Meet the RAFT Bay Area Leadership Team

Executive Staff

Sarah Slavin

Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Slavin joins RAFT from New Leaders, an educational leadership organization, where she served as Executive Director for the West Region. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, she was the Director for the Midwest Region of New Teacher Center and led a large partnership with Chicago Public Schools, where she worked for 12 years. Sarah has been dedicated to serving the education ecosystem, and her work has led to a demonstrable impact on practice, policy, and community outcomes. more...

Sarah Slavin joins RAFT from New Leaders, an educational leadership organization, where she served as Executive Director for the West Region. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, she was the Director for the Midwest Region of New Teacher Center and led a large partnership with Chicago Public Schools, where she worked for 12 years. Sarah has been dedicated to serving the education ecosystem, and her work has led to a demonstrable impact on practice, policy, and community outcomes. She has extensive knowledge of the challenges educators face and has worked successfully to build stronger communities throughout her career. In addition to her expertise in education, Sarah is known for her collaborative leadership style and her ability to accelerate team results. She also has a strong track record of accomplishments in fundraising, partnership development, and brand elevation and is excited to lead RAFT into its next phase of innovation and impact. Sarah has a BS in Broadcast Journalism and Communications Studies from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Doug Lang

Director of Operations

Doug joined RAFT in 2012 as the Director of Operations, and is responsible for retail operations, warehouse, production, IT, and facilities. Doug brings over 30 years of experience to RAFT, working for both high tech and biotech companies in a variety of management roles including business operations, customer service, order management, and supply chain. Doug earned a BA in Social Science from San Jose State University and an MA in Management from the University of Phoenix.

Dave Muilenburg

Director of Finance

Dave joined RAFT in 2015 as Director of Finance after 20 years in the high tech industry. Dave brings strategic financial planning and analysis leadership having supported a variety of business organizations including corporate finance, product design, sales, marketing and manufacturing for technology companies. more...

Dave joined RAFT in 2015 as Director of Finance after 20 years in the high tech industry. Dave brings strategic financial planning and analysis leadership having supported a variety of business organizations including corporate finance, product design, sales, marketing and manufacturing for technology companies. This is Dave’s first venture into the non-profit sector and he is excited to use his experience in financial stewardship to support RAFT’s important mission. Dave has a BS in Economics from Santa Clara University and MBA from San Jose State.

Board of Directors

Christine Martino

Chair

Christine Martino is an accomplished technology executive with over 25 years experience in general management, product management and marketing. Currently, as the Director of Big Data Programs at Intuit, she drives strategy and execution across Intuit’s small business and consumer product lines to leverage the power of data to drive growth and delight customers. more...

Christine Martino is an accomplished technology executive with over 25 years experience in general management, product management and marketing. Currently, as the Director of Big Data Programs at Intuit, she drives strategy and execution across Intuit’s small business and consumer product lines to leverage the power of data to drive growth and delight customers. Prior to Inuit, Christine retired from a 24-year career at Hewlett-Packard where she held senior level roles including Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Services driving the company’s strategy and development of Infrastructure-as-a-Services offerings. Christine’s other roles at Hewlett-Packard included Vice President and General Manager of HP’s Scalable Computing organization, which provided infrastructure solutions to cloud and High Performance Computing customers, and Vice President of HP’s Open Source & Linux Organization. Christine’s career showcases a strong track record of driving revenue and market share growth, managing businesses in excess of $1B and taking innovative new products to market successfully.

Michelle Sklar

Vice Chair

As Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Relations for USF’s School of Law, Michelle is responsible for developing, managing and delivering on the strategy to raise philanthropic, volunteer and other support from the law school’s nearly 10,000 alumni. She manages a team of professionals engaged in volunteer board management, principle, major and annual gift fundraising, stewardship and donor engagement and other alumni engagement activities. more...

As Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Relations for USF’s School of Law, Michelle is responsible for developing, managing and delivering on the strategy to raise philanthropic, volunteer and other support from the law school’s nearly 10,000 alumni. She manages a team of professionals engaged in volunteer board management, principle, major and annual gift fundraising, stewardship and donor engagement and other alumni engagement activities.

