INTERIM BOARD CHAIR
Ruth Yankoupe, Vice President Customer Experience, Getaround
Ruth is Getaround’s Vice President of Customer Experience. She leads the company’s trust & safety, claims & insurance and community experience functions. Ruth is passionate about advocating for her customer, her team and Getaround’s mission. In previous roles Ruth has been responsible for managing enterprise accounts management, global call center leadership for both sales and service and strategic sales channel development. Ruth adores her family (she is the self-proclaimed “favorite Aunt” to 12 nieces and nephews), her friends and giving back to the community. She is also an avid skier and thoroughly enjoys everything about living in the Bay Area!
Andrew Chang, Investor, Premji Invest
Andrew is an investor at Premji Invest, a fund formed to support the philanthropic initiatives of the Azim Premji Foundation. He is responsible for leading consumer and healthcare investments for the firm. Andrew holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Andrew lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.
Adi Wakankar, PhD, Vice President, CMC Strategy & Program Management, Sangamo Therapeutics
In his current role, Adi oversees development of CMC strategy and program management activities across all projects and modalities in the cell and gene therapy space at Sangamo. Over his 16 plus years in the biopharmaceutical industry, he has led various leadership roles within the Technical Operations organization starting at Genentech and more recently at Portola Pharmaceuticals. He has brought numerous drug products through various stages of clinical development and helped advance three innovative technologies as now commercially available drugs in the oncology and cardiovascular disease space. Adi earned his PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from The University of Kansas. In his spare time, Adi enjoys time spent traveling with family and friends and exploring the great outdoors in and around California.
Mike Henry, Managing Director, Google
Mike Henry oversees Google teams that help the world’s leading financial services companies get the most out of the web. Over 14 years at Google, Mike has led sales, marketing, and operations teams across the US and globally, with a passion for marrying innovative technology with great marketing ideas to help companies better serve their customers. Mike is also a leader in fostering DEI within Google and beyond. His work at POH is informed and inspired by the wisdom of his partner – a naturopathic physician dedicated to integrative care. Mike earned his MBA from Stanford and his AB from Dartmouth.
Vishwa Chandra, VP Enterprise Partnerships, DoorDash
Vishwa's deep expertise in the food space, combined with his experience driving innovation and operational efficiency, helps Project Open Hand deliver high-quality nutrition in ways that are sustainable. Vishwa earned a BSc with Focus in operations and information management from the Wharton School.
Jennifer Wieman Petraglia, Sr Manager, Nonprofit Market Development, DigitalOcean
Jennifer is based in San Francisco and works at DigitalOcean on the Social Impact team, DO Impact. She focuses on partnering with the nonprofit and impact sectors and helps these organizations use DigitalOcean technology to further advance their mission and impact. Outside of work, Jennifer loves to be involved in her community through local nonprofits and can be found adventuring around the Bay Area with her partner and three children.
Dr. Preston Maring, M.D.
Dr. Preston Maring is retired from a 42+ year career with Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. He believes in “food as medicine” so he started the first Organic-certified, hospital-based Farmers Market in 2003. There are now hundreds of farmers markets at hospitals around the country. Serving on the board of Project Open Hand is a privilege as their mission is the best medicine.
Theresa Ng Chang, VP, Strategy & Operations, Legal & Global Affairs, Splunk
Theresa Chang is V.P., Strategy & Operations, Legal & Global Affairs at Splunk Inc., a security and observability data platform provider. Theresa has responsibility for developing and executing Splunk’s legal and global affairs strategy and managing the department’s global infrastructure and operations. She previously served as legal counsel to Autodesk, Inc. and Lucasfilm Ltd. and co-led the S.F. Bay Area chapter of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC). Theresa began her career as an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP. She holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Andrea Wilkinson, Sr. Director, Patient Advocacy & Public Policy, Zogenix
Andrea serves as the Senior Director of Patient Advocacy and Public Policy for Zogenix, a company committed to developing and commercializing transformative therapies for people living with rare diseases. She has had a successful career of problem solving by tailoring strategic product launch solutions for 30+ complex, innovative and breakthrough biopharmaceutical therapies. She’s a trusted C-Suite advisor who has worked with early-to-late stage drug development launch teams in multinational companies, including AstraZeneca, Takeda and sanofi pasteur. Andrea holds a BA from Louisiana Tech University.
Jennifer Drimmer-Rokovich, General Counsel at Tenaya Therapeutics, Inc.
Jennifer is an executive leader with extensive experience representing public companies. As General Counsel for Tenaya Therapeutics, Inc., she serves as a trusted partner focused creating successful business outcomes. She previously spent fourteen years at Exelixis, Inc. in a variety of legal roles with increasing responsibility, most notably as SVP, Corporate Legal Affairs where she helped oversee the evolution of Exelixis’ legal department into a high-performance organization. Jennifer began her legal career as an attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP where she counseled companies on business and legal matters, including corporate governance, securities law compliance and strategic transactions.
Richard Long, Principal at Cerity Partners
Rich is a wealth manager with Cerity Partners based in San Francisco. He takes a holistic view of clients’ financial situations to help ensure their investment assets are working in harmony with the financial planning components. Rich helps clients navigate financial matters and investments so they can focus on the things that matter most to them. Rich has been in the financial services industry since 1994. He earned an undergraduate degree from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania where he grew up and where most of his extended family still resides. After working for JP Morgan in New York City for many years, he pursued his dream to move “west” earning his master’s degree from Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. Rich lives in San Anselmo with his wife and two teenage boys. His family enjoys spending time together exploring the outdoors and experiencing new foods. Rich joined Project Open Hand’s Board during December 2021 and feels privileged to serve with the dedicated board members and talented staff.
Susanna Holt, VP Engineering, Cloud Migrations, Global Team Leadership, Regionalization Strategy, Compliance, Autodesk
As a customer-focused software engineering executive, Susanna has nearly 30 years of success delivering innovative technology solutions for startups and large companies. Her expertise includes migrating products and services to the cloud, integrating technologies and teams following acquisitions, transforming business cultures, and scaling operations.
She excels at translating technology for boards and C-Suite executives, improving productivity, driving profit and growth, and negotiating priorities and deadlines. She leverages her analytical skills to solve complex problems and guide decision-making.
Jason Wei, Director, Data Science at Meta
Jason is a Sr Director of Data Science at Meta, where he has worked on projects spanning News Feed, Facebook Stories, and Facebook Communities, amongst other strategic initiatives since joining the company in 2014. Prior to Meta, Jason worked as a quantitative trader at a hedge fund in New York. He holds a BS in Mathematical Computational Science and a MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University. Outside of work, he enjoys rock climbing and playing tennis, and is a member of Reality SF Church. Jason is a proud dad of two little ones (Hana and Caleb).
Arielle Anderson, Associate Director, Strategy at Teladoc Health
Arielle is an Associate Director of Strategy at Teladoc Health which aims to empower people through an integrated approach to virtual health. She has led and supported projects around strategy development for addressing social drivers of health (SDOH) for members and analysis for product and partnership growth.
Arielle previously held roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and a range of companies in the healthcare space, including UnitedHealth Group and Lyft Healthcare, all with the focus on improving the health and wellbeing of populations that have been marginalized historically. Arielle holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Business Economics from Indiana University. She lives in Oakland with her partner and enjoys traveling and learning French.
Board Meeting Schedule Fiscal Year 2024
Location: 730 Polk Street, San Francisco 94109
Thursday August 17, 2023
Thursday October 19, 2023
Thursday February 15, 2024
Thursday April 18, 2024
Thursday June 20, 2024