Since 1985, LSF has developed leaders - community trustees - who work for the common good. Armed with experience gained through the LSF program, graduates have contributed significant leadership to community efforts. Within each program class, LSF seeks to develop a group selected from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, representing the ethnic, cultural and lifestyle diversity of our community.

Distinguished Alumni Include:


Bob Alspaugh, Class of 1990

Emily Moto Murase, Class of 2008
CEO/International, Retired
Executive Director
SF Department on the Status of Women
Bob Alvarado, Class of 1999
John T. Noguchi, Class of 1997
Executive Officer
Director/ Conv Facilities Department
Northern California Carpenter's Reg. Co.
City and County of San Francisco
Steve Arcelona, Class of 1987
Lee A. Nold-Lewis, Class of 1990
Community Leader
Alexa Arena, Class of 2009
Ed Obuchowski, Class of 1990
Senior Vice President
Chief Executive Officer
Forest City Enterprises
Bank of San Francisco
Brian G. Armstrong, Class of 2000
Sophie J. O'Neal, Class of 1999
Senior Deputy Attorney General
President & Senior Consultant
State of Nevada
Synergy Business Solutions
Suzanne Ashton, Class of 1990
Lee-Ann Carr Peling, Class of 2008
Director, Franchise Operations
The Performance Group
Larry Baer, Class of 1988
Mary Kelly Persyn, Class of 2011
President & Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco Giants
Persyn Law & Policy
Chris Balme, Class of 2009
Barbara Pivnicka, Class of 1989
Co-Founder & Head of School
Honorary Consulate General
Millenium School
Slovakia Republic
Rob Black, Class of 2008
Richard Pivnicka, Class of 1988
Senior Director, Community Relation
Honorary Consulate General
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Czech Republic
Teresa Briggs, Class of 1993
Bert Polacci, Class of 2004
Vice Chairman/Regnl Managing Partner
Dir.,Community Outreach & Gov't Relations
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Harold W. Brooks, Class of 2000
Jason M. Porth, Class of 2008
Senior VP, International Operations Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President
American Red Cross San Francisco State University
Jim Canales, Class of 1992
Rebecca Prowda, Class of 2008
Community Affairs
Barr Foundation
Levi Strauss & Company
David S.F. Chiu, Class of 2003
Maurice B. Quillen, Class of 2003
Assemblymember, District 17
Vice President & General Manager
State of California
Alex J. Clemens, Class of 1999
Erick C. Rausch, Class of 2002
Senior Dir Develop/Compreh. Cancer Ctr
Lighthouse Public Affairs
Stanford University
Laurence A. Colton, Class of 1991
Anthony D. Ribera, Class of 1989
Chief Executive Officer
Prog. Coordinator, Law Enforcement Leadership
G2 Insurance Services
University of San Francisco
Steven F. Crabiel, Class of 2001
Gerald Michael Richards, Class of 2009
Community Leader
Chief Executive Officer
826 National
Linda S. Crayton, Class of 1998
Janet C. Rocco, Class of 1998
Community Leader
Community Leader
Emilio Cruz, Class of 1994
Stephen K. Rodgers, Class of 2000
Senior Vice President
Poms & Associates
Jay Cuetara, Class of 1999*
Laura C. Rodormer, Class of 2007
Director, Corporate Citizenship
McKesson Corporation
Pam David, Class of 1997
Fred A. Rodriguez, Class of 1988
Executive Director
Attorney and Principal
Walter and Elise Haas Fund
The Rodriguez Law Group
Kelny Denebeim, Class of 1989
Byron A. Rodriguez, Class of 2008
Managing Director
First Republic Bank
Virtual Law Partners LLP
Mario P. Diaz, Class of 2000
Wendy A. Ross, Class of 2002
Regional Vice President
Wells Fargo
Bank of San Francisco
Penelope A. Douglas, Class of 1989
Beth D. Rubenstein, Class of 2008
Community Leader
Pacific Community Ventures
Mario G. Durham, Class of 2003
Santiago Ruiz, Class of 2009
Director of Presenting
Executive Director
National Endowment for the Arts
Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Michael D. Ellzey, Class of 2003
Robert C. Sanchez, CLass of 1990
Chief Executive Officer
Orange County Great Park Corporation
Casa Sanchez
Murat Eskicioglu, Class of 2007
Marcia G. Schneider, Class of 1991
General Manager, Catering
Comm Progs & Partnerships, Publ Library
SAVOR... San Francisco
City and County of San Francisco
Alfonso G. Felder, Class of 2002
Douglas G. Schultz, Class of 2004
Vice President, Administration
San Francisco Giants
Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc.
Brian Flaherty, Class of 2004 L. Gregory Scott, Class of 2000
Principal Partner
ENGEO Incorporated PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Karin Flood, Class of 2002
Maureen A. Sedonaen, Class of 1996
Executive Director
Chief Executive Officer
Union Square Business Imporvement District
Habitat for Humanity, Greater SF
Heather Fong, Class of 1995
Andrew T. Segal, Class of 2007
Assistan Sec/Ofc State and Local Law Enforcement
US Department of Homeland Security
Liberty Hill Real Estate Group
Ezra Garrett, Class of 2004
Staci A. Slaughter, Class of 2002
VP, Comm Reltns & Ex Director- Foundation
Senior Vice President, Communications
San Francisco Giants
Philip A. Ginsburg, Class of 2006
Abby Snay, Class of 1994
General Manager, Recreation and Parks Dept.
Executive Director
City and County of San Francisco
Jewish Vocational Services
John G. Gumas, Class of 2007
Tyson R. Stevenson, Class of 2009
Senior Vice President
Gumas Advertising
JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc.
Bob Hartnagel, Class of 1999
Robert Stone, Class of 2009
Chief of Staff, Senator Mark Leno
Deputy City Attorney, City Attorney Office
State of California
City and County of San Francisco
Scott G. Hauge, Class of 1987
Joyce L. Pringle Stupski, Class of 1990
President and Owner
CAL Insurance & Associates, Inc.
Stupski Family Foundation
Joanne Hayes-White, Class of 2003
Greg P. Suhr, Class of 1998
Chief, SF Fire Department
Chief of Police, SFPD
City and County of San Francisco
City and County of San Francisco
James H. Hickman, Jr. Class of 2005
Susan Sun, Class of 2007
Chief Executive Officer District Director/St. Assemblyman Mark Leno
Alta Bates Summet Foundation State of California
Nora V. Hirschler, Class of 2001
Susan A. Sutherland, Class of 1994
President & Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President
Blood Centers of the Pacific
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Elliot Hoffman, Class of 1986
Fuad S. Sweiss, Class of 2009
Chief Executive Officer
Deputy Director & City Engineer/DPW
New Voice of Business
City and County of San Francisco
Sara Hunt, Class of 2009
Olga Talamante, Class of 1990
Vice President
Executive Director
Giants Enterprises LLC
Chicana/Latina Foundation
Marie L. Hurabiell Trader, Class of 1999
Kathryn C. Thompson, Class of 2009
Project Engineer
Cahill Contractors, Inc.
Ellen J. Johnck, Class of 1989
Philip Ting, Class of 2002
Ellen Joslin Johnck Consulting
State of California
Gwen Kaplan, Class of 1988
Carrie Varoquiers, Class of 2006
Chief Executive Officer

