William L. Dawes — Treasurer
Dun & Bradstreet, SVP (Retired)
Bill retired after a career at The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (D&B), where he was Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Prior to working at D&B, he taught history at the Dwight Englewood School and wrote for The Record, a newspaper in northern New Jersey. He graduated from Denison University with a BA in History and Political Science. Bill now lives in Chicago, where he has volunteered with PAWS Chicago and Chicago French Bulldog Rescue. He has been a member of the Shanti Board of Directors since 2000. He currently serves as Treasurer and as a member of the Executive Committee.
Jerry Francone — Chair of Finance Committee
Shanti Peer Support Volunteer
Jerry retired after working in Silicon Valley as Vice President of marketing and product management for multiple firms. He has been a Shanti volunteer over six years and also supports Shanti by facilitating support groups for other volunteers and helping to train new volunteers. He participates in the recovery community, and in 2013, Jerry co-founded Breathe LHC, a drug and alcohol recovery center specializing in complex trauma. Jerry has an MBA from UC Berkeley. For the last three years, he has participated in the 545-mile AIDS/LifeCycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise critical funds for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Jerry lives in San Francisco with his husband Curt and dog Daisy. He joined the Shanti Board of Directors in 2019.
Micki Klearman, M.D.— Chair
Biotech Associate Group Medical Director (Retired)
Micki is an accomplished Rheumatologist and Internist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She joined Genentech in 2007 where she served in a group leadership position in the immunology pharma development group working on medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis and vasculitis. She retired in 2018. Micki received her B.S. in Biology at Stanford University. She then went on to do her medical training as well as her residency and fellowship training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Micki has served on several university-affiliated boards and has been an advocate for patient rights and access to care. Micki is married with two grown sons, three step daughters, three grandsons and a 4 year old Lagotto Romagnolo. She enjoys all that the Bay Area has to offer with a special love for hiking and the performance arts. Micki was elected to the Shanti Board of Directors in 2013 and became Chair in 2018.
Catherine Lawlor, Psy.D.
Peninsula Behavioral Health, Clinical Psychologist
Katie is a clinical psychologist specializing in infertility and reproductive health, graduating with her doctorate from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. She also earned a Master’s in economic policy from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to her clinical work, Katie held positions in government and television, including NBC News in New York and Beijing, and with the Department of State in Washington, DC. Katie’s love of animals recently led her to Africa twice, where she conducted genetic research on elephants. She also works with her therapy dog Bear as part of Mercy Hospital’s Source of Unconditional Love (SOUL) Program. Katie joined the Shanti Board of Directors in 2019.
Marketing & Business Development Consultant
Colleen brings broad experience in Bay Area nonprofits, startups, social enterprises, and technology companies. For several years, Colleen lead marketing and business development for Exponent Partners, a B Corporation which provides systems for nonprofit organizations to track and measure their results. Her experience includes roles in both for profit and nonprofit organizations, including Capital One, Intuit, and Net Impact. Colleen has volunteered extensively in the local community with organizations such as San Francisco Suicide Prevention, Kitchen Table Advisors, and the SF SPCA. Colleen earned an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and did her undergraduate work at Amherst College. Colleen joined the Shanti Board of Directors in 2014.
John is a Fellow at Intel, focusing on security for Intel architecture, graphics, and software. Previously, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft specializing in hardware. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, he was a Senior Fellow at Advanced Micro Devices, Chief Technical Officer of the 3DO Company, and a Distinguished Engineer at Apple. John received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Harvey Mudd College and a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to its merger with Shanti in 2015, John was a member of the PAWS board since 2000 and was a past Board Chair. He is also involved with other non-profit organizations promoting quality of life, arts, and human rights.
Shanti Client, Community Activist/Policy Advocate
Soon after arriving in San Francisco in 1994, Chip’s community involvement began. A commitment to Social Justice attained in childhood was reignited when he experienced firsthand the innovative San Francisco Model of Care developed in the first decade of the AIDS crisis. Chip credits the model’s compassionate support for his remarkable resilience and for his dedication to giving back. His participation and leadership on multiple City & County advisory and policy bodies was primarily focused on serving disenfranchised and marginalized communities. He is quick to say that has been the most fulfilling and meaningful work of his life. While wearing many different volunteer hats at Shanti over the last 22 years, he holds particular fondness for his service representing the volunteer/client community on the Board of Directors since February 2009.
Google, Product Manager
Josh is a Product Manager at Google, working on Google Maps. Previously, he has led business operations teams for Google Photos and Docs, at Quip, a productivity software start-up acquired by SalesForce, and Zofari, a travel recommendation app acquired by Yahoo!. Prior to that, Josh spent three years working with nonprofits and social enterprises in the Philippines, Ghana, and Kenya, focused microfinance, agriculture, and education, respectively. Before this, Josh worked as a strategy consultant with Investor Group Services, a boutique consulting firm providing market diligence to private equity firms. Josh has an MBA from MIT and a BA in biology from Duke University. In his spare time, Josh writes a policy blog called Develop Economies and enjoys reading about San Francisco history. Josh has been a volunteer with Shanti since in 2016. During that time, he has served as a Peer Support Volunteer for multiple clients, facilitated volunteer trainings, and led a monthly support group for other Shanti volunteers. Josh was elected to the Shanti Board of Directors in 2018.
February 4, 2019
April 3, 2019
June 27, 2019
August 8, 2019
September 16, 2019
October 28, 2019
December 9, 2019
All listed Shanti Board of Director’s meetings are open to the public. All meetings begin at 6:00pm and are located at 3170 23rd Street.
*Please note that certain parts of each meeting may be closed to the public.