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Board of Trustees Bios

Executive Members

Scott Gilbertson, Board Chair

Scott Gilbertson is a native Minnesotan. He spent his elementary and middle school years studying and playing hockey in Fargo, ND before attending high school at Phillips Academy Andover. He earned his undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College and his MBA from Northwestern.

Scott is a Partner at TPG. He spends his time focused on business building, talent development, and shareholder value creation within the portfolio of investments made by TPG’s middle market private equity platform TPG Growth. Over the course of his career he has had the honor of serving in a number of leadership positions including CEO of J.Crew, President of Bally of Switzerland, CEO of Fender Musical Instruments, and Chief Merchant of Under Armour. Prior to TPG, Scott spent a number of years living and working in Mexico and Venezuela while at The Boston Consulting Group. He is grateful for the experience and for the opportunity to learn a second language.

In his professional capacity, Scott has sat on dozens of corporate Boards. He, however, is most proud of his former engagement on the Development Committee of KIPP: Bay Area and his current Board role with the 1st Tee of San Francisco. Scott lives in San Francisco. He and his wife have two daughters (Hamlin class of 2023 and 2028) and a son in the Town class of 2026. The Gilbertsons love to laugh, travel, and play in the great outdoors.

Allison Thoreson Bhusri, Vice Chair

Allison grew up in Seattle, where she attended Seattle Country Day School and Lakeside School. She earned a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

As the founder of Lemonade Capital, Allison invests primarily in early-stage enterprise and consumer technology companies. She is also a member of Broadway Angels, an investment group made up of world-class investors and business executives. With over 20 years of business experience spanning both investing and operations, Allison’s career includes launching new ventures at eBay, running the baking business at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, and investing in enterprise technology companies at J.P. Morgan Partners. She began her career in 1995 as a corporate finance analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co., based in New York.

Allison serves as a Trustee for Gateway Public Schools and an Advisor to Reach Capital and the Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Network. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

Nick Werner, Treasurer

Nick was born and raised in the Bay Area. Nick graduated with a B.A. degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar (top 5% of class). He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Nick is a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates, a global investment firm that works with premier institutional investors and family offices to manage custom investment portfolios that aim to generate out-performance so they can maximize their impact on the world. Prior to joining Cambridge Associates in 2019, Nick was a founding team member at the Berkeley Endowment Management Company (BEMCO). Nick joined BEMCO in 2010 as its first Director of Investments where he helped manage the investment of approximately $2.0 billion in endowment gifts that have been given to the University of California, Berkeley Foundation. In his role as Director of Investments, Nick was responsible for the identification, screening, assessment, and monitoring of external investment managers across a wide variety of asset classes including global equities, fixed income, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, natural resources, and real estate. For the eight years prior to joining BEMCO, Nick worked at Ironwood Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar fund of hedge funds, where he most recently served as a Managing Director, head of the research department, and as a member of the Investment and Management Committees. Nick began his career as an analyst in the real estate investment banking group at Banc of America Securities.

Nick lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters. In their free time, the Werner family loves being outdoors, particularly skiing in Lake Tahoe, and playing golf.

Margit Wennmachers, Secretary

Margit is an operating partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), a preeminent Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Best known for her ability to create market-leading brands, Margit is a16z's chief marketer, advising the firm and entrepreneurs on their communications and marketing strategies. An entrepreneur herself, in 1997, Margit cofounded the leading marketing and communications firm, The OutCast Agency, who today partners with leaders and disruptors like Airbnb, Amazon, Box, Facebook, HBO, Instagram, Intuit, Lyft, Nike, and more. She has been in technology marketing for 20+ years and is a mentor to countless individuals in the technology and marketing industries.

Members

Ann Akichika

Ann grew up in a small farming community in Idaho. She earned degrees in Economics from Harvard College and The London School of Economics and her MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Ann started her career in investment banking with Morgan Stanley and Hambrecht & Quist before transitioning to operating roles within growth companies. Ann has served as the COO of Investment Banking for Thomas Weisel Partners and the COO of the Global Equity Team at Artisan Partners.

Ann is an active volunteer for several non-profit organizations and currently serves as a Vice Chairman for the Harvard College Fund Executive Committee and a member of the investment committee for Grace Cathedral’s Episcopal Impact Fund, which is focused on alleviating poverty in the Bay Area. She was previously Board President for Lone Mountain Children’s Center and a member of the Tuck School’s MBA Advisory Board and the Junior Committee of the San Francisco Symphony.

