunteer capacity for such organizations as St. Elizabeth’s Day Home, St. Christopher School, and National Charity League – Willow Rose Chapter.

She has also shared her love of soccer with youth, coaching the game for a combined 14 years at various stages in her life. Not only did Loni focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game to her athletes, but she also focused on instilling some of the lessons she learned through play in others to prepare those youth for life off the field.

Loni holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, San Diego.

Jill Lee

Jill Lee

Board Member

BIO

Jill is the Director of Admissions, Tuition-assistance, and Summer Programming at Castilleja School in Palo Alto.

Jill is a recognized leader in Admissions in the Bay Area. She began her career in Admissions at the college level at Mills College in Oakland, followed by five years as Director of Admissions at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. Responding to market changes in the region, Jill was a key part of the leadership team that transitioned Wheaton from a women’s college to a co-ed institution.

Upon returning to the Bay Area, Jill joined Castilleja as Director of Admissions and Tuition Assistance and has been in her role for 28 years. Jill has been a witness to the critical role that sports can play in the lives of young people, by helping to provide a balance, build relationships, understanding the importance of struggle, and learning key lessons from both success and failure. She has been a witness to how both school and club-based athletics have shaped the lives of hundreds of Castilleja students over the years.

Jill lives in Menlo Park with her husband, their Goldendoodle named Cooper, and their Bernedoodle named Wiley.

Karen Lee

Karen Lee

Board Member

BIO

Karen Lee is the VP of Marketing at Bessemer Venture Partners, a global venture capital firm. Prior to venture capital, she built and led digital strategy at Stanford University for the Office of Development and Stanford Graduate School of Business. During that time, she focused on audience growth and engagement, content strategy, and elevating Stanford’s thought leadership around the world. She’s held previous roles in marketing and digital strategy helping startups and Fortune 500 companies.

Karen grew up playing sports and was a four-sport athlete in high school (cross country, basketball, swimming, track). She graduated from Middlebury College where she ran cross country and played basketball and water polo. Today she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two children, and boxer.

Brisa Rojas Moreno

Brisa Rojas Moreno

Board Member

BIO

A BAWSI Girl alumni, Brisa describes her BAWSI experience: “By fostering our love for sports and giving us a chance to play all of them together, BAWSI showed us we could be just as strong as the boys. Each day I would try to be better than the day before.” In 5th grade, Brisabecame a junior coach. “I learned to channel all my energy into being a true leader, and most importantly, learned that anything is possible with hard work and determination.” 

A sports foundation in elementary school inspired Brisa to play sports in middle and high school, including basketball and wrestling. She went on to study Political Science at San José State University, graduating early. Brisa now makes a difference in her community as a Deputy Chief of Staff / Public Policy Director for San José City Councilmember Peter Ortiz. “I want to be the same change BAWSI was for me and help create change in my community.”

Susan Munne

Susan Munne

Board Member

BIO

Susan Munne has held sr. leadership positions in sales, marketing and operations over her 20+ year high-tech career in Silicon Valley and is currently Sr. Director of Operations for Jive Software based in Palo Alto, California.  Sports has been a lifelong vocation and passion where she has learned about teamwork and gained the confidence to go beyond her comfort zone and take on new challenges and opportunities. Susan participated in competitive sports through high school and club sports during her four years at Oregon State University where she graduated with a B.A. (Honors) in Business Administration.  Susan is a founding member of the 31 Women program through Notre Dame (San Jose) High School and has seen firsthand the power of what opportunity and education can provide low-income girls to create a different future for themselves and their families.  Susan is married and lives in San Jose with her husband and two children who she has coached and been actively involved in leadership positions on their high school or club sports teams.  In her spare time, Susan plays in an adult volleyball league and roots on the Earthquakes, Warriors, Giants, Sharks and 49’ers.

Rob Nordgren

Rob Nordgren

Board Member

BIO

Rob Nordgren, MD, MBA, MPH is the CEO of the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He joined PAFMG in May of 2015. PAFMG is a multispecialty group of over 1,400 physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the provider of medical services for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Dr. Nordgren was previously the CEO of Northeast Medical Group and a Senior Vice President of the Yale New Haven Health System. Prior to joining the Yale New Haven Health System he was Associate Medical Director at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester in New Hampshire, and an adjunct faculty member of the Dartmouth Medical School Department of Pediatrics.  He also served as the Executive Director of Child Health Services in Manchester.  He is a Board-Certified pediatrician who received his undergraduate degree from Williams College, his MD and MPH from Columbia University and received his MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at The University of Massachusetts.  Dr. Nordgren did his pediatric Internship, Residency and Chief Residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  He lives in Portola Valley, CA, with his wife Julia, a pediatrician and chef, and their two boys, Andrew and Benjamin.

