|Scott Clifford, Treasurer|
Molly is Clerk of the Court for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and as such is the chief administrative officer for the largest and busiest federal appellate court in the nation. In addition to serving on Bay’s board, Molly is Co-Vice Chair of the Marin Country Day School board of directors, where she led their strategic planning process. Molly has a B.A. in history from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont and an M.A in International History from the London School of Economics. She has a J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. Molly and her partner Susan Barnett live in San Francisco. Their son is in Bay’s Class of 2017.
Scott is a private investor with experience in institutional investment management that spans three decades. In his recent tenure as Chief Investment Officer at RS Investments, he introduced a new Emerging Markets team and helped evolve the process behind the firm's flagship value equity strategies. Scott also spent 13 years with Barclays Global Investors (now part of BlackRock) helping build the firm’s active institutional management and hedge fund business as Head of U.S. Active Equities, Chief Equity Strategist and Head of Asset Allocation Strategies. Scott has been an active member of several nonprofit boards, including service as trustee and board treasurer for Saint Mark’s School and director and treasurer of Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Scott is also a member of the board of Cedars of Marin, which provides day programs and residential services for adults with developmental disabilities. Scott received his bachelor’s in economics from UC Berkeley. Scott serves as treasurer of the Bay board of trustees. Scott's son is an alum from Bay's Class of 2015.
Anne Dickerson Lind
Anne is a trustee of Ari Bhod, The American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation, focused on sustaining the Nyingma Buddhist tradition; trustee of Tools for Peace, a mindfulness and meditation curriculum for people of all ages; and former trustee of The Bay Area Discovery Museum and Marin Country Day School. Anne has a BA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and a graduate degree in French literature from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, France. A former cookbook editor at Weldon Owen and former food editor and writer for San Francisco Magazine, Anne loves to cook and experiment in the kitchen. “Bay allows teenagers to be a collection of ingredients on the way to a finished dish. I love the fact that Bay emphasizes student-driven, inquiry-based learning with a strong dose of mindfulness. This combination empowers students to create some space, be nimble, and challenge themselves to think about who they are and what they want to become." A native of the Bay Area, Anne and her family (including two children – an Alum from the class of 2016 and another in the class of 2018) live in her childhood home in San Anselmo.
Sandy has been a consultant with Marts & Lundy, fundraising, and philanthropy advisors, since 1999; she served as co-leader of the firm’s Schools Practice Group from 2005 through 2010. Prior to her consulting work, Sandy served as director of development at Lick-Wilmerding High School.
Joe is an attorney who practiced law for 35 years in Philadelphia where he litigated cases in the context of Chapter 11 business restructurings.In addition to his work as a restructuring lawyer, for four years Joe served as the City Solicitor - the head attorney for the City of Philadelphia - when Ed Rendell was Mayor. Later he served a five-year term as one of the five members of the School Reform Commission, the state-appointed body responsible for the management and operation of 350 public schools serving a student population in excess of 150,000. For more than 30 years, Joe represented artists, writers, and art organizations as a pro bono lawyer through the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Joe and his wife, Amy Banse, moved to San Francisco in 2011 when Amy became the Managing Director of Comcast Ventures. Since coming to the San Francisco, Joe has spent much of his time writing fiction and pursuing his interest in cartooning and illustration. A lifelong squash player, he is working with Squash Drive to develop a squash center in the Bay Area. Joe and Amy joined the Bay community in 2014 when their son entered the 9th-grade class. “Amy and I have four children. We have had the fortune to be able to send them to a number of wonderful schools – collectively the kids have attended a total of 12 independent schools and colleges to date. And while we have always been involved with the kids’ schools, this is the first time I have been interested in becoming a participant in the governance of one of them. I find Bay’s philosophy and mission extremely appealing. Unlike the 100-year-old schools that my kids have mostly attended, much is still new and fresh at Bay.” Molly Dwyer
Luke Felker, Head of School
Luke arrived to The Bay School in the summer of 2015 following a successful decade-long tenure as Head of School at Madison Country Day School, a Pre-K-12 school in Madison, Wisconsin. From a family of educators, Luke has worn many hats over his career, from teaching at each divisional level and college advising to serving in a range of administrative positions. Luke's passion for leading young educational institutions contributed to his finding Bay, as he greatly appreciates the eminent nimbleness, dedicated communities, and commitment to innovation often found in such schools. Bay’s community has been a tremendous match for Luke; he continues to be impressed by the diverse range of talents and interests within the student body and the commitment and skill of the faculty and staff. Outside of Bay Luke is deeply involved within the wider independent school community, including current service on the Boards of CATDC (California Teachers Development Cooperative) and ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) and past service to WCRIS (Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools) and WAIS (Wisconsin Association of Independent Schools).
