Board Members

Board Chair
Named in 2013 by The American Lawyer as one of the “Top 50 Big Law Innovators in the Last 50 Years,” Keith Wetmore recently concluded 12 years as Chair and Chief Executive Partner of Morrison & Foerster LLP, one of the 25 largest law firms in the U.S. and the largest firm in San Francisco. Under Mr. Wetmore’s leadership, the firm grew substantially and was named Chambers Global “USA Law Firm of the Year” for 2013, among…
Vice Chair

Susan held executive management positions in the enterprise software and cloud computing industries for 25 years (1977‐2004). Employers included NCR Corporation, GE Information Systems, Oracle Corporation, Rightpoint and DoubleClick.

Susan formed and served as the first Chair of the Humane Society of the United States (Washington, DC) National Council for 5 years (2007‐2012). She continues to serve as the Vice Chair of the…

Ryan Ellis
Treasurer
Ryan is Senior Vice President of Product Management at Salesforce, the global leader in CRM software used by over 150,000 companies and 30,000 non-profits, including the San Francisco SPCA. At Salesforce, he’s responsible for Lightning, the company’s platform for creating modern, dynamic web and mobile applications. Prior to running Lightning, Ryan was responsible for Salesforce’s AppExchange Marketplace, the world’s largest…
Leslie Baker
Board Member
Andy Chen
Board Member

Andy Chen is an investing partner on Coatue’s early-stage initiative and has been building or investing in startup companies for over a decade. Prior to joining Coatue, Andy was an operating partner at KPCB, where he worked across their venture and growth portfolio and drove the firm’s executive recruiting strategy, advising their entrepreneurs around all areas of human capital….

Judy Davies
Board Member

Judy is the Vice President of Global Marketing Communications at Advantest, a leading manufacturer of automatic test equipment and measuring instruments for the semiconductor industry. Active with several non-profit organizations, Judy is also a Board Member of Raphael House of San Francisco – the first homeless shelter for families in Northern California. She and her husband, Glyn, reside in San Francisco with their Russian Blue…

Amanda Duckworth
Board Member
Amanda Duckworth leads marketing and communications for Kleiner Perkins. The common thread of her career has been building, reinforcing and repairing company reputations to empower performance. Prior to Kleiner Perkins, Amanda co-founded and managed the San Francisco office of The Brunswick Group….
Ashley Goldsmith
Board Member

Ashley Goldsmith is the global Chief People Officer at Workday, a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Prior to Workday, Ashley held various leadership roles in human resources at a number of organizations including The Home Depot, Polycom and F. Hoffman-La Roche.

Ashley holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a MS in human resource…

Curt Kirschner
Board Member
Curt is a partner in the global law firm of Jones Day, practicing in the area of Labor & Employment Law.  Curt lives in San Francisco with his husband and their three rescue dogs (Aqua, Monte, and Maddie, a lively adoptee from the SFSPCA) and in Healdsburg, with their llamas, miniature horses, and assorted other rescue animals.  In addition to his law practice, Curt has served on a variety of non-profit and public boards.  He is…
Amy Ko
Board Member

Amy Ko is a Managing Director and Relationship Manager with SVB Private Bank. She provides thoughtful, comprehensive wealth planning solutions which entails oversight of financial, risk management, tax and estate, and philanthropic planning to Life Sciences and Technology Founders, Investors, and Executives as they undergo expected and unexpected life cycle changes and business transitions.

With over 15 years of private…

Damon Lewis
Board Member
Damon is a Principal and the Chief Financial Officer at Triage Consulting Group, a San Francisco based healthcare consulting firm serving hospital clients nationwide. He is a Certified Public Accountant and prior to joining Triage, Damon spent his career in public accounting, first at Arthur Andersen, serving public and private companies, and then as a Partner at Sensiba San Filippo, LLP. Mr. Lewis holds a BA from UCLA and…
Celeste Meier
Board Member
Celeste Meier studied film at UCLA and subsequently worked in the independent film industry as a film editor in San Francisco. She and her husband own Anthony Meier Fine Arts in San Francisco, a gallery of international contemporary artists and one of the most prominent art dealers on the West Coast. Ms. Meier brings extensive non-profit Board and fundraising experience. She is the former Board President of Performing Arts Workshop…
Jennifer Nguyen
Board Member

Jennifer is a founding partner of TEAMWERC, delivering best in class turnkey workplace as a service.  As a workplace leader, she has worked for hyper growth companies from their infancy through IPOs including Pinterest, Zynga, Tesla Motors and SAP Successfactors.

J. Peter Read
Board Member

Peter is a partner of Read Investments, specializing in commercial real estate acquisitions and development. He is the former Co-Owner of Grocery Outlet Inc., a family-owned retail grocery business with 140 stores located throughout the western states.

Mr. Read’s strong affinity with the SF SPCA stems from its progressive and humane commitment to the lives of dogs and cats, and the example it demonstrates to other animal…

Eric B. Roberts
Board Member

Eric is a panelologist (a studier of comics) and a dealer in comic book original art.

In 2003, Mr. Roberts assumed the SF SPCA board seat of his mother, the late Leanne B. Roberts. As a Board Member, his primary focus is the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, and he is also involved in the Feral Cat Assistance Program.

Mr. Roberts graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in Economics and Philosophy, and has…

Michael Schinner
Board Member
Michael has been practicing law in San Francisco since 1989. He assists clients in all facets of business, real estate, estate planning, charitable giving and tax. After having spent the first decade of his legal career working at prominent mid-sized firms, in 1999 he followed the path of many of his start-up clients and launched his own Firm representing emerging growth companies. Today, the Firm has grown to a full-service law…

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