Julie Panaccione

Julie Panaccione

Board Member

BIO

Julie Panaccione recently left her long Executive Career at Tailored Brands – a holding company for iconic men’s retailers, like Men’s Wearhouse, Jos.A.Bank, and Moores Clothing for Men in Canada. During Julie’s tenure as the Vice President of Corporate Culture and Events, she helped grow the company from 16 retail stores to over 1400 retail stores. Julie’s responsibilities included the development of employee recognition programs and the strategy and execution of employee-centric events and celebrations. These events included quarterly and annual training events, board events, and employee appreciation events. Participation in these events ranged from 20 to over 2,000 attendees. Julie also managed the community giving programs for Tailored Brands. These programs included store level local giving budgets, major giving campaigns like the Annual Suit Drive, Breast Cancer Awareness, and men’s health. The management of the company’s internal charity whose sole purpose was to issue grants to employees and their families in crisis was also under Julie’s purvue.

During her time at Tailored Brands, Julie participated in creating a unique retail culture where employees were encouraged to have fun at work, learn and grow, and make a difference. Victories were celebrated, and mistakes were learning opportunities. The company understood that happy employees gave the best customer service a hallmark of all the store brands.

As a mother of three Julie saw her kids thrive when challenged academically and physically. Both she and her husband supported their children’s sports endeavors and further encouraged them to play team sports. Being on a team teaches children trust, leadership, compassion, patience, and the reliance and participation of others to be successful.

Having a deep appreciation for the lessons learned on the field, Julie became vested in helping those with limited resources gain access to physical activity and the essential lessons they provide.

Julie, her husband Carlo, and their children live in the Bay Area and enjoy spending time with family, sports, cooking, and hosting events!

Julie looks forward to using her leadership and event skills to make a difference with BAWSI.

Sandra Puerta-Sarmiento

Sandra Puerta-Sarmiento

Board Member

BIO

Dr. Sarmiento is the current principal of Hubbard Media Arts School in east San Jose, a BAWSI Girl site. This is the 4th school in the Alum Rock district in which Dr. Sarmiento has worked, and she is considered the turn-around specialist.

Sandra moved to the east side of San Jose as a child from Colombia. Soon thereafter her family moved to rural CA past Sonora at a time when the Latino community there was very small and there were no ESL classes in school.  She says she left middle school with the highest detention rate of any 7th & 8th grader.  But eventually Dr. Sarmiento found herself back in east San Jose working with children. She received her undergraduate degree in Special Ed and went on to obtain a master’s in education AND counseling and later a PhD in Social Justice. 

Growing up outside of Sonora, football was the main event in town, and Dr. Sarmiento played on the team not as a kicker but as a defensive tackle!  She went on to play in the short-lived Women’s Professional Football League.

Michelle Ray

Michelle Ray

Board Member

BIO

Michelle Ray has served K-12 students and educators throughout her 15-year career in Public Education.She holds a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas.

Michelle began her career working in public health education for the North Texas Poison Control Center and as a high school special education teacher for students aged 14-22 years of age. When she returned to the bay area, she began working with elementary students in Santa Clara Unified School District.

She began her partnership with BAWSI in 2010 where she was the lead teacher for the BAWSI Rollers program at Montague Elementary. After witnessing firsthand the benefits and positive changes in her students Michelle knew she had to continue her work with BAWSI Rollers when she transitioned to working again with adult students with disabilities. She trains our athlete leaders on working with Rollers and her students now volunteer as Junior Coaches at two BAWSI Roller sites.

Michelle has also been actively involved as a volunteer leader with many local organizations, including the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council of Scouts BSA where she is a Cub Camp Director for two local councils, a Unit Commissioner, and the parent of a Scout.

She is a 5th generation Bay Area native and currently resides in Santa Clara with her son who is active in a variety of activities including Volleyball, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and other volunteer organizations.

Danielle Slaton

Danielle Slaton

Board Chair

BIO

Danielle Slaton grew up in San Jose, attended Presentation High School, and graduated from Santa Clara in 2002 with a degree in Psychology. She earned her Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Northwestern in 2010. She helped captain the Broncos to the 2001 national championship and was named the College Cup Defensive MVP. She was also a three-time All-American and the 2001 NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Slaton played for the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2000-05 and won a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics as well as a bronze medal in the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She played professionally in the U.S. in the United Soccer Association and in France for Olympique Lyonnias.

Slaton serves as an advisor to U.S. Soccer’s Athlete Council and travels around the world coaching youth about the life lessons that soccer can teach. She is also a certified Positive Coaching Alliance trainer who educates students, coaches and parents on how to impact youth sports in a positive, character-building manner.

