Board of Advisors

10d693b Laurie Firestone SiedelmanLaurie 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.
DJG photo cropped Daniel GalaDaniel Gala was born in Chicago, IL and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where he attained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English and Philosophy while participating as a four-year starter on Cornell’s Division 1 intercollegiate baseball team. He later attended American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, where he earned his juris doctor in 2010. He is currently Loan Servicing Manager and Asset Manager at Redwood Mortgage Corporation in Redwood City, CA and is a member of the California Bar.
erik_square Erik MathyErik 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/,, the East Bay AIDS Walk and Transpire Foundation.
McIntyre Close Headshot Marie G. McIntyreMARIE G. MCINTYRE, PH.D. operates a consulting business in Atlanta, GA, and the website . 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.
Bill Metaxas DPM Dr. Bill MetaxasDr. 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 SwetteBrian Swette serves on the Board of Directors of Jamba, Inc.,, The FRS Company, Schiff Nutrition, and Shutterfly.  He previously served on the boards of Burger King and The  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.