Board of Directors
Steven N. Machtinger, Chair
General Counsel, Code Advisors LLC. Previous positions include Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP; Associate General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; General Counsel for Hambrecht & Quist; and attorney in the enforcement branch of the San Francisco Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Board member, The Marin Symphony Association. Violist in the Marin Symphony since 1982.
Nancy Carlson, First Vice Chair
Former positions include: Board Member, Junior League of San Francisco; National Board of Directors, Association of Junior Leagues; President, Sojourn, The Episcopal Chaplaincy at SF General Hospital; Director of Development, Laguna Beach Museum of Art; Director of Nursing, Andrew Harper Community College and Iowa Lutheran Hospital.
William Wolcott, Second Vice Chair
William Wolcott is Vice President at JP Morgan Private Bank. Prior to joining The Private Bank in 2010, he worked in institutional equity sales for Lazard, Montgomery, and J.P. Morgan Securities. From 1993-2001, he worked at Hambrecht & Quist on the Equity Syndicate Desk. He received his B.A. in Environmental Studies from Hobart & William Smith Colleges and attended The Cate School.
Aimee Brown, Treasurer
Former positions include: Founding Principal Artemis Capital Group, Inc., Vice President Goldman Sachs and Co., Managing Director-Manager Fixed Income Division of RBC Dain Rauscher. Board experience: International Bank and Trust and Holding Company of IB&T. Civic and Nonprofit experience: Angel Island Conservancy, Chair of the Revenue Bond Oversight Committee of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Board of Fellows of Trinity College, Hartford CT, Municipal Securities Rule Making Board, Commissioner Of the California Intercity High-Speed Rail Commission, National Association of Securities Dealers Fixed Income Committee, Board of Director for the CA Public Securities Association.
Dean Morehous, Secretary
Dean Morehous is an experienced trial and litigation attorney at the San Francisco office of Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP with over thirty years of experience representing clients in a wide range of technology, business and other complex matters. Dean has an accomplished record as an advocate before juries in state and federal courts across the country. He has been consistently recognized as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” during his career. In addition to his successes as a trial attorney, he has broad experience representing established and emerging companies in a wide range of intellectual property (i.e., patent, copyright and trade secret), business litigation, licensing and insurance coverage disputes. He is also the former President of Meals on Wheels of San Francisco and a long time board member.
Morgan Tarr, Member-at-Large
Morgan Tarr is a Vice President at Delegate Advisors, a multi-family office in San Francisco. Previously she was a partner at Fort Point Capital Partners, a wealth and asset management company. Prior to Fort Point, she was an associate at Presidio Financial Partners LLC. She began her wealth management career at Merrill Lynch. Morgan graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and attended UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Base Program.
Carol Lind, Immediate Past Chair
Former experience includes President of Orange County Junior League. Trainer for Southern California Coro Foundation. Development Director for ATSC Juvenile Diversion nonprofit. Community Relations Director, consultant for The Irvine Company. Foreman pro Tem Orange County Grand Jury. Founder and Board President for Galesburg IL Leadership Program. Director Major Gifts for Knox College, IL. Foreman Marin County Grand Jury 1999-2000.
Ellen Adams is an Independent Civic and Organizational Professional. She received her education from the New York School of Design and St. Paul’s School for Girls. Ellen is a Board member at Villa Taverna and she is President of the WHA Foundation for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Her former positions include research at Time Magazine, Public Relations for the Rockefeller Family and Docent at the California Academy of Sciences.
Founder and Managing Partner at Tonic Nightlife Group (TNG), which owns seven bars/restaurants in San Francisco as well as an events company, commercial real estate, and a music festival fairgrounds/ranch in Humboldt County. He is Former general Manager of Harry’s Bar on Fillmore St. and worked for Clyde’s Restaurant Group in Washington D.C. He and his brother, Andrew Bleiman founded www.zooillogix.com, a website devoted to the world of weird and wonderful animal news.