She has spent time as an analyst for Fox Sports and the Big Ten Network as well as an analyst for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

 

Carrie Staley

Carrie Staley

Board Member

BIO

Carrie Staley (formerly Dew) was an All-American soccer player at the University of Notre Dame. She was the captain of her college team and the U20 US National Team during the 2006 World Cup in Russia. Carrie was the 12th overall pick in the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer draft and played 2 years for FC Gold Pride and a 3rd for Sky Blue FC before retiring from professional soccer. Carrie spent a year as an Athlete Leader with the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI) where she realized her passion for working with children with disabilities while managing both the BAWSI Rollers and BAWSI Girls programs. She currently resides in Northern California with her husband and daughters.

Tenley Stephenson

Tenley Stephenson

Board Secretary

BIO

Tenley comes to BAWSI with many years of experience coaching youth sports and volunteering in numerous capacities in communities similar to those BAWSI serves.  In addition to coaching her own children’s school and AYSO teams, Tenley has coached various sports at the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula.  A long-term volunteer with BGCP, Tenley has also served on its Health and Wellness Task Force, provided its members with weekly homework help, served on the coordinating committees for the Women’s Leadership Breakfast and Project Back(pack) to School, and volunteered weekly during the pandemic in BGCP’s kitchen.  Tenley is currently volunteering as a literacy specialist in the Ravenswood School District in Menlo Park.

Tenley has been a lifelong athlete, beginning as a competitive gymnast until age 12, playing 3 sports throughout high school, and culminating in playing soccer and lacrosse at Harvard University.  She understands how much her background in sports cultivated her self-confidence, comfort in being a leader, and a devotion to health and wellness.  She is thrilled to be part of an organization whose aims are to bring those same lessons and benefits to girls who otherwise would not be exposed to sport.  

Tenley is a former corporate lawyer and prosecutor.  She left the law to raise her three children. During that time, in addition to her volunteering, she worked for over ten years as a personal trainer.  She has also served on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committees for Castilleja School in Palo Alto and the Menlo Park City School District.

Kim Turner

Kim Turner

Board Member

BIO

Co-CEO, Kim Turner brings over a decade of experience as a nonprofit Title IX attorney, including with Legal Aid at Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports project. Most recently, Kim has served as Director of the Gender Equity Initiative at Positive Coaching Alliance advancing sports-based gender equity for girls, coaches, schools, youth sports stakeholders, and community programs. She is an expert on sport-based gender equity and Title IX advocacy for equity-spurring legislation; and, served as a member of the review panel for the Women’s Sports Foundation report: “50 Years of Title IX: We’re Not Done Yet.”

Since graduating from Cardozo Law School in New York City in 2008, Kim has practiced a mixture of Title IX, employment, and housing law, including with Bay Area Legal Aid in San Jose, conducting federal and state-level litigation to enforce civil rights and bring about lasting equality. She received her B.A. from Brown University in 2002, double concentrating in Public Policy and Sociology. At Brown, Kim played for the varsity women’s volleyball team, winning an Ivy League Championship. Before law school, Kim worked in Washington D.C. for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and the nonprofit National League of Cities. Kim has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and other news outlets and offers trainings and talks on Title IX and the Fair Play Act to a wide range of audiences. Kim is a youth sports coach and parent to two young, active children.

Kim shares that “BAWSI’s work to serve girls from under-resourced communities and young women (and children generally) and bring about lifelong wellness, healthfulness, life skills, and leadership ability is absolutely critical and resonates with my personal and professional missions—for everyone to have a chance to play and thrive regardless of gender, background, socioeconomics, and any other factor.”

Craig Vent

Craig Vent

Board Member

BIO

Craig Vent held a series of senior leadership positions in the technology industry with 24 years of experience at Hewlett Packard and Juniper Networks. He has functional expertise in corporate finance, business planning, go-to-market operations and transformational leadership. At HP, he contributed to the growth of the Computer Systems Business and led elements of the corporate transformation that positioned the company for long term success.  As a member of the Sr. leadership team at Juniper, he helped the company develop into a thriving Fortune 500 business. 

Since childhood, Craig has focused his discretionary energy on recreational development activities throughout the community. He organized and participated in many sports leagues during his youth. As an adult, he volunteered for twelve years as a Manager, Coach and Board Member of Little League Baseball, Girls Fastpitch Softball and AYSO Soccer leagues in Saratoga and Los Gatos. Craig has been a Board Member, Club President and Competitive Golf Team Captain at La Rinconada Country Club in Los Gatos. He is also an endurance athlete who has completed 30 marathons (including Boston, New York and other majors) and multiple distance cycling events. He loves to share his experience and has coached many aspiring athletes through the training process and attainment of their goals. 

