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Trisha Walsh

Board Chair

Trisha Walsh has over 15 years experience leading technology teams in production support.  She is currently an IT Director at Gap Inc. managing Global Services Strategy for IT Operations.   Her present role includes providing collaboration services for technology and business teams, driving internal applications that technology teams utilize to improve service quality and evaluating metrics for service level management across operations.

Trisha had previously been employed at Bank of America, where she managed data centers and technology projects for electronic and payment processing programs for the company’s Healthcare, Institutions & Government group. Ms. Walsh holds a BA degree in Sociology/Social Work from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams and an MsBA in Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Business Methods from California State University, East Bay. 

James McElwee

Board Vice Chair

James McElwee is an independent venture capitalist with more than 35 years of experience in venture capital and private equity.

He has been a board member of numerous private and public companies. Mr. McElwee was formerly the Treasurer of SFJAZZ responsible for the construction of the SFJAZZ Center. He currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of Claremont McKenna College and a member of the Wharton Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.

Bryan B.C.I. Graham

Board Secretary

Bryan B.C.I. Graham is the Senior Facility Engineer Manager for Gap Inc. corporate offices. As graduate of Penn State Architectural Engineering program, he has worked as a mechanical engineering consulting in the Bay area for various MEP consulting firms before coming the in house engineer for Gap Inc. corporate facilities.

He spends his time designing, building, managing and evaluating potential corporate facilities. As the Secretary of the board, he looks forward to assisting HealthRIGHT 360 with the new San Francisco clinic and help evaluate opportunity for future growth at many of their other facilities.  

John Baer

Board Member

John Baer holds an MBA from Stanford University. In 1997 Mr. Baer founded JMS Development Partners (JMS) for the purpose of developing smaller format multi-family housing, retail centers, and commercial offices at strategic “infill” locations in the San Francisco Peninsula market area.

JMS has been involved with more than 30 development sites in the Bay Area since its inception. In addition to overseeing all development and asset management activities, Mr. Baer is also responsible for raising all capital and securing all debt financing for the enterprise.

The Hon. Ellen Chaitin

Board Member

Ellen Chaitin, now retired, served as a judge for the San Francisco Superior Court for 20 years, and practiced as a criminal defense attorney for almost two decades.

She served as a Board Member on the San Francisco Pre-Trial Diversion Project, San Francisco CASA, and the Jewish Community Center. Judge Chaitin received her law degree from Hastings Law School, and Bachelor of Arts from NYU. She co-taught the first Women and the Law class at Hastings in 1973, and co-wrote “Is Gay Suspect?,” the first law review article urging the application of equal protection to LGBT Americans.

The Hon. Harlan Grossman

Board Member

The Hon. Harlan Grossman, Superior Court Judge (Ret.), Contra Costa County, is very active in criminal justice policy matters. While a judge, he played a significant role in the development of Drug Courts and other Collaborative Justice Courts.

In addition to his board service for HealthRIGHT 360, he serves on the board of the Prison Law Office. Judge Grossman attended University of San Diego School of Law and subscribes to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Dr. Tom R. Hofstedt

Board Member

Tom Hofstedt is a management consultant specializing in banking, corporate finance, planning and control applications in multidivisional companies, and strategic planning.

He received his Ph.D. from Stanford and has been a member of graduate business school faculties at Cornell, Stanford, and Southern Methodist Universities. Dr. Hofstedt has published numerous articles in academic and professional journals.

Kathryn Holmes

Board Member

Kathryn Holmes has been a champion of social programs and community enrichment for over twenty years, serving on both non-profit and for-profit boards.

In addition to her dedicated involvement with HealthRIGHT 360, she currently serves as a board member of the Bronx Zoo, Embarcadero YMCA, and the San Francisco Symphony. Ms. Holmes firmly believes in the mission of service to those in need in our community. She has a BA in Social Work from the University of Michigan.

Deborah Koski

Board Member

Deborah Koski is the Senior Lending Officer at Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), where she provides working capital and facilities financing to nonprofit organizations.

Before joining NFF in 2015, she was Assistant Vice President in Union Bank’s Community Development Finance Group, and originated debt and equity financing for affordable housing development. She holds a B.A. and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley.

Barbara Kostick, MD, FAAFP

Board Member

Dr. Kostick is a board certified family physician, who practiced in the Bay Area for over 35 years. She taught both Stanford and UCSF medical students.  She was the first woman Chief of Staff (President) of Washington Hospital Medical Staff in Fremont, CA and the third woman to be president of the California Academy of Family Physicians.

She was on the Board of Directors of over 400 medical doctors to contract for healthcare services with the insurance industry. For over five years, she hosted original programming on various health matters and spoke on various medical topics.   For over ten years, she participated and supervised a volunteer tattoo removal program.  She was the national family physician representative in a CDC taskforce to reduce accidental overdoses in children under five years of age.  To her, HealthRIGHT 360 presents an opportunity to continue her volunteering in a meaningful way.

Jemma Lavarias

Board Member

Jemma Lavarias is Assistant Vice President in Wells Fargo Bank’s Foreign Exchange & International Treasury Management business, where she works on swap dealer compliance and negotiations for secured transactions.  

