Board of Directors


John Koeppel, President

John Koeppel is an attorney and mediator, who has lived and practiced in San Francisco his entire career.  He has regularly worked as pro bono counsel on cases assigned from the Bar Association of San Francisco. John served on the Board of the SF-Marin Food Bank, where he was Board Chair during the expansion of its food distribution pantries throughout the City and lead the Board to the successful merger of the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. John has volunteered internationally with a children’s advocacy group in Pursat, Cambodia and a civil rights group in Ahmedabad, India, and also travelled to Eastern Europe and back to India with a group promoting mediation in civil courts.  He is a proud alum of UC Hastings, where he currently sits on the Board of Trustees.  Before law school, he studied government at the University of Notre Dame. John is married to Susan Rothstein.

Tina Chang, Vice President

Tina Chang Funai is a real estate developer at Associate Capital. As director, she oversees the transformation of the Potrero power plant into a 29 acre mixed use housing and retail development. Previously, she served as a planner for the San Francisco Planning Department, US Navy, and several planning and design companies. She has a master’s degree from UPENN and bachelor’s degree from UCLA. Tina currently serves as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Board of Appeals and in her spare time, she enjoys exploring with husband and son and practicing yoga.

Youmans portrait -- vertical, building backdropSharon L. Youmans, Secretary

Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FAPhA is Vice Dean and Professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). From 1986 to 2001 she worked as a pharmacist in hospital and community pharmacy settings in San Francisco. From 2010-2013 she served as a clinical pharmacist focused on medication adherence at Glide Health Services in San Francisco, a clinic for the homeless and uninsured. In 2001 Dr. Youmans was appointed to the faculty at UCSF as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy. From 2007 to 2013 she served as Vice Chair of Educational Affairs for the Department of Clinical Pharmacy providing oversight of the department’s didactic courses and experiential education program. In 2013 she was appointed Vice Dean of the School and in this role oversees the school’s education mission, Doctor of Pharmacy program, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Dr. Youmans teaches on the topics of public health, communication, and cultural humility/awareness. Research interests include health communication and pharmacy education.

Emily ReuterEmily Reuter, Treasurer

Emily Reuter is Color’s VP of Strategy & Operations, overseeing the building and scaling of the company’s operations. Prior to Color, Emily spent seven years at Uber, most recently as head of investor relations, where she was responsible for all external investor communications. During her first five years at the company, Emily drove initiatives in capital markets – including leading Uber’s IPO process, M&A, business development, project management and business operations / analytics. Prior to Uber, Emily spent time in strategy and management consulting, private equity and corporate strategy. She earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her BA from Yale University.

 Ashish Agarwal

Ashish Agarwal is currently Vice President of Corporate Development at Akamai Technologies Inc.  Prior to his current role, Ashish has worked at a software start-up and in investment banking.  Ashish received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and he lives with his wife and two children in San Francisco.

 Vince Carey

Vince Carey is a Principal at Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm.  A Bay Area native, Vince attended St. Ignatius and UC Berkeley, where he earned both a BS in business administration and an MBA.  Prior to Gryphon, Vince worked in a variety of financial roles within diversified and specialty investment banks, including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Thomas Weisel Partners and Harris Williams & Company.  Vince lives in the Presidio with his wife, Loretta Choy, and two children, Sean and Emma Carey.

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 Charmaine Curtis

Charmaine Curtis is a residential real estate developer whose 25+ year career encompasses a diverse portfolio of work; one that speaks to her unique perspective as an African-American woman who values providing housing for individuals and families at all income levels and developing pioneering, vibrant, mixed-use urban infill projects. Before starting her own company in 2004, she was the President of A. F. Evans Development where she oversaw the development of 4,000 units of housing. Earlier in her career, she was the Director of Housing Development for Mercy Housing California and a project manager for the first lofts in San Francisco’s South of Market. She is currently co-developing a 162-unit apartment project in Oakland and providing development consulting services to non-profit housing developers. Charmaine spends her free time with her husband and seven year old twin girls, volunteering on the board of SPUR, being an active member of the First Unitarian Universalist church in San Francisco, gardening, and knitting. She has a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

Donna-Headshot2Donna James

Donna James is Strategic Partnership Coordinator at Young Minds Advocacy, a strategic advocacy and communications non-profit created in 2012 with a mission to improve the youth mental health system so that it is more responsive to needs and challenges of at–risk children and families. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in Michigan, Donna worked for two decades striving to empower young people to reach their maximum potential. Donna was Director of In-Patient Ancillary Mental Health Services at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, and after moving to the Bay Area, worked as an independent occupational therapy clinician. Donna has a strong interest in alleviating homelessness and hunger has worked with community-based organizations for many years as a volunteer. Donna has two children and lives with her husband in Portola Valley.

Dara Landa

Dara Landa is the Head of Digital Engagement for First Republic Bank. Previously she has worked at BlackRock, Microsoft, and Nielsen, building her career around understanding client needs and designing and marketing solutions to meet those needs.  After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Dara spent five years in Brussels, Belgium where she consulted with major consumer packaged goods companies on new product initiatives in more than 20 countries. Dara lives in San Francisco, where she can be found on many adventures in and around the city with her husband and two young sons.


Rick Matcovich

Rick Matcovich works with management teams to create, map, and achieve both strategic and financial objectives.  With a background in management consulting, Rick has recently worked with two startups to launch and grow their businesses: AquaBella Organic Solutions, which sells microbial solutions to the agricultural industry, and TrustedPeer, a business expertise network.  Rick values and has been involved with efforts to stem poverty, including those of Katalysis Bootstrap Fund.   Rick earned a BA in economics from Stanford University, and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Rick lives in San Francisco with his family.   

Kelly McGinnis

As Chief Communications Officer of Levi Strauss & Co., Kelly McGinnis is responsible for managing the global Corporate Affairs function at the 160-year old apparel company. In this capacity, she oversees corporate media relations, executive, internal and stakeholder communications, government affairs and community affairs.  Kelly reports to CEO Chip Bergh. During her tenure, LS&Co. had a successful IPO in March 2019 and has taken bold stands on gun violence prevention, voter registration, immigration and equality to name a few of the company’s values-driven stances. Previously, Kelly was the vice president of global communications at Dell. Prior to joining Dell, she served as general manager of Fleishman-Hillard’s San Francisco office after working with the firm in various capacities in St. Louis and San Antonio.  Earlier in her career, Kelly led corporate communications for Kelly is a two-time Silver Anvil award recipient. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Sunita Mohanty

Sunita Mohanty is currently a Product Manager at Facebook. Prior to this role, she led the design and launch of parent programming as Director of Early Childhood & Parent Systems for The Primary School, an integrated health and education model in East Palo Alto. Sunita’s prior career includes product roles in education technology and investing in education entrepreneurs. Sunita holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from University of Michigan and an MBA and M.A. Ed from Stanford University.

Cheri PiesCheri Pies, Board President Emeritus

Cheri Pies is a Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health with the Maternal and Child Health, DrPH and the MSW MPH Dual/Concurrent Degree Programs.  She is also the Principal Investigator on the Best Babies Zone Initiative, a W.K. Kellogg Foundation funded project focused on improving birth outcomes by increasing resident power in neighborhoods and addressing the social determinants of health.  Cheri received her MSW from Boston University and her MPH in Maternal and Child Health and DrPH in Community Health Education from U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health.  She is an avid traveler, loves to ride her bike and hike around the Bay Area and is proud to be a member of the HPP Board of Directors.