Craig attended The University of Vermont, received his MBA from Cornell University and graduated from the Stanford Executive Program. He lives in Saratoga with his wife and their three children.

Dana Weintraub

Dana Weintraub

Board Member

BIO

Dr. Dana Weintraub is CEO of BAWSI and Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at Stanford Children’s Health. Dana has extensive experience both playing and coaching soccer and developing and evaluating 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 children experiencing homelessness and children with chronic illnesses. Dana’s research has included community-based evaluations of team sports to improve the health of underserved children. She co-founded and directed the Peninsula Family Advocacy Program, a medical-legal partnership between Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County and Stanford Children’s Health. She currently serves on the Boards of both the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula and the US Soccer Foundation, as well as the National Advisory Board for Positive Coaching Alliance. 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 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and a post-doctoral fellowship in General Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Marlene Bjornsrud

Marlene Bjornsrud

Board Emeritus

BIO

Marlene Bjornsrud has more than 35 years of experience in sports management and nonprofit work. Prior to founding BAWSI, she was General Manager of the San Jose CyberRays women’s professional soccer team, overseeing all business and team 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 when her team won the national championship. Her career includes leadership roles in nonprofit organizations working with youth and homeless families.

Marlene is currently Executive Director for the Alliance of Women Coaches.

Jen Fraisl

Jen Fraisl

Board Emeritus

BIO

Jen Fraisl has held various positions in finance, marketing, and sales in technology companies after moving to Silicon Valley with Hewlett Packard in 1984, directly from the University of Illinois where she earned a B.S. in Finance. She is convinced that her high school basketball team experience positioned her for success in business, having learned about hard work, teamwork, inspiration and commitment on the court. After having her children, she has served in many areas of her community, from coaching to Girl Scout leader to board member of her community education foundation. She served in several different roles for the Saratoga Education Foundation (SEF) during her eight years of service, including Secretary, VP of Communications and President. SEF raises over one million dollars each year from the local community to support music, art, PE, and hands-on science for the classroom. She believes in the power of sports in girls’ lives and in inspirational community involvement. Jen is married and has 2 children, and enjoys skiing, hiking with her chocolate lab, playing on her coed softball team, and cheering for the Giants.

BAWSI Advisory Council

Margaret Abe-Koga

Margaret Abe-Koga

BIO

Margaret Abe-Koga has served on the Mountain View City Council since being elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. While on the Council, Margaret served as Vice-Mayor in 2008, and as Mayor in 2009, making her the first Asian American female to serve in those capacities in Mountain View’s history.

Margaret has been is an active member of the City Council championing the issues of public safety, affordable housing, environmental sustainability, youth and families and health and wellness.

Margaret represents Mountain View on regional bodies including the Santa Clara County Cities Association- currently serving as 1st Vice President, the Santa Clara County Emergency Preparedness Council, the Project Cornerstone Leadership Team and on the non-profit boards of the Community Health Awareness Council and the Housing Trust of Silicon Valley, and on the Santa Clara County Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Clara County.

She is also a member of the Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors having served as Chair in 2011, and as Vice-Chair in 2010. Margaret led the agency to financial solvency through the economic downturn and worked to maintain and continue progress on capital projects like the BART extension, light rail improvements and the Bus Rapid Transit system.

Prior to her service on the City Council, Margaret served as Trustee for Area 1 on Santa Clara County Board of Education and served as Board Vice-President in 2004.

In addition to elected service, Margaret has been active in the community as a Human Relations Commissioner and Environmental Planning Commissioner for the City of Mountain View, Vice-Chair of the Old Mountain View Neighborhood Association, board member of Avenidas Senior Services, board member of the Mountain View Sister Cities Association, board member of the Silicon Valley Japanese American Chamber of Commerce, and President of the San Jose Taiko Board.

Margaret was born and raised on the peninsula by immigrant parents from Japan. She attended public schools K-12, and went on to Harvard University for college, where she earned her bachelors degree in government in 1992.??After graduation, Margaret joined Congresswoman Anna Eshoo’s district office staff. In addition to her public service career, Margaret’s work experience includes serving as Associate Director of the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI) at De Anza College from 1999-2001 and 2005-2006. Margaret also owned and ran a small business- an indoor cycling fitness facility – before taking leave from the business to raise her children.

She and her husband Yotto have two daughters who attend Stevenson PACT School in Mountain View. Margaret helped start BAWSI in a Box at her daughters’ school.