Ann and her husband, Ali Tabibian, have lived in San Francisco for 20 years and are the proud parents of Alexa (‘18), Sophia (‘22) and Ryan (University High School ‘21). Beyond her children’s athletic and musical endeavors, Ann enjoys traveling (most recently to Cuba and Iran) and watching NCAA and Warriors basketball.

Monica Brown Andrews '84

Monica Brown Andrews graduated from Hamlin in 1984. She then attended secondary school at Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts where she spent her junior year abroad in Rennes, France. After graduating from Andover, she studied Political Science and Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and then obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Hastings College of the Law. She became a member of the State Bar of California in 1996.

Upon completing her legal studies, Monica worked at a law firm in Brussels, Belgium for two years. While she was in Brussels, she obtained a Master's degree in International Politics from Université Libre de Bruxelles. Upon returning to the United States, Monica worked for IBM, and in 2000 she accepted a position as in-house counsel at Equinix, Inc., where she works currently.

Monica’s career reflects her journey as a continuous learner and evolving leader. Although the foundation of her career has been the practice of law, primarily in the area of commercial transactions, her intellectual and professional curiosity has led her to gain a broad range of operational experience by leading teams in areas such as Finance, Business Operations, Customer Care and Post-Acquisition Business Integration. In addition, she has had the opportunity to travel extensively, live in other countries and learn other languages. Her current assignment has provided her with the opportunity to live part-time in Brazil during the past few years, which has been personally and professionally enriching. While her career has been unexpectedly non-traditional in many respects, it has allowed her to develop relationships with fascinating people all over the world, explore new places and enjoy developmental pursuits.

While Monica looks back fondly on her entire experience at Hamlin, she is specifically appreciative of the French curriculum. Hamlin laid the foundation for her work and studies abroad, which have been significant milestones in her life.

Monica served on the Hamlin Alumnae Board from 2003 – 2009, during which time she served on the Events Committee and the Governance Committee. She has enjoyed remaining close to the School. For fun, Monica enjoys travel, learning languages and singing.

Caroline Barlerin

Caroline has led partnerships for a software startup, designed a bicycle powered rice thresher for small-acre farmers in Burma, led Level Playing Field Institute, and created the blueprint for Taproot Foundation. In 2020, Caroline founded Platypus Advisors to accelerate social impact across sectors through philanthropy, impact investing and social innovation.

Earlier in her career, Caroline built game-changing programs such as HP’s “Matter to a Million” partnership with Kiva, which has made over $12m of loans to over 350,000 people globally. As Head of Philanthropy and Community Outreach at Twitter, she launched the Twitter NeighborNest, a neighborhood learning center supporting low-income families by providing access to technology, classes and resources to learn, connect and grow with the guidance of Twitter volunteers. Wherever she goes, Caroline brings a deep commitment to helping stakeholders across sectors collaborate for maximum impact all while using an equity lens.

Her work has earned her recognition including: Most Influential Women in Business List (2016, SF Business Times), 40 Under 40 (Silicon Valley Business Journal), and The Hoffman Prize from the State of California. She was an Aspen Institute First Mover and currently sits on the Global Fund for Women board and Kiva's Leadership Advisory board. Previous boards include the US Fund for UNICEF NW Chapter, World Affairs Council and Pacific Primary.

Caroline received her BA from Vassar College and was a Sloan Fellow at Stanford University Business School.

Will Bartlett

Will Bartlett was born and raised in San Francisco. He attended Town School for Boys, University High School, and UC Berkeley.

Will is the CEO of Parallax Volatility Advisers, an investment adviser that manages relative value options trading strategies. Will began his career at Parallax in 1996 and has played an active role in transforming the firm for a small, floor-based equity options trading operation into a large participant in the global volatility market.

Will proudly serves on the Board of Governors of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, is a past Director and Senior Member of The Guardsmen, and served for nine years on the Board of Trustees of Town School for Boys.

Will and his wife, Jamie, have two daughters at Hamlin and a son at Town. The Bartlett family enjoys travel, skiing, golf, and cheering on the Cal Bears.

Michael "Mick" Bobroff

Mick was raised in Saratoga, California and earned his undergraduate degree in business from the University of California, Berkeley. Mick is a partner at Ernst & Young and provides audit services to public companies and venture capital backed private companies in the technology and digital media industries. He has assisted many private companies prepare for initial public offerings. Earlier in his career with Ernst & Young, he spent six years in the 1990s living in Moscow, Russia and Singapore where he served U.S. multinational companies with operations in the former Soviet Union and in Southeast Asia. He has lived in San Francisco since 1998 with his wife Celeste and their two children.