President, VP Coporate Citizenship

Ace Mailing, Inc.
McKesson Corporation
Vaerie A. Kazanjian, Class of 2003
Megan E. Villarreal, Class of 2009
Community Leader
Manager, Gov't & Industrial Relations
Del Monte Foods
Mark Klaiman, Class of 2006
Tedi K. Vriheas, Class of 2010
Senior Counselor
Director, External Affairs
Pet Camp
David Knego, Class of 2002
Alexandra Vuksich, Class of 1989
Executive Director
Commissioner, CA Gambling Control
Curry Senior Center
State of California
Roderick Laubscher, Class of 1986
Dwight Walker, Class of 1997
Community Leader
John A. Legnitto, Class of 2001*
Villy Wang, Class of 2008
President & CEO
Richard Livermore, Class of 1986
Eric Weiss, Class of 2006
Superior Court Judge, Juvenile Hall
Rabbi and Executive Director
State of California
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
James G. Losi, Class of 1997
Molly M. Wertz, Class of 2006
Community Leader
Executive Director
Raising a Reader, SF & Alameda Counties
Stephen D. Mayer, Class of 1987
Geraldine A. Williams, Class of 1996
Founder and Managing Partner
Special Events Coordinator/School Engineering
SD Mayer & Associates, LLP
Stanford University
Mary J. McCue, Class of 2000
Patricia Wilson, Class of 2000
President & CEO
Executive Director
MJM Management Group
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Eric T. McDonnel, Class of 2002
Anne Wilson, Class of 1988
Executive Vice President & COO
Chief Executive Officer
United Way of the Bay Area
United Way of the Bay Area
Kathleen Dowling McDonough, Class of 1994 Jane Winslow, Class of 1986
Community Leader President
  Jane Winslow Consulting
Adam D. McDonough, Class of 2005 Clare R. Winterton, Class of 2007
President & CEO Executive Director
Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC International Museum of Women
Bonnie L. McFarland, Class of 2003 Randall L. Wittorp, Class of 2009
Director, Creative Services Director, Public Affairs
Del Monte Foods Kaiser Permanente
Peggy McGuire, Class of 2000 Diana M. Wolf, Class of 1998
Executive Director Executive Director
Women's Cancer Resource Center Meritus College Fund
Mark McMinn, Class of 2005 H. Ward Wolff, Class of 1987
Senior Associate Executive VP/Chief Financial Officer
Gensler Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.
Deborah McDonald Messemer, Class of 2001 Lorraine Woodruff-Long, Class of 2009
Managing Partner Executive Director
Sharon Miller, Class of 2001 Cindy Wu, Class of 2011
Chief Executive Officer Community Planning Manager
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Chinatown Community Dev. Center
Leslie L. Milloy, LSF Class of 2004 Curtis R.Yagi, Class of 2006
Community Leader Executive Director
  Real Options for City Kids
Linda D. Mjellem, LSF Class of 1989 Abbie Yant, Class of 1992
Executive Director SrDir Mission, Advcy&Com Health Services
Union Square Association Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
Julia A. Molander, Class of 1991 Anna C. Yee, Class of 2000
Managing Partner Deputy Director
Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson Chinatown Community Dev. Center
Jim Molinari, Class of 1992 Kyung H. Yoon, Class of 1990
Consultant Vice Chairman
Molinari Associates LLC Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Dani Montague, Class of 1997 Jonathan L. Yorba, Class of 2003
Community Leader President & CEO
  Community Foundation/Riverside & San Bernadino
Gary Montague, Class of 1998 Benjamin B. Yu, Class of 2011
Wealth Management Advisor Managing Partner
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Caisson Capital Partners
Alexandra Morgan, Class of 2009  
Chief Executive Officer  
Family House, Inc.  
* deceased  


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"This was one of the most interesting and valuable programs I have ever undertaken. I came away with life-long friends, a keen appreciation for what makes our city work, and a personal commitment to greater involvement. I recommend it without qualification."- Robert W. Alspaugh, Deputy Chair, KPMG LLP. LSF 1990