Alliance for Girls Staff & Leadership

Our Staff

Emma Mayerson
Founding Executive Director
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Livier Gutiérrez

Director of Programs

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Kailin Chou

Membership & Marketing Manager
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Alliance for Girls' work is possible thanks to the leadership, wisdom, and dedication of many incredible girls' champions. Here are some of them below.

Board of Directors

Mark Gunther (Chair)

Managing Director
Eva Leah Gunther Foundation

Linda Calhoun

Founder & Executive Producer
Career Girls

Elisabeth Charles

Chief Marketing Officer
Rodan + Fields

Raquel Donoso

Children & Family Fellow
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Michael Gomez

Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch

Dr. Veronica Hunnicutt

CEO & Founder
HG Inc.

Taara Hoffman

Director of Corporate Partnerships
Genesys Works

Annie Longsworth

Executive Managing Director

RFB: Siren

Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

Executive Director

Stanford Clayman Institute for Gender Research

Jan Medina

Real Estate Agent
Zephyr Real Estate


Rachel Schneider
Director of Programming
The Hivery



Research & Communications Committee

The Research & Communications Committee is responsible for gathering resources and organizing content for Alliance for Girls' blog and quarterly newsletter. The committee curates the most pressing issues in the news as well as outreaches to members to produce op-ed pieces or blogs.

Helynna Brooke

Executive Director
San Francisco Mental
Health Education Funds

Lenore Gallin

Branch Member & Professor
AAUW Oakland-Piedmont

Kiku Johnson

Customer Relations/
Office Administrator

One Circle Foundation

Nancy Gruver

Founder & CEO
New Moon Girls

Dawn McMahan

Development & Program Coordinator
Project Re-Connect

Connie Wun
Institute for Research & Social Transformation

Membership Engagement Committee

The Membership Engagement Committee is responsible for outreaching to current and potential members. The committee keeps the pulse of Alliance for Girls' membership by connecting with members and organizing social events and activities.

Jana Hiraga (Co-Chair)

Program Director, Youth Development
YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Natalie Langsdorf

Program Director
Girls on the Run of
the Bay Area