Mick served on the board of trustees of SLS (formerly St. Lukes Pre-School) from 2008 to 2014. He is an avid skier and spends most weekends and holidays during the winter and spring skiing at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe. He also enjoys running, mountain biking and hiking.

Sapna Boze

Sapna Boze was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her B.S. in Managerial Economics from U.C. Davis and her MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, where she recently served on the Alumni Board. Sapna has spent her most recent years in the Education Nonprofit sector. She is fulfilling her passion to help provide an exceptional education and nurturing environments for our city’s youth. Among many focus areas, Sapna has dedicated her time to various projects in the areas of teacher compensation and affordability. Sapna is the former Board Co-Chair of Gateway Public Schools and she currently serves on their Executive Committee. She is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of Lone Mountain’s Children’s Center, and has been involved in various capacities with the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, KIPP Bay Area, and the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Prior to focusing full time in the nonprofit sector, Sapna was in corporate finance at Autodesk, and prior to that at Cisco Systems.

Sapna and her husband, Brandon, live in San Francisco with their three daughters. She enjoys hiking, skiing, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.

Alisha Carlile

Alisha grew up in the Seattle area. She received a B.A. magna cum laude from Wellesley College, a place that powerfully demonstrated the benefits and enduring bonds created in female-centered learning environments. She received a J.D. magna cum laude from Boston College Law School, and practiced law at Ropes & Gray in Boston before moving to San Francisco to clerk for a federal judge in the Northern District of California District Court.

Alisha has worked as a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice since 2010, where she prosecutes complex felony criminal appellate matters in state and federal court. In 2018, she opposed the appeal of Brock Turner, who sought to overturn his conviction for sexual assault.

Alisha lives near Alamo Square with her husband, Justin Osofsky, and their two daughters, Abigail, ’29, and Caroline, age 3.

Rishi Chandna

Rishi Chandna was born and raised in Los Angeles. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Rishi is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2002. Rishi has spent his career investing in technology businesses and oversees the firm’s investments in the broader technology sector with an emphasis on enterprise software, technology enabled services, business services, and information services. Over the course of his career, Rishi has sat on the Board of Directors and Governance, Audit, and Compensation Committees of numerous companies including Infor Global Solutions, BMC, LiveVox, Ex Libris, Neustar, 2020, Vector Solutions, Securely, and Ensemble Health Partners. He has a passion for investing in education technology businesses.

Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Rishi worked at Bain & Company, Ernst & Young, and Parnassus Investments.

Rishi lives in San Francisco with his wife, Kristin, and their four children, a son and three daughters. The Chandna family loves to ski, hike, and play board games. Rishi is an avid runner and triathlete.

Robert Devens, Jr.

Robert was born and raised in New York City. He attended St. Bernard’s School and Trinity School in New York and earned an M.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. Robert is currently a Managing Director in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co. Previously, Robert worked as a corporate and securities lawyer at Wilson, Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati and prior to that he was a middling tennis player on the ATP Professional Tennis Tour. Robert currently serves on the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee of St. Francis Memorial and chairs their Investment Committee. Robert lives in San Francisco with his fabulous wife and three children. Robert loves to spend time with his family enjoying the bay area and keeping up with the children’s activities.

Nima Farzan

Nima was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in Human Biology and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Nima is the CEO of Kinnate Biopharma, a venture backed biopharmaceutical company developing medicines targeting genetic drivers for difficult to treat cancers. Previously, Nima was the CEO of PaxVax, a company that developed and marketed vaccines for overlooked infectious diseases. Prior, Nima was at Novartis and The Boston Consulting Group.

Nima is on the Finance Committee of St. Francis High School in Mt. View CA, the Board of Directors of Keros, and the executive committee of the Northern California chapter of YPO (Young President’s Organization). He previously served on the board of the Stanford Alumni Association and CEPI (the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations)

Nima and his wife Christine live in San Francisco after stints in Boston, New York and Switzerland and have one daughter, Ziba (Hamlin ‘26). He enjoys skiing, traveling and amateur wine-making.

Bianca Gates

Bianca Gates grew up in Southern California, the oldest of four kids, her mother from Bolivia and father from Argentina. After graduating with a BS in International Relations from the University of California at Irvine, Bianca moved to New York where she began a career in media sales at Univision, followed by six years at MTV Networks and five and a half years leading retail partnerships at Facebook.

Currently, Bianca is the CEO and co-Founder of Birdies, creating a new category in women's fashion - comfortable, fashionable slippers for the home. Her company has been featured on The Today Show, People Magazine, and ElleDecor, and is growing rapidly.