Prior to joining the School of Law, Michelle was the AVP of Donor Engagement and Communications for the University. She was recruited to join USF to build out the University’s stewardship and donor engagement program in preparation for a campaign and transformed a single department of three stewardship generalists into three distinct departments with twelve staff: university special events; stewardship and donor reporting; and development communications. Michelle was also responsible for leading the effort to introduce the University’s new president to the USF and San Francisco community.

Prior to the University of San Francisco, Michelle held leadership roles at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank and St. Nicholas School. She and her teams achieved record breaking fundraising years. She began her career in philanthropy at Stanford University.

Michelle holds a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley.

Brenda Peffer

Secretary

Cecil Mak

Treasurer

Cecil is an Audit Partner in KPMG’s Silicon Valley office with over 17 years of experience providing audit and accounting services to public and private companies. He was a Partner in KPMG’s National Office consulting on complex technical accounting, auditing and SEC reporting matters. more...

Cecil is an Audit Partner in KPMG’s Silicon Valley office with over 17 years of experience providing audit and accounting services to public and private companies. He was a Partner in KPMG’s National Office consulting on complex technical accounting, auditing and SEC reporting matters. Cecil also served for two years as a Professional Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission consulting on financial reporting matters, including the study and development of rule proposals under federal securities laws, and various SEC oversight activities.

Pooja Anand

Pooja Anand is a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. She has over 17 years of experience in managing the portfolio of clients in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications industries. Pooja has led projects in areas of technology transformation, IT security, risk management, and regulatory compliance. She is responsible for global teams, strategic initiatives, and partner relationships for multinational corporations. more...

Pooja Anand is a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. She has over 17 years of experience in managing the portfolio of clients in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications industries. Pooja has led projects in areas of technology transformation, IT security, risk management, and regulatory compliance. She is responsible for global teams, strategic initiatives, and partner relationships for multinational corporations. She has held multiple national leadership roles in her practice, including IT Cyber Audit practice and Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.

Pooja has an MBA degree from California State University, Chico; a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from FORE School of Management, New Delhi; and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications.

Karl Braitberg

Karl Braitberg is Senior Vice President of Oracle's Worldwide Operations. Karl joined Oracle in 2016 and is responsible for the end to end supply chain operations for the company. Prior to Oracle, Karl spent ten years at Cisco in a variety of executive level supply chain and operational roles spanning Customer Service, Planning, Customer fulfillment, Supply chain transformation, Strategic sourcing/direct procurement, and Cloud infrastructure operations. more...

Karl Braitberg is Senior Vice President of Oracle's Worldwide Operations. Karl joined Oracle in 2016 and is responsible for the end to end supply chain operations for the company. Prior to Oracle, Karl spent ten years at Cisco in a variety of executive level supply chain and operational roles spanning Customer Service, Planning, Customer fulfillment, Supply chain transformation, Strategic sourcing/direct procurement, and Cloud infrastructure operations.

Karl is recognized as one of the industry’s most successful and well-respected operational leaders. He is passionate about finding new and innovative ways to increase organizational and supply chain performance. In addition, Karl is known for; valuing open communication, business transparency, employee empowerment, strong leadership, and his ability to grow and retain top talent.

Karl was named by Supply Chain Executive Magazine to the “Pros to Know” list and has been cited in numerous publications, including Supply Chain Management Review, ComputerWorld, and InfoWorld.

Karl has also held executive positions at Palm Inc., Converge, and LSI Logic. Karl holds a Master of Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University.

Carolyn Carhart-Quezada

Ann Danner

Ann Danner is currently a consultant to nonprofit organizations specializing in Strategic Planning, Board Development and Fund Raising Planning. She was Executive Director of the Nonprofit Development Center (now called CompassPoint) from August 1993 through December 1997 more...

