Board of Directors

The SF State Foundation is governed by a board of directors who work closely with the University to reach out to alumni, friends, and businesses in the community to build commitment and funding for San Francisco State University. The Foundation directly manages the University's endowment by determining acceptable risks in the portfolio, maximizing investment returns, minimizing investment expenses and improving endowment reporting and stewardship. The Foundation is incorporated as a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Board Officers

Jeff Jackanicz

Jeff Jackanicz

President, SF State Foundation

Vice President, University Advancement

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Neda Nobari ('84)


Founder and President, MOZAIK Foundation

Mary Huss

Mary Huss

Vice Chair

SFBT, SVBT publisher

Kimberly Brandon

Kimberly Brandon ('84)

Immediate Past Chair

Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley (Retired)

Venesia Thompson

Venesia Thompson-Ramsay

Secretary/Treasurer, SF State Foundation

Associate Vice President, University Advancement







Board Directors

Vincent R. Anicetti

Vincent R. Anicetti ('77, '87)

Sr. VP at Coherus Biosciences

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Cynthia Bengier ('78)

President, The Bengier Foundation

Leona Bridges

Leona M. Bridges ('79)

Commissioner, SFERS

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Amy Chan

Legal Consultant, Attorney

Dana Corvin

Dana Corvin (’73)

Community leader

Greg Cosko

Greg Cosko

CEO, Hathaway Dinwiddie

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Donald "Don" Endo

Managing Director, BDO USA, (Ret.)

Ted Griggs

Ted Griggs ('84)

Former NBC Sports Executive

John Gumas

John Gumas (’84)

President, Gumas Advertising

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Teri L. Jackson

1st District Court of Appeal, Justice

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Gulshan Kumar ('16)

Partner & Vice President, PATH

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Fred Levin


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Judy Marcus ('62)


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Debra Plousha Moore (B.A., '75)

Principal, Plousha Moore Group

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Don Nasser ('63)

President, Bay Properties, Inc. (Ret.)

Dan Neumann

Dan Neumann ('82)

Neumann Capital Management

Marsha Rosenbaum

Marsha Rosenbaum ('72)

Director, Drug Policy Alliance (Ret.)

Taylor Safford

Taylor Safford ('84, '95)

CEO and President, PIER 39

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Karim Salgado ('00)

Owner, Carmelina’s Taqueria


David Serrano Sewell (’99)

COO, SF Chief Medical Examiner

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Patricia (Patty) Y. Siguenza ('87)

VP at Genentech

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Dottie Simmons ('94)

Strategic planning specialist

Camilla Smith

Camilla Smith

Community leader, editor

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Coraetta Smith

Senior Director, Office of the CIO, Zendesk

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Russ Stanley ('88)

Managing VP, SF Giants

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Chris Wachira ('06, '11)

CEO, Wachira Wines

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Lisa White ('84)

Director of Education, Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley

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Jim Wunderman ('84)

President & CEO, Bay Area Council 

San Francisco State Representatives

Lynn Mahoney

Lynn Mahoney

SF State, President

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Amy Sueyoshi

Provost, VP for Academic Affairs

Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson

VP, Administration and Finance

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Sheldon Gen

Faculty Representative

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Iese Esera

Student Representative

Directors Emeriti

Lee Blitch

Community Leader

Professor Emeritus Philip King

Retired Professor & former vb


Don W. Scoble (’61, MA ’71)

Community Leader