In 2011, after 13 years of being a fiscally sponsored project, At The Crossroads became an independent 501(c)(3) organization! These are the fantastic individuals who guide and govern our organization.
Priya Agrawal is a real estate entrepreneur in the Bay Area. She has seven years of strategy and consulting experience with Abbott Labs and McKinsey and Co. Prior to this, Priya was a research engineer with Medtronic, Inc., and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Nicholas Bernate is an Associate Attorney at the law firm of Bledsoe, Diestel, Treppa & Crane, LLC where he focuses on assisting his clients on a variety of complex, high-stakes litigation and trial matters. He holds a B.A. from UC Santa Cruz and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law where he graduated cum laude and with a certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice.
Laurie Bernstein is Director of Workforce Services & Social Enterprise for Community Housing Partnership. She has been in the nonprofit world for ten years leading workforce programs, training initiatives, and social enterprises. Prior to nonprofit, her early career was as an executive in the retail industry. Laurie also holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.
Catherine Covington (Board Chair)
Catherine Covington is the Client Development Manager at RSF Social Finance. She is responsible for creating and implementing fundraising strategies for RSF’s programs and services, as well as active participation in client relationship management and field building. Catherine is the co-chair of the Bay Area Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and a volunteer mentor with the Meritus College Fund.
Beth Koeneke is a Senior Development Manager at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She has worked in nonprofit event planning for more than 20 years, and holds a BA in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College. Beth first became involved with ATC when she joined our staff to coordinate our annual fundraising hike in 2014, which raised $115,000. She is excited to continue fundraising for ATC as a member of our Board.
Avner is currently co-principal of the wholesale interior design showroom, Sloan Miyasato, which has been a fixture in San Francisco for the past two decades. He has been involved with ATC for several years, and in 2003 organized a birthday fundraising party that raised over $20,000. He has also connected ATC with several other supporters. In addition to his work for ATC, Avner volunteered for a year with SF Aids Foundation on the aids hot line, and volunteered with the SF library to deliver books to the AIDS ward at Laguna Honda Hospital.
Sherman is a Tax Manager with Lindquist, von Husen & Joyce LLP. He has over 13 years of experience in tax planning and working with a diverse client base. His industry experience spans across real estate, construction, healthcare, hospitality and agriculture. Sherman has a BS in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from Christian Brothers University.
Sara Linderman is a VP of Strategy in the San Francisco office of Sterling Brands, a global design and brand strategy firm. Sara has over 10 years of research and marketing experience. She was a research analyst at best practices firm Corporate Executive Board before transitioning into marketing, where she worked as a brand manger at Clorox and marketing director at a small media tech start-up. Sara holds an MBA from UCLA and an MS from Wake Forest University.
Jenny Lyell is currently a Corporate Strategy manager at Adobe Systems and has worked in the high tech industry the past decade. She has been involved in mentoring and youth initiatives the past eight years and is currently a volunteer mentor for the Girls Who Code organization. She joined ATC to help the homeless youth in her neighborhood (SoMa). She is an MBA graduate from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and has a BBA from University of Texas.
Rachel Marshall is a public defender at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office. Rachel graduated from Brown University in 2004 and Stanford Law School in 2010, where she was a member of the Stanford Law Review and received numerous awards for her commitment to public interest work. Before attending law school, Rachel spent three years teaching high school in the South Bronx.
Mandy Stewart is a Vice President / Research Analyst for Franklin Templeton Investments. She has worked with Franklin’s fixed income team for over 13 years, and she currently specializes in the not-for-profit, senior living industry. Mandy holds a BA in Political Economy of Industrialized Societies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Masters in Economics from the University of San Francisco.
Marc is currently a philanthropic and fundraising consultant. He is the former Executive Director of Bay Area Video Coalition, and a former program officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Marc served on the San Francisco Arts Task Force and Barack Obama’s National Arts Policy Committee and was a founder and former Executive Director of Killing My Lobster, a San Francisco comedy, theater, and film company.
Jeanine Walters is a Software Architect at Salesforce.com. She has been an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley through boom and bust and is excited to work for a company that supports non-profit organizations through product donations, employee volunteerism and more. Jeanine has a BA from MIT in Mathematics with Computer Science.
Whitney is a business analyst at Artisan Partners with more than 10 years of experience in the asset management industry. She holds a BBA in Finance and a BA in Philosophy from Southerm Methodist University. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Whitney has been amazing at helping with our events and introducing friends to ATC.
Mary is vice-president and a senior program officer at Pacific Foundation Services, which provides administrative, program, accounting, and record-keeping services to family foundations. She has been a volunteer, board member, board president, staff member and/or fundraising consultant for approximately twenty different non-profit organizations. In 1997, she founded Mary’s List (www.maryslist.net), a web-based matching service for non-profit organizations that are seeking consultants. Mary lives in San Francisco with her husband Dan and her Labrador, Sazerac.
Kevin McCracken is the co-founder and COO of Social Imprints, a full service custom printer that provides employment for at risk adults, including the formerly incarcerated and recovering addicts. In 2004, Kevin received a Neighborhood Leader award from Bank of America. He was a founding member of ATC’s Board, as well as a former client of ATC.
Jon Merriman is the co-founder and CEO of Merriman Holdings, Inc., where he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the firm and focuses on working closely with the firm’s clients. Over the course of his finance career, he has served on more than 10 private and public company boards. He has been a frequent guest on Bloomberg TV as well as CNBC’s show “Fast Money”, and a regular contributor to financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and The Daily Deal.
Lateefah Simon is the Director of the Rosenberg Foundation’s California’s Future initiative. She was formerly the Executive Director of both the Center for Young Women’s Development (CYWD) and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. She also led the creation of San Francisco’s first reentry services division under the leadership of District Attorney Kamala D. Harris. An avid national speaker, Lateefah lectures across the county at top conferences and top universities. She has served on numerous boards of directors and has received awards for her efforts including the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, inclusion in O Magazine’s first ever “Power List”, Ford Foundation’s Leadership for A Changing World, the Remarkable Woman Award from Lifetime Television, the Levi Straus Pioneer Activist Fellowship, and the New Frontier Award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.