For her leadership, Margaret has been recognized with various awards including:

  • South Bay Labor Council AFL-CIO Rookie of the Year Award 2011
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Top 100 Women of Influence, 2010
  • Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Athena Award, 2010
  • Association of American University Women Los Altos Mountain View Chapter’s Woman of the Year 2009
  • California Assembly’s Woman of the Year for Assembly District 22, selected by Assembly member Paul Fong, 2009
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 years of age, 2008
  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement Youth Achievement Award 2004
  • Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss’ Asian American Hero Award, 2001

Margaret is also a member of the American Leadership Forum Class XXII, an Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI) Senior Fellow, and a graduate of the Working Partnerships Leadership Institute as well as Leadership Mountain View.

For her hobbies, she teaches indoor cycling classes, and is training for a half-marathon and triathlon. She also holds a third degree in Kendo, the martial art of Japanese fencing.

Darla K. Anderson

Darla K. Anderson

BIO

Darla K. Anderson is a Senior Producer at Pixar Animation Studios, and the producer of Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3. Ms. Anderson joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1993. Since then, her prodigious producing talents have contributed to some of the world’s most beloved and acclaimed animated feature films including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, and Monsters, Inc. Ms. Anderson produced the Golden Globe™ winning feature Cars, for which she was awarded Producer of the Year in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures from the Producers Guild of America.

Before assuming her feature film production duties, Ms. Anderson was the executive producer of Pixar Animation Studios’ commercial group. Prior to joining Pixar, she worked with Angel Studios in Carlsbad, California as the executive producer of their commercial division. It was here she was introduced to the world of 3D computer graphics, and from there she relocated to the Bay Area, with the intention of gaining a position at Pixar.

As one of the studio’s and the animation industry’s most accomplished producers, Ms. Anderson was elected to the Producers Council Board of the Producers Guild of America in July 2008. She is the first producer from the animation arena to be elected to the Council.

Born and raised in Glendale, California, Anderson studied environmental design at San Diego State University. Soon thereafter she began her career in the entertainment industry, working on San Diego-based film and television productions. Anderson currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Brandi Chastain

Brandi Chastain

BIO

Chastain was a member of the US National team over 12 years between December 1988 and January 2004, collecting 192 caps. During that time, she served as a trailblazer for women’s soccer as part of the golden decade of the US Women’s National team during the 90’s, one of the most dominant teams the sport has seen to date. She was a member for the 1991 and 1999 Women’s World Cup Championship teams as well as the Olympic teams that brought home gold in 1996 and 2004 and silver in 2000.

The Bay Area native is best known for elevating the profile of women’s soccer with her game winning penalty kick in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup that defeated China and ignited an explosive soccer following and increased participation in the sport.
Chastain began her collegiate career in 1986 at the University of California (CAL), she was honored by Soccer America as the Freshman Player of the Year. Following her Freshman year, Chastain was forced to sit out for two years while recovering from reconstructive knee surgery on both knees. She returned to soccer in 1996 after transferring to Santa Clara University. There, she helped lead the Broncos to two NCAA College Cup Semi-Finals.

Chastain was one of 24 founding players of the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA), she was a member of the San Jose CyberRays from 2001-2003. During the Inaugural season of the league, she helped the team capture the WUSA’s World Championship title. She has also been a member of the California Storm since the mid 90’s and still currently holds a place on the roster.
Chastain attended Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, CA where she helped the AMHS girls soccer team to three section championships.

Chastain has made the most of her time away from pitch becoming a published author of a book titled It’s Not about the Bra, serving as a soccer analyst on ABC/ESPN and NBC Sports coverage of MLS and Olympic soccer competition and remaining active on the field. Chastain currently resides in San Jose, CA with her husband Jerry Smith, Head Coach of Santa Clara Women’s Soccer team, and their son Jaden. She is co-founder of the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI), a nonprofit that mobilizes women athletes to serve as role models of health, hope, and wholeness to girls and women in underserved communities and to children with disabilities.

Noriko Honda Chen

Noriko Honda Chen

BIO

Noriko Honda Chen is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She also serves on the Capital Group Management Committee. She has 29 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 21 years. Earlier in her career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Noriko covered Asian infrastructure, building materials and construction companies, as well as oil, gas and refining companies. She was also a research director for one of the global groups. Before joining Capital, she worked in the research department of Worldsec International Limited in Hong Kong (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Bank) and was a manager in corporate finance. Noriko holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College and a degree in the Japanese Language Bekka Program at Keio University, Tokyo. Noriko is based in San Francisco.
Noriko’s mission for her work is to help the average investor retire successfully. My mission with my non-profit organizations is education and access to opportunity for underserved groups.

