Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets a minimum of six times a year. Two board meetings each year are open to the public and include opportunities for public comment. Public notice of open board meetings is posted through the Government Information Center at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library and by the Clerk of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Clay Smudsky, President
Clayton Smudsky is President of Institutional Services at Forward Management, LLC. He received a Bachelor of Sciences in English and Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University, and a Masters of Business Administration in Economics from the University of San Francisco, Masagung Graduate School of Management. He joined the Board of Directors in July 2012 and serves on the Executive Committee.
Salvador Menjivar, Vice President
Salvador Menjivar is Executive Director of OnePacificCoast Foundation. He has served in positions of leadership in both the private and nonprofit sectors for over fifteen years, and has volunteered on many Boards of Directors in the Bay Area, including the Mission Area Federal Credit Union and Holy Family Day Home. From 1997 to 2007, he was Executive Director of Hamilton Family Center and has also served on governmental commissions in San Francisco and Berkeley. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from New School University in New York and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. He joined the Board of Directors in November 2010 and chairs the Audit Committee, as well as serving on the Executive Committee.
Marsha Boyette, Secretary
Marsha Boyette is a former principal and CFO at CMA Inc., which developed the Cathedral of Christ the Light, mixed-use facilities for UC Hastings, and office facilities for Barclays Global Investors, Lucasfilm and others. She joined the Board of Directors in November 2010 and serves on the Development and Executive Committees.
René Picazo, Treasurer
René Picazo is a managing director and senior relationship manager with the Institutional Investor Management team at Wells Fargo Securities and is responsible for the majority of west coast relationships. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Government, with a minor in Spanish from Georgetown University. He joined the Board of Directors in July 2014 and chairs the Finance Committee, as well as serving on the Executive Committee.
Ken Woods, Past President
Ken Woods received a Bachelor of Arts in City Planning and Urban Studies from San Francisco State University and a Master of Business Administration from Holy Names University in Oakland. He is a former Senior Vice President and Policy Manager at Wells Fargo. Mr. Woods has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008 and chairs the Human Resources Committee, as well as serving on the Executive and Governance Committees.
Julian Basler is a leading professional in the Structured Finance industry with over 17 years of experience. He began his career at Wall Street Analytics after completing his MS degree in Applied Physics at Stanford University. Upon acquisition of WSA by Moody’s in 2006, Julian transitioned into the role of Senior Director overseeing both modeling and product management teams. Currently his role is as a Managing Director at Moody’s Analytics responsible for all Structured Finance Technology. Julian joined the Board of Directors in November 2015 and serves on the finance committee.
Kasandra Davis is a Global Senior Finance Manager supporting the Mergers and Acquisitions and Emerging Technologies and Products (ETP) groups, where she drives business case development to determine viability and feasibility, at Applied Materials. She has a Master of Business Administration in finance and real estate from University of California, Berkeley and Master of Arts in Teaching from University of Southern California. She joined the Board of Directors in June 2015 and chairs the Program Committee, as well as serving on the Finance Committee.
David Goldin is the Chief Facilities Officer for the San Francisco Unified School District, where he directs the District’s $1.5 billion school construction program, nine operational departments and a staff of over 500 people. He received his undergraduate and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of California Berkeley and studied architecture and planning at Lund University in Sweden. He joined the Board of Directors in March 2015 and serves on the Finance and Governance Committees.
Elizabeth Groeger is the Assistant Manager for Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management Offices in San Francisco. Liz came to Hamilton in 2014 through her participation in the Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge – a program which pairs Morgan Stanley employees with non-profit organizations to collaborate on solving critical strategic challenges. Liz and Team worked with Hamilton to analyze enhance their rapid re-housing program. The project won second place in the 2014 Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge and Hamilton implemented the recommendations to increase efficiency and expand their rapid rehousing program. Liz joined the Board of Directors in January of 2015 and chairs the Development Committee.
Allison has over 25 years of sales executive experience. She currently works as a Senior Account Executive at the Salesforce Foundation to support the organization’s sales efforts to Higher Education. She has been active in a variety of non-profit organizations including “Friends of the Symphony” (Washington, DC), Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund (SF), UC Berkeley Alumni (20 and 30 year Reunion Committee), International Museum of Women (SF) and her children’s preschool and Elementary School fundraising efforts. Allison spent the past 6 years as a volunteer on various HFC Committees, including Development and Fundraising. She holds a BA of English from University of California, Berkeley. Allison joined the Board of Directors in July 2014 and serves on the Development Committee.
Tom Lue is legal counsel for Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group and Google [x] where he advises on emerging technologies. He is a legal lecturer at Stanford Law School and was previously at the White House Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Department of Justice. He served as a law clerk for Justice Sotomayor on the U.S. Supreme Court and graduated from Harvard Law School. Tom joined the Board of Directors in June 2015 and chairs the Governance Committee.
Jason Mandell is a co-founder and principal at LaunchSquad, based in San Francisco with offices in New York and Boston, LaunchSquad is one of the leading PR firms focused on emerging technologies and innovation. Mr. Mandell has also volunteered at First Graduate, which helps San Francisco’s young people graduate from high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college. He joined the Board of Directors in February 2012 and serves on the Communications & Audit Committees.
Mary Scott is Chair of Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University, a position she has held since 1999. Prior to this post, she taught at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, and for more than 25 years she was Vice-President and Director of Creative Operations for Maddocks & Company. She joined the Board of Directors in June 2013 and serves on the Audit Committee.
Jane von Bothmer
Jane von Bothmer received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing, both from U.C.L.A. She is the Executive Director of the eWish Foundation, which promotes educational programs for disadvantaged children, and of the Bernard and Jane von Bothmer Foundation. She is also very involved with several nonprofits including The Discovery Museum, the KIPP Foundation, Children’s Book Project, and The Hamlin School, where she is co-chair of Lend-A-Hand community service. A former board member of Hands On Bay Area, she has been volunteering with Hamilton Family Center since 1996. Jane joined the Board of Directors in March of 2009 and chairs the Communications Committee.