Our Team

 

KEEN San Francisco is a volunteer-run, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization led by an executive director and governed by a Board of Directors comprised of parents, volunteers, business people and community leaders. The board directs KEEN’s operations, charts its direction, spearheads fundraising events, and ensures that KEEN stays focused on its core mission. KEEN San Francisco is an LLC, and, together with its sister affiliates, falls under the umbrella of KEEN USA.

 

STAFF

Melissa Rushefski
Executive Director

Melissa Rushefski is a wellness educator who specializes in working with young people with disabilities and their families. She believes that lasting health and well-being arise from a spirit of self-worth and belonging. Throughout her career, Melissa has supported many courageous individuals to develop meaningful relationships with themselves...

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SeBryna Moreno
KEEN SF Inclusion Specialist

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Eileen Quan
President
Director of Analytics, Trilogy Education Services

Eileen joined the San Francisco Board of Directors in July 2017. She regularly coaches the KEEN SF Sports and Yoga session and enjoys spending time interacting with and making sure our athletes are having fun. She currently serves as President of the Executive Board.

Eileen holds a BS in Electronic Journalism from University of Oregon....

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Joey Soriano
Secretary
Head of Lifecycle Marketing, Opendoor
David Bausman
Treasurer
Principal and Senior Client Advisor, Bessemer Trust

Mr. Bausman is Senior Client Advisor at Bessemer Trust. In this role, he leads a team responsible for providing clients with proactive, highly personalized advice across Investment Management, Wealth Planning, and Family Office Services.

Prior to rejoining Bessemer, David was Vice President at Brownson, Rehmus and Foxworth, responsible...

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Jay Kloepfer
Executive Vice President and Director, Callan Associates, Inc.

Jay joined the Board in 2009. He is an Executive Vice President and Director for Callan Associates, Inc., an investment consulting firm serving the pension, endowment and foundation market. Jay oversees Callan’s Capital Markets, Hedge Fund and Private Markets research groups. Jay joined Callan in 1998, sits on the management committee and is a...

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Sonia Martin
Office Managing Partner
Dentons

Sonia Martin is a partner in Dentons' Litigation and...

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Katie Zigelman
Head of Operations & Client Services, Spectrum Labs, Inc.

Katie has been volunteering with KEEN since 2016, first in NYC and now in San Francisco. She is a regular coach at the KEENquatics program and is now joining the Executive Board.

Katie holds a BA in Journalism and Economics with a minor in American Sign Language from Northeastern University. She started her career working in digital...

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ASSOCIATE BOARD

Kaitlyn Ethridge
Co-President
Elementary School Teacher, Richmond School District

Kaitlyn coaches in many KEEN programs. She loves bonding with the kids and getting to know them. She joined the Associate Board to help KEEN accomplish its mission of providing free exercise programs for children with special needs...

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Joshua Speros
Co-President
Innovation Manager at BASF

Josh is originally from Wisconsin and received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He then attended the University of Minnesota to obtain his Ph.D. in the same field. In 2013 he began his professional career as a research scientist working for BASF in Michigan. His job brought him to...

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Cynthia Chen

Cynthia moved to The Bay Area in 2013 after being tired of all the sunny weather Los Angeles had to offer. With a love for water, she was attracted to KEENQuatics and quickly took on the volunteer coordinator role. This is her 4th season with KEEN! Cynthia currently works in the wine business and has held various roles in the retail industry...

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Nikki David
Lead Designer at Stealth Venture Labs
Nikki has been passionate about community service her whole life, both volunteering with and serving on the boards of multiple volunteer organizations. She has done everything from mentoring foster youth to working in homeless shelters to running...
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Max Feinberg
Student Dentist at the UCSF School of Dentistry

Max was born and raised in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree
in Psychology from Arizona State University. After college, he moved to San Francisco and is
currently a 2023 candidate in the D.D.S. program at UCSF. Outside of school, he enjoys the
outdoors where he loves to hike at Baker Beach and...

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Melissa Guerrero
Account Director, R2C Group
 

Born and raised in New York, Melissa has now made San Francisco her new home. She has over 12 years of Global advertising...

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Hudson Liao
Senior Director, Mentorbox

Hudson first got involved with KEEN when a friend of his requested to volunteer as a birthday activity. He was hooked to KEENquatics immediately and has been an avid coach since 2010. In fact, he plans every month around this session! Hudson is a San Francisco native, born and raised. He attended UC Davis, double majoring in Economics and...

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Gino Manieri
Special Education Teacher -- SFUSD
 

Gino is a special education teacher in San Francisco. He has a background in adaptive recreation and has worked with people with disabilities across the country. He believes that recreation is an integral part of the human experience...

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Roni Owyang
Student Physical Therapist, UCSF/SFSU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

As a student physical therapist, Roni understands the importance of movement and exercise. She also has a passion for working with children which stems from previous experiences as a camp counselor and after school program teacher. Hoping to impact the community in a meaningful way, Roni began to search for youth-focused volunteer experiences...

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Anna Rulloda
Technical Program Manager at Twitter

Anna discovered KEEN after moving to San Francisco in 2019. Prior to coaching with KEEN...

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