In addition to entrepreneurship and fashion, Bianca is passionate about women helping women and the Lean-In movement. Four years ago she worked with Sheryl Sandberg and LeanIn.org to launch the first dozen LeanIn circles that have now scaled to over 32,000 Circles worldwide. Bianca lives in the Marina with her husband Jackson, daughter Sofia (Hamlin '24), and son Joaquin, all of whom are huge Oakland A's fans.

Catherine Goulet

Catherine Goulet grew up in Newburyport, Massachusetts and has called San Francisco home for the past 25 years. She attended Emmanuel College, an all-women’s Catholic school in Boston, and graduated with honors with a degree in political science. Catherine passed on law school to work in indigent criminal defense with the Federal Public Defender’s Office as a staff investigator. She thoroughly enjoys her work and is dedicated to the cause of indigent defense. Over the years, she has helped defend cases of street crime, immigration offenses, complex white-collar fraud, and capital murder. Catherine is a field hockey player at heart who abandoned her stick for the joy and simplicity of running – marathons, half marathons, and everything in between. For fun, she also enjoys entertaining at home and exploring the great outdoors with her family. Catherine lives in the Western Addition – with its great proximity to Golden Gate Park – along with her longtime partner, Pam, and their two daughters.

Clement K. Jones, MD

Clem is a native of Newark, New Jersey. A benevolent guardian angel enabled his boarding school experience at the New York Military Academy, where he excelled as a 3-sport athlete in football, hockey and lacrosse. He began his undergraduate studies at Norwich University before transferring and earning his B.A. degree in Biology from Merrimack College. He was selected as the Class President for his junior and senior years at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, before completing a General Surgery Internship at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. While on active duty as a General Medical Officer in the United States Navy, he played 2 years of semi-professional football in Pensacola, Florida.

Clem was the first African American selected into the orthopedic surgery residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During his residency training, he was rewarded for his passion as a teacher by being inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national honor medical society equivalent to Phi Beta Kappa. Following residency training, he pursued a spine surgery fellowship at Vanderbilt, and sought additional subspecialty training at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic.

Over the past 3 decades Clem has provided exemplary care for collegiate and professional athletes with spinal conditions, including having served as the orthopedic spine surgery physician for the University of California-Berkeley football team. Clem enjoys staff privileges at multiple San Francisco and other Bay Area hospitals, and practices primarily at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, where he has also volunteered on innumerable hospital committees. He is currently into his second 9-year term on the Board of Trustees, where he has been the Chairman of the Quality Committee and was recently appointed as the Vice-Chair for the Board of Trustees.

When he is not performing surgeries, mentoring pre-med students and contributing to hospital administration and governance matters, Clem thoroughly enjoys his involvement as an advisor and subject matter expert to various organizations, including strategic consulting firms and law firms on a wide range of healthcare matters. Outside of his professional endeavors, Clem enjoys learning foreign languages, jazz, sports, exercise, and cooking sumptuous meals for family and friends.

Clem and Yvonne are the proud parents of Ella (Class of ‘21) and Kaia (Class of ‘27).

Nalini Kotamraju

Nalini P. Kotamraju, Ph.D. is a sociologist who has spent the past 25 years researching people’s use of technology in their professional and personal lives. Born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, Nalini grew up in the economically and ethnically diverse Uptown neighborhood of Chicago and attended Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls from Grade 1 to 12. Nalini earned her B.A. cum laude in Social Studies and her B.A. cum laude in Women’s Studies from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. Nalini’s interest in technology solidified when she worked in the organizing NGO office for the historic 1995 United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing and witnessed firsthand the influence of the Internet on a global scale. After completing her Ph.D., Nalini held positions of Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the University of Twente in the Netherlands, focusing on digital technologies, design practice, and research methods. Currently, Nalini is Vice President of Product & User Insights at Salesforce, where she leads a cross-disciplinary team that drives insights for product design and development. She previously led research teams at Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and assorted, long defunct dot.com companies.

Nalini serves as a mentor (YearUp and the East Bay College Fund) and as an evaluator for the MacArthur Foundation’s 100 & Change Grant Competition. Nalini lives in Oakland with her daughter, Anya (Class of 2025).

Kelsey Lamond

Kelsey was born and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey. She attended Professional Children’s School in New York City while training at the School of American Ballet. She graduated from Duke University with a BA in Economics and Psychology.

Kelsey started her career in New York working for Goldman Sachs in Private Wealth Management. She transferred to the Equities Division and made the move to San Francisco in 2008.

