Board of Directors
The Hamilton Families 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.
Clayton Smudsky is Managing Director, Head of Distribution at SoFi Securities. 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 is Executive Director of Beneficial State 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 Families (then, 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 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 is 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.
Lea Banducci is the Vice President of Human Resources at Macquarie AirFinance where she is responsible for the development and day to day direction of all aspects of the domestic and international Human Resource function. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of California, Davis. Lea joined the board of directors in November 2015 and serves on the Human Resources Committee.
Julian Basler is Managing Director of Structured Finance Technology at Moody’s Analytics. With over 17 years of experience, he is a leading professional in the structured finance industry. Julian received his Master of Science degree in Applied Physics at Stanford University. He joined the board of directors in November 2015 and serves on the Finance Committee.
Kasandra Davis is Global Senior Finance Manager at Applied Materials. She supports the Mergers & Acquisitions and Emerging Technologies & Products groups, where she drives business case development to determine viability and feasibility. Kasandra has a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the 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 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. David joined the board of directors in March 2015 and serves on the Finance and Governance Committees.
Elizabeth Groeger is Assistant Manager for Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management Offices in San Francisco. Liz initially partnered with Hamilton in 2014 through her participation in the Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge, a program that pairs Morgan Stanley employees with nonprofit organizations to collaborate on solving critical strategic challenges. She worked with Hamilton Families to analyze and enhance its 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 its rapid re-housing program. Liz joined the board of directors in January of 2015 and chairs the Development Committee.
Allison Hastings is a Corporate Sales Manager at Glassybaby where she utilizes her over 25 years of sales executive experience to support the organization’s sales efforts which donate a portion of all proceeds to various organizations. She has been active in a variety of nonprofit organizations including “Friends of the Symphony” (Washington, D.C.), Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund (SF), UC Berkeley Alumni (20- and 30-year Reunion Committee), International Museum of Women (SF) and on various children’s preschool and elementary school fundraising efforts. Allison holds a BA of English from University of California, Berkeley. She spent the past six years as a volunteer on various Hamilton Families’ Committees, including Development and Fundraising. She joined the board of directors in July 2014 and serves on the Development Committee.
Ann Iannuccillo is Investor and Strategic Consultant at Iannuccillo Family Investments. She has non-profit experience both as the former executive director of the Foundation for the National Medals of Science and Technology, as well as an active volunteer in various Bay Area organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Economics from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She joined the board of directors in January 2016 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 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. Jason 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.