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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.

Officers

Officers

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.

Lauren Thornhill

Chair

The Hamlin School

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Katie is a member the investment team at Obvious Ventures. She started volunteering with Compass in 2018 through the BlackRock philanthropy network and joined the Leadership Council in 2019. She is passionate about Compass' mission of empowering families to achieve stability and has witnessed the transformative impact Compass has had on so many Bay Area families.

Katie Giometti

Secretary

Obvious Ventures

Principal

Prior to joining Compass Leadership Council in January of 2017, Grace participated in Compass' corporate engagement events and volunteered individually at Compass Clara House. She is passionate about the importance of empowering at-risk families to reach stability through customized hands-on approaches.

Grace Lee

Vice Chair

Wells Fargo

Marketing Lead

Members

Amy is a strong advocate in supporting systemic changes and developing solutions in ending homelessness in the Bay Area. She frequently works with patients experiencing housing instability and other social determinants of health. Amy joined Compass Leadership Council in 2023 whose mission aligns with her values and dream.

Amy Tam

Kaiser Permanente

Medical Social Worker

Claire is a Director in the iShares Americas COO team. She first became familiar with Compass through her work in BlackRock's philanthropy network and joined the Leadership Council in 2021.

Claire Tarlson

BlackRock

Director, iShares

Gabrielle is an investment professional on the Technology team at Permira Advisers. She also has served on the Associate Board at Minds Matter and volunteers with Little Brothers and Friends of the Elderly. Inspired by Compass' mission, she joined the Leadership Council in 2023.

Gabrielle Nixon

Permira Advisers

Investment Professional

As Chief of Staff for the KPMG San Francisco office, Jeanne wears many hats. In addition to Community Impact Leader, she is a DEI Council champion, serves on the KPMG Network of Women (KNOW) leadership team, and co-leads the Culture Champions Network, promoting a positive office culture. Her passion for the community and the mission of Compass, inspired her to join the Leadership Council.

Jeanne Hormuth

KPMG LLP

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Lili is an investment professional on the Technology team at Permira Advisers. She was born and raised in LA and is passionate about ensuring everyone has a safe, stable, and positive living environment. She joined the Leadership Council in 2023 after connecting with our mission through volunteering events and Adopt-a-Family during the holidays.

Lili Forse

Permira Advisers

Investment Professional

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.

Suzanne McCormick

SC Johnson

Senior Director of Fragrance

Angelica was born and raised in the Bay Area and has a passion for helping people. She is extremely driven to have a positive influence on those around her and to make a difference in the work she does inside and outside of her job at Okta. Angelica started volunteering with Compass in early 2023 and has been a champion for us ever since.

Angelica Rafter

Okta

Business Development

Dustin began volunteering with Compass in 2015. He is also an Ambassador for the SF Chamber of Commerce and the SF Travel Association. Dustin joins Compass Leadership Council with experience in event planning, non-profit fundraising, and community engagement.

Dustin Durham

Chalet Restaurant Group

Marketing and Events Manager

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.

Gretchen Hollstein

Litman Gregory Asset Management

Partner and Senior Wealth Advisor

Jenna is an investment professional on the Technology team at Permira Advisers. She is passionate about expanding access to physical, emotional, and environmental well-being within our communities. She also serves on the Associate Board at Minds Matter Bay Area and is a member of the Junior League of San Francisco.

Jenn Neher

Permira Advisers

Investment Professional, Technology

Marisa helps lead various internal networks at BlackRock. Her passion is helping others and first learned about Compass through the internal philanthropy network at BlackRock. Marisa joined Compass Leadership Council in 2021.

Marisa Medal

BlackRock

Administrative Professional

Wendy is an SF native and passionate about her work as a Private Banker and the impact Compass has on the community. She has almost 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Inspired by Compass' mission, she joined the Leadership Council in 2022.

Wendy Venegas

JP Morgan Private Bank

Executive Director

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.

Christine Keener

Verizon

Director of Government and Community Affairs, Northern California

Frank is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 30 years experience. He has been involved with numerous nonprofits serving the homeless community and educational causes.

Frank Gutierrez

Zendesk

Director, Software Engineering

Jake volunteered his time on the front lines for Compass in early 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis. He 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.

Jake Kanter

Twilio

Regional Sales Director, Enterprise

Kate is a graduate from Santa Clara University. She is a member of Spinsters of San Francisco, a social nonprofit that provides funding for nonprofit partners in the community. Kate became involved with Compass in 2023 while serving as the Philanthropy Director of Spinsters during their partnership.

Kate Blach

Okta

Account Executive

Min Shan is a Product Manager at BlackRock supporting their Aladdin technology. She joined Compass Leadership Council in 2021 inspired by Compass Family Services' mission of combating the issue of homelessness and housing insecurity.

Min Shan Lin

BlackRock

Product Manager

Committees

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.

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

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