Liz is owner and Director of Community Partnerships at the active travel company, Backroads. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and worked for many years in NYC as a Registered Nurse specializing in neonatal intensive care, the operating room and plastic surgery. Upon moving to San Francisco, she managed the sales and marketing division of The Newborn Channel
, a hospital television network for maternity patients. Liz is a long time champion of youth development and has been a board member of Summer Search for 12 years, serving as board chair for 5 years. She serves on the Parents Council at Wake Forest University and is actively involved at Marin Country Day School and various community charitable organizations. Along with travel and trail running, Liz is passionate about photography and captures images for international NGO’s and non-profit organizations. Liz and her husband have three kids and their son, William, is a member of Bay’s class of 2018.
Anne produces a public radio show called City Visions, which is broadcast live each week from San Francisco on NPR-affiliate KALW. She is a long-serving member (and former president) of the board of directors of the League to Save Lake Tahoe (aka Keep Tahoe Blue). She is an active member of the Children’s Health Council for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and a former trustee of Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation. For many years Anne practiced law, most recently as a staff attorney with the nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice, where she litigated enforcement of the Clean Air Act. Anne has a BA in International Relations from Colgate University, a JD and LLM in Comparative and International Law from Duke University, and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. Anne and her husband, Rick Ronald, live in Mill Valley with their three children; their oldest son is a member of the Bay Class of 2019. “I admire the ways in which Bay has remained true to the vision of its founders, and I am eager to see what it might achieve during the next phase of its development under the very capable leadership of Luke Felker.”
Wendy Hayward Wendling
Wendy is a CPA, specializing for the last 20 years in high net-worth individuals, estates and trusts. She holds a BA from Columbia and an MS in Tax from Golden Gate University. She has had life-long interest and engagement in several areas, including education, natural resource preservation and community service. She is involved in development and fundraising at Mount Tamalpais School and has served as the treasurer of the annual auction for the last ten years. She is proud to be a third-generation Junior Leaguer. Wendy joined the board of Save the Redwoods League in 2015. She is also the Executive Director of her family’s foundation, overseeing all finance operations and grants. She spends her free time with her family and volunteering countless hours to give back to the community that she lives and works in. She became a member of the Bay community in 2015 when her oldest child entered the 9th-grade class.
Rob is a graduate of Harvard College and The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his responsibilities during his 20-year career as an investment banker was serving as partner and head of the software, internet and services investment banking practice of Hambrecht & Quist. Since hanging up his wingtips in 2004, Rob has been a high school football coach and active participant in a wide range of community and charitable organizations. Rob’s wife, Lesli, has been a dedicated volunteer at Bay since 2008. Rob and Lesli are parents of a Bay alumna (Class of 2012) and a current Bay student (Class of 2017). Rob is an avid mountain biker, blues guitar player, poker player and sports fan. He is widely feared by game fish on several continents.
James is the co-founder of Obvious Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on startups that combine profit and purpose to deliver strong financial returns in concert with positive environmental and social impact across sustainability, health, wellness, and education. While studying computer science at Brown University in the ’80s, James co-founded Clearview Software (acquired by Apple). James later co-founded When.com (acquired by AOL) and served as CEO of Ofoto (acquired by Kodak) and Xoom (acquired by PayPal). James continues to be engaged with his alma mater as a member of the Brown University Advisory Committee on Computing and shares his love of technology and science through his involvement with FIRST Robotics. He and his wife Zem have two children and live in Marin.
