Multifamily Housing Developer,
Chair of the Board of Directors
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 homeowners, 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.
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 to become a better home for all.
Charlie McEachron is the Chief Operating Officer at Drawbridge Realty, a real estate investment company headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Mr. McEachron is responsible for the oversight of portfolio management, investments, and operations at Drawbridge. He also provides strategic direction for Drawbridge’s capital markets activities. Prior to joining Drawbridge in 2006, Mr. McEachron served as a Director at Greco Development where he spearheaded the acquisition, capitalization, and management of urban infill commercial development projects in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to Greco, Mr. McEachron was a Strategy Consultant for Deloitte Consulting where he evaluated new business ventures and market expansion opportunities for Fortune 500 firms. Mr. McEachron graduated from Boston College with a degree in finance and holds an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
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.
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 to a press secretary position for a congressman on Capitol Hill. Following these roles, she shifted gears and took a job in television production 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 4 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 (SLS); and the Sacred Heart Schools of San Francisco.
Bethany Johnson-Kerner recently finished her Child Neurology training at UCSF and currently sees patients and is involved in basic science research. Bethany is committed to improving the lives of families both in the clinic and beyond, volunteering with local organizations that support housing, equal access to education and medical services. Prior to joining the board, Bethany was a weekly volunteer at the Children’s Evening Program at Raphael house from 2017-2019. Bethany graduated from Columbia University with an MD and Ph.D. in Neuroscience. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Jon.
Michael S. Millman
SVP Private Wealth Advisor,
U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management
As an 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.
Terra’s background is in Digital Media and Technology. She has worked for several media technology companies from their earliest stages, including Twitter, Tacoda, and MySpace. Currently, she manages partnerships with Fortune 500 brands at Brat TV, a new age digital TV network producing content for Gen Z. Terra has been involved with Raphael House since 2014. She co-chaired the annual Gala in 2017 and 2018 and currently serves on the Development Committee. Terra graduated from UC Davis with a BA in Communications. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband, Erich, and two children. Terra is passionate about her work with Raphael House, helping families out of homelessness and onto stability and independence.