Ann Danner is currently a consultant to nonprofit organizations specializing in Strategic Planning, Board Development and Fund Raising Planning. She was Executive Director of the Nonprofit Development Center (now called CompassPoint) from August 1993 through December 1997 where she presided over the development of a strategic plan, an increase in budget and number of staff members, and the addition of several new programs designed to better meet the needs of the nonprofit sector.

Prior to joining the Nonprofit Development Center, Ann served as Executive Director of the Foundation for HOPE for 8 years, helping to raise over $3,000,000 for HOPE Rehabilitation Services. During that time, Ann was honored by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives, Silicon Valley Chapter, as Professional Fund Raiser of the year.

Ann has served on the Board of Directors of many organizations, including The Health Trust, RAFT (Resource Area for Teachers), Foothill-De Anza Foundation, HIP (Housing for Independent People), the United Way, YMCA, San Jose Museum of Art and HOPE Rehabilitation Services and is a past President of the local chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (now called Association of Fundraising Professionals - AFP) and the Junior League of San Jose. She was a founding Board Member of the Volunteer Exchange and of the Nonprofit Development Center. She is a member of the American Leadership Forum of Silicon Valley.

Adora Fisher

Peter Geschke

Peter Geschke is in his 29th year educating students in the Fremont Unified School District, where he currently teaches Advanced Placement Physics at Mission San Jose High School and also serves as a mentor/coach for Science Olympiad, Science Bowl, and Ocean Sciences Bowl. more...

Peter Geschke is in his 29th year educating students in the Fremont Unified School District, where he currently teaches Advanced Placement Physics at Mission San Jose High School and also serves as a mentor/coach for Science Olympiad, Science Bowl, and Ocean Sciences Bowl. Peter is an active member of the Northern California-Nevada Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers as well as the Exploratorium Teacher Institute. Peter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Davis and his teaching credential from California State University, Sacramento.

Joe Hernandez

As the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Intuit’s small business group, Joe is responsible for leading the delivery of legal, regulatory and compliance services to its flagship products of QuickBooks, Payments, Payroll and DemandForce. Recently, Joe has been working with a team to apply the Lean Startup principles to re-imagine the provision of legal services. more...

As the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Intuit’s small business group, Joe is responsible for leading the delivery of legal, regulatory and compliance services to its flagship products of QuickBooks, Payments, Payroll and DemandForce. Recently, Joe has been working with a team to apply the Lean Startup principles to re-imagine the provision of legal services.

Joe also supported Intuit’s global business division and its operations in Canada, UK, India and Singapore for four years. Joe has been an attorney in Silicon Valley for twenty years advising technology and emerging growth companies and held leadership positions at Sun Microsystems prior to joining Intuit.

Joe has been involved in his community as an elected official having been elected to the City Council for the City of Campbell for a four year term from 2004 to 2008. Prior to his election, he also served as a planning commissioner for Campbell for six years. As a bay area native, he holds a B.A. in Communication and Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University.

Webb McKinney

Webb McKinney is currently a management consultant with a primary focus on merger integration and leadership development. Mr. McKinney also serves on the boards of three non-profit organizations: Resource Area for teaching (RAFT), Alearn, and Encore.org. He also serves on the board of Smart Modular Technologies. more...

Webb McKinney is currently a management consultant with a primary focus on merger integration and leadership development. Mr. McKinney also serves on the boards of three non-profit organizations: Resource Area for teaching (RAFT), Alearn, and Encore.org. He also serves on the board of Smart Modular Technologies.

Prior to retiring from HP after 34 years of service in Nov 2003, McKinney was the EVP leading HP's ongoing merger integration and global citizenship efforts, as well as HP's organizational effectiveness and governance initiatives.

Previously, McKinney co-led HP's post-merger integration team. His responsibilities included planning and leading the integration of HP and Compaq's systems, processes and people.

Before the merger, McKinney served as president for the Business Customer Organization at HP, with responsibility for worldwide sales, marketing, and delivery of HP products and services to large, medium, and small businesses.

