Board of Directors
Wiley Anderson grew up in the Bay Area and has always enjoyed exercise, outdoor adventures and travel. After studying Computer Science at Princeton, he returned to the Bay Area and joined as an early employee at Blue Martini Software. Now Wiley spends his time investing in technology companies. Wiley enjoys teaching a class at a local school that focuses on building “cool” science-oriented projects and is on the board of the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum. Wiley lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two children.
Jennifer Birk is Executive Vice President of Operations at Oracle. Jennifer joined Oracle in 2002, serving as Assistant Controller before moving to London to head up the finance organization for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She returned to the Bay Area in 2009 to focus on the operational integration of Sun Microsystems before taking on her broader operations responsibilities in 2010. Prior to Oracle, Jennifer worked for Andersen both in Texas and the Bay Area. She holds a degree in Business Honors and Accounting from the University of Texas, has been passionate about competitive sports from a young age, and still enjoys any time she can find to play sports or enjoy the outdoors. Jennifer lives in Menlo Park with her son and spends most weekends enjoying watching him play sports.
Amy Burnett grew up in Michigan, and after multiple cross-country moves, relocated back to the bay area in 2010. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bucknell University, where she was a varsity athlete in Track and Field. She moved to San Francisco after graduation and began a career in Staffing/Recruiting at Accenture. She then worked at Netcentives where she managed North America customer service teams and developed branded customer loyalty programs. After relocating to NYC, she became a certified Pilates instructor and taught part-time in New York, Boston, Ann Arbor and the Bay Area. Amy served as a Trustee of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Ballet and served as co-president for Ambassadors for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Amy is the co-owner of Toddle Flexible Preschool and is an active volunteer at her children’s schools. Amy and her husband, Grady, live in Menlo Park with their three children.
Courtney Charney was raised in Menlo Park and Atherton. During her years as a student at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, Courtney was an avid athlete, enjoying being a part of track and field, cross country and softball teams. She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Political Science and Art History. Courtney is a Realtor for Parc Agency and enjoys helping her clients buy and sell their homes. As a native of the area, Courtney offers a uniquely informed perspective to homebuyers and sellers, providing the knowledgeable personalized service and follow-through so critical during a transaction. Prior to Courtney’s real estate career, she was Editorial Director at Gentry Magazine. Courtney lives with her husband and daughter in Atherton.
Marshawn is from Detroit, Michigan, and grew up playing basketball and softball. She graduated from Georgian Court University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She previously founded and served as an executive director of a youth basketball organization based in Austin, Texas. She currently serves as Director of Operations at Him For Her, a social impact venture that helps increase diversity on corporate boards. Marshawn is driven by her desire to help others find their purpose and excel in life; she is particularly passionate about helping young people find their place in the world. She has worked with some truly inspiring people—from young athletes to seasoned professionals—and has always loved actively shaping the world around her.
MICHAEL T. FREEHILL, M.D.
Michael T. Freehill is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine at Stanford University. His clinical practice includes all disorders of the shoulder including; rotator cuff and shoulder instability, shoulder arthritis, and complex shoulder pathology. He additionally is passionate about all throwing-related elbow and shoulder injuries. His research interests include clinical outcomes and biomechanics of overhead throwers, as well as management of glenohumeral arthritis and clinical and radiologic outcomes. Dr. Freehill is extremely active in digital planning for all shoulder arthroplasty procedures and avenues in which this technology can change the landscape of these procedures. He has been awarded an R21 investigating stromal vascular fractionated mesenchymal cells and their potential for healing rotator cuff tendon tears.
Dr. Freehill graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, where he also played college baseball. After graduation, he was drafted as a pitcher by the California Angels, played 7 years of professional baseball with two years on the Major League 40-Man Roster. Following a thermal capsulorrhaphy shoulder surgery, he signed with the Texas Ranger and again reached the Triple A level. Following his professional baseball career, Dr. Freehill pursued his medical doctorate at Tulane University School of Medicine. During his orthopaedic residency at Johns Hopkins University, he was honored with the Orthopaedic Residency Research Award. He then went on to pursue fellowships in both Sports Medicine from Stanford University and Shoulder and Elbow Surgery from Harvard University. He spent 4 ½ years at Wake Forest University, where he was named Director of Sports Medicine, head team physician and was instrumental in initiating the building of the Wake Forest Pitching Lab, before joining the University of Michigan as an Associate Professor where he spent three years and was a team physician for University of Michigan Athletics, head team physician for Eastern Michigan University baseball, and a team physician for the Detroit Tigers.
