Dan Levitt, MD, PhD
Chair of the Board

Dan has over 25 years of experience leading research and development programs at both biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. He is the Chief Medical Officer for CytRx Corporation, an oncology drug development company. Previously, Dr. Levitt was Executive Vice President, Research and Development, and Chief Medical Officer of Cerimon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., President of Protein Design Labs, Inc., and Head of Worldwide Oncology...

Jen Chung
Vice Chair

Jennifer is the co-founder and CEO of Kinsights, an advice-sharing network for parents. She started her career on the editorial staff of InStyle Magazine in New York, and then moved to San Francisco where she worked in business development for CNET Networks and, after going to business school, joined Genentech to focus on sales and marketing efforts for Rituxan, a drug used to treat lymphoma.

Growing up in rural Ohio and...

Russ Nelson
Treasurer

Russ has extensive Product and Program Management experience at leading high-tech software companies. He is currently Head of Product at Vendini.com, a leader in box office management, event logistics/marketing, and fundraising solutions. Previously, Mr. Nelson worked for VolunteerMatch.org, salesforce.com, and PeopleSoft in Product and Program Management roles.

Mr. Nelson joined the Board in 2009, and his involvement as a...

Susan Atherton

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...

Ahmed Badawi

Ahmed is the founder and president of Badawi & Associates, Certified Public Accountants. He has over 15 years’ experience in public accounting and was a partner with several national accounting firms before founding his own practice. He specializes in providing auditing and accounting services for governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Ahmed has a large pitbull mix, Maximus, whom he has had for over 9 years. In...

Derek has been a lifelong animal lover. He brought home his first puppy at age 4, took his first obedience class at age 10 and has raised a variety of cats and dogs over the years. He became a volunteer dog walker at the SF SPCA in 2005 and joined the Board in 2008.

Professionally, he was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of the University of California at Berkeley Center for Executive Education. Prior to that, he was...

Leslie Doyle

Leslie is an independent graphic artist and photographer. She has worked for a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout the Bay Area. She has provided pro-bono work to St. Raymond School, the Portola Valley School Foundation and the African Library Project, among others, and is a past volunteer at a local humane society.

Ms. Doyle graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.S. in Business...

Paul is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Anthos, a private equity firm investing in leading growth companies. Prior to co-founding Anthos, Paul was an investor at Summit Partners and an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Paul received a B.Com. in Finance from McGill University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Paul serves on several corporate boards and the board of the Sierra Club Foundation.

Paul...

Ken Fulk

Ken is owner and chief designer for Ken Fulk Inc, a highly successful private design company established in 1997 and based in San Francisco. Mr. Fulk is co-creator of Doodlezoo, a children’s media company, which was sold to the Discovery Channel. He is also co-author of five children’s books published by Chronicle Books. Mr. Fulk is co-owner of Icon, a decorative textiles company, which are marketed at major retailers including...

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...

Scott Miller

Scott has more than two decades of experience in leading retained executive search and professional services firms. Currently, he is a Principal with Scott Miller Executive Search, which focuses on recruiting in the areas of non-profit, higher education and diversity. He was most recently a Client Partner in Korn/Ferry International’s San Francisco office. Prior to that, he worked as the Western Regional Staffing Manager for Watson...

Catherine is non-profit development executive with over 27 years of experience. Most recently she served as Vice President and Chief Development Officer of The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental organization working in 35 countries, where she led fundraising efforts totaling $540M+ annually. Prior to that she worked at Stanford University's Law School from 1993-2007, serving as Associate Dean beginning in 2001. She began her...

Jill Nash

Jill is a communications and PR expert. She serves as the Chief Communications Officer for LifeLock where she oversees corporate communications and corporate social responsibility.  She previously was Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Levi Strauss & Co where she directed all aspects of the company’s worldwide communications efforts. Ms. Nash also held positions at Yahoo! where she was Senior Vice President &...

Dennis has been a Human Resource professional for more than 20 years, and currently is California Employers Association’s Bay Area Director and consultant to over 130 businesses of every kind, from retail to manufacturing, finance, service, hospitality and construction. Dennis is able to identify with executive and human resource management objectives when auditing and consulting for legal compliance, representing to State agencies...

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...

Jeanette started her career in the field of television and communications at KQED TV in San Francisco and later in Washington, D.C. as a consultant on television programs for HUD and the Ford Foundation. After returning to the Bay Area Ms. Roach spent 25 years as a residential real estate broker.

A lifelong animal lover, she does not remember a time in her life without a beloved pet and currently has two dogs. Ms. Roach is...

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...

Jake is the founder and CEO of North American Journeys. In 1992, Steinman launched Active America, the forerunner to North American Journeys, following an 18-year career as publisher and editor-in-chief of City Sports, a 6-unit chain of regional sports and recreation travel magazines that he sold in 1993. In addition to his duties as president and C.E.O. of www.thetouroperator.com and...

Board of Directors member, David Tateosian

David Tateosian is President of First Republic Securities Company, a position he assumed in 2003, where he is responsible for building and growing the firm’s investment management, brokerage, foreign exchange, insurance and overall wealth management businesses. He is a member of First Republic Bank’s Enterprise Risk Management, Asset & Liability, and Pricing Committees.

Before joining First Republic, Mr. Tateosian was...

Sue Troxel

Sue is a founding partner, owner and CEO of Pivot Point Capital, Inc., a private investment company.  Prior to founding Pivot Point Capital she was an audit partner with Ernst & Young in San Francisco. Ms. Troxel has extensive experience in financial operations management, financial accounting problem solving and in managing large corporate infrastructure projects. Ms. Troxel also has designed and installed the financial...

Keith Wetmore

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...