Kelsey left finance in 2010 and is an active volunteer for several non-profit organizations. She serves as a trustee for San Francisco Ballet, where she has chaired the Nominating and School committees. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for DeYoungsters and previously served on the Trinity Board of Visitors at Duke University.

In addition to her non-profit endeavors, Kelsey channels her love of children’s clothing as an Advisor to Dopple, a kids fashion subscription startup company based in San Francisco.

Kelsey and her husband, David, live in San Francisco with their two daughters (Olivia ’27 and Juliette ’28). She enjoys ballet, cooking, and traveling with her family.

Max Levchin

Max Levchin is the Founder & CEO of Affirm, a financial services technology company. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of Glow, a data-driven fertility company, and co-founder and general partner at SciFi VC, a private venture capital firm. All three companies were created and launched from his San Francisco based innovation lab, HVF (Hard, Valuable, Fun). Max was one of the original co-founders of PayPal where he served as the CTO until its acquisition by eBay in 2002.

In 2004, he founded Slide, a personal media-sharing service, which he sold to Google in August 2010. Also in 2004, he helped start Yelp, where he was the company’s first investor and Chairman of the Board until 2015. He has served on several boards such as Yahoo!, Yelp, and Evernote. Max is a serial entrepreneur, computer scientist, philanthropist, and active investor in more than 100 startups.

Richard Linder

Richard is the Founder of Physicians Care Alliance, LLC, (PCA) a company that educates healthcare professionals on chemical peel procedures and skin biology while supporting their medical practices with healthcare products. PCA educates 7,000 students a year in live classrooms, and their products are carried in 10,000 medical offices in the United States and sold in 60 countries. Prior to founding PCA, Richard worked as an executive in not for profit as a V.P of Economic Development focused on supporting economic development in under privileged areas. Richard's passion for health and wellness began while attending Harvard Business School where he received a grant to study the purchasing habits of families solving pain issues and overcoming disabilities. Richard serves on the boards of Fun Brands (creating fun engaging play spaces for children), Meteor Learning (offering professional online degree programs from leading universities), Vertical Harvest, PCA & Linder Healthcare. The Linder family office has a vision for improving people's lives through supporting women's causes and funding activities and education that unlocks human potential.

Susan E. Lowenberg '74

Susan E. Lowenberg is President of the Lowenberg Corporation, where she served as Vice President for 28 years prior to becoming the president. A graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in Finance and Real Estate, Susan is an active member of the Real Estate industry in San Francisco.

Currently Susan serves as an appointee of President Obama to The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council and as Board Chair of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. She also served as a member of and President of the City and County of San Francisco Planning Commission under both Mayors Jordan and Brown.

Her past affiliations include board member of the Bank of San Francisco, American Jewish World Service, Executive Committee member for the United Jewish Appeal National Women's Young Leadership Cabinet, Vice President of the Menorah Park Senior Housing Development, Vice President of Planned Parenthood of San Francisco and Alameda, President of the Alumni Association San Francisco University High School, and board member of the San Francisco University High School, Mount Zion Health Fund, Team-Up for Youth Foundation, Jewish Community Federation, and Glide Memorial Foundation.

A recipient of the 1991 Jewish Community Federation Lloyd W. Dinklespiel Young Leadership Award and the 1993 Jewish Agency for Israel-Harry S. Rosen Young Leadership Awad, and has completed a Fellowship with the Wexner Heritage Foundation.

Susan lives in San Francisco with her spouse Joyce Newstat, and together they have a daughter who lives in New York.

Isabelle Moses '92

Isabelle Moses is a class of 1992 alumna of Hamlin and a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. She holds undergraduate and M.B.A. degrees from Georgetown University and is a certified leadership coach from Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.

She is Director of Organizational Development with Faith in Action National Network, the nation’s largest faith-based grassroots community organizing network seeking to dismantle systemic racism and oppression and build beloved communities. She also runs an independent coaching and consulting practice primarily serving social justice organizations. Prior to joining Faith in Action, she led the leadership development practice with Community Wealth Partners, a social sector focused consulting firm. She previously held consulting roles with Accenture and The Management Center. Earlier in her career she managed investor communications with The Calvert Foundation and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon.

She serves on the board of ProInspire (a D.C.-based leadership development nonprofit) and as secretary on the board of the Lafayette Town Houses Cooperative, a historic residential community where she lives, in Detroit, MI. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with family and friends, kayaking, and salsa dancing.

