Leadership Council

Leadership committed to making an impact.

The purpose of the Compass Family Services Leadership Council is to engage young professionals interested in supporting Compass’ mission and work. The Council provides external perspective, professional advice, knowledge, and skills as well as advocacy and support for our agency's programs, strategic direction, and overall objectives. Through this council, we aim to broaden our reach to other communities and constituencies of support, increasing our influence and ultimately our impact.



Eric Zeiner


Every Man Jack

Director - Product Development

Eric leads the Project Development team at Every Man Jack to create a full range of personal care products. He has been consistently involved in various forms of philanthropy for many years. Formerly of SC Johnson, Eric joined the Leadership Council in 2020.

Lauren Thornhill


The Hamlin School

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Lauren leads the school's fundraising and communications efforts. Lauren has volunteered with Compass in various ways over the years, but it was the COVID-19 crisis and the devastating impact on families that compelled her to get more deeply involved.

Jake Kanter



Enterprise Sales

Jake is an Enterprise Account Executive at Twilio. He's volunteered his time on the front lines for Compass during the COVID-19 crisis helping families. Jake previously lived in Chicago and served on the Young Professionals Board for Illinois' only independent prison monitoring organization, the John Howard Association. Jake joined Compass Leadership Council in 2021.


Christine Keener


Director of Government and Community Affairs, Northern California

Christine develops and implements Verizon’s local government and community affairs strategy, including: public policy, community engagement and philanthropy. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Museum of the African Diaspora.

Gretchen Hollstein

Litman Gregory Asset Management

Partner and Senior Wealth Advisor

Gretchen Hollstein, CFP®, is a Senior Wealth Advisor and Managing Director with Litman Gregory Wealth Management. She has over 25 years of experience in her field, and is also a pro bono educator. She joined the Compass Leadership Council in January 2017.

Katie Randolph


Business Development

Katie Randolph is a member of Plaid's Business Development team. Previously, she worked at BlackRock, where she was an active member of BlackRock’s philanthropy network. She started volunteering with Compass in 2018 and joined the Leadership Council in 2019.

Suzanne McCormick

SC Johnson

Senior Director of Fragrance

Suzanne leads the fragrance division for the Lifestyles Brands that includes Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, Method, Babyganics, and Ecover. She is also the philanthropic lead for the division of SCJ. Suzanne joined the Leadership Council in 2021.

Dustin Durham

Alzheimer's Association

Walk to End Alzheimer's Manager

Dustin is the San Francisco Walk Manager for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. He is also an Ambassador for the SF Chamber of Commerce and the SF Travel Association. Dustin joins the Leadership Council with experience in event planning, non-profit fundraising, and community engagement.

Julia Russo

500 Startups

Marketing Specialist

Julia supports entrepreneurs at 500 Startups, scouting founders for their global accelerator programs. Previously, she worked in impact investing in Latin America and Eastern Europe. She joined the Leadership Council in 2021 to combat rising homelessness in the Bay Area.

Laura (Chan) Pytlarz


Senior Events Coordinator

Laura (Chan) Pytlarz is a Senior Events Coordinator at Twitter, who is passionate about creating memorable experiences that bring people together. Laura joined the Leadership Council in 2017 to support Compass Family Services’ inspirational work.

Timothy Marks


Ads Engineering Leader

Timothy is an Engineering Leader for Twitter Ads. He joined the Leadership Council and Build.org Bay Area Associate Board in 2018 to utilize his passion, entrepreneurial and leadership skills to address issues of homelessness and wealth inequality.

Eileen Silva-Tetlow


PMO, Firmwide Culture at KPMG

Eileen is a Project Manager for KPMG's Firmwide Culture program. She has always been passionate about civic and corporate social impact, and is particularly interested in how corporate entities and communities can foster positive change. Eileen joined the Leadership Council in 2021.

Kathleen Hegyesi


Flexport.org Program Management

Kathleen manages Flexport's environmental and social impact team. She joined the leadership council in 2018, inspired by Compass' approach to empower homeless and at-risk families.

Laurel Severt

Hirsch Philanthropy Partners

Associate Director

Laurel is currently an Associate Director at Hirsch Philanthropy Partners where she helps clients identify and carry out their philanthropic goals. She joined the Leadership Council in 2014.


Events and Outreach Committee
Plan and execute outreach events that promote and educate the public about Compass’ mission and work.

Corporate Engagement Committee
Plan and execute engagement activities that increase Compass’ visibility, relationships and support within the corporate community.

Volunteer Committee
Engage volunteers in Compass projects that are largely resourced and dependent on volunteers. This includes fundraising events and our annual Adopt-a-Family project during the holidays.

Technical Support Committee
Consulting with Compass for internal tech-type improvements and other operational systems: web, social media, marketing, hardware, software, branding, office organizing, new and best practices, etc.

Interested in joining a committee at Compass? Contact Stacy Webb, Corporate Relations Manager for more details at swebb@compass-sf.org