She graduated from UC Berkeley (GO BEARS!) and received her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law. She has found giving back to the community very rewarding through mentoring at risk youth and representing underserved communities. Her recent travels include Bali and Tulum, and she loves sampling new diverse food locally and beyond. 

Anji Mandavia

Board Member

Anji Mandavia is a partner at Mandavia Ephraim LLP. She has over 30 years’ experience as a business litigator, with a concentration in litigation related to the motion picture and television industries.

Anji has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in copyright and trademark infringement actions, and in breach of contract actions relating to motion picture and television production and distribution. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California. She holds a B.A. of Philosophy from Stanford and a J.D from UC Berkeley.

Ann McClanathan

Board Member

Ann McClanathan is a retired health care executive with more than 30 years of diverse executive experience.  Her previous corporate appointments in the insurance industry have included Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Administrative Operations, and Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Relations for major national companies.  Following her career in the health insurance industry, Ann joined myStrength.com as their VP of Commercial Partnership Development. 

Ann has served on Prototypes Board of Directors since 2008 and was the Prototypes Board Chair from 2010-2016.  Ms. McClanathan received her Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Ithaca College.  She has also completed the Non-Profit Leadership seminars sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation, Alchemy and Alchemy Plus.

Melyssa Mendoza

Board Member

Melyssa Mendoza has ten years of experience working with non-profits and women’s rights organizations.

Melyssa was an early member of Save Lyon Martin. Melyssa is also very active in the San Francisco bicycle community. She currently works at a Practice Fusion, a free web-based electronic health records platform. She holds a BA in Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University, and attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Victor R. Ortiz

Board Member

Victor R. Ortiz is an independent consultant and the immediate past Director of Organization Development at Strategic Project Solutions, Inc., in San Francisco.

Prior to joining SPS, Mr. Ortiz was a global program manager for Cisco Systems and an independent organization development consultant with experience in a broad spectrum of corporate and public organizations. Mr. Ortiz was Program Director of the Freedom House Foundation, a therapeutic community treatment program based in Stockton, and became a lead consultant in program management for the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Reena Patel

Board Member

Reena Patel is the Chief Commercial Officer for Playboy Enterprises where she oversees Playboy’s global licensing, international publishing (print, digital and mobile) and ecommerce business operations. In addition to her seven-year tenure at Playboy, Reena has served in key leadership roles at companies such as International Game Technology and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. 

Reena graduated with a BSc in Basic Medical Sciences from University of Toronto, a MBA from Plymouth University and is a current PhD candidate with the International School of Management.  Ms. Patel joined the Prototypes Board of Directors in September of 2015 and continues to serve on the HealthRIGHT 360 Board.

Karen E. Pointer

Board Member

Karen E. Pointer is a Partner with Lerman Pointer & Spitz LLP, an employment law and business litigation firm in Los Angeles.  She regularly represents her clients in litigation through trial and before state and federal administrative agencies in matters involving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations.

A Los Angeles native, Ms. Pointer is active in the community.  In addition to the Board of HealthRIGHT 360, she serves on the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles and the African American Alumni Association of Loyola Marymount University. She is also a member of the Emeritus Council of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, having served for 8 years on the Food Bank’s Board of Directors.  Ms. Pointer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Loyola Marymount University and a Juris Doctor degree from UCLA School of Law.  

Ramona Shewl

Board Member

Ramona Shewl is a Clinical Case Manager at Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco.  She has worked there for over ten years in many different capacities, including as a Peer Mentor Advocate and an Aftercare Case Manager.  Ramona works with clients to provide therapy, help navigate the child welfare system, secure stable housing, and find education and employment opportunities. 

Ramona has her Master’s in Counseling and Psychology from Argosy University. Ramona also works at the Family Independence Initiative in San Francisco as a Lead Fellow to help low-income San Francisco families end the cycle of poverty and work on making social change.  Ramona also serves on HealthRIGHT 360’s Community Advisory Council and is a proud Walden House Graduate of 2005.

Cindy Teti

Board Member

Cindy Teti is Vice President with Capital Group’s Private Client Services Group (PCS), a division of the Capital Group Companies, an asset management firm based in Los Angeles.  As a Senior Business Manager, Cindy is responsible for leading strategic, operational, and technology initiatives within the high-net-worth client wealth management business. 

Cindy holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.  She also earned a Certificate in Financial Planning from UCLA. 

Cindy served on the Board of Directors of Prototypes for several years prior to the merger with HealthRIGHT 360, and continues to support its mission by serving on the Board of HR360.

Barbara Velasco

Board Member

Barbara Velasco has over 17 years of experience as an attorney for clients in various business sectors. She is currently Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Platinum Equity, a private equity firm which specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations of companies, where she is responsible for a wide array of legal matters for the firm and is also acting General Counsel to various portfolio companies.  

Barbara was previously Associate General Counsel at Roll International (now, the Wonderful Company), which owns FIJI Water, POM Wonderful and Teleflora, among other well-known companies.

Barbara began her career as a Corporate Associate at Jones Day and has a J.D. from Loyola Law School and B.A. in English from UCLA.