Retired Entrepreneur and Marketing Executive
Dale Satake has been a member of the Side by Side Board since 2017. As a former business owner and entrepreneur, Dale brings experience in operations, marketing, project management, customer relations and finance. She currently serves as the national advancement committee chair for AAUW (American Association of University Women), the oldest women’s advocacy organization in the U.S. Past volunteer positions include United Way Community Services of Central Maryland Board president, AAUW Marin Board president, Kappa Alpha Theta Marin board president, and Columbia Foundation Board Trustee. As a third generation Japanese American whose parents were sent to internment camps during WWII, Dale has experienced firsthand the power of a helping hand and is devoting her retirement time to “paying it forward” so others can navigate the challenges of life.
Ricki joined Side by Side’s board in 2019 after generously supporting the agency for many years. She is a trained psychotherapist and also has an MBA with years of accounting experience with small businesses and nonprofits. Her previous volunteer experience includes accounting work at Innovative Housing and the Marin Continuum of Housing and Services, as well as providing therapy services for the boys at Timothy Murphy School. Ricki also co-founded the nonprofit, Home Sweet Home which helped formerly homeless families with furnishings. She splits her time between Palm Desert and San Rafael and is an avid golfer.
President and CEO, Bank of Marin
Tim joined the Side by Side Board of Directors in 2021 because he wanted to help address the mental health needs of vulnerable youth and their families. He brings professional experience working in finance and management, as well as previously serving as the Chairman of the Board for Edgewood Center for Children and Families. President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Marin and Bank of Marin Bancorp, Tim resides in San Rafael. LinkedIn Profile
Founder/President, HiFidelity Entertainment
Howard is passionate about serving youth in need. His professional experience working in management, marketing, and P&L oversight has contributed to his role as Side by Side Board President from 2020-2022. Howard’s previous volunteer experience includes coaching basketball for the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), volunteering for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and serving on the Advisory Board for Wender Weis. CEO/Founder of HiFidelity Entertainment, his professional career included positions in marketing for Unilever, Nestle, and MCA/Universal. Howard lives in Ross with his family and dog and enjoys traveling, music, tennis and studying history and politics. LinkedIn Profile
Director of Programming, Improve Your Tomorrow
Danielle is passionate about helping youth achieve educational success. For more than eight years, she has actively devised strategies, policies and programs to inspire youth to achieve their educational and leadership goals. Director of Programming for Improve Your Tomorrow - a nonprofit focused on helping young men of color increase their attendance and graduation from college; she also has a wealth of experience designing strategic partnerships, raising funds, and working on DEI initiatives. Danielle resides in El Sobrante, CA.
Senior Corporate Counsel, Autodesk
Parent of a former student at Side by Side’s Irene M. Hunt School, Deanna joined the Side by Side board to support the agency that provided her son with the resources and tools he needed to succeed in school and life. In addition to co-chairing Side by Side’s Reach for the Stars Gala since 2019 and serving as SBS’s Development & Communication Committee Chair, Deanna has volunteered for the Ross Valley Mothers' Club and 4 schools over the past 16 years. Deanna serves as Senior Corporate Counsel for Autodesk and is a California-licensed attorney, as well as holding an LL.M. in Tax. Deanna resides in San Anselmo, CA with her husband and two sons.
Former Audit Partner, KPMG
Barbara has a strong belief that early childhood education and intervention is the most effective approach to the challenges faced by those dealing with mental health issues. In addition to serving on Side by Side’s board for over 12 years, Barbara was a board member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council for 20 years and is a trustee of the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Now retired, Barbara was an Audit Partner at KPMG and is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Public Accountants. She also currently serves on 3 corporate boards. Barbara resides in Sonoma and her interests include spending time with her family and exploring culinary pursuits. LinkedIn Profile
Principal/Advisory Services, KPMG
A long-time resident of San Leandro, CA, Juan is passionate about youth-related issues, be it education/childhood development or youth safety. Juan brings deep financial acumen and experience volunteering for nonprofit organizations, including having served as a Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the East Bay and the San Leandro Education Foundation. He brings a wealth of corporate experience from his nearly 30-year tenure with KPMG, where he currently serves as a senior principal in the advisory services division. Juan is multilingual, and commonly uses his foreign language skills to facilitate services for community members.
Jennifer L. Gotti
Human Resources Manager, Ropers Majeski PC
Jennifer first joined Side by Side’s board in 2008 as a result of the agency’s merger with Children’s Garden and continued on the board until terming off in 2018. She has remained very active in SBS’s Gala Committee and rejoined the Board of Directors in 2022. An HR professional, Jennifer is currently the Human Resources Manager at Ropers Majeski PC in Menlo Park and was previously employed at Brayton Purcell LLP. Jennifer has been involved with Marin County Personnel Commission since 2016 and served on Marin Workforce Development Board and Schools of the Sacred Heart Alumni Board. She lives in San Rafael and has a passion for community service, Bay Area sports, hiking, good food, and performing with a Marin dance company. LinkedIn Profile
Nonprofit Consultant and Managing Director, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)
An attorney and nonprofit consultant, Vamsey has a particular passion for working with youth who have personally been impacted by adversity. Through his consulting career, he has worked with numerous high performing nonprofits throughout the Bay Area, providing interim Executive support, Theory of Change articulation and implementation, and evaluation support. He is currently the Managing Director of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ, pronounced "courage"), an Oakland-based nonprofit focused on uplifting the political consciousness of systems impacted youth of color. He currently resides in Dublin, CA.
Audit Partner, WithumSmith & Brown
Darwin is an active foster parent with a passion for helping underprivileged youth find success. He understands the value that inspired mentorship provides to young people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Darwin is an assurance partner serving life sciences companies at WithumSmith & Brown. He currently lives in South San Francisco with his family and two rescue dogs.
Ex-Officio Member and Community Volunteer
Joy, a Glenwood Guild volunteer for over 51 years, joined the agency’s board as an ex-officio member representing SBS’s Guild volunteers and their support of the Hunt School and other programs. She has also been involved with several nonprofits including the Marin Cultural Association, Italian Street Painting, and is a founding member of Dominican University of California’s Women, Leadership & Philanthropy Council. She serves as a Program Officer for the Fenwick Foundation, helps clients with their photo memories at FOREVER, and has an art studio at Art Works Downtown in San Rafael. Joy is an avid traveler and photographer.
Group Director, Corporate Development (New Ventures and Strategy), Cadence Design Systems
Ryan has worked with and advised a number of non-profits on legal matters over the past fifteen years, including Mind Matters SF, the Earth Institute and Sanctuary for Families. He has a passion for volunteering with education-related organizations. A United States Marine Corps Veteran, former attorney, and pilot, he currently works in M&A, strategy, and venture investments for Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Ryan resides in Portola Valley, CA with his wife, son, and dog. LinkedIn Profile