Dr. Freehill has been funded by Major League Baseball to study pitch counts and intensities in youth baseball players. Dr. Freehill has been elected for two prestigious traveling fellowships; the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine to the Pacific rim- Asia and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons to Europe, and is a Neer Award winning author. Dr. Freehill is the Executive Director of the Stanford Baseball Science Core. He serves as a team physician for Stanford Athletics and head team physician for Stanford baseball. Additionally, he is a team physician for the Oakland A’s Major League Baseball Team. He was formerly on the Medical Publishing Board of Trustees for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physician Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and American Orthopaedic Association. He is additionally a member and serves on committees for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Shoulder and Elbow Society, American Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
Chrissy Ginieczki is the COO for Title Nine Sports, Inc., a privately-held, woman-owned apparel retailer specializing in versatile outdoor performance wear for women. In this role, Chrissy leads the Marketing, Analytics, Distribution, E-commerce and IT teams in driving the growth and optimization of the business. Prior to Title Nine, Chrissy was a Vice President at Williams-Sonoma Inc., where she was responsible for launching and scaling multiple e-commerce businesses. Chrissy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Washington and Lee University.
Andrea Henry is originally from Canada and grew up in Calgary and Massachusetts before moving to the Bay Area in high school. She graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in psychobiology and from UC Berkeley School of Law, before starting her legal career at Latham & Watkins. She is currently Associate General Counsel at 23andMe, where she has been since 2011, pursuing the acceleration of consumer-driven healthcare. She is passionate about being active and loves to hike, run, paddle-board and ski. She loves to travel with her husband and three kids, from their home base in Menlo Park.
RUSSELL HIRSCH, M.D., PH.D.
Russell Hirsch, M.D., Ph.D. is a Managing Director of Generator Ventures. Russell co-founded Prospect Venture Partners II and III, life science venture funds with over $1 billion in capital under management. Prior to establishing Prospect Venture Partners II and III, Russell was a member of the Health Care Technology Group at Mayfield. He joined Mayfield in 1992, served as a Venture Partner from 1993 to 1994 and as a General Partner from 1995-2000. Russell played a key role in Mayfield’s investment activities in the biotechnology and medical device sectors. As an Associate, he participated actively in the incubation of Millennium Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Takeda) and as a General Partner he was responsible for the incubation of Intuitive Surgical Devices (NASDAQ:ISRG).
Prior to Mayfield, Russell was at the University of California San Francisco from 1984-1992 where he was engaged in biomedical research. His work, published in a variety of respected journals, focused on important aspects of hepatitis B viral replication. His descriptions of the reverse transcription and packaging functions of polymerase gene products merited publication in Nature
Ashley Hunter founded The Fit Kids Foundation in January 2011 and currently serves as the Executive Director. Ashley grew up in Wayzata, MN where she attended The Blake School. She went on to Middlebury College and graduated in 1998 with a degree in Psychology. After graduation, Ashley spent 2 years as an investment banking analyst with Robertson Stephens in San Francisco. She went on to conduct investor relations for Commtouch Software and spent 2 years as a substitute teacher for elementary aged children at the Phillips Brooks School in Menlo Park. Ashley is very active in the non-profit world. She is the Co-Founder and former Co-President of Circle of Friends, now called Ambassadors for Packard Children’s Hospital, an organization that supports Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. In addition, Ashley is a former board member of the San Francisco Zoological Society, a former member of the Joint Development Committee at Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and a former Advisory Board member of the Wender Weis Foundation for Children. Currently, Ashley is a member of the Ambassadors Honorary board, serves on the Board of Directors of Upper River Services in Minneapolis, MN, and is advisor at Hunter Trust. Ashley remains active as alumni of Middlebury College and conducts alumni admission interviews in the Bay Area. Ashley grew up as an avid athlete and is passionate about health, fitness and helping children. Ashley lives in the Menlo Park area with her four children.