Rebecca Saroyan Robbins ’82

Rebecca Saroyan Robbins grew up in the Marina District of San Francisco and attended The Hamlin School. She graduated from S.F. University High School and received her B.A. from UCLA. After a short career in the California Governor’s Office, Rebecca attended law school and earned her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law.

Public service is important to Rebecca as she has a strong desire to help others and our community at large. Currently, she serves as Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. General Services Administration, and advises the agency on energy and sustainability issues, ethics, real estate and leasing, the Freedom of Information Act, and federal contracting. Previously, Rebecca worked for LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, and then as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Francisco advising the City on contracts, health care, and environmental issues. After the City Attorney’s Office, she joined a litigation firm and began teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Hastings. Rebecca taught a course on drafting contracts to third-year law students for seven years and still moonlights on occasion.

Rebecca loves to volunteer, serving most recently on the Hamlin Alumni Board for seven years. She has also been fortunate to hold leadership positions in other organizations including: Co-Chair of Holiday Heroes for the Wender Weis Foundation for Children, Co-Chair of Symphony Supper and Symphonix Opening Night Galas for the San Francisco Symphony, the University High School Alumni Council, and the Board of Directors of the Junior League of San Francisco. Rebecca’s volunteer career was inspired by her parents Marie and Jack Saroyan.

Rebecca lives in the Marina with her husband Elliott Robbins and her amazing daughter Vanessa (Hamlin ‘24), all of whom love to travel and try new restaurants.

Riyad Shahjahan

Riyad grew up in South Asia, spending his formative years in a remote village in India before continuing his education at the International School in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He earned a BSBA in International Business from the American University. After working with the World Bank, he went on to receive an MSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Riyad has worked in Technology Investment Banking with Credit Suisse, Citigroup, JP Morgan and UBS, living in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2014, he left banking to co-found a technology-focused structured credit fund.

Riyad also serves on the San Francisco Board of the American India Foundation, which is dedicated to catalyzing social and economic change for underserved communities in India. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their two daughters (Hamlin ’23 and Hamlin ’25). In his free time, he loves running, traveling, and exploring the outdoors with his family.

Sanjay Shamdasani

Sanjay Shamdasani was raised in London (UK). He attended the City of London Boys School, earned a BSc (Economics) degree from the London School of Economics, and a Diploma in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art.

A pioneer in the digital design industry, Sanjay created some of the first commercial websites in the UK including the online presence for the Times Newspapers and HarperCollins Publishers. In 1997, he moved to San Francisco where he founded his first design agency, i-Socket Web Creative, which was acquired by a Canadian public company. He subsequently started Spring Studio, an experience design consultancy, which was acquired by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) in 2015. As a business leader, he has been responsible for designing world-class digital solutions for dozens of Fortune 500 companies including: American Express, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, Cisco Systems, FedEx, Gap Inc., Microsoft, Starbucks, BlackRock, Wells Fargo, Walmart, HP, Intuit, and Facebook.

As BBVA’s Spring Studio co-founder, Sanjay plays an integral role in the digital transformation of the bank. His experience innovation team is focused on creating exceptional customer banking experiences, conceiving disruptive FinTech product offerings, and introducing emerging technologies like AI (artificial intelligence) and VR/AR (virtual reality/augmented reality). Sanjay is a leader in design thinking who speaks regularly at industry and internal bank events, including TEDx talks.

Sanjay resides in Nob Hill with his wife and two children. While living in San Francisco, he has served as a director on the board of two luxury residential co-op buildings. He is actively involved in the school community of his children, chairing annual fund campaigns and serving on gala committees and senior staff search committees. He is a passionate soccer fan, supporting Liverpool and remains traumatized by the fact that his son and daughter support competing teams - Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur respectively! Sanjay has a keen interest in architecture and fine art, and when not playing with his children, he enjoys painting.

Catherine Steiner-Adair

Catherine was born in New York City, and raised and educated in Scarsdale, New York. She graduated from Scarsdale High School, and earned her BA from Bowdoin College, also spending a year as an exchange student at Williams College. From Bowdoin, she went on to the Harvard Graduate School of Education, earning her doctorate in Clinical and Consulting Psychology. While at HGSE, she was one of the first doctoral students, working with Carol Gilligan, to study girls’ psychological development and education. Her award-winning doctoral dissertation was the foundation of her development of a curriculum loved by Hamlin girls called Full of Ourselves: A Wellness Program to Advance Girl Power Health and Leadership. Her most recent book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age was chosen as one of the ten best non-fiction books of 2013 by The Wall St. Journal.

