Together, our leaders deliver positive community change.

Our Leaders

Jim Hori - President & CEO

Jim Hori

President & CEO
For the last 22 years, Jim Hori has held leadership positions at the Silicon Valley Bank, most recently as Managing Director, in tandem with 19 years as the President of the Silicon Valley Bank Foundation. During his tenure, the foundation has substantially grown its financial impact within the community, and Jim has been recognized twice with both the President’s Award and the Community Service Award.

Deeply committed to serving his community, Hori has been on the YMCA of Silicon Valley Board of Directors for more than 10 years and served as Chairman for three years ending in 2021. He also served on the Hope Services Board of Directors for 15 years, including two years as Board Chair.
Mary Hoshiko Haughey

Mary Hoshiko Haughey

Chief Operating Officer
Mary is passionate about the programmatic magic found in the intersection between youth development, education and healthy living – creating impact for all members of our community. With over 42 years of YMCA leadership experience, Mary is committed to community partnerships; truly believing working together creates lasting change. Mary currently oversees our YMCA operations and serves as a national leader for the YMCA movement in expanded learning programs and youth health and wellness.
Sheryl D. Jones

Sheryl D. Jones

Chief Financial Officer
Sheryl has over 25 years of progressive financial management and leadership experience. She has spent her entire career working in the nonprofit sector for mission driven human and social service organizations with multiple sites throughout California that consist of diverse and complex funding streams. She has extensive experience working with various government entities, foundations and private funders. It has been her primary responsibility to provide managerial, operational, and leadership support of strategic and tactical execution on all accounting, finance, budgeting, strategic planning, contracts, compliance, risk and grant management, and legal matters. She has strategically managed, safeguarded and ensured the fiscal health, integrity, and sustainability for operating budgets ranging from $12M to $120M and endowments in excess of $85M by developing and continuously improving the financial strategy, business model optimization, systems, controls, and processes. She is known for her “roll-up-your sleeves” mentality, stewardship and acquiring a deep understanding of the business and services, pushing for financial strength, flexibility, and excellence.

Sheryl has a deep commitment to community and has volunteered for the last 13 years at the food bank championing to help enhance the quality of life in the purse of a hunger-free community.

Sheryl holds a BS in Financial Management and MBA degree.
Karla Jessup

Karla Jessup

Chief Administrative & Strategy Officer
Karla joined the YMCA of Silicon Valley’s Human Resources team in 2016 following 13 years at YMCA of the Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina. With 20+ years of human resources and management experience, that spans for-profit to nonprofit, her extensive experience leading HR initiatives supports the vision of YMCA of Silicon Valley. Karla’s expertise includes policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, HRIS implementations, HR workflow development, and benefits administration.
Patty Rally

Patty Rally

Chief Development Officer
Patty Rally brings to the YMCA decades of experience in leadership roles with corporate, community, sports, and service organizations. Most recently, she served as the Chief Development Officer for JobTrain, a long-standing workforce development organization, where she more than doubled the fund development budget, launched and led a $45M capital campaign, and helped the organization grow tremendously.

Patty is native to the Bay Area, has raised her family here, and has been committed to serving the lives of individuals and families to make our community better. Patty earned her BA in Political Economics from UC Berkeley, and her MA in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco.
Jim McGowan

Jim McGowan

Vice President of Government Relations
Erin O’Toole

Erin O’Toole

Vice President of Financial Development
Erin brings almost 20 years of success leading teams and strategic development initiatives for organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association, Habitat for Humanity, and Second Harvest. She has helped raise $20 million+ to support impacts of community benefit organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Through direct experience with the Y as a member and Project Cornerstone volunteer, she has seen the effects of Y programs on local youth and families, and is excited to work with the community to expand and deepen the Y impact throughout Silicon Valley.

Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith

VP of Marketing and Communications
Leslie brings 20 years of experience building and scaling customer acquisition and revenue, for both complex matrixed Fortune500 companies, as well as new startups. During which time he has built and scaled over a dozen new marketing programs in the health and wellness and non-profit world, increasing demand, adding new sources of revenue, creating market growth and perfecting customer acquisition. His passion for leadership, wellness and the broader community draws him to this role at the Y. Currently he leads the execution of integrated programs across marketing strategy, member acquisition, and association communication.

Our Board

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Jill Kispert, Chair

Community Volunteer
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Jill Bourne

City Librarian, San José Public Library
Board Member - Mei Chui

Mei Chui

Sector Head Credit Solutions, Silicon Valley Bank
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Mike Couch

Owner and President, Couch Investments
Board Members - Leah Cowan

Leah Cowan

Manager - Government Relations, Sutter Health
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Janice Fry

Consultant; Retired Executive, Sun Microystems
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Mark Johnsen

CEO, Wealth Architects LLC
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David Kennedy

Vice President of Alumni Affairs, Duke University
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Gay Krause

Executive Director, Center of Innovation at Foothill College
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Michelle Lalljie

Chief of Staff and Operational Excellence Leader - Device Operations and Supply Chain, Amazon
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Don Lee

Principal, Donald Lee Executive Search
David Low - Board Member

David Low

Director of Public Policy & Communications, Destination: Home
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Katie Martin

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Keeshia Moultrie - Board Member

Keeshia Moultrie

Head of Risk & Governance - People Operations, Google

Scott Neely

Managing Partner, Lotus Capital Group
Board - Vince Rocha

Vince Rocha

VP of Housing and Community Dev., SVLG
Carmen Román

Carmen Román

Founder & Executive Director, Emotions in Harmony
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John Savage

CEO GrowthPoint Technology Partners
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Scott Seaman

Law Enforcement Executive Coach; Retired Chief of Police, Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department
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Sonal Sinha

Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
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Ervie Smith

Principal, Ervie L Smith Inc.
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Adam Stein

Principal, APS Marketing
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Tom Squeri

President and CEO, Graniterock
Gaurav Vijayvargiya - Board Member

Gaurav Vijayvargiya

Director of Engineering, Samsara
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Elizabeth Vilardo, MD, MBA

CEO, Foundations - Sutter Health Bay Area
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Steve Wagstaffe

District Attorney, San Mateo County
Nicole Wright

Nicole Wright

Managing Director, KPMG LLP