Andrew Logan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist operating a private practice in Woodside, CA. In his private practice, he focuses on how one’s thoughts impact one’s feelings, improving communication, and on the mental health benefits of balanced self care, including physical fitness. He is a Board Certified Professional Counselor and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Prior to becoming a therapist, Andrew worked in high-tech marketing for two successful start-up companies, S3 Incorporated and NVIDIA Corporation, lastly as a Director of Corporate Marketing. He received a degree in writing from St. Lawrence University and a degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy in graduate school from Notre Dame De Namur University. He also received training in cross-cultural communication and therapy for diverse populations. Andrew has shared his expertise as a volunteer, trustee and board chair of Phillips Brooks School. Before opening his private practice in 2008, Andrew spent seven years as a clinician at CHAC, a mental health agency in Mountain View, which included a four year placement counseling adolescents at Graham Middle School. Personally, Andrew is married to his college sweetheart with two teenaged children. He is an avid surfer and is passionate about the environment, writing, guitars, and attending live music.
Jeff Marquez grew up in Mountain View, California and after a long stint in Los Angeles, moved back to the Bay Area in 2017. He earned a Bachelor in Science degree in Mathematics & Economics from UCLA where he played baseball. After graduating with an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Jeff has been a marketing leader in the Sports and Entertainment industry. He’s currently an ‘aspiring’ endurance athlete and competes annually in various races to raise money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He is passionate about youth athletics and believes that the skills acquired – perseverance, teamwork, and leadership – serve as a solid foundation for life. He has coached his two children in soccer, basketball, and Little League Baseball, where he has served on the city league board, and actively volunteers at their school. Jeff lives in the East Bay with his wife, daughter and son where they enjoy traveling, watching movies, and going on hikes with their dog Charlie.
Wendy McAdam grew up in Bay Area and, after several years in the East and the Midwest, she moved back to California permanently in 2000. Wendy earned her Bachelor’s degree in History from Colgate University and an MBA from Stanford University. After graduating from Business School, Wendy worked as brand manager for General Mills in Minneapolis. She left General Mills to join Concept Shopping, a start-up software company for retailers to help them monetize loyalty card data. After moving back to California in 2000, she worked at Intuit in marketing for their Merchant Services Business. She has been involved in several capacities with Positive Coaching Alliance since 2000 and currently serves on their National Board. Wendy and her husband, Tim, live in Portola Valley with their 3 children. She has served on the Board for Windmill School and for the Portola Valley Schools Foundation. She loves watching and participating in sports of all kinds.
Sanjay Morey was born and raised in San Luis Obispo and moved to the Bay Area in 2006. Growing up on the central coast and being the son of a Food Science professor, he has been actively involved in sports/outdoor activities and nutrition all of his life. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is currently responsible for managing a private equity investment firm, Twin Ridge Capital Management, which he co-founded in 2011 and prior to which he was a senior executive at the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts (KKR). Sanjay serves on several corporate boards and is on the Leadership Council of Positive Coaching Alliance. Sanjay lives in Menlo Park with his wife and three young sons.
Maisie O’Flanagan leads a philanthropic advisor and social impact accelerator for philanthropists, foundations and social impact investors on strategy, organization and elevating impact. Maisie is a former Senior Advisor and Partner and a co-founder of McKinsey's Social Sector Practice. She led the Firm’s Philanthropy and K-12 Education Practices in addition to serving many leading technology and finance institutions. She has served a broad range of philanthropic, social impact and non-profit organizations, including seven of the ten largest philanthropic foundations and was the primary advisor for the launch of two of the largest foundations in the U.S. and merger of a third. She has authored publications on the social capital markets, scaling non profit initiatives and the philanthropic sector. Prior to McKinsey, Maisie was a senior leader for Jobs for the Future where she drove educational reform and workforce development in school districts and states across the U.S. In addition, she was a nonprofit founder and teacher. Maisie holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a M.ED from Harvard University, and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary. She is a former lacrosse and soccer player and currently sits on UNC Chapel Hill's Board of Advisors, The William and Mary Athletic Foundation Board and the Fit Kids Board. An avid skier and tennis player, Maisie resides in Atherton, CA with her husband and two children.
