Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of HOBY California. The Board supports and oversees the volunteers, activities, and finances of the four Leadership Seminars, the Alumni Association, and the CLeW Programs held each year in California. Board members also work to raise awareness about HOBY’s programs in their local communities, and to build a support base for the longevity of the programs.

The Board consists of a four officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), four Leadership Seminar Chairpersons, an Alumni Advisor, a Clew Director, and at-large Directors each with a focus on supporting a specific area of our programming.

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Advisory Council
In addition to the governing Board, HOBY California also has an Advisory Council of leaders and allies in the community who provide support and advice to HOBY and its programs. To learn more about the Advisory Council, click here.For more information about the board, or to learn about joining the board, either fill out an interest form here, or email

Members of the Board of Directors

Christopher Berry '04


Director of Development – Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.

Patrick Wilcox '98

Vice President

Project Manager – Swinerton Builders

Sara Cowgill


Supply Chain/Operations Research Professional

David Berry


Partner – Berry & Fogarty, LLP

Vince Anderson '07

At-Large Director

Fire Safety Specialist – Orange County Fire Department

Jane Berry

Fundraising Director

Co-Owner – Integrity Business Partners Consulting

Deserea Brito '10

Leadership Seminar Chair, Los Angeles

Operations Clerk and Production Specialist – Second Image National

Christina Burcelis '08

At-Large Director

Market Specialist – Unum

Megan Byers '09

Leadership Seminar Vice Chair, Northern California

Family Nurse Practitioner Student, UCSF

Espi Gonzalez '07

Leadership Seminar Chair, Southern California

Solar Advisor – Gigawatt

Krista Kobeski '01

At-Large Director

Senior Customer Success Manager – OpenGov

Olivia Marik-Reis '08

At-Large Director

Health Care Coordinator – Violence Intervention Program

Amy Martin '07

Leadership Seminar Chair, Northern California

Transportation Planning Consultant – Four Nines Technologies

Garrett Minnie '09

CLeW Director

Specialist – Apple

Jimmy Shang '02

Staff Engagement Director

Director of Marketing Strategy & Analytics – Avast Software

Ken Sherwood

At-Large Director

Dean of Liberal Studies – Oxnard College

Daisy Sparks

Communications Director

Independent Consultant – New Media Marketing

Jacie Wilcock '98

Leadership Seminar Chair, California-Central

Marriage & Family Therapy Intern – South Bay Community Services