In 1999, McKinney was appointed an HP vice president and general manager of the PC business within the HP Computing Systems Organization. In this role, he had worldwide responsibility for the development, manufacturing and marketing of the Personal Systems Group's commercial desktop, mobile computing and server businesses.

McKinney was named general manager of the newly formed Home Products Division in 1994, leading HP's initial entry into the consumer market for home computing products.

Between 1992 and 1994, McKinney served as general manager of the PC Software Division in Sunnyvale, Calif. He was named general manager of the former Cooperative Object Computing Division in 1990 after having served as general manager of the Santa Clara Information Systems Division since 1988.

In 1986, McKinney was named general manager of the Office Productivity Division in Pinewood, England. Between 1983 and 1970, he held various research and development and division R&D management positions at the Santa Clara Division, the former Personal Office Computer Division and the Personal Computer Group. McKinney joined HP in 1969 as a marketing engineer in the Santa Clara office.

McKinney was born in Upland, Calif. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.

Prasad Sabada

Prasad Sabada brings a deep understanding of Engineering, Marketing, Business Development and Operations developed over 26 years of professional experience at leading high-tech companies such as Google, Cisco Systems and Hewlett Packard. more...

Prasad Sabada brings a deep understanding of Engineering, Marketing, Business Development and Operations developed over 26 years of professional experience at leading high-tech companies such as Google, Cisco Systems and Hewlett Packard. In his most recent position as a Director, Operations at Google, Prasad is responsible for strategic sourcing and re-marketing that enable innovation and minimizes TCO for Google’s infrastructure that powers all Google services. He leads a team that operates at the cusp of business and technology in their operational support of Google's fleet as well as other Product Areas such as Chrome, GFiber, Android, and Google X.

Prasad holds B.Tech in Electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara, and MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Prasad is married and has been a long time resident of the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.

Peg Wynn

Peg Wynn is responsible for Telenav’s human resources (HR) operations worldwide. She has 30 years of HR experience in the Silicon Valley area, most recently as vice president of HR for Atheros Communications (acquired by Qualcomm in spring of 2011). Prior to Atheros, she served as vice president of HR at Granite Construction, senior vice president of HR at Adobe and vice president of worldwide HR at Xilinx. more...

Peg Wynn is responsible for Telenav’s human resources (HR) operations worldwide. She has 30 years of HR experience in the Silicon Valley area, most recently as vice president of HR for Atheros Communications (acquired by Qualcomm in spring of 2011). Prior to Atheros, she served as vice president of HR at Granite Construction, senior vice president of HR at Adobe and vice president of worldwide HR at Xilinx. Peg has also served in senior management roles at Intel Corp. and has managed her own consulting firm focused on strategic planning, productivity improvement and large-scale change management programs for international clients.

Peg received her Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She was the recipient of the 2002 Overall HR Excellence Award presented by the Silicon Valley HR Symposium, and also received the 2002 Tribute to Women and Industry Award presented by the YWCA, for her role in the company’s cost reduction program.

Kathy Yates

Kathy is passionate about mission-driven organizations that foster positive social impact. She has served as CEO or COO for companies in publishing, online media, and education software, including the San Jose Mercury News, Marketwatch.com and Teachscape. more...

Kathy is passionate about mission-driven organizations that foster positive social impact. She has served as CEO or COO for companies in publishing, online media, and education software, including the San Jose Mercury News, Marketwatch.com and Teachscape. She also has more than 20 years experience serving as a Director on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations doing work in education (Bellarmine College Prep, KTEH Channel 54), health care (Good Samaritan Health System, ReSurge International), and civic development (American Leadership Forum).

Advisory Board

  • Hon. Elaine Alquist
  • Linda Darling-Hammond
  • Jon Flaxman
  • Susan and Philip Hammer
  • Margaret Honey
  • Gay Krause
  • Cathie Lesjak
  • Ann Lieberman
  • Becky Morgan
  • John Porter
  • John A. Sobrato
  • Tom Torlakson
  • Bernie Trilling
  • Mark Walker