It was during her years as a graduate student that she began her lifelong career in Independent Schools, as a teacher and school psychologist initially at The Dana Hall School, and subsequently at Phillips Academy Andover. More recently she has served as a consulting school psychologist to Nightingale Bamford School (NYC), Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools (NYC,), and Holton Arms School (Baltimore, MD). In addition to these ongoing engagements, Catherine has consulted to over 600 schools during her career on a range of developmental, educational, and cultural issues, and is a frequent presenter at conferences for educators around the world. She serves as a resource to the media on issues of child development and parenting, education, and the impact of technology on how we live and learn. She served previously on the Board of The Winsor School in Boston MA.

Catherine is currently a Research Associate in the Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Psychologist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. She is married to Fred Adair, a leadership consultant and angel investor, and they live outside Boston in Chestnut Hill. They have two grown children, both recently engaged and living in California. Catherine is a devoted student of classical drawing and painting, and loves to travel, study art, and paint the landscape. She also enjoys working in her garden and spending time with friends and family on the coast of Maine.

Molly Wadhwani

Molly Wadhwani was born in the United States and raised in Hong Kong where she graduated from the Hong Kong International School. She received her B.S. from Santa Clara University in political science.
 
Molly spent four years working in Washington, D.C., first for Representative Norman Mineta and then later for Representative Anna Eshoo, both Members of Congress from northern California. She focused primarily on immigration and environmental issues affecting California and the United States. Molly left politics to pursue work in the technology sector and moved to San Francisco in 1995 where she joined the marketing teams at Scientific Learning and then Moai Technologies. Working primarily with start up organizations, she helped them establish their marketing practices in both communications and product marketing. In 2000, she took her technical experience and background in marketing to a small securities firm based in San Francisco, Stone & Youngberg, and became their Director of Marketing. She updated marketing systems and practices which had been in place for over 70 years.
 
Molly has been an active volunteer at her children’s schools. She co-chaired the gala and served on the Board of Directors at their preschool. Her daughters are now at Hamlin where Molly spent two years as co-chair of Lend-a-Hand and recently as co-chair of Winterfest. She has also devoted her time to other community efforts in San Francisco as a member of the Executive Committee and volunteer at the San Francisco Education Fund and, recently, as a fundraising volunteer at the Hamilton Family Center.  
 
You can find Molly on weekends with her family and dog hiking in the Presidio, riding horses in Sonoma and cooking many, many meals at home in San Francisco. She and her family love to travel throughout the United States and around the world.

Brooks Walker

Growing up in San Francisco, Brooks was exposed to interesting architecture from a young age. He distinctly remembers spending quality time in relatives’ homes commissioned by William Wurster, Joseph Esherick​,​ and Frank Lloyd Wright. By the time Brooks was 12, he knew architecture was his passion and calling. He followed his dream and graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Oregon in 1983. Upon graduation, Brooks worked with his uncle Sandy Walker for five years where he enhanced his landscape and architecture skills. Brooks also spent several years as a sole practitioner, expanding his architectural experience to include construction and real estate development, before opening Walker Warner Architects with Greg Warner in 1989.

Brooks draws inspiration from many styles and architects, but he is most influenced by William Wurster for the simplicity and precision of his works. He spent many holidays in one of Wurster’s ranch-style homes, which was evocative of those found in a John Steinbeck countryside. During this time, Brooks developed a strong appreciation for architecture that is well integrated into the landscape.

Brooks is very involved in community service and currently serves on the boards and/or committees of the Wild Salmon Center, S​hasta Forest Timberlands LLC, Sugar Bowl Ski Corporation​,​ and Ploughshares Fund Investment Committee. He has previously served on the boards and/or committees of SPUR, Aim High, Walker Art Center and SFMOMA Department of Architecture and Design Accessions Committee. Outside of architecture, Brooks leads an active lifestyle that includes fly-fishing, skiing, hiking, tennis, squash, biking and hunting. He is also a certified private pilot and is passionate about and supportive of the arts. Brooks lives with his wife and three children in San Francisco.

Ex-Officio Members

Caroline (Hayward) Brinckerhoff '97, Alumnae Board President

Caroline was born and raised in San Francisco and is a graduate of Hamlin, Class of 1997. Following her time at Hamlin, Caroline attended the Urban School and the University of Washington. Caroline is the owner of CHB Art Advisory, an art consulting business. Her company specializes in educating both new and experienced art collectors on emerging artists, curating their collections, and acquiring art.

Prior to starting CHB Art Advisory, Caroline worked for a leading contemporary art gallery in Seattle and Christie's Auction House in New York City, working in both the Impressionist & Modern Art Department and Post-War & Contemporary Art Department.

