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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

Alexandra Morgan, Class of 2009
CEO/International, Retired
Chief Executive Officer
Family House, Inc.
Bob Alvarado, Class of 1999
Emily Moto Murase, Class of 2008
Executive Officer
Executive Director
Northern California Carpenter's Reg. Co.
SF Department on the Status of Women
Steve Arcelona, Class of 1987
John T. Noguchi, Class of 1997
Community Leader
Director/ Conv Facilities Department
City and County of San Francisco
Alexa Arena, Class of 2009
Lee A. Nold-Lewis, Class of 1990
Executive Vice President
Brian G. Armstrong, Class of 2000
Ed Obuchowski, Class of 1990
Senior Deputy Attorney General
Chief Executive Officer
California Department of Justice
Bank of San Francisco
Suzanne Ashton, Class of 1990
Sophie J. O'Neal, Class of 1999
Community Leader
President & Senior Consultant
Synergy Business Solutions
Larry Baer, Class of 1988
Lee-Ann Carr Peling, Class of 2008
President & Chief Executive Officer
Director, Franchise Operations
San Francisco Giants
Chris Balme, Class of 2009
Mary Kelly Persyn, Class of 2011
Co-Founder & Head of School
Director of Hanna Institute
Millenium School
Hanna Boys Center
Rob Black, Class of 2008
Barbara Pivnicka, Class of 1989
Senior Director, Community Relation
Honorary Consulate General
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Slovakia Republic
Teresa Briggs, Class of 1993
Richard Pivnicka, Class of 1988
Western Region Marketplace Leader
Honorary Consulate General
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Czech Republic
Harold W. Brooks, Class of 2000
Bert Polacci, Class of 2004
Senior VP, International Operations Sr. VP, Gov't & Community Relations
American Red Cross Maximus Real Estate Partners
Jim Canales, Class of 1992
Jason M. Porth, Class of 2008
Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Pres.
Barr Foundation
San Francisco State University
Kathyrn Cahill Rebecca Prowda, Class of 2008
Chief Executive Officer Community Affairs
Cahill Contractors LLC 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 Enf. 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
Senior Vice President
Carollo Engineers
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
Senior Fellow
Attorney and Principal
Northern California Grantmakers
The Rodriguez Law Group
Kelny Denebeim, Class of 1989
Byron A. Rodriguez, Class of 2008
Group Director & Sr. VP
Signature Bank
Virtual Law Partners LLP
Mario P. Diaz, Class of 2000
Wendy A. Ross, Class of 2002
Vice President
Wells Fargo Foundation
Bank of San Francisco
Penelope A. Douglas, Class of 1989
Santiago Ruiz, Class of 2009
Project Director of Culture Bank
Executive Director
Yuerba Buena Center of the Arts
Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Mario G. Durham, Class of 2003
Robert C. Sanchez, CLass of 1990
President and CEO
Association of Performating Arts Presenters
Casa Sanchez
Michael D. Ellzey, Class of 2003
Marcia G. Schneider, Class of 1991
Chief Executive Officer
Community Leader
Orange County Great Park Corporation
Murat Eskicioglu, Class of 2007
Douglas G. Schultz, Class of 2004
Regional General Manager
SAVOR... San Francisco
Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc.
Alfonso G. Felder, Class of 2002
L. Gregory Scott, Class of 2000
Executive Vice President, Administration
San Francisco Giants
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Brian Flaherty, Class of 2004 Maureen A. Sedonaen, Class of 1996
Principal Chief Executive Officer
ENGEO Incorporated Habitat for Humanity, Greater SF
Karin Flood, Class of 2002
Andrew T. Segal, Class of 2007
Executive Director
Union Square Business Imporvement District
Liberty Hill Real Estate Group
Heather Fong, Class of 1995
Staci A. Slaughter, Class of 2002
Asst. Sec/Ofc State and Local Law Enf.
Senior Vice President, Communications
US Department of Homeland Security
San Francisco Giants
Ezra Garrett, Class of 2004
Abby Snay, Class of 1994
VP, Comm Reltns & Ex Director- Foundation
Executive Director
Jewish Vocational Services
Philip A. Ginsburg, Class of 2006
Tyson R. Stevenson, Class of 2009
General Manager, Recreation and Parks Dept.
Senior Vice President
City and County of San Francisco
JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc.
Sara Grauf, Class of 2009 Robert Stone, Class of 2009
VP Event Strategy & Services Deputy City Attorney, City Attorney Office
San Francisco Giants City and County of San Francisco
John G. Gumas, Class of 2007
Joyce L. Pringle Stupski, Class of 1990
Gumas Advertising
Stupski Family Foundation
Bob Hartnagel, Class of 1999
Greg P. Suhr, Class of 1998
Chief of Staff, Government Relations
Community Leader
University of California, Office of the President
Scott G. Hauge, Class of 1987
Susan Sun, Class of 2007
President and Owner
Community Leader
CAL Insurance & Associates, Inc.
Joanne Hayes-White, Class of 2003
Susan A. Sutherland, Class of 1994
Chief, SF Fire Department
Senior Vice President
City and County of San Francisco
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
James H. Hickman, Jr. Class of 2005
Fuad S. Sweiss, Class of 2009
Chief Executive Officer Deputy Director & City Engineer/DPW
Alta Bates Summet Foundation City and County of San Francisco
Nora V. Hirschler, Class of 2001
Olga Talamante, Class of 1990
President & Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director
Blood Centers of the Pacific
Chicana/Latina Foundation
Elliot Hoffman, Class of 1986
Philip Ting, Class of 2002
Chief Executive Officer
Assemblyman, 19th District
State of California
Marie L. Hurabiell Trader, Class of 1999
Carrie Varoquiers, Class of 2006

