Cathy brings over seventeen years of nonprofit experience to Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly San Francisco (LBFE). She recently relocated to the Bay Area from Seattle, where she resided for fifteen years. For the past seven years, Cathy was the Executive Director of Teens in Public Service (TIPS) a nonprofit that provides life-changing internships to teens in the Seattle area. Prior to that, she spent four years as Executive Director for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America-Northwest Chapter, expanding the program from one to five states. Cathy has also served as a Board Member and President of Washington Community Health Charities. Cathy holds a BS in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco.
Volunteer Coordinator and Tech Allies Program Coordinator
Debbie is the Program Coordinator for LBFE’s new program, Tech Allies. She takes pride in being the Program Coordinator for the program because she has seen how introducing the internet to our elders has helped them to feel more connected to our world today. She is also the Volunteer Coordinator for LBFE and she supports the organization operations by working directly with volunteers in 6 of the 7 core programs. She has volunteered with LBFE for about a year and has grown to love the organization and their mission more and more each day. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and minor in Special Education from San Francisco State University. She was born and raised in Covina, CA but moved to San Francisco 5 years ago for college and fell in love with the city. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, playing piano, and spending time with friends and family.
As Program Coordinator, Leisha oversees all programs that serve LBFE's elders. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and minor in health studies from the University of San Francisco. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in clinical mental health counseling with an emphasis in gerontological counseling at San Francisco State University. She has taken great interest in alleviating social inequalities and improving mental health outcomes facing the growing population of older adults in San Francisco. She enjoys creating relationships with LBFE older adults and fostering inter-generational, multi-cultural connections between older adults and volunteers. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, walking four-legged friends, and catching up with human friends.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JEFFREY KRUSKALL, PRESIDENT
Meyer Corporation, Vice President, Business Development
DIANE INZANO, TREASURER
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Amazon, Senior Project Manager
Planning Manager, Stitch Fix
Kaiser Permanente, Transitions Program Pharmacist
UC San Francisco, Senior Campus Counsel
RUPAM SINGLA, SECRETARY
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Research Associate Principal
Fortress Investment Group, Vice President, Intellectual Property Finance & Investing
Adobe, Senior Product Marketing Manager
Litigation Paralegal at Google
BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. Product Marketing Manager