Board of Directors
Pamela Mann, Chair
Pamela is an attorney who has practiced primarily in the area of structured finance. She was a board member and former Board Chair of the San Francisco Education Fund. Her previous board service includes Ronald MacDonald House, the Jewish Community Center, and Temple Emanu El. Pamela has volunteered as a college mentor with College Track and for many years as a tutor at Cobb Elementary School. She is a graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law, UC Berkeley, and Lowell High School.
Dave Atkin, M.D.
Dave is a Board Certified Orthopedist at St. Luke's Hospital, who is in his 25th year of service to the communities of Hunters Point, the Bayview and the Mission. An avid medical volunteer, Dave is the current president of Operation Rainbow, an organization providing free medical and surgical care to indigent children in developing countries. He has led volunteer teams from St. Luke's Hospital to the Philippines, Nicaragua, El Salvador and the Caribbean for almost three decades.
Mark is the CEO of Mursion, a virtual training environment, where professionals rehearse and master the essential interpersonal skills required to be effective in high stakes careers. He is the founder and former CEO of Teachscape, the nation’s leading provider of online and mobile tools for teacher training and evaluation. Mark was the Senior Producer at CBS News where he won an Emmy. He is a member of the OnePurpose Founding Team. He received a BA from Yale.
Melissa is founder and CEO of MBD Partners, an organization that supports charter schools in school design, goal setting and monitoring, and performance reporting. She is the former Co-Director of the award-winning Lighthouse Community Charter School, which serves low-income Latino youth in Oakland. Melissa is a member of the OnePurpose Founding Team. She received a BA from Whitman College and MA from the University of Oregon, and was a 2002 New Leaders Fellow.
Christy T. Covalesky
Christy is a Wealth Manager at Wetherby Asset Management, a leading independent investment advisory firm. Christy started her career at Cambridge Associates, where she advised endowments and nonprofit institutions on investment portfolio strategy and management. She has two children and enjoys seeing the world through their eyes. She received a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Sue has worked as a nonprofit consultant in accounting, finance, and human resources. She is the former Business Manager and Controller at San Francisco University High School, Treasurer of the Junior League of San Francisco, and Controller at the First Nationwide Investment Corporation.
Stephen is a Partner at Banneker Partners and has been an active investor in technology companies since 2000. Prior to Banneker Partners, he co-founded Vista Equity Partners, was a Vice President at Credit Suisse First Boston, and practiced mergers and acquisitions and securities law in New York with Debevoise & Plimpton and Kirkland & Ellis. Stephen graduated from Carleton College and has a JD and MBA from Columbia University. He and his wife Jill Cowan have three children.
Peter recently retired from the biotechnology industry. Most recently he was Vice President, Corporate Communications of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest biotechnology companies in the U.S. Previously, he led investor relations and corporate communications for several other bioscience companies, including Applied Biosystems. Before entering the biotech industry, Peter was a journalist with US News and World Report, the San Francisco Chronicle and Fortune Magazine. He received an AB from Brown University and a MBA from UC Berkeley.
Josh works at Getty Images in strategic sales and business development. He holds seats on many New York and San Francisco arts and philanthropic organizations, including the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Committee, Lincoln Center’s Young Patrons Committee, the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council Acquisitions Fund, the New Museum’s Curators Council, SFMoMA’s SECA, the MET Museum’s Apollo Circle Patrons Committee, the MoMA Junior Associates, Team Tassy’s Board of Directors, and Grassroot Soccer’s Ambassador’s Council.
Robert has worked with schools and nonprofits for more than 20 years, having served as a teacher and administrator in several independent schools, as well as in urban school environments and social entrepreneurship agencies. He currently is a Senior Consultant and Leadership Coach with JONES, a firm that specializes in diversity-based organizational development consulting. Robert earned his Ed.M. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and his BA in Economics, with a Political Science minor, from Brown University.
Lisa is a former fixed-income professional who has since dedicated 20+ years to fundraising activities that have benefitted youth in education and residential care for underserved mothers and children. She recently worked with UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital’s staff to successfully launch a new fundraising event to support programs directed toward the wellbeing of patients and their families. Lisa studied Business Administration and Economics at Loyola Marymount University.
For more than 25 years, Ingrid has contributed to the nonprofit and public sector in various capacities including as a strategist, developer, director, adviser, consultant and board member. As executive director of First 5 San Francisco, she is advancing policy in San Francisco's early childhood system through focused advocacy, equity, and systems change. Ingrid has developed and managed multiple children's programs including implementing our City's universal preschool system, Preschool for All, thereby increasing access to high-quality preschool for children who would benefit the most. Ingrid holds an MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Joi is a San Francisco native and the Executive Director at the 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic in her childhood neighborhood, Bayview/Hunter’s Point. Joi is also a New Leaders Fellow. During and after her undergraduate work at California State University at Hayward, she worked as a math and science teacher at several Bay Area junior high and high schools. Joi received her MA in Urban Public Health from Charles R. Drew University.
Linda is a real estate broker and has owned her own brokerage company, Mayne and Company Real Estate, for 29 years. She is also a contemporary artist and has worked in Art With a Pulse. In 2015, she devoted her open house to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. Linda received her BA from UCLA.
Karen is President of the Board of the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance. She is a Senior Scholar at the Center of Adolescence at Stanford University, studying Youth Purpose. She mentors in the Stand-By-Me Mentoring Program. Karen received her BA from the University of Connecticut and MA from the University of London, Institute of Education.
Scott is Vice President, Enterprise Business Development at LinkedIn. He is the former Director of Business Development and Business Management at Yahoo! Scott is the founder, and former VP of Business Development and General Manager at eTranslate. He is an investor in Rakuten, Wealthfront, TraceLink, NerdWallet, and Sokanu. Scott is a member of the OnePurpose Founding Team. He received a BA from Yale.
Currently Vice President of Operations, City Arts & Tech High School (CAT), Diana has twenty-five years of experience as an educator. She holds a BA degree in Speech Communications from San Francisco State University and a MA degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College Columbia University. Her first years as an educator were spent in the classroom teaching first, fourth, sixth, and eighth grade. In later years, she worked as Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction, Deputy Director, and Executive Director of a small charter school in West Oakland. Later she served as Director of the California State University, East Bay Upward Bound Program. Prior to coming to CAT, she was Head of the Lower School at Black Pine Circle School. In her spare time, Diana loves to travel, listen to jazz, and her passion is reading.
David B. Zenoff, Founding Board Chair
David has advised CEOs and Boards of Directors on organization development and change, strategy, and leadership in 90 organizations in 32 countries. He has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards and is the former Board Chair of Larkin Street Youth Services. He taught in the Graduate Schools of Business of Columbia and Stanford Universities. David has consulted (gratis) for San Francisco Achievers, First Place for Youth, Reading Partners, Mercy Housing of California, and Mercy Beyond Borders. He received a BA from Stanford and an MBA and DBA from Harvard.
Volunteer Committee Members