BAWSI’s mission and focus area resonate with Noriko. “Playing tennis in high school and running track in college gave me so many foundational skills I have relied on my entire life. Sports have helped me to be disciplined, focused, confident, a team player and a cheerleader/supporter and it’s also taught to lose and to win gracefully. I still love running today and when I finally get more time I’m looking forward to killing it on the pickle ball court.”

Liza Chuck

Liza Chuck

BIO

Liza Chuck has been an active BAWSI supporter since the program inception. She has worked to coordinate the BAWSI-in-A-Bag program taking the BAWSI Girls format and bringing it to St Lucy Parish School in Campbell for the past two years. Liza has served as Secretary for the School Board at St Lucy School and is currently serving a Secretary for the Parent -Teacher Group. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Liza worked as a department manager for a large retail chain and then as a client coordinator for a law firm involved in multi-client, class action litigation.

Liza has been married to former BAWSI Board member, Sam Chuck, for 13 years. They have three children, all of whom inspired her love of team sports. She is very active as team parent for the many sports and dance activities her children are involved in and continues to champion self-confidence in young women through fitness.

She grew up in the Bay Area and currently resides in Willow Glen.

Anne Warner Cribbs

Anne Warner Cribbs

BIO

Anne Warner Cribbs is a tour de force for all things Olympic. As a 14-year-old swimmer, she won gold in the 1959 Pan American Games. The next year as the American record-holder, Anne swam to fifth in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome in the 200-meter breaststroke and another gold as the breaststroker on the U.S.’s 4×100 medley relay team. A 1979 Stanford University graduate, majoring in social sciences, Anne launched a career of public relations, community service and advocacy for women in sports. Her work has spanned volunteering for the 1984 Olympic Games to co-founding the American Basketball League, the first women’s professional basketball league in the United States. She became President and CEO of the San Francisco Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee (BASOC) in 1999, and led the San Francisco Bay Area’s bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Since then, BASOC, under Anne’s leadership, has attracted numerous national and international athletic competitions to the Bay Area. Anne Cribbs and Company provides leadership for the Monterey Horse Park (a legacy project of the 2012 Olympic bid), the 2008 U.S. Olympian Reunion and the annual Rich May Memorial Golf Classic. Anne has served as President of the Northern California Olympians, past Vice President of the U.S. Olympic Alumni Association and is the current vice chair of the San Jose Sports Authority. She acts as an Advisory Board Member for the Women’s Sports Foundation and is interim Chair of the California Senior Games Board of Directors.

Anne recently completed a position as the President and CEO of the 2009 Summer National Senior Games, (August 1 – 15, 2009) featuring 10,000 athletes, 18 medal sports and 5 demonstration sports, at venues at Stanford, Palo Alto, San Jose, Sunnyvale and San Francisco, with an economic impact of $35 million.

Born in Menlo Park and now residing in Palo Alto, Anne and her husband have nine children.

Devorah Duncan

Devorah Duncan

BIO

Devorah Duncan first worked with BAWSI as the Principal of A.J. Dorsa Elementary School in East San Jose. With more than 35 years working in high poverty schools, Devorah brings a wealth of hands-on school knowledge along with a multicultural perspective given her background with migrant farmworker communities and indigenous cultures. Devorah has credentials in Special Education, Multicultural and Bilingual Education, School Administration and Gang Prevention work. Her research on resilience led to the creation of a gang prevention program in Salinas which achieved the title of a “Model for the State” and she was personally recognized by the then sitting President Clinton for this work in 1996. Devorah has spoken publicly about the impact that BAWSI has in building pro-social factors and therefore resilience for young girls who are previously identified as being at risk for school failure and gang involvement. She is a strong advocate for the continuing efforts of BAWSI to work in high poverty communities.

“BAWSI is a bridge for girls to become resilient. I have personally witnessed how BAWSI makes an impact -and it is lifesaving”

Julie Foudy

Julie Foudy

BIO

Foudy, currently a television analyst for ESPN/ABC and for NBC’s Olympic coverage, played for the United States Women’s Soccer National Team for 17 years. She served as captain for 13 of those 17 years.

A four-time All-American at Stanford University, her playing career after college included four World Cup tournaments as well as three Olympics. She won gold medals in the 1996 and 2004 Olympics to go with a silver medal in 2000.

In 2007, Foudy was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. She also served as president of the Women’s Sports Foundation from 2000 to 2002.

Juli Furtado

Juli Furtado

BIO

The youngest ever member of the U.S. Ski Team, Juli retired from skiing after undergoing six knee surgeries, and switched to mountain biking while on scholarship at University of Colorado.

