Scott H. Olson
Chair of the Board of Directors
Scott H. Olson is a Shareholder in the Corporate Practice area at Vedder Price, where he co-leads the West Coast practice of the firm’s Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization group. Scott concentrates his practice on bankruptcy and insolvency matters and regularly acts on behalf of secured and unsecured creditors and trustees in commercial bankruptcy proceedings nationwide. He is exceptionally well versed in representing banks, hedge funds, private equity, bondholder constituencies and other financial institutions in large, complex bankruptcy cases and receivership matters. Scott also has substantial litigation experience in all aspects of creditors’ rights, in both state and federal jurisdictions. Scott is a Board Member and Acting President of the Northern California Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. He joined the Board of Directors for the Raphael House in 2012 and currently serves as Chair of the Governance Committee. Scott lives locally in Noe Valley with his wife Paige and their two daughters, Alison and Brooke.
Board Vice Chair
Craig D. Martin serves as a firmwide Managing Partner of Morrison & Foerster LLP. His practice includes representing clients in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) matters, corporate investigations, and private securities litigation. Additionally, Mr. Martin served as an enforcement attorney in the SEC’s San Francisco office from 1999 to 2002, where he worked closely with attorneys and investigators from the DOJ. He earned his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Co-Founder Bezels & Bytes
Melissa is an independent marketing consultant specializing in customer relationship management, loyalty marketing, and brand strategy and advises for Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups. Prior to consulting, Melissa held various marketing roles over 10 years at Gap Inc., including seasonal marketing strategy and database marketing for Old Navy and customer acquisition for Piperlime. Melissa graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics from the Wharton School and has an MBA from UC Berkeley and Columbia University. Melissa lives in San Francisco with her husband, Jan, daughter Pippa, and son Hugo.
Judy is Vice President of Global Marketing Communications at Advantest, a leading manufacturer of automatic test equipment and measuring instruments for the semiconductor industry. As a Raphael House Board Member, she serves on the Governance Committee, and co-chairs the Development and Marketing Committees. She has also served on the Raphael House Gala committee for several years, and in 2013, served as Gala Co-Chair. Active with several non-profit organizations, Judy also sits on the Board of The San Francisco SPCA, where she serves on the Finance Committee. She and her husband, Glyn, reside in San Francisco and in their free time, enjoy adventurous travel, completing a week-long climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2013 and hiking nearly 60km through Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia in 2014.
Moss Adams LLP
Liz is a partner at Moss Adams LLP in their San Francisco office and has practiced public accounting for more than 12 years. For the past 10 years, Liz has focused exclusively on serving not-for-profit organizations–performing audits, tax returns, and consulting. Liz is the Greater Bay Area Practice Not-for-Profit & Government group leader and also leads the Foundation Sector practice for the entire firm. She graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. Liz lives in Alameda, California, with her husband and two children
Fort Point Capital Partners
Ralph is the Managing Partner of Fort Point Capital Partners in San Francisco, a registered investment advisor providing wealth advisory and risk management solutions to individuals, families and institutions across the United States. Ralph is also a co-founder of Cypress Point Capital Management, an alternative investment focused investment management company, and LOG-e Risk Advisors, a Boston-based leader in options-based risk management strategies. Ralph has been involved a variety of philanthropic organizations in an advisory or fundraising capacity and is a graduate of Indiana University.
Harris Williams & Co.
Andy is a Vice President in Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Group. Mr. Hewlett has worked on sell-side mergers and acquisitions assignments for medical device, healthcare management services, pharmaceutical services, and consumable medical products companies. Prior to joining Harris Williams & Co., he was with Table Rock Capital, McKinsey & Co., and Stout, Risius, Ross. He earned an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, graduating with High Honors, and a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.
Marny Homan has a background in government and broadcasting. She began her career in the media department of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, then later moved on a press secretary position for a congressman on Capitol Hill. Following these roles, she shifted gears and took a job in television producing in New York City. After almost 7 years in TV, Marny decided to take a break and focus on her family. She and her husband moved to San Francisco in 2012. They have 2 young children. When she is not with her family, Marny devotes her time to Raphael House, where she has co-chaired and sat on committees for two of their signature fundraising events; St Luke’s School; and the Junior Committee for the Symphony of San Francisco.
