OUR LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Leadership committed to making an impact.
Hirsch & Associates, LLC Philanthropic Advisors
Laurel is currently a Program Associate for Hirsch & Associates, LLC Philanthropic Advisors, where she helps clients identify and carry out their philanthropic goals, from conceptualization and start-up to ongoing management. Laurel joined the Compass Family Services Leadership Council in 2014, motivated by the organization's commitment to providing comprehensive and personalized support to homeless families. Laurel also sits on the Compass Family Services Board of Directors as Chair of Leadership Council.
Director of Sales
As Director of Sales for Boudin, Dustin leads the sales and marketing efforts for Boudin at Fisherman's Wharf, Bistro Boudin, Boudin Bakery Museum, Baker's Hall, Chowder Hut, Boudin Bakery and Cafe at Pier 39 and Boudin Bakery and Cafe at SFO. Dustin has been an instrumental partner for Compass' annual Toast & Taste event through his leadership in the San Francisco Private Dining Venues Association.
University of San Francisco
Associate Director of Alumni Engagement Operations
Dominique Ta is an Associate Director at the University of San Francisco where she oversees operations and events for the Alumni Engagement team housed in the Office of Development. During her time in graduate school at the USC School of Social Work, she developed a passion for working with women and youth affected by homelessness, trauma and substance abuse. Dominique joined the Compass Family Services Leadership Council in 2015 to support the organization's mission of providing comprehensive wraparound services to San Francisco families that are the most in need.
Erin Rhodes Bourne is a Program Manager at ServiceNow, a company that delivers and services digital workflows. With a background in architecture and urban planning, she is passionate about space & community design. She joined the Leadership Council in 2016, after participating in Adopt-a-Family, and learning more about Compass' long-standing San Francisco social services.
Flexport.org Program Management
Kathleen works at Flexport, a technology-based freight forwarder who moves goods globally for international brands. She manages Flexport.org programs, Flexport's environmental and social impact team, including nonprofit partnerships and global volunteering. Kathleen joined the leadership council in 2018, inspired by Compass' comprehensive approach to empower homeless and at-risk families.
Litman Gregory Asset Management
Partner and Senior Wealth Advisor
Gretchen Hollstein, CFP®, is a Partner and Senior Wealth Advisor with Litman Gregory Asset Management, a proud corporate sponsor of Compass Family Services. Gretchen has over 20 years of experience in her field, and is passionate about helping educate her clients and others on financial and investment issues. She is also a pro bono educator and public speaker on those topics, and joined the Compass Leadership Council in January 2017 to support the work and mission of the organization and to help in the efforts to halt the cycle of family homelessness.
Grace Lee is a marketing manager at Wells Fargo. Prior to joining the Leadership Council in Jan 2017, she participated in Compass's corporate engagement events and volunteered individually at Clara House. She believes in the importance of empowering at risk families to reach stability through customized hands-on approaches.
Alex is an interaction designer at Google. He is deeply passionate about the social issues San Francisco is facing and joined the leadership council in 2017 to help support Compass and its mission.
Ads Engineering Leader
Timothy is an Engineering Leader for Twitter Ads. He grew up in Australia and moved to San Francisco in 2014. 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.
Salesforce.org is the philanthropic arm of Salesforce.com and works to put the world’s best technology in the hands of nonprofits and educational institutions so they can accelerate their impact. Marianne works exclusively with nonprofits to help them leverage the power of this technology for social good. She joined the Compass Family Services Leadership Council in 2019 because she was inspired by the organization's commitment to provide comprehensive services to families facing homelessness. As a longtime San Francisco resident, she's honored to work with an organization that has been serving residents for over 100 years.
Senior Events Coordinator
Laura (Chan) Pytlarz is a Senior Events Coordinator at Twitter, a Louisiana native, and a proud cat mom, 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.
Matt is an engineer at Apple. He loves Compass for its focus on children and families, its comprehensive services, and for the opportunity to help Compass achieve its goals through the Leadership Council. He serves on the Leadership Council’s Tech Committee.
Head of Flexport.org
Susy leads Flexport.org, a cross-functional group within Flexport that ensures that sustainable solutions are integrated across the company. She is passionate about matching corporate assets to the needs of nonprofit organizations to tackle humanity’s biggest challenges. Prior to joining Flexport, Susy worked in corporate strategy and sustainability management at Deutsche Bahn/DB Schenker, as well as providing counseling for traumatized children. Susy lived in Europe and Asia for her undergrad studies and holds an MBA from UC Berkeley.
Senior Investment Associate
Minal Shankar is a Senior Investment Associate at Northgate Capital. She is passionate about working with children and is a regular volunteer with Compass. Minal joined the Leadership Council in July 2016 to further support the work and mission of Compass Family Services. Minal has an MBA from New York University and a B.S. from Harvey Mudd College.
Vice President, Global Head of ETF and Index Education Marketing
Linsey Thornton, Vice President, leads strategic initiatives within BlackRock’s iShares Marketing group. She also leads volunteer activities for BlackRock’s San Francisco office of 1,500 employees. Linsey joined the Leadership Council in July 2016 to support corporate sponsorships. Linsey has an MBA and B.S. respectively from Boston College.
Molly Winston joined the Compass Family Services Leadership Council in 2016 after two years of donating and participating in Compass’ Adopt-a-Family project during the holidays. Since moving to San Francisco from DC, Molly also volunteers at GLIDE and is a member of SPUR's Young Urbanists. In DC, she served on the Young Professional Leadership Council of the American Cancer Society. She received her Masters in international development from Emory University and her Bachelors from Fordham University in Sociology and Political Science.