BUILDING A STRONGER SILICON VALLEY

Together, our leaders deliver positive community change.

Our Leaders

Sandy Walker

Sandy Berlin Walker

President and Chief Executive Officer
Sandy holds a deep commitment to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families throughout Silicon Valley. With over 40 years of YMCA leadership experience, Sandy is a passionate believer that when youth have the support, access and opportunities they need to thrive, we are empowering the future generation that will make our community and our world stronger and healthier.
Ira Holtzman

Ira Holtzman

Chief Financial Officer
Ira brings 20 years of CFO experience in the nonprofit sector from serving with the San Jose based Health Trust, where he developed and delivered CFO support and counsel to over 80 nonprofit organizations throughout California. Prior to joining the Health Trust, he spent 17 years at Good Samaritan Health System and Lockheed Corporation. Ira is a well-respected leader, coach, and educator in finance and strategic leadership. He is known and trusted for his guidance with boards, executives, and government entities throughout Silicon Valley.
Tony Ganger

Tony Ganger

Chief Development Officer
Tony joined YMCA of Silicon Valley as Chief Development Officer in June of 2013 with more than 20 years of development experience from the YMCA and UC Berkeley. Most recently, Tony served as the Senior Director of Foundation Relations at YMCA of the USA. Tony has built a successful career at the Y and he believes our organization has the power and opportunity to create positive change in the lives of the people in our community.
Judy Hayner

Judy Hayner

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer
With more than 20 years of strategic marketing experience, Judy leads and manages the process of innovation – identifying and developing creative new strategies, opportunities and ideas to further the Y mission. She leads all marketing and communications initiatives for the YMCA of Silicon Valley. Previously, Judy developed and introduced services that generated profitable new growth for Hewlett-Packard’s $1 billion service business. She later joined the HP Leadership and Development team, creating comprehensive leadership development programs for the highest level HP executives.
Karla Jessup

Karla Jessup

Chief Human Resources 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.
Mary Hoshiko Haughey

Mary Hoshiko Haughey

Sr. Vice President of Operations
Mary has over 37 years of experience as a Y professional and volunteer. She currently oversees operations of several YMCA branches, the Youth Development team, and YMCA Project Cornerstone. She works collaboratively with school districts, funders, cities, counties, nonprofits and businesses to create programs that meet the needs of our community. Mary serves as a national leader for the YMCA movement in expanded learning programs and youth health and wellness. Mary is passionate about the programmatic magic in the intersection between youth development, education and healthy living creating impact for all members of our community.
Simon Chiu

Simon Chiu

Vice President of Financial Development
Simon joined the Y in June of 2018 and brings 23 years of experience as a school leader and fundraiser.

His career in education began as a high school English teacher, before transitioning to school leadership roles. He has served as Assistant Principal and Principal at different Bay Area Catholic schools. Most recently as President of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, where he implemented strategic planning and fundraising strategies that led to growth in giving each year.
David Fisch

David Fisch

Vice President of Property
With more than 15 years of project management experience, David has led and managed countless major projects in his more than 11 years with YMCA of Silicon Valley, including the YMCA Camp Campbell transformation and a 17 million dollar construction and renovation project for the Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA. Prior to joining the Y, Dave served in project management capacities for the International School of the Peninsula and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Sujan Vatturi

Sujan Vatturi

Vice President of Information Services & Technology
Sujan brings 25 years of Information Technology experience and is responsible for leading the technology transformation at the YMCA of Silicon Valley.

Prior to joining YMCA of Silicon Valley, Sujan held senior leadership roles in several multinational and startup organizations in the Bay Area, focusing on IT business applications, networks, security, and compliance in the Contact Center and Software industries. Sujan is passionate about architecting solutions, driving efficiencies, delivering quality services, managing by metrics and spearheading change. He utilizes employee and customer centric focused management philosophies that compliment the Y's core values.

Our Board

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Jim Hori, Chair

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
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Don Lee

Principal, Donald Lee Executive Search
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Joan Platt

Philanthropist
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Stan Chinchen (Honorary)

Retired, Farmer and Business Owner
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Scott Seaman

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

Principal, APS Marketing
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Andy Brown

CFO, Chegg Inc.
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Chuck Grant

Operations Program Manager, Facebook
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David Kennedy

Vice President of Alumni Affairs, Duke University
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Elizabeth Vilardo, MD, MBA

CEO, Foundations - Sutter Health Bay Area
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Ervie Smith

Principal, Ervie L Smith Inc.
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Francis Ebong

Director, X
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Gay Krause

Executive Director, Center of Innovation at Foothill College
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Janice Fry

Consultant; Retired Executive, Sun Microystems
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Jill Bourne

City Librarian, San José Public Library
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Jill Kispert

Community Volunteer
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John Savage

CEO GrowthPoint Technology Partners
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Katie Martin

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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Mark Johnsen

CEO, Wealth Architects LLC
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Mark Verbeck

CFO, Cyara
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Michelle Lalljie

Chief of Staff and Operational Excellence Leader - Device Operations and Supply Chain, Amazon
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Mike Couch

Owner and President, Couch Investments
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Pasquale Romano

CEO, ChargePoint
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Phil Capin

Project Executives, Vance Brown Builders
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Roop Lakkaraju

Executive Vice-President and CFO, Benchmark Electronics
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Scott Neely

Managing Partner, Lotus Capital Group
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Sonal Sinha

Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
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Steve Wagstaffe

District Attorney, San Mateo County
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Tom Squeri

President and CEO, Graniterock