Laura’s background is in the hospitality industry. For over 12 years she worked as a consultant to create successful concepts for restaurants and public spaces for major hotel companies worldwide. Her broad range of experience includes strategic business consulting, concept strategy and brand development, event planning, marketing plan development, publicity campaign development, chef/menu development, and market research. Laura has been involved with Raphael House since 2013 and she co-chaired the annual gala in 2015 and 2016. Laura is active in many community organizations, including the Edgewood Auxiliary, and events at her sons’ school St. Lukes (SLS). She is a bay area native and loves living in San Francisco with her husband, Sloan, and her two young children, Sloan Jr. and Josephine. She would like to work to see the city she loves become a better home for all.
Amy’s background is in retail marketing. She has worked for several global retailers, including Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Ann Taylor. Most recently, she managed the eCommerce marketing programs for Gap’s Japanese and Canadian markets. Amy has been involved with Raphael House since 2011. She co-chaired the annual Gala in 2012 and 2013 and currently co-chairs the Marketing Committee. Amy graduated from UC Davis with a BA in American Studies. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband, Afsheen. Amy is thrilled to be able to help Raphael House further their mission of helping at-risk families achieve stable housing and put themselves on a path to a sustainable future.
Multifamily Housing Developer,
Tom is an Independent Multifamily Real Estate developer with properties in Houston, Texas. He worked with Houston community leaders to revitalize a neighborhood that had been impacted by crime and blight. Tom was instrumental in developing a community revitalization plan (“Super Block”) creating a coalition of neighborhood home owners, apartment owners, small businesses, City of Houston political leaders, the Near Northwest Management District, and the Houston Police department. Ultimately the City of Houston closed three large apartment complexes and razed two of the properties in the neighborhood. A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) was awarded in 2010 by HUD and the City of Houston to Mr. Miller and two additional adjacent properties. 1200 units in a three block area were completely modernized and the community revitalized as measured by an 80% reduction in neighborhood crime. The neighborhood was transformed from “the most dangerous neighborhood in Houston” (as stated by Houston news reporters), to an affordable and safe community, and remains so today. Tom continues as a member of the Business Development Committee for Houston’s Northwest Management District. Prior professional experience was in the computer and telecommunications industry. He resides in San Rafael California with his wife Kate Keating.
Michael S. Millman
SVP Private Wealth Advisor,
U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management
As a SVP Private Wealth Advisor for U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management, Michael provides comprehensive wealth management strategies tailored to the specific needs of select high net worth individuals, families, private foundations and endowments. These strategies encompass Investment Management, Private Banking, Trust and Estate Services and Wealth Planning. Michael accomplishes this by understanding his clients’ needs and goals and bringing together the appropriate team, often working closely with a client’s other advisors including attorneys and accountants.
Michael was selected in 2015 as one of “America’s Top Financial Planners” by Consumers’ Research Council of America in Washington, D.C., and he brings more than 20 years of Private Banking, Financial Planning, Investment Management and Trust experience to his role with U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management. Prior to joining U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management, Michael held the position of Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor for Wells Fargo Private Bank. He has held senior-level advisory positions with firms including Bank of America Private Bank, Fidelity Investments and Charles Schwab & Co.
Senior Managing Director
Newmark Knight Frank
Tom Poser serves Newmark Knight Frank in Northern California as Senior Managing Director, representing office tenants and landlords. Tom is a native of the Bay Area and specializes in working with companies by advising and representing them regarding acquiring new space, negotiating renewals and writing purchase and sale agreements. Tom is one of the very few LEED accredited agents working in the San Francisco and Marin markets. Tom has represented clients in the acquisition and disposition of millions of square feet since he began his career in 2004.
A former professional basketball player, Tom earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Santa Barbara after spending his childhood in the Bay Area. He is the creator and director of “The Jerry Mac Fund”, a nonprofit dedicated to honoring a lost friend. Tom, his wife and their three children currently live in Marin County.
Google Life Sciences
Duncan Welstead is currently the Finance Lead at Google Life Sciences, a unit within Google focused on transforming healthcare. Before this, he was at YouTube for four years. Prior to moving west, he worked in private equity and investment banking. He and his wife, Vanessa, have been involved with Raphael House since 2012.