Danielle Villaseñor joined the Board in 2012 after two years of volunteering with Home and Hope through her congregation, Peninsula Metropolitan Community Church, where she serves as treasurer of that board.
While she has fed her soul over the years by volunteering in various capacities including tutoring, mentoring , and providing financial services to the elderly, she has paid the mortgage for over 15 years as an accounting manager at some of the largest service companies in the Fortune 500. Danielle currently works as a controller at Silicon Valley Finance Group,
A native of Mountain View, Danielle’s roots in California go back over 100 years giving her a special interest in the history, cultures, and issues of the various communities that call the Peninsula home.
She feels particularly fortunate to be able to be of service in multiple ways in multiple communities.
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Lisa had been involved with Home & Hope as an overnight volunteer for many years before joining the board in 2008. She also currently sits on the board of Episcopal Charities of the San Francisco Bay Area.
To her community work she brings the benefits of her post graduate studies at California Institute of Integral Studies and The Graduate Theological Union, her work with Marshall Rosenberg's Center for Non Violent Communication, along with her Harvard Law School degree.
Lisa resides in Burlingame, California, where she practices tax consulting.
Diane Shew joined Home & Hope in July 2009. Diane brings with her 20+ years of experience in the for-profit sector, most recently with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), an asset management firm based in San Francisco. While at BGI, Diane managed various portfolio management and trading teams.
Diane graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.S. degree in Finance and Organizational Behavior. She also is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Diane resides in San Mateo, California, and is in the process of a career transition to the philanthropic/non-profit sector.
Home & Hope's newest board member is accounting professional Ryan Dillard. Experienced in budgeting, accounting, corporate governance and auditing for clients ranging from publicly held companies with $500 M in revenues to non-profits and educational institutions, Ryan also serves on both the local and national accounting professional standards group team, and brings to Home & Hope a passion for combining professional development with service to the community.
Paul Zen balances his training in accounting and for business,
Linnea Wigre has eight years of non-profit Development experience, event planning experience and previous board service. She was most recently employed in Development at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. She has management, technical and creative skills from diverse industries including interactive entertainment at Atari and scientific visualization at NASA Ames Research center. She is currently seeking her next opportunity in the non-profit sector
Sean E. Ponist,
Sean E. Ponist,, joined the Board in 2010. Prior to joining, he had been active with the Special Olympics, Cal Mentor, and Project Angel Food.
Sean is counsel with Peterson, Martin & Reynolds LLP, a real estate and business litigation firm in San Francisco.. He serves on the Board of Directors for the San Mateo County Barristers.
Sean enjoys serving on the Home & Hope Board and contributing to the growth and development of the organization which provides an important and much needed service to homeless families in our community.
Following 30 years in banking and consulting Daniel has been developing an “encore” career in the social venture space focused on creating access to financial services for low income communities. In addition to serving on the board of Home & Hope he volunteers with Grameen Foundation’s Bankers Without Borders and assists homeless veterans through the Veterans Administration. He is providing pro bono consulting advice to a start-up social venture that is developing an alternative to payday loans for the low income consumers. Daniel writes a blog at Banking on the Poor.
A San Francisco Peninsula native, Debbie is very familiar with the distinctive characteristics of our local communities where she has served
She served as president of the Burlingame Community for Education and
Debbie is a dedicated realtor associated with Alain Pinel Realtors in Burlingame. Prior to her real estate career she spent over 20 years