Juli caught the mountain biking wave just as it was taking off in the U.S., and she rode it downhill and cross-country for 5 National Championships, 3 World Cup Titles, and a spot on the 1996 US Olympic Team – not bad for her second sport! Widely recognized as the First Lady of Mountain Biking, Juli was one of the early pioneers who fought to keep women’s professional mountain biking on par with the men’s circuit. Furtado retired from competitive mountain biking in 1997.

Juli recently launched her own Juliana line of women-specific, high performance mountain bikes through Santa Cruz Bicycles.

Sharon Clark Kelleher

Sharon Clark Kelleher

BIO

Sharon Clark Kelleher enjoyed playing many sports during her childhood, including soccer, softball, volleyball, and track and field. During her senior year of high school, while serving as captain of both the soccer and track and field teams, she became a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. Sharon began playing several wheelchair sports and excelled in tennis. In 1998, she became the number one ranked wheelchair tennis player in the United States and the number three ranked player in the world. She competed in the Paralympic Games in Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004. Sharon was also a member of the US National Wheelchair Tennis Team for eight years, and she led her team to the final of the World Team Cup three times.

Sharon’s career highlights include being named the Most Improved Female Player in 1991 and Player of the Year in 1998 and 2002. She has many singles and doubles titles to her name, including the USTA National Indoor Championships, National Outdoor Championships, the Thailand Open and the Japan Open. She has played exhibition matches at several professional tournaments including the SAP Open, Siebel Open, US Open and Australian Open. Her experience also includes serving as tournament director, tennis camp director, coach for top juniors, co-chair of the USTA NorCal Wheelchair Tennis Committee and manager of the South Bay Smash Wheelchair Tennis Team.

From 2006 to 2011, Sharon created and directed the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative’s BAWSI Rollers Program, a wheelchair sports and fitness program for third through sixth graders at several Bay Area schools. Through this program, more than 200 children with physical disabilities have experienced a variety of adapted sports, being part of a team, and learning life lessons from their volunteer coaches, who also serve as positive role models.

Camille Gonzalez Kennedy

Camille Gonzalez Kennedy

BIO

Camille Gonzalez Kennedy is currently the Vice President of Philanthropy for Menlo Park based homeless services non-profit LifeMoves. A college lacrosse player and lifelong cyclist turned triathlete, Kennedy experienced the first hand power of transformational change through sport. Kennedy credits their dedication to the long-game to their decades long commitment to endurance sports.

Prior to joining LifeMoves, Camille served as the Senior Director of Advancement Strategy at the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the senior center and advocacy group, Avenidas in Palo Alto and the Executive Director of Random Acts of Flowers, Silicon Valley.  Before working in the non-profit sector, Kennedy was an Urban Planner in both New York and California.

Kennedy got their start in the non-profit sector in 1992, when they joined the team at the Boston Living Center, a community center for people living with HIV/AIDS. As the organization’s first congregate meals Program Director, Kennedy provided both sustenance and hope to the many members who walked through the doors every day for lunch. The program grew to serve thousands of members a month and still goes strong today. 

Kennedy earned a Master’s in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, attended Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, and holds an undergraduate degree in Public Affairs from Baruch College.  They previously served on the Planning Commission and the Housing Commission for the City of Menlo Park and the Advisory Boards of Fund Her and Random Acts of Flowers. And currently sit on the board of the Wender Weis Foundation for Children.

Kennedy lives in Menlo Park with their three children.

Katey Kennedy

Katey Kennedy

BIO

Katey leads 1440 Foundation, including investing in cancer collaboration, inner wellbeing, and community building. She has worked with 1440 Foundation for the past 12 years. Previously, Katey consulted with several nonprofits in the U.S. and Africa on business and program development. She also worked with BAWSI, the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative. Katey was an early supporter of BAWSI working as a volunteer in 2005, then program manager, eventually becoming Board Chair.  Katey began her career at Xerox and worked for two decades at HP in sales, marketing, sponsorship, and channel development.  Katey and her husband enjoy sports, especially soccer, the beach, travel, and checking in on their three grown children.

Joanie Kriens

Joanie Kriens

BIO

Co-Founder, 1440 Foundation
Born in San Francisco, California, Joanie worked in Silicon Valley with both HP and Varian Associates for 15 years, before becoming a mother herself. She and her husband Scott have two children, which inspired Joanie to begin helping in the public school system and her local community.

She characterizes this shift: “My true passion for service has emerged from raising children. Being a parent has allowed me to have very powerful experiences of unconditional love, commitment, and the need for teaching, nurturing, problem solving, and communication. In the process of raising our children, I have been able to discover and reflect on the impact my own childhood has made on me, and these experiences inspire me to help others”.

“Giving is so important to me, and I strongly believe that through giving to others within our community of family, friends, and teachers, as well as other like-minded communities, we receive the benefit of their influence, inspiration, learning, and growth.”

