Fu joined the Board in 2010 and currently serves as its chair. She is the Head of Children and Family Programs at Green Gulch Farm for the San Francisco Zen Center. She has studied there since 1976 and is an ordained Buddhist priest. Her positions have included Head Cook, Head of Practice, and Director of Green Gulch Farm. She has served on the board of the Marin Interfaith Council and was inducted into the Marin Women's Hall of Fame in 2008.
Marilee joined the Board in 2014. She has been the Chief Executive Officer of Conservation Corps North Bay since 1992. She is nationally recognized as a leader in the Corps movement and received the national Corps Legacy Achievement Award in 2013. Additionally, Marilee has served on the Marin County Economic Commission, the Marin County Disaster Council and the Sonoma County Youth Council. She has been a Board Member of the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin, Environmental Education Council of Marin, Fire Safe Marin, Human Rights Roundtable on Hate Violence and is an Advisory Council Member of Spectrum. Marilee was inducted into the Marin Women's Hall of Fame in 2010.
Miguel joined the Board in 2014. He is a nonprofit leadership coach, trainer and consultant. He has been a volunteer for the Marin County Juvenile Probation Department's Disproportionate Minority Contact Initiative since 2012. In the 1990's and early 2000's he worked for various community based organizations serving the Canal neighborhood in San Rafael. He has lived in San Rafael since 2004, and his two sons have attended San Rafael City Schools.
Andrew joined the Board in 2015. He is a lifelong, third generation resident of Marin County. He and his wife Susi have raised their three children in San Geronimo Valley, where he grew up. By day he is the Managing Partner of Hanson Bridgett LLP, a law firm with offices throughout the Bay Area (including Larkspur). Andrew believes in giving back and has had the privilege of serving in leadership positions on several nonprofit boards in Marin and beyond, and has enjoyed working with others in the community on many important grassroots projects and causes.
Noah joined the BFF Board of Trustees in 2017. A native San Franciscan and longtime resident of Marin, he is a public affairs consultant, writer, speaker and musical performer. His career in public affairs began with his appointment by Mayor Joe Alioto to the Mayor’s Council on Criminal Justice. He then served on the staff of former Mayor Dianne Feinstein and as press secretary to Mayor Frank Jordan. He was also a talk show host on KGO Radio, an op-ed columnist in the San Francisco Examiner and to this day remains a frequent op-ed writer in the Marin Independent Journal. Noah has served on many boards, including Marin Fair Housing, Marin Legal Aid and Bread & Roses. Having performed with Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole, Noah is also likely to break into song with no notice.
Peter Hamilton was appointed to the Board in 2013. He is a director of software engineering at Fair Isaac and Company (FICO), the highly regarded decision and analytics company with offices in San Rafael and around the world. A life-long resident of Marin County, Peter lives in Novato and has a computer science degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. He also has a keen interest in the issues of public education.
Cleveland joined the Board in 2011. He is a management consultant at the Potrero Group, LLC. He also actively teaches and lectures at leading MBA and entrepreneurship programs at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Georgetown, and Dominican University. Previously he served as executive director of the Headlands Institute and founding director of the Institute at the Golden Gate. Cleve is an active volunteer for many community-based organizations. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley and has an M.B.A. and PhD in process from U.C. Davis.
Steven Schroeder was appointed to the Board in 2013. He is a distinguished professor and physician at University of California, San Francisco, and is the director of its Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. Steve is active on numerous civic associations, as well as boards of directors including the James Irvine Foundation and Marin General Hospital. He is the former president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Julia Sze joined the Board in 2013. She is a Managing Director, Impact Investing, at Arabella Advisors, a philanthropic consulting firm dedicated to making philanthropy more effective. Julia has served on the investment committee of MCF and Mill Valley Public Schools Endowment (Kiddo!). She has volunteered as board member and advisory board member with the Global Social Venture Competition at Haas School of Business, the Opportunity Fund, Trips for Kids and Slide Ranch.