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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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John Hayato Branderhorst
Co-President
Managing Director, JHB Consulting

John joined the Board of Directors in February of 2013. He first learned about KEEN SF while serving as President of the Golden Gate Triathlon Club in 2011. Initially, John had the opportunity to interact with athletes at KEEN Aquatics while also helping raise money & awareness through fundraisers. He's honored to be on such a distinguished...

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Eileen Quan
Co- 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 Co-President.

Eileen holds a BS in Electronic Journalism from University of Oregon. She works as Director...

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Jason Kiss
Treasurer
Director of Wealth Management, Aspiriant

While pursuing an MBA, Jay discovered and maintained an interest in investing. When he moved to the United States from Canada, he began working with individuals and families to enhance their financial wellness. For him, a fulfilling day at work is spent helping clients define goals for their wealth and guiding them through the ever-changing and...

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Eric Hankinson
Vice President
Director of Sales, Zenefits

Eric works as a Director for Zenefits in downtown San Francisco. Beyond work, he most enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, is an avid adventurer, regularly completes marathons and triathlons, and enjoys traveling the world when the aforementioned priorities allow.

Eric is driven by both children and fitness, which makes KEEN...

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David Bausman
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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Hena Haines
Product Marketing Manager: Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality, Google

Hena is a product marketing manager at Google working on Google's augmented and virtual reality products. She has worked on marketing for a variety of Google products including Google Maps, Search and GPay. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a honors degree in Economics.

Hena joined KEEN as a volunteer and has...

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Anne Huffsmith
Director of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Affairs, Naked Wines

Anne joined the Board in May 2018, after attending several KEEN SF volunteer and fundraising events.  She’s honored to be a part of an organization that contributes so much to the community and looks forward to helping the organization grow.

Anne grew up in Napa and attended U.C. Berkeley as an undergraduate, where she earned a degree in...

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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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Bonnie Lau
Partner, Dentons

Bonnie Lau is a member of Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Competition and Antitrust, and Intellectual Property and Technology practices. She is an experienced class action litigator focusing on unfair competition, competition and antitrust, RICO, intellectual property, insurance, patent, and complex commercial disputes. Bonnie has...

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Stacy Menz
Pediatric Physical Therapist and Owner, Starfish Therapies

The owner and founder of Starfish Therapies, Stacy has created an interdisciplinary group that not only loves working with children but also excels at it. She has been working as a physical therapist since 2000 and has a varied background with experience in both adults and pediatrics, in both private clinics, hospitals, schools, and the home...

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Carly Winger
Investment Banking Vice President, Eastdil Secured

Carly received her MS in Financial Services at the University of Virginia, where she earned her BA in Foreign Affairs and Economics. In her spare time she is a passionate softball player.

Joey Soriano
Secretary
Head of Lifecycle Marketing, Opendoor

ASSOCIATE BOARD

Cynthia Chen
President
Office Manager, Copa Fina Wine Imports

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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Nikita Anand
Investment Associate, Angel Island Capital

Nikita joined the Associate Board in Summer 2017. She originally hails from New York but upon moving to San Francisco was excited to get involved with KEEN! She has a long history mentoring and volunteering with youth through her past involvements in Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Financial Literacy Project. Nikita has worked in Finance since...

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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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Chris Coates
Vertical Measurement Lead, Facebook

Chris grew up in Central Massachusetts before heading down to NYC where he first got involved with KEEN. Sports are Chris’s passion and playing them with our athletes is what drove Chris to reach out to continue volunteering after moving to SF last year. Chris’s favorite sports to play with the athletes are soccer and basketball.  For fun, he...

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Lucilla De Sarlo
Strategic Account Manager, Microsoft

Youth are the backbone of society and I firmly believe so! Even more with the arrival of my nephew born with down syndrome. This is why I started volunteering for KEEN London in 2013 and carried on in San Francisco when I, luckily enough, realized to have a presence here. I enjoy working with kids and watching them learn and push their limits...

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Caitlin Shanley
Speech Language Pathologist, Reed Union School District

I was born and raised in Boston, but have called San Francisco my home for the last 13 years.   This is my 15th year as a Speech Language Pathologist.  I currently work for the Reed Union School District in Tiburon.  I’m dedicated to KEEN because I feel very passionate about accessibility for all.  Giving athletes the chance to have sports and...

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John Smith
Firefighter, San Francisco City and County

John got involved with KEEN though SF Giving Tree in 2014 and hasn't looked back since. Born and raised here in the Bay Area, he wanted to give back to the community that helped shape him. John graduated from the University of Hawaii in 2009 with a major in Communications and was able to pursue a professional basketball career in Asia and...

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Jim Hesdon

Jim is an east coast transplant having relocated from NYC in 2016 after spending well over a decade in the big apple. Prior to NYC, he spent two years in Chicago, where he began his career in digital/interactive media and marketing. Raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, Jim is an avid fan of all things Philly sports as well as Liverpool Football...

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Andalusia Masad
Graduate Student Speech and Language Clinician, San Francisco State University

Andalusia (Anda) Masad is a graduate student studying to be a speech therapist with a specialization in autism support. She is currently an on-campus speech and language clinician at SFSU and a recreation leader at SF Rec and Park’s adaptive and inclusive programs.

Anda has over five years of experience working with children and young...

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Eban Mustapha Hamdani
Senior Gas Transmission Engineer, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Eban is a Senior Engineer for PG&E and a native of the bay area. He received both his undergraduate and Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and UC Berkeley. Eban learned about KEEN through a co-worker and immediately became excited to become a part of KEEN!. Sports, community outreach and a positive environment for children...

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