Scott Kriens

Scott Kriens

BIO

Chairman of the Board, Juniper Networks, Inc.; Co-Founder, 1440 Foundation

Scott Kriens is chairman of Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR-NYSE). He led the company from its inception in 1996 until 2008, as both CEO and chairman, as Juniper grew to over $3.5 billion in annual revenues.

Prior to joining Juniper Networks, Scott cofounded StrataCom, Inc., in 1986 and served as its vice president of sales and operations until the company was sold in 1996 for $4.5 billion to Cisco Systems. In the early 80s, he held product-management and marketing roles for Tandem Computers, a maker of fault-tolerant computer systems, and management roles at Burroughs Corporation, now Unisys.

Scott was honored with the nationwide 2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and named one of Business Week’s top 25 Managers in 2000. He has also received recognition for his achievements in the world of Internet technology, being named one of Forbes’ Top Tech Execs in 1996 and one of the “25 Most Powerful People in Networking” by Network World in 2006 he was appointed by the president as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee; and he has been called to testify before Congress on subjects of networking and telecommunications.

During his tenure as Juniper’s CEO, Scott’s experience with leadership development led him to the belief that a commitment to explicit focus on self-awareness and authenticity were critical to success. This commitment was personally transformative and ultimately led Scott to a full-time commitment to the 1440 Foundation as a way to contribute these experiences more broadly.

A California native, Scott was born in 1957 in Berkeley and obtained his bachelor’s degree in economics, and more recently an honorary doctorate, from California State University, East Bay. He lives in Saratoga, California, with his wife, Joanie, and their two children.

Shari Moore

Shari Moore

BIO

Shari currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at Jasper. Shari is responsible for Jasper’s talent acquisition, workforce strategies and HR operations worldwide. Shari has more than 20 years of experience as an HR leader, most recently as Vice President, Human Resources for Product Operations globally at NetApp. Prior to that, she held senior leadership positions as VP of HR at Hitachi Data Systems and Performant Financial Corporation, and served in a variety of HR and business roles at Hewlett-Packard, Automatic Data Processing and AlliedSignal (now Honeywell).

Shari’s experience also includes a stint as 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 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 soccer, Kung Fu, swimming and dance.

Joanne Pasternack

Joanne Pasternack

BIO

Joanne Pasternack is in her seventh season as the Executive Director of the 49ers Foundation and Community Relations for the San Francisco 49ers. She oversees all community relations functions for the team, creating and managing high visibility programs based on the 49ers objectives. In her role with the Foundation, she works with team ownership to facilitate signature fundraising events and the donation of funds to non-profits that support the Foundation’s mission of keeping kids “Safe, On Track and In School.” In 2013, the Foundation donated $3.3 million.

Prior to joining the 49ers in 2008, Joanne served as a Senior Analyst for the City of Mountain View. Before joining Mountain View, Joanne was the Manager of International Corporate Relations for Special Olympics, Inc. at their headquarters in Washington, DC.

Joanne holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Santa Clara University. She resides in Sunnyvale with her husband, Robert Bardin – who works for the San Jose Earthquakes, and their two children.

Brenda Villa

Brenda Villa

BIO

Brenda Villa, a top water polo player who has represented Team USA in four Olympics, fulfilled a life-long dream when she led her team to victory and won USA women’s water polo’s first Olympic gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics. A Latina child of immigrants, Brenda’s story parallels that of many BAWSI girls. Thanks to a community-funded program, Commerce Aquatics, Brenda had the opportunity to swim and play water polo from a young age. Brenda is passionate about the sport of water polo and ensuring that youth from all backgrounds have access to aquatics programming and water polo. Brenda sums up BAWSI: “BAWSI provides opportunities to girls and I am proof that new opportunities can become life-changing dreams.”

Amy Williams

Amy Williams

BIO

Amy is the CEO of Citizens of Humanity Group, which includes Citizens of Humanity, AGOLDE and Goldsign.
The brands are sold in more than 900 Global retail accounts including Nordstrom’s, Anthropologie, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges, Evereve, Net a Porter, Shopbop and Revolve. She has spent more then 30 years in the apparel industry, previously serving as the EVP of Lucky Brand Jeans and SVP of Product Development and Design at The Gap.

Amy has been an active volunteer in Los Gatos, and is highly motivated to support young people. She currently serves on the Board of Girls Inc of LA, EmpowerHer, and Redwood Sports Boosters. She is a member of the Founders Circle at Every Mother Counts. She and her husband Scott live in Los Gatos and are the parents of twin daughters 13 year old daughters who have enjoyed access to sports throughout their childhood. She believes that the sports play a key role in the development of young people and future leaders.

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