Board of Trustees Nominations for 2020-2021
The Nominating Committee of the SFS Board of Trustees is pleased to present the slate of nominees for 2020-21.
We ask that you consider these community members to serve as Class A (parents/guardians) trustees for a three-year term. Please submit your ballot via ParentSquare by April 20, 2020, for it to be counted.
Alumna ’90, Parent of Alum ’14, and Parent of 2nd Grader
Room Parent, Ad Hoc Committee on Affordability and Accessibility
Thea’s relationship with the school began in 1979, when she started her education in the North Class. She returned to the school in 1996 and 1997, working with the preschool summer and afterschool programs, and has passed her love of SFS on to the next generation: her son is an alumnus (class of 2014) and her daughter is in second grade.
Thea’s professional life is centered around education. She was a public elementary school teacher in Los Angeles from 2004 - 2012, earned master’s degrees in Social Welfare and Public Health from UC Berkeley, and currently works for SFUSD at School Health Programs, supporting staff, students, and school communities in trauma-informed practices and racial equity work.
A Northern California native, she enjoys hiking, the Giants, crossword puzzles, and travel.
William S. Duff, Jr. AIA, LEED AP
Parent of 6th Grader
Duffer is the Founder and Managing Principal of William Duff Architects, Inc., a multi-disciplinary architecture firm in San Francisco. His firm is known for its innovative, award-winning designs and is nationally recognized for creating responsible, sustainable architecture for a diverse set of clients throughout the world. Projects include single and multi-family homes, flagship retail stores, restaurants, office spaces, cafes, wineries, art galleries, airport lounges, and adaptive-reuse of existing buildings. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and his Master in Construction Management from Colorado State University. Duffer serves on the SFS Site Committee and lives in San Francisco with his wife and children.
Parent of 1st Grader, Kindergartener
Ad Hoc Committee on Affordability and Accessibility
Josue will be joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) as Chief Operating Officer starting on April 1, 2020. Josue will manage central operations for the organization while serving as a chief strategic advisor to the Co-CEOs and the leadership team. The teams under his leadership will include Central Operations (Security and Facilities), Brand and Communications, Community team, Finance, People, Recruiting, and Ventures.
Prior to CZI, Josue spent six years at Salesforce, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In that role, Josue and his team were responsible for the overall strategy of the organization, go-to-market and sales master plans, enablement programs, corporate development and enterprise projects as well as partner and alliances success. He believes technology will level the playing field bringing the social good sector closer to impact for those who need it the most.
Josue has held executive roles at a variety of companies including Gap Inc., DHL, and Procter & Gamble. He holds an MBA in Marketing & Strategy. Not only does he speak five languages, but Josue also has extensive international business experience working in Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, the UK, and Spain. He is a champion for diversity and inclusion and led the Latinx employee resource group, Latinoforce, at Salesforce and sits on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of San Francisco.
Parent of 7th Grader, 5th Grader, 1st Grader
Family Association Chair
Sapna Gupta is the mother of three SFS students. She is trained as a physician, completing her residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio where she served as a Chief Resident in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.
In 2017-2018 she was a South Class room parent. From 2017-2019 she was Communications Lead for the SFS Family Association. She presently serves as Chair of the Family Association, spearheading numerous community building initiatives such as the Carnival, Parent Ed events, Movie Night, and more. She is also currently an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees. Sapna is a passionate believer in SFS’s values of academic excellence, stewardship, social justice, and inclusion.
Parent of 4th Grader
Liz Steinfield is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Over the past 22 years, her practice has focused on caring for a diverse, under-served population in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. In addition to being a clinician seeing patients, she most recently was the Clinic Director of the Women’s Community Clinic where she oversaw operations, increased system efficiencies, led continual quality improvement, and engaged in cultural humility and DEI work of the organization. Currently, she works at Zuckerberg San Francisco General in the Women’s Options Clinic. In the past, Liz was a founding board member of the Sarcoma Alliance and also sat on the board of the Washington Free Clinic in Washington, DC.
Liz’s participation with the school has included leading admission tours and sitting on the Diversity Committee and the Public Purpose Committee. She holds a BA from Oberlin College and BSN/MSN from University of California, San Francisco. She is passionate about engaging community members, improving systems, and asking hard questions. She and her wife have been involved in San Francisco School since 2013 when their son joined the south class.
Parent of Kindergartener
Kendrick and his family were drawn to and continue to be inspired by the SFS community because of their strong alignment with its mission. His daughter Christian joined SFS in 2019 as a kindergartener. Kendrick is currently Senior Counsel at Google where he focuses on corporate finance, securities, and corporate governance matters. He has worked in private practice in a large law firm, and prior to joining Google, he served as lead securities counsel for a subsidiary of a Fortune 100 company.
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, he obtained a B.A. summa cum laude from Fisk University and a J.D. with distinction from The University of Oklahoma College of Law. Kendrick resides with his family in Bayview, and when he can find the time, he enjoys reading, traveling, and theatre.
Posted March 25, 2020