Advisory Board

Elisa Baier

Owner/Operator, Small Spot Gardens
Resident of San Francisco, CA

Heather Murphy

Manager, nopa
Resident of San Francisco, CA

 Audrey Roderick

Executive Director, Urban Sprouts
Resident of Berkeley, CA

Alyssa Mele

Senior Project Manager, Deloitte Consulting
Resident of Greenbrae, CA

Rachel Russell

Senior Administration Analyst-Office of Civil Right, BART
Resident of Oakland, CA

Jenny Park, Advisory Chair

Communications Officer, Goldman Environmental Foundation
Resident of San Mateo, CA

Jenny is a seasoned communications strategist with more than 10 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. As Communications Officer at the Goldman Environmental Foundation, she directs public relations, social media, message development and marketing for the Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award given to grassroots environmental activists. She was previously an account director at Fenton, a public interest communications agency, where she led social change campaigns on public health, education, environment, and human rights.
Jenny is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she co-founded a student advocacy organization for children in foster care. She lives in San Mateo with her  husband, who shares her passion for ridiculously good home cooking.

Shail Shah

SALT Director – Andersen Tax
Resident of San Francisco, CA

Shail is a corporate tax attorney with over 8 years of experience corporate state and local income taxes.  As a Director at Andersen Tax, Shail advises large and medium-sized businesses on restructurings, controversy, and other state tax matters.  Prior to Andersen Tax Shail worked as a government attorney for the California Franchise Tax Board.
Shail received his Juris Doctorate and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law and attended UCLA for his undergraduate studies.  Despite living in San Francisco for many years, Shail is a devout Dodgers fan, a fan of UCLA sports, and a true believer in good food and good beer.

Michelle Markesteyn Ratcliffe, Ph.D.

Director, Market Development, Truitt Family Foods
Resident of Hubbard, OR


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