Robert Kleiner, Secretary
Robert is a residential real estate developer and former restaurateur. Robert says, “Independent schools, like restaurants, need to understand their concept or mission and deliver it consistently with quality, passion and fresh ideas.” Robert and his wife, Joyce, a writer, have been involved members of the Bay community since their son joined Bay in 2005. Bay helped fuel their son’s interest in science; he is currently working as a biochemist at a cutting-edge food technology company that develops plant-based substitutes for eggs. Robert serves as secretary of the Bay board of trustees and as chair of the board’s Facilities Task Force. Formerly, Robert served as chairman of The Golden-Sugihara “Do the Right Thing” high school essay competition of the San Francisco Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League and was a member of the contest's national advisory board.
Jennifer Kroner has a background in education and educational publishing and serves as President of the Kroner Family Foundation, working alongside organizations of compassion to provide hope to marginalized peoples around the world. Jennifer fills her time managing a family that includes three lively teenagers, two rambunctious dogs, and one traveling spouse. Additionally, she is an active volunteer in her church and community and in her children’s schools. Jennifer holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Arizona. She and her husband, Ken, live in San Rafael. One of their sons is an alum from Bay's Class of 2016.
Shyam Lal, Chair
Shyam is a board member and advisor for a number of private equity and venture-backed growth companies. He is also a Senior Partner Emeritus at McKinsey & Company, where he spent almost 30 years. He has been on the boards of the Asian Art Museum, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and on the advisory board for the MMM Program at Northwestern University. He has BS and MS degrees in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and Penn State and an MBA from the University of Chicago. His wife, Rami Randhawa, is a dedicated volunteer for Bay's Annual Fund and Parent Guardian Association. Their daughter is a member of the Bay Class of 2016.
Rich has spent 30 years in product management and marketing in both the brokerage and packaged goods industries. In his 15 years at Charles Schwab, Rich has led a variety of businesses most currently the client experience for Schwab’s retail advice offering. He has also led teams in Schwab’s retail trading services business and within Schwab Bank. Prior to joining Schwab, Rich spent over 10 years working in the consumer packaged goods industry at both Nestle and Dole. Rich discovered a passion for supporting independent schools five years ago and served as a Trustee and Finance Committee Head at The San Francisco School. Rich says, “I love Bay! Having previously been on the board of an independent school, I know board participation is a way to provide a lasting impact on a school as well as an opportunity to ‘pay it forward.’” Rich received his B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Rich and his wife Nancy became members of the Bay community in 2014 when one of their two daughters (Class of ’18) entered the school. When not focused on work or duties at home, Rich enjoys international travel with his family and cooking when time allows.
Darlene Mann, Vice Chair
With nearly 30 years in the software industry, Darlene brings both operating and investment experience to her business consulting practice, providing interim executive and CEO advisory services in the internet services and enterprise software segments. Prior to consulting, Darlene was CEO of Siperian, growing the business from pre-revenue to a recognized industry leader in the Master Data Management space. Darlene was also a founder and board member of the non-profit Pacifica Education Foundation. She has served as board member of the non-profit industry organization SVForum for more than ten years and is a Director of Strevus and Streetlight Data. Darlene holds a B.A. from the University of California at San Diego. Darlene and her husband Clifford Reid live in Pacifica. Their son is in Bay’s Class of 2017.Maryam Muduroglu
Maryam Muduroglu is a community philanthropist and fundraiser. Born and raised in San Francisco, she was educated both abroad and locally. Prior to becoming a mother of two boys and immersing herself in community service, she had a 12-year career in Healthcare IT, working with clients such as UC Hospitals, Stanford Medical Center and the VA Hospitals. Maryam received her MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and her B.A. in International Development & Development Economics from the University of California, Davis. Currently, she is serving on the board of Children of Shelters as the Co-President of the organization, whose mission is to provide enrichment and educational opportunities for children and families living in transitional shelters in San Francisco. Maryam’s entire family volunteers to work and help the homeless children in the city. In addition to chairing several events for non-profit organizations, she has served on the board of trustees of The Little School and the Bay Area Discovery museum and currently serves on the board of directors of the Opera Guild.
