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(Leadership Advisory Board 2019-2020 and Staff. Seated left to right: Margi Power, Marie Chuang, County Supervisor Carole Groom, Linda Fitzpatrick, Cheryl Angeles, Gayl Del Pero. Standing left to right: Kaarin Hardy, Tish Busselle, Lisa Goldman, Tracy Avelar, Roger Heighton, Claudia Ferguson, Joanne Bohigian, Noemi Avram, Michael Berube, Nirmala Bandrapalli, Drew Corbett, Rachel Del Monte, Nancy Bush, Joseph Ibe. Missing: David Mendell, Georgette Naylor.)


Advisory Board  (2019-2020)

Cheryl Angeles – President & CEO, San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce (Class of 2014)

Noemi Avram, AIA – President, Gumbinger Avram Architects (Class of 2004)

Nirmala Bandrapalli – Co-Founder & COO, XTRIM Bollywood (Class of 2013)

Laura Bent – COO, Samaritan House (Class of 2001)

Michael Berube – President, The Berube Company (Class of 1991)

Joanne Bohigian – Board Member, Foster City Chamber of Commerce; Whaddyathink LLC (Class of 2014)

Nancy Bush – Senior Vice President, Beacon Business Bank (Class of 2006)

Tish Busselle* – Advisor, San Mateo-Foster City School District

Marie Chuang – Council Member, Town of Hillsborough City Council (Class of 2005)

Drew Corbett – City Manager, City of San Mateo (Class of 2018)

John Delaney – President & CEO, Beacon Business Bank

Rachel Del Monte – District Vice President, YMCA of San Francisco (Class of 2013)
Board Development Chair

Gayl Del Pero – Sales Director, Mary Kay Cosmetics (Class of 1999)
Selection Committee Chair

Claudia Ferguson – Senior Vice President, Heritage Bank (Class of 2015)

Linda Fitzpatrick – Senior Human Resources Advisor, Sutro Biopharma, Inc. (Class of 2014)
Board President 

Lisa Goldman – City Manager, City of Burlingame (Class of 2014)
Curriculum Committee Chair

Carole Groom* – President, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Roger Heighton – Owner, Roger Heighton Farmers Insurance Agency (Class of 2009)

Joseph Ibe – Chiropractor, True Health Centers (Class of 2011)

David Mendell – Owner, Kern’s Fine Jewelry (Class of 2010)

Jeff Moneda – City Manager, City of Foster City (Class of 2018)

Kim Narita – Deputy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council, City Energy Project (Class of 2018)

Georgette Naylor – President & CEO, Burlingame Chamber of Commerce

Kaarin Hardy – Development & Alumni Director, Leadership Program

Margi Power – Executive Director, Leadership Program

*Honorary Graduate

Margi Power – Executive Director & Ex Officio Board Member

Margi became Program Director for the Leadership Program on September 1, 2016.  She brings experience in education, software development and nonprofit leadership to the role. Margi has served as a Trustee on the Hillsborough City School District School Board since 2011, and recently served as President of Crystal Springs Chapter of National Charity League in 2017-2018.

Prior to obtaining the Program Director Position, Margi served as an Education Day Chair on the Curriculum Committee.  She is a 2005 graduate of the program and has held leadership positions with the Hillsborough Schools Foundation, the San Mateo County School Boards Association and the San Francisco Junior League.  She has also served on the Board of the San Mateo Public Library Foundation. Margi was promoted to Executive Director in July 2019.

After graduating with a BA from Bowdoin College, Margi became a Charter Corps member of Teach For America.  She also holds an MA from Stanford University in Educational Policy Analysis.

Kaarin Hardy – Development & Alumni Engagement Director

Kaarin Hardy was hired in July 2019 to lead Development and Alumni Engagement for Leadership.

Kaarin has 15 years of experience working in volunteer and non-profit organizations and is a graduate of the 2013 Leadership Class. She brings with her a proven track record of growing organizations and extensive fundraising experience.  She has served as a Hillsborough City School District Trustee, Board Member of the International School of Basel, an Executive Board member of CuriOdyssey Science Museum, and held several leadership positions with Hillsborough Schools Foundation including two terms as President. In the last 15 years she has helped raise more than $9 million dollars for non-profit organizations.

Kaarin has a BA in Political Science from DePauw University and a MA in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. Kaarin previously worked as a Change Leadership consultant with Deloitte Consulting both in the United States and the United Kingdom.