Team

Executive Director – Heather Chiu

Heather Chiu is a successful entrepreneur and lifetime charitable volunteer.  Having built a construction company from $40,000 gross profit to $3.5+ million gross profit in 6 years, her business acumen is solid.  Her managerial and operational experience in entrepreneurship, commercial finance, union benefits, legal offices, internet technology, events, retail, food-service, manufacturing, and general corporate environments give her the diverse background necessary to help others pursue a wide variety of endeavors.

 

Board of Directors

Ira Summer, CFO

Consulting Actuary and President at Public Pension Professionals

  • Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School
  • President at Public Pension Professionals

Jonathan Isaacs, Vice Chairperson

Consultant | Coach | Trainer | Catalyzing Peak Performance

Consultant | Coach | Trainer at Mindscape Coaching

Jonathan Isaacs is the founder of Mindscape Coaching – an organization dedicated to empowering individuals and groups. His experience includes managerial roles at Wells Fargo Bank and mangement consulting roles within pharmaceuticals. He has extensive project management and strategy experience in global business environments. After years of pursuing studies in human development and effectivness he transitioned to coaching. Jonathan graduated from U.C.L.A. with a degree in Economics.

Board of Advisors

Laurie Firestone Siedelman

Laurie Firestone Siedelman is the Training and Career Development Coordinator for UCLA’s Campus Human Resources Training & Development unit. Laurie manages the Staff Enrichment Program (SEP), a cohort-based program designed to help administrative-level employees enhance their professional skills and sharpen their ability for career advancement across campus. Prior to joining Campus Human Resources, Laurie managed Pathway at UCLA Extension, a groundbreaking, post-secondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities.

Erik Mathy

Erik Mathy has a long and varied history with non-profits through fundraising, national level events management, and technology services volunteering. The many non-profts he has worked with include: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America, The American Lung Association, The Lance Armstrong Foundation/Livestrong.org, Pablove.org, the East Bay AIDS Walk and Transpire Foundation.

Marie G. McIntyre

Marie G. McIntyre, PH.D. operates a consulting business in Atlanta, GA, and the website www.yourofficecoach.com  She writes a nationwide newspaper column, Your Office Coach, for the McClatchy-Tribune News Service and is the author of two books: Secrets to Winning at Office Politics and The Management Team Handbook.

Dr. Bill Metaxas

Dr. Metaxas is a San Francisco native, a graduate of Sacred Heart Cathedral College Preparatory, and the University of San Francisco, where he completed his undergraduate work earning his Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Sciences. He completed his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Metaxas then completed three years of surgical residency training under the direction of world renowned Dr. Guido A. LaPorta, DPM MS FACFAS, at the prestigious Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, NY. His surgical training focused intensively on podiatric medicine and surgery with an emphasis on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, diabetic limb salvage and deformity planning and correction.

Brian Swette

Brian Swette serves on the Board of Directors of Jamba, Inc., Care.com, The FRS Company, Schiff Nutrition, and Shutterfly.  He previously served on the boards of Burger King and The Ladders.com.  Swette was formerly eBay’s Chief Operating Officer, where he oversaw international expansion, marketing and customer support initiatives that made eBay the most accessible and successful  e-commerce site on the Internet. Prior to joining  eBay,  Swette was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the Pepsi-Cola Company. During his 17year tenure, he was responsible for the worldwide marketing and advertising efforts for all Pepsi-cola brands, oversaw business strategy, brand architecture and new product activity.  Swette holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Arizona State University.

Our Partners

Saul Bromberger And Sandra Hoover Photography

http://www.saul-sandraphoto.com/

We’re a husband and wife photography team who have great fun producing images, which are creative, real, and memorable for our clients. We’ve worked as a team for over 20 years, in the Editorial, Commercial, and Non-Profit world for clients such as:

  • Stanford Hospital & Clinics
  • The Bank of America
  • Southwest Airlines
  • California Lawyer Magazine
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • Fujitsu Semiconductor
  • Children’s Creativity Museum

We also enjoy shooting Weddings, Corporate Events, and Family Portraits with our Photo-Journalistic and Traditional approach of combining Portraits and Candids to tell the day’s story for our client.

It’s always been important for us to experience and be engaged with a variety of different people and cultures, and what better way to do that in than photography. We love how we can gain access if only for a brief time into people’s lives, and come away with telling their story.

Hearthstone Housing Foundation

Hearthstone Housing Foundation is dedicated to providing service-enriched affordable housing for families of low income, elderly, and the disabled.

Marie G. McIntyre

Marie G. McIntyre, PH.D. operates a consulting business in Atlanta, GA, and the website www.yourofficecoach.com  She writes a nationwide newspaper column, Your Office Coach, for the McClatchy-Tribune News Service and is the author of two books: Secrets to Winning at Office Politics and The Management Team Handbook.

When it launches, the Home Again Project will be partnering with:

Family Builders familybuilders.org

CESC www.ebenergy.org