Virginia Paik is the Head of School at Live Oak School. She began her career as a preschool teacher, spent three years at Hillbrook School teaching kindergarten, and arrived at Live Oak School to teach third grade. She became Live Oak's Lower School Head in 2002 and accepted the position as Head of School in 2010. She holds a BA from Pomona College and an MA from Columbia University Teachers College. In addition to her role on the Bay School Board, Virginia also serves as the board chair of the Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative and as a trustee for the California Association of Independent Schools.
Kathy became a member of the Bay community when her son came to Bay in 2005; she joined the board of trustees after his graduation in 2009. As an active trial lawyer for nearly 30 years, Kathy counseled companies that make regulated products and litigated cases on their behalf. Her retirement from the partnership of a large multinational law firm in 2011 allowed Kathy to devote greater time to Bay. Kathy says, “I grew up in a time and place where being a member of a family of diverse composition made inclusion challenging. It brings me joy to be a member of the Bay community, where diversity and inclusion are not just understood as goals but as mission-critical factors.” Before her career in law, Kathy was a social worker in an educational program for underserved rural populations of preschool children with physical and learning challenges. She remains engaged with her alma mater by serving as a member of the Visiting Committee of the University of Kentucky College of Law.
As Bay PGA President this year, Sue enjoys working with the incredible community at Bay. Last year, she co-chaired the sponsorships committee for the auction and led the spirit wear sales efforts. Before Sue’s children went to Bay, she was a founding board member of the College Bound Foundation, which mentored youth from the North Beach housing development. She also co-chaired Winter Nights in the East Bay, which houses homeless families during the winter. While her children were in elementary school, she co-chaired the launch of a Spanish program. Before staying home with her children, Sue worked in the transportation and logistics field for McKesson and Kaiser Permanente. She has two daughters at Bay (Class of 2017, Class of 2018).
Fletcher Payne has spent over 25 years helping life science and technology companies achieve their business goals. In his role as Chief Financial Officer, he focuses on raising capital, developing strategic plans, implementing corporate partnerships, building teams and managing growth. During his career he has worked with Fortune 500 sized companies to successful start-ups to non-profits; he has helped companies completed IPO’s, launched products, and navigated mergers and acquisitions. Fletcher coached with San Francisco Little League for nine years and served on their board as Treasurer. Fletcher’s wife, Nancy, is a dedicated Bay School parent volunteer and has also served on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations. Their son Colin (class of 2018) is active in sports, a youth umpire, and coaches a San Francisco Little League Challenger team. Fletcher is a life-long skier and enjoys working with youth as a ski instructor. He is continually looking for new challenges and enjoys running, cycling, mountaineering and spending time in the mountains. Fletcher is a graduate of the Walter A. Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.
Greg is EVP and Chief Services Officer for VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteering network that provides nonprofits with the online tools, support and training they need to recruit and retain great volunteers. Prior to VolunteerMatch, Greg worked at Oracle for 12 years, leading teams that built U.S. Support Sales revenue from $40M to $1.1B. Greg is the co--founder and founding board president of the New Village School in Sausalito and serves on the boards of the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, Ari Bhod and the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation. Greg studied economics at the University of London and has a degree in economics from UC Berkeley. He and his wife Aimee live in Tiburon with their four children. They have two daughters at Bay, Class of 2017 and Class of 2019.
