We are always looking for passionate supporters of Aim High who want to join our Board of Trustees or Young Leaders Board. Our trustees and Young Leaders are committed to building a sustainable organization, helping Aim High realize its mission, and increase its outreach and impact.

If you are an Aim High champion and interested in exploring taking on a leadership role with the organization, we accept Trustee applications throughout the year but focus on the recruitment process primarily in the fall as the summer program winds down. Learn more about the opportunity here. If you’re interested in applying for a position on Aim High’s Board of Trustees, please complete the online application.

Learn more about the Young Leaders Board here.

Board of Trustees


Albert M. Adams, Regional VP, Tahoe/Truckee
Retired, Lick Wilmerding High School

Ana Chowdhury

Stephen Davenport
Writer & Volunteer

Bob Falkenberg, Regional VP, Silicon Valley
Investor & Philanthropist

Kristin Gannon
Managing Director, Eastdil Secured

John Horsch
Principal, Be Amazing Learning

David Ingraham
Vice President, M/C Partners

James Kalamas, Treasurer
Founder, Medsleuth

Courtney Klinge, Vice President
Owner, The Sports Basement

Pamela May
Design Media

Bill MellinSecretary
Retired, Farallon Capital Management

Kaya Murray
Director, MetLife Real Estate Investors

Brandon Nicholson
Executive Director, Hidden Genius Project

Hildy Shandell
COO, Numecent

Glenn A. Shannon, Vice President
Vice Chairman, Shorenstein Properties

Michael Shippey
Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Gary Teague
Bank of America

Rosina Tong
Principal, Chinese Immersion School at de Avila

Larry Weiss
Financial Advisor

Bruce Wheeler, Past President
Retired, Bank of America

Shafia ZaloomPresident
The Urban School of San Francisco

Sharon Zezima
General Counsel, GoPro

Tahoe/Truckee Leadership Council


Al Adams, Regional VP
Laura Brown
Sue Coe Adams
Mindy Carbajal
Marilyn Disbrow
Katie Jamison

Robert Kautz
Robert Leri
Suzi Phebus
Neil Wangsaard
Ken Yagura

Young Leaders Board


In Spring 2017, we launched the Aim High Young Leaders Board (YLB), a cohort of distinguished professionals ages 22-35 who are committed to narrowing the opportunity and achievement gaps across Northern California. Representing the business, legal, education, nonprofit and tech communities of the Bay Area, our Young Leaders serve as ambassadors for Aim High and advance our fundraising, volunteer, and alumni engagement efforts.

New members are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply today by emailing your current resume and a letter of interest to Mariah at mnapoles@aimhigh.org

Members of the Aim High Young Leaders Board:

Alyssa Simpson, President
Figure8

Jacqueline Thompson, President
Alta Vista School

David Bessel
TPG Capital

Chapin Boyer
Gaming Design Consultant

Molly Brasser, Marketing and Communications Chair
DDB San Francisco

Samuel Brock
HandsOn Bay Area

Kat Clark
Khan Lab School

Alexandra Corral
Macys.com

Theresa Hall
Salesforce

Maya Holm
ZERO1

Kevin Huang
Thunder Industries

Gardiner Kreglow
Bain & Company

Skye Lawrence
Biome Analytics

Tansy Mak
Handel Architects

Gavin Nachbar
Waymo

Danise Olague
tEQuitable

Gabriel Peixoto
Alto Litigation, PC

Robert Sandoval
U.S. District Court

Sandra Shorenstein
Shorenstein Properties, LLC

Paul Shulman
SquareTrade

Maya Simpson
College Track

Ryan Smrekar, Corporate Partnerships Chair
Google

Matt Szenics
Lyft

Julie Xu
Waymo