Currently, Sara is the President, Government Programs at Nomi Health. Prior to Nomi Health, Sara served on the executive team as Senior Vice President, Government and Strategy at Icario. In addition, she is Co- Founder and Board Director of Proximal Health, a venture capital funded health care insurance and technology platform designed to help members receive and pay for high quality hospital-based specialty procedures. Previously, Sara was Senior Vice President at RedBrick Health where she led enterprise information technology and third-party software application management, oversaw cybersecurity and compliance, and held leadership roles in operations (government programs, call center, health screenings, data analytics) and clinical services. Earlier, Sara served as General Counsel, VP of Strategic Partnerships and Human Resources at CVS CareMark where she joined the leadership team that grew the MinuteClinic division from 80 to 560 clinics and led the strategic partnership strategy with integrated delivery systems. Sara also served as the executive leader overseeing the MinuteClinic integration with CVS Caremark. Sara’s healthcare leadership spans diverse business functions and industry segments including healthcare technology, government programs, integrated delivery systems, insurance, clinic management, and pharmacy. Sara serves on several Boards of Directors, including ProximalHealth, a venture capital funded company; she has also previously served on other for-profit and nonprofit Boards of Directors. She is also an executive advisor to venture-backed organizations to develop Medicare and Medicaid program strategies for emerging markets leveraging CMS and state frameworks to generate opportunities for program development and expansion. Throughout her career Sara has received notable awards such as the Business Journal Top 25 Women to Watch, Top 40 under 40, and was named part of Twin Cities Business Real Power 50. She earned a B.A, cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, and her J.D. from St. Louis University graduating magna cum laude. In all areas of life, Sara blends sincerity with a sense of humor and humility. Her sense of commitment and dedication transcends business into all aspects of life—most importantly as a mom, spouse, and a community volunteer. Sara blends authenticity with confidence, curiosity, and a tenacious spirit, which drives her passion, her pursuit of continued learning. and an unwavering dedication to all of her commitments.Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and international studies from Yale University and her Master’s degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Bill Thompson grew up in the Bay Area, where athletics and the outdoors were central to his childhood. Bill earned his BA from Denison University and his MBA from the University of Chicago. After graduate school, Bill worked for Citigroup as a corporate bond specialist in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Since leaving Citigroup, Bill has spent the past 15 years managing investment portfolios for non-profits. He is currently Director of Institutional Consulting Services at Beacon Pointe. Prior to Beacon Pointe, Bill was Director of Endowments and Foundations at Litman Gregory and was a Managing Director with Cambridge Associates. Bill is a former board member of the Menlo Park Atherton Endowment Foundation and the Carey School. He is currently on the Board of Directors at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and chairs the Audit, Compliance and Enterprise Risk committee. Bill resides in Atherton with his wife Claire and three teenage children. Bill and his family remain passionate about kids, athletics and the outdoors.
ADAM HARVEY YONKERS
Adam is a high school history teacher with a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University. He has spent 17 years mostly teaching at Palo Alto High School (Paly) in Palo Alto, California. He grew up in Washington, D.C. and has been influenced by his mother’s career in making organic food more accessible through her work at FRESHFarm Markets and father’s service as a Peace Corps Director in Benin, West Africa where he spent four years growing up as a child. He attended Colorado College where he took advantage of the many outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, and skiing. His teaching experience has included 9th through 12th grades including Contemporary World History which covers units such as modern Africa, China, India, and the modern Middle East. Furthermore, Adam teaches U.S Government to sophomores who will enter American society more educated on how the Constitution and Bill of Rights remain living documents integral to the country they will inherit as citizens. Adam re-designed Paly’s U.S. Foreign Policy honors elective where students look at the role the United States plays on the international stage. Since 2008, Adam served as a teacher advisor (TA) to a 3-year cohort of approximately 75 students as they embarked on the college process, the faculty advisor to a student-led foreign affairs magazine (Agora), an athletic coach (varsity boys basketball at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS), varsity girls softball, middle school golf coach), and a club advisor to a vast array of student clubs over those years. He serves on the board of directors to The Move One Forward foundation which aspires to improving college graduation rates, one student at a time, by providing financial resources and internship opportunities to low-income high school students who have been accepted to 4-year colleges or 2-year community colleges. His philosophy on educating is distilled from a variety of his own experiences inside and outside the classroom. Adam lives in Menlo Park where he is the father of three children.
Fit Kids thanks these former Board of Directors members for their contributions.
Awara Mendy Adeagbo
Anthony J. McCusker
Charlotte Zanders Waxman