Caroline is on the board of the San Francisco Parks Alliance and actively involved in several non-profit organizations, the children's DeYoungster Program at the DeYoung Museum and Raphael House.

Caroline and her husband Robin live in San Francisco with their two daughters, Reese (Hamlin class of 2028) and Isabelle (Hamlin class of 2030), and their son, Tucker (3).

Allison Goodson '91, Chief Financial Officer

Allison Goodson is a native San Franciscan and a proud graduate of Hamlin. After Hamlin, Allison attended University High School and then went East to Brown University for college.

Following graduation, she worked in consulting in New York until she realized that her heart was in San Francisco. She moved back to San Francisco and started her career in equity research at Dodge & Cox. After completing the research associate program, she earned her MBA at the Wharton School and upon graduation joined the International Equity team at WHV Investments, where she spent the next eight years as an equity analyst and portfolio manager on the flagship fund.

Giving back to her community has always been an important part of Allison’s life. She spent many years fundraising for California Pacifica Medical Center as part of their Junior Committee, as a member of the Advisory Council of Potential Energy (formerly the Darfur Stoves Project), and a mentor for Year Up. Allison has also been deeply involved with The Hamlin School, serving on the Alumnae Board for six years, the final two as the President of the Alumnae Board. She currently serves on the board of the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Allison and her husband, Jeff, live in San Francisco with their two boys, Graham (5) and Parker (2).

Willow Hagge, Director of Operations

Willow Hagge has been working at Hamin since 2012, they started as the Hub Coordinator and soon became the Director of Extended Day and Co-Curricular Programs. After 7 years in that role, Willow took on the newly formed role of Director of Operations in 2019. Willow’s educational background is in the fine arts: they studied English, Art History, and Studio Art at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, receiving a combined BFA and BA. Willow also holds an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin. Willow loves how the skills they learned in art school - generating ideas and seeing them through to completion - has served them well over the years in many different areas of life and work. Willow enjoys spending time sewing clothes and exploring Bernal Hill with their two boys, ages 4 and 7.

Wanda M. Holland Greene, Head of School

Wanda M. Holland Greene is currently in her fourteenth year as Head of School at The Hamlin School. Prior to her tenure at Hamlin, she worked as an administrator at The Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts. Wanda spent the early years of her career as a teacher and administrator at The Chapin School in New York City, which is also her alma mater. She is a proud New Yorker and a graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University, receiving her B.A. in English and Psychology. She earned her M.A. in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. Wanda complements her work as an educator by serving independent schools and non-profit organizations as a trustee. She has served on the Boards of Concord Academy, The Chapin School, Head-Royce School, and the Columbia University Board of Visitors, and she currently serves on the Bishop O'Dowd High School Board of Regents and the Board of Columbia University. Wanda and her husband have two young sons. She is a vocal performer (jazz, gospel, and soul) and former co-director of several community choirs. Wanda is an avid reader, poet, and writer.

Jung O'Donnell, Parents Association President

Jung was born in South Korea, but she grew up in Gallatin, Tennessee. Her family moved to Tennessee when she was 3. She received her BA from Vanderbilt University and moved to San Francisco in 1998. During her years here, she’s helped persuade the following family members to move to the Bay Area- sister, parents, brother-in-law, and two cousins. She is still working on her other sister.

Jung has worked in affordable housing and economic development, most recently for BRIDGE Housing, California's largest non-profit affordable housing developer. After leaving in 2012, she co-founded a soccer non-profit, SoccerFours, to provide soccer games for busy adults while donating their fees to soccer youth programs. When she’s not at Hamlin, you’ll find her playing, coaching, or refereeing soccer games.

Jung has served on the Board of Directors of HandsOn Bay Area and as Chair of Hands On San Francisco Day. She and her husband, Will, have two daughters Dylan (Hamlin ‘24) and Kelsey (Hamlin ‘26).

Lauren Thornhill, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Ms. Thornhill comes to Hamlin with extensive experience in advancement, formerly serving as Leadership Gifts Officer at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and having previously worked as the Associate Director of Development at the Exploratorium and Director of the Annual Fund at Scripps College.  

She is an alumna of Scripps College, the prestigious all-women's college which is a member of The Claremont Colleges. Thus, Hamlin's longstanding mission to educate girls to meet the challenges of their time deeply resonates with her. Hailing from Annapolis, MD, Ms. Thornhill moved to San Francisco in 2008 with her husband, Chase. Their daughter, Lily, was born in 2012.

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