Former Vice President of Communications for the San Francisco Theological Seminary (graduate school of Theology); Vice President of Communications for the American Lung Association of California; National Vice President of Communications for Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund; Statewide Vice President of Communications for SEIU United Healthcare Workers – West; Director of Public Information & Public Affairs for the City of Oakland; and Director of Communications for the South County Community College District. She also served as a Vice President with Porter Novelli, an international public relations firm. Her tenure of experience also includes working as a producer/writer for ABC, NBC and PBS television stations in San Francisco. Kay holds a BA from UC Berkeley, MPA from California State University East Bay, and a PhD (abd) from Golden Gate University. She is a member of the San Francisco Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; and is a past president of the Oakland Bay Area Chapter of Jack and Jill of America.
Former positions include: VP of Operations for Verisign; SVP and Managing Director Schwab International for Charles Schwab and Co; VP of Marketing for Knight Ridder Information: VP of Electronic Banking for Crocker Bank, and International Sales for N.C.R. Other volunteer affiliations and board positions include: Sonoma League for Historic Preservation, The Sonoma Land Trust, Sonoma Master Gardeners and Broadway by the Bay. Bachelors of Arts from San Francisco State University and Masters of Management from the Stanford Business School - Sloan Program.
Harrison “Hap” C. Dunning
Professor of Law Emeritus, UC Davis School of Law. Water law specialist, and top expert in public trust law in California. Former member, California Water Commission. Former Staff Director, Governor's Commission to Review California Water Rights Law. Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 by The Bay Institute.
Robert “Bob” J. Erickson
Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (ret.). Board member, Family Support Services of the Bay Area and La Raza Centro Legal.
Deirdre “Derry” Henderson
Board of Trustees, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine, 1995-Present; Children's Theatre Association, 1997-Present; Board of Directors, The First Tee of San Francisco, 2006-2012; Executive Committee, San Francisco General Hospital Trauma Foundation, 1997-2004; Board of Directors, CORO Northern California, 1997-2003; San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, 1998-2001.
Captain Peter McIsaac
President and Port Agent of San Francisco Bar Pilot Association and associated with San Francisco Bar Pilots since 1992 which includes 3 four year terms as President and Port Agent. Bar Pilots navigate commercial ships to and from the nine ports within San Francisco Bay and the Port of Monterey. He is the Pacific Region VP of American Pilots Association.
Scooter is a longtime San Francisco Bay Area restaurateur from an entrepreneurial family that conceived and created San Francisco’s well-known landmark, PIER 39. Today, Scooter runs his family’s several successful restaurants on PIER 39: Fog Harbor Fish House, Pier Market, Wipeout Bar & Grill and Biscoff Coffee Corner. Scooter is also an investor and board member in the Bay Area based concepts, Left Bank, a four-unit French brasserie concept, Pacific Catch, a four-unit Pacific Rim fusion seafood restaurant and Roots for Peace.
In 1986 Scooter co-founded a pioneering restaurant concept that hung its hat on making fresh Mexican food from scratch, Chevys Fresh Mex. Scooter was CEO of Chevys and grew the company to 37 restaurants before selling it to PepsiCo in 1993. After selling Chevys, Scooter took his four kids out of school and travelled around the world for 10 months. Upon their return Scooter continued to create and develop successful restaurant concepts and companies like San Francisco Coffee Roasting Co. and University Coffee Café (1996), Village Bistro (2000), acquired Chic’s Seafood (2002) then remodeled and rebranded Chic’s into Fog Harbor Fish House (2007), created Wipeout Bar & Grill opening two units (2005 and 2008), then the Biscoff Coffee Corner (2010). Scooter has created and developed over a dozen different restaurant concepts in his life, and has built and opened more than 50 restaurants to date.
Derith Wisnom is a private insurance consultant for Sweet and Baker Insurance Brokers. Currently on board of the Hillsborough Garden Club as Conservation Chair and Executive board member of the San Mateo High School Parent Teacher Organization. Formerly owner of @YourOwnSpeed, a computer consulting company and many years of sales and marketing in financial services. Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Davis.