- John R. McKinnon, CSEP, President
- Jonrie Davila, Vice President
- Robert A. Razzo, AIA, Secretary
- David Bickham, Treasurer
- Beverly Brumfield
- Michael Caracciolo
- Cynthia K. Ceres
- Walter DeVaughn
- Diane Dwyer
- Ime Ekanem
- Shirley Quitugua
- Zack Schiller
- Diane Sklar, M.D.
- Richard Sullivan
- Wendy Zachary, M.D.
- Alice Zhang
John McKinnon, CSEP
John is a Northern California native that began his career in the advertising business in Los Angeles and joined the Curry Senior Center Board in August 2015, through his appointment as President in July 2017. After working for 10 years on national broadcast campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, he relocated to New Orleans to focus on large scale corporate events at Dietrich Destination Consultants. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he relocated back to San Francisco where he has been responsible for exclusive events at many of the city’s most beautiful venues while overseeing the operational aspects of numerous programs with Mana, Allison & Associates. In 2011, he founded Voila Events, one of Northern California’s premier event planning & meeting management firms and as President of that company continues to serve as the Executive Producer of the Curry Senior Center’s Annual Fundraising Gala.
Jonrie is a Senior Associate Director of Planned Giving at Stanford University, where she helps donors to make gifts through their estates and other charitable giving methods. Jonrie is a graduate of Stanford University (AB 1984, English) and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (JD, 1984). Before becoming a fund raiser for Stanford and other charities, she practiced law for five years at law firms in California and Nevada. She is a member and past president of the Silicon Valley Planned Giving Council, a member of the Northern California Planned Giving Council, and an active member of the State Bar of California. She also serves as a mentor as part of the SVPGC’s Legacy Incubator Program. Jonrie is an avid fan of Stanford sports, the San Francisco Giants, and the New York Yankees. She learned of the wonderful work of the Curry Senior Center when she was asked to give a presentation to the board, and joined a year after.
Rob Razzo, AIA
Rob joined the Board in March of 2013, and has been Board Secretary since 2015. He is a licensed California Architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He currently works as the Director of Business Development for Polytech Associates Architects in San Francisco – Architect and Interior Designer for South of Market Health Center. For the last 10 years, Rob’s career focus has been in healthcare facilities design, working with major healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area region, including Kaiser, Sutter Health, Stanford, the VA and others. Rob is a native San Franciscan, who attended Lowell High School and graduated from UC Berkeley School of Environmental Design. He resides in San Francisco with his wife and son.
Beverly joined the Board in April of 2011 and serves on the development and program committees. She has a diverse background in government, educational and corporate programs where she has planned literally hundreds of events ranging in scope from small meetings and workshops to political and non-profit fundraisers. She coordinated the first International Colloquium on Oral History jointly sponsored by UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and UCLA. As a job developer with the Federal Poverty Program, she focused on employment and educational issues. As the community affairs coordinator at Consolidated Capital Corporation, she created innovative contribution and community outreach programs, as well as a highly active employee volunteer program. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and has founded several small businesses. Beverly is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz.
Cynthia K. Ceres
Cindi joined the Board in 2013. She is the Manager, Northern California for Reed Smith in San Francisco. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Lycoming College and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Golden Gate University. Cindi is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a member of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). A native of New Jersey, Cindi has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years.
Walter joined the United States Air Force and had a military career for 25 years. After retiring from the military, he settled in San Francisco and worked for the records department of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals while attending San Francisco State University. Walter received a B.A. in the field of Social Work. After retiring from the court system, he went to work at North of Market Senior Services, now known as Curry Senior Center, as a Social Worker/Case Manager. He continued in this career until retiring in 1995. Walter then joined the Board of Directors of Curry Senior Center in 1999 and continues in that capacity.
Diane grew up in the Bay Area with six brothers and sisters, and she credits the Irish gift of storytelling for her success in journalism. She is a two-time Emmy award winner and has received awards from the New York Film Festival, Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and others. Diane is also a faculty member at the Berkeley-Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley (her alma mater) and has taught there since 2008. She also runs her own media consulting business with clients in industries ranging from pet retail to nano-technology. Her mother-in-law, Katie Sharp, worked as a nurse at Curry for many years, and Diane joined the board in 2013. She has emceed the Curry Gala for more than 10 years, volunteers in the Curry Dining Room with her family and loves all that Curry does for the community.