Travel-loving, public service-oriented parents raised Max Ruston. He completed his undergraduate studies at Colby College in Maine, Pune University in India and King's College London. He did his graduate work at People's University in Beijing. Max began working for the U.S. government in Beijing, then headed to Washington D.C. for training stints at the Pentagon and State Department. Soon after, he was invited to join the Foreign Service and assigned to Voice of America radio; postings included Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Beijing. Max spent several years managing 26 countries in West and Central Africa and working in a variety of countries including Pakistan and Iraq. Ready for a little less travel, Max took a position with Charles Schwab. Focusing on emerging technologies, he helped lead the creation of its wireless services and other products. Max is currently in corporate oversight at Schwab, managing its privacy and security programs. Max has had a life-long interest in education and served as a longtime board member at Montessori Children’s House Preschool; he is also a member of the board of trustees of The Hamlin School. Max became a member of the Bay community when his son (an alum of the Class of 2016) joined Bay.
Jim’s commitment to conservation and his expertise in adventure and sustainable travel led him to his current position as vice president of travel, tourism, and conservation for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). He serves as WWF’s senior advisor on sustainable tourism programs and supports the organization’s philanthropic initiatives. Jim’s interest in travel and conservation is life-long. He previously worked as a National Park Service ranger at Yosemite National Park. Additionally, he was the founding president of the Mono Lake Foundation, founding director of the Natural Step and the Yosemite Restoration Trust, director of the Trust for Public Land and CEO of Geographic Expeditions. Jim also led the first American men and women’s expedition to Mt. Everest in Nepal. Bay’s philosophy that students should look beyond the walls of the school to “develop an emerging sense of their own purpose in order to become engaged global citizens,” resonates with Jim: “My friend and colleague, Tom Cole, once wrote, ‘[A]s an old zen koan has it, the whole world is medicine. Medicine freely offered, medicine we need and have a right to. Medicine that cures us of alienation and the bondage of self-obsession. Medicine that helps us become whole and vibrant, and allows us to see the whole and vibrant world.’” Jim's son was a member of The Bay School Class of 2012.
Stephanie is an Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of San Francisco. Stephanie received her Ph.D. from Yale University’s joint program in African American Studies and Sociology, and her BA in Psychology from Stanford University. Her research interests include gender, race and ethnicity, youth empowerment, and dance. She is also a strong advocate of community engaged learning and is an active participant of Engage SF, a transformative university-community initiative that seeks to achieve community-identified outcomes supporting children, youth, and families in the Western Addition. As the director of the Peer Resource Center at Galileo High School in San Francisco, she worked with high school students to become agents of change in their own lives. Building on this experience, she worked with other women to create the Girls After School Academy, an after-school program for African American girls living in San Francisco’s public housing. She served as the fledgling organization’s first Board chair and later returned to work in the organization as the Director of Programs. “My entire professional life has been devoted to the passionate advocacy of youth development, and to helping students become agents of change in their own lives. I believe that The Bay School has the capacity to not only educate our children but to transform their lives. It is a joy and privilege to support such an organization.” Stephanie has two daughters and her youngest is a member of Bay’s class of 2019.
As the daughter of immigrants and first in her family to attend college, Demi knows firsthand the value of hard work and resilience and the importance of mentors. After an early career in the hedge fund industry, Demi turned her skills to thoughtful engagement in and strategic philanthropy to organizations that champion education and human rights. In addition to her work on the Bay board, Demi is actively involved in a number of nonprofit organizations, including Summer Search, Human Rights Watch and Planned Parenthood. Demi and her husband, Fred, also have established a college scholarship through the Asian Pacific Fund for high school students with an interest in business. Demi is a passionate supporter of Bay Splash and a powerful speaker about the life-altering impact that can be made with tuition assistance and educational advising. She and Fred are proud parents to a lively preschooler and a new arrival. Demi received her degree in finance from USF.
As if it is not enough to be the chief purchasing officer, traffic coordinator and armchair psychologist to a family of five teenagers, including triplets (alums from Bay's Class of 2016), Amy has served as president of the Bay Parent Guardian Association and is now a regular member of the Board. Among other things, Amy has helped guide the PGA in its efforts to strengthen its outreach and inclusion and to expand its substantive offerings to the Bay parent and guardian community. When not engaged with one or more of her brood, you can find Amy hiking the trails of Mount Tamalpais. She received her bachelor’s in history from UC Berkeley. Before becoming a full-time mom, she was a fundraising and development professional, most recently at the University of San Diego.