William L. Dawes
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 B.A. 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.
Jamie Ennis – Development Chair
Vanguard Properties, Real Estate Agent
In addition to his work in real estate, Jamie has over 20 years of marketing and communications experience with several iconic brands, including Banana Republic/Gap Inc., PayPal, and CBS Television. When Jamie was fifteen, he spent a year in Campinas, Brazil as an exchange student where he learned the importance of helping his local community by partnering with his Brazilian friends to collect donations for the local homeless population. Ever since that pivotal experience, he has remained dedicated to community causes, including Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS), which he has supported in a number of capacities over the years. He served as a PAWS board member from 2007 to 2013, chaired the communications committee, was a member of Petchitecture’s event committee, and initiated a new Petchitecture media sponsorship program. He is also proud to be a longtime monthly recurring donor and has named Shanti as part of his legacy planning. In addition to his continuous support for Shanti and PAWS, Jamie served on the board of the National AIDS Memorial. In his free time, he enjoys traveling–a great outlet for his Portuguese and French language skills. Jamie joined the Shanti Board of Directors in 2019.
Jerry Francone – Treasurer; 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.
Sheila Fischer Kiernan
Salesforce, Sr. Director, Global HR Compliance
Sheila currently leads the Global HR Compliance team at Salesforce. Previously, she worked for McKesson, where she served as chief compliance officer for corporate functions and as an in-house employment attorney. Prior to McKesson, she worked as an employment attorney at the law firms Nixon Peabody and Littler Mendelson. Sheila earned her JD from Cornell Law School and BA in Political Science magna cum laude from Wellesley College, where she interned on the White House Task Force on Health Care reform under Ira Magaziner. Between college and law school, Sheila spent three years in human resources, including with the State Bar of California and Amazon. Sheila grew up in Harrington Park, NJ and now lives in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco with her husband and three rescue dogs. In her free time, Sheila enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and exploring Western Sonoma County. Sheila was elected to 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.
John Sell – Audit Chair
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 nonprofit organizations promoting quality of life, arts, and human rights.
Ethan M. Sullivan – Secretary
National Real Estate at Kaiser Permanente, Executive Director
Ethan Sullivan is the executive director of National Real Estate at Kaiser Permanente (“KP”), the largest vertically integrated nonprofit health care provider in the country. In this role, he is accountable for the real estate strategy and transaction management of the 90 million square foot KP real estate portfolio, located in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Ethan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from The University of Oregon and a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate from Roosevelt University. He is an active volunteer with the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA), a nonprofit dedicated to providing a wide variety of treatment and support for animals and their human companions. When not working at KP, he enjoys reading, trying to catch fish, taking walks around the Bay Area with his wife Jena and their Jack Russell/Dachshund, and lounging around with his two cats.
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 and 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; 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 on 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 B.A. 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.
Visa, Director, Visa Business Solutions
Stanley is currently a director at Visa working in the Visa commercial payments space and previously led teams in various fintech firms like Fiserv and Finastra. Prior to coming to Visa, Stanley founded and operated a pop-up restaurant in the Tenderloin called Paper Rooster. As a native San Franciscan, this venture stemmed not only from his personal interest in food and community, but also his roots and local history. Stanley double-majored at the University of California, Davis and has a B.A in Philosophy and Economics. He has been volunteering with Shanti for six years as a peer support volunteer, serving five out of the six as a peer support group facilitator as well. In his spare time Stanley enjoys woodworking, ebiking, cooking, and learning about and developing entrepreneurial pursuits.
2021 Board Meetings*
- Tuesday, February 9
- Wednesday, March 24
- Tuesday, May 11
- Wednesday, June 30
- Tuesday, Sept 14
- Wednesday, Dec 8
*All listed Shanti Board of Director’s meetings are open to the public. At this time all meetings are virtual. If you would like to join a meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before the meeting.
* Please note that certain parts of each meeting may be closed to the public.