President, VP Global Impact

Workday Foundation
Ellen J. Johnck, Class of 1989
Megan E. Villarreal, Class of 2009
Ellen Joslin Johnck Consulting
Manager of Policy and Public Affairs
Gwen Kaplan, Class of 1988
Tedi K. Vriheas, Class of 2010
Chief Executive Officer
Assistant Vice President, External Affairs
Ace Mailing, Inc.
Vaerie A. Kazanjian, Class of 2003
Alexandra Vuksich, Class of 1989
Community Leader
Commissioner, CA Gambling Control
State of California
Mark Klaiman, Class of 2006
Dwight Walker, Class of 1997
Senior Counselor
Community Leader
Pet Camp
David Knego, Class of 2002
Villy Wang, Class of 2008
Executive Director
President & CEO
Curry Senior Center
Roderick Laubscher, Class of 1986
Eric Weiss, Class of 2006
Rabbi and Executive Director
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
John A. Legnitto, Class of 2001*
Molly M. Wertz, Class of 2006
Executive Director
Tandem, Partners in Early Learning
Richard Livermore, Class of 1986
Geraldine A. Williams, Class of 1996
Retired Superior Court Judge
Special Events Coordinator/School Eng.
State of California
Stanford University
James G. Losi, Class of 1997
Patricia Wilson, Class of 2000
Community Leader
Chief Executive Director
P.S. Think Big Inc.
Stephen D. Mayer, Class of 1987
Anne Wilson, Class of 1988
Founder and Managing Partner
Chief Executive Officer
SD Mayer & Associates, LLP
United Way of the Bay Area
Mary J. McCue, Class of 2000
Jane Winslow, Class of 1986
President & CEO
MJM Management Group
Jane Winslow Consulting
Eric T. McDonnell, Class of 2002
Clare R. Winterton, Class of 2007
Senior Vice President of Operations
Chief Operating Officer
Galt Foundation
Global Fund for Women
Kathleen Dowling McDonough, Class of 1994 Randall L. Wittorp, Class of 2009
Community Leader Director, Public Affairs
  Kaiser Permanente
Adam D. McDonough, Class of 2005 Diana M. Wolf, Class of 1998
Partner Community Leader
Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC  
Bonnie L. McFarland, Class of 2003 H. Ward Wolff, Class of 1987
Director, Creative Services Executive VP/Chief Financial Officer
Del Monte Foods Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.
Peggy McGuire, Class of 2000 Lorraine Woodruff-Long, Class of 2009
Executive Director Director of Development
Women's Cancer Resource Center ODC Dance
Mark McMinn, Class of 2005 Cindy Wu, Class of 2011
Senior Associate Community Planning Manager
Gensler Chinatown Community Dev. Center
Deborah McDonald Messemer, Class of 2001 Curtis R.Yagi, Class of 2006
Managing Partner Executive Director
KPMG LLP Real Options for City Kids
Sharon Miller, Class of 2001 Abbie Yant, Class of 1992
Chief Executive Officer Executive Director
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San francisco Health Services System
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
  Comm. Foundation/Riverside & San Bern.
Gary Montague, Class of 1998 Benjamin B. Yu, Class of 2011
Wealth Management Advisor Senior VP, Head of Acquisitions and Dev.
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network CFLD
  * 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