Ime joined the board in June of 2015. He works at Management Consultant with Accenture Plc, providing strategic and objective advisory services which assist healthcare payers and providers in improving productivity and overall performance. His expertise covers financial and operational assessments, change management and business restructuring. Prior to joining Accenture, Ime worked in various Strategy and Business Development roles. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from California State University, Eastbay. Ime is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the California Association of Healthcare Leaders. In addition to serving on Curry’s board, Ime is a board member at Alternatives In Action. He enjoys photography, playing basketball and biking. Believing that our seniors should age with health, hope and dignity, Ime joined the board to contribute to the financial health and strategy that allows Curry to continue to serve and make a difference in the lives of seniors.
Shirley’s involvement with Curry Senior Center goes back to May 2009, when she attended her first Gala Fundraising event – “Salute to Independence”. She was quickly adopted into CSC’s Volunteer Family, where she helped in the dining room and later became a member of the Finance Committee. It was in May 2013 when she joined the Board of Directors. She is currently a member of the Development Committee and Human Resources Committee. She is also the Co-Chair of the Nominating Committee. She has been the Gala Chair for “Helping Hands, Healing Hearts” since 2013. She is especially honored to have been Co-Coordinator for the CSC’s “Annual Employee Appreciation Event” since 2014. Shirley is Vice President and Manager for the Bank of Guam San Francisco Branch. She has held numerous positions with Bank of Guam since 1981. In June 1996, she moved to the Bay Area with her husband and two sons. She is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside the many men and woman in support of Curry Senior Center and the good it does for the seniors in the Tenderloin of San Francisco.
Zack joined the Curry Senior Center Board in April 2011, served as Treasurer from July 2012 and most recently, as Board President. Zack is a Certified Financial Planner, and has over 15 years experience working in wealth management. He currently works on a team at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management focused on serving the investment and financial planning needs of founders of food, beverage, and consumer product companies. He previously worked at Merrill Lynch and Bernstein Global Wealth Management. Zack has a dual BA from Boston University in Economics and International Relations. An avid student of all things aviation, Zack earned his Private Pilot License in 2011. A fourth generation Bay Area native, Zack resides in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.
Diane Sklar, M.D.
Diane joined the board in 2016. She is an Ob/Gyn physician at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. She attended medical school and did her residency at UCSF, where she currently serves as a clinical Professor. She is actively involved in resident education and runs the 4th year medical student clerkship. Diane is the Kaiser physician champion for volunteering, and has helped organize volunteer projects for various non-profits in the Bay Area including Medshare and Homeless Connect. She has participated in over 20 medical missions abroad (Guatemala, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Uganda and Kenya). Diane also sits on the Kaiser community benefits committee and first learned about Curry through her work on that committee. Diane began volunteering at Curry by hosting holiday parties for the Curry community.
Richard retired as the City and County of San Francisco Tax Collector after 42 years of service. A native of Finchburg, Alabama, he has lived in San Francisco for over 50 years. Richard received a B.A. in Accounting from San Francisco State University, a Masters degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University and numerous certificates in Budgeting, Action Planning, Administration, Organization and Public Treasury Management. He began his Civil Service career in 1958 and held many responsible positions with the City and County of San Francisco: Accountant, Auditor, Principal Auditor, Head Accountant, Chief Auditor and Deputy Tax Administrator. In 1994 he was appointed Tax Collector and served as such until his retirement on December 31, 1999. After retirement, Richard became an Enrolled Agent authorized to professionally prepare income tax returns and represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.
Wendy Zachary, M.D.
Wendy is one of the newest members of the Curry Senior Center Board. She is a physician and works as a hospitalist at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Her specialty is Internal Medicine and subspecialty is Geriatrics. She is Medical Director of the Hospitalized Elder Life Program, which works to prevent delirium in older hospitalized patients. She is Medical Director of the Irene Swindells Alzheimer’s Unit, a board and care for people with various forms of dementia. She is originally from South Carolina, having graduated from Duke (BS, Chemistry) and the Medical University of South Carolina (MD) before moving to San Francisco for residency at CPMC. She did a Geriatrics Fellowship at UCLA, and then moved back to SF to stay. She spends her free time staying active at her children’s schools as room parent and active PTA Board member. Most of all, she enjoys snuggling with her husband, two young daughters, and rescue dog.
Alice is the Founder and Director of Life Art. She also serves as a consultant for Public Sector Governance and Board Leadership Development at XCEO, Inc. In addition, Alice is the Founder of Achieve Community Service Program, Board Chair of International Chinese Association, Council Member of Young Global Leadership Foundation, and President of UC San Diego Alumni Association, Silicon Valley. Alice joined the Board of Directors at Curry Senior Center in 2013.