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

Jimmy Shang '02

Executive Director

Director of Marketing Analytics & Insights, AdRoll

Christopher Berry '04


Manager, CRMS Systems, NextRoll, Inc

Deserea Brito '10

Vice Chair

Operations & Capacity Building Coordinator, Latino Community Fund of Washington State

Amy Martin '07


Transportation Planning Consultant – Four Nines Technologies

David Berry


Partner¬†–¬†Berry & Fogarty, LLP

Daisy Sparks

At-Large Director

Marketing Director,

Jacie Wilcock '98

At-Large Director

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist/Owner, Red Couch Therapy

Ken Sherwood

At-Large Director

California Community College Caring Campus Project Coordinator, Institute for Evidence Based Change

Ryan Halvorsen '09

Leadership Seminar Chair, Central California

Vice President, Redondo Van & Storage, Inc.

Claire Pelonis '06

Leadership Seminar Chair, Los Angeles

English Professor, Cypress College

Mallory Orr '09

Leadership Seminar Chair, Southern California

Special Education Teacher, Cajon Valley Union School District

Krista Kobeski '01

Leadership Seminar Chair, Northern California

Director, Enterprise Customer Success, HackerRank