Staff

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Rizal Adanza
Communications Director rizal@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x1

Rizal’s work in communications has always been focused on education, community, and youth development. Prior to Enterprise, he filled in for the Communications Director at Lick-Wilmerding High School. He has developed websites for non-profit organizations and campaigns such as Brave New Voices, Youth Speaks, The Bigger Picture, Life is Living, and PlayGround. He has been a Production Manager for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. Active in the community, he has collaborated on theatre and visual art projects with Campo Santo, Bindlestiff Studio, El Comalito Collective, and Creative Creatures Collective.

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Krista Apolonio

Program Manager
krista@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x307

As an Enterprise for Youth alumna, Krista is excited to give back to the organization that gave her so much! With a Bachelor's in Human Resource Management coupled with a Master's in Business Administration, she strives to emulate the value Enterprise for Youth has given her by providing young adults in the organization with invaluable experiences and insight that will propel them to their first professional employment opportunity and beyond. Krista hopes to leverage her diverse background in human resources and technical recruiting to guide and empower the youth she works with. She wants youth to understand that success is not always an easy path but it is one worth taking as long as they are willing to work hard despite their adversities. In her elusive spare time, Krista loves to travel, explore the Bay Area, build her photography portfolio, and enjoy time with loved ones.

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Nínive Calegari
Chief Executive Officer
ninive@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x317

Nínive is a veteran classroom teacher whose career had brought her to classrooms in Mexico, in Massachusetts, at Drake High School in Marin and at Leadership High School here in San Francisco. Nínive received her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Studio Art from Middlebury College as well as a graduate degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard. In 2002, Nínive co-founded 826 Valencia in San Francisco and was responsible for building a national network of youth-serving literacy organizations based on that model. Her founding pedagogy has, now, been replicated by 40 organizations internationally. She also founded and led The Teacher Salary Project, working to improve conditions for teachers.


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Lauren Chen
Program and Evaluation Manager
lauren@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x303

Lauren was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York before finding herself in the Bay Area. A proud product of public schooling from K through college, Lauren graduated with her bachelors degrees in Human Development and English from the State University of New York at Binghamton before going on to work in school-based operations at several public charter schools in New York City focused on closing the achievement gap for traditionally underserved local communities. Her work is informed by a strong belief in the value of experiential learning and the desire to bridge gaps between theory and practice. She enjoys creating sustainable systems and solving logistical puzzles to enable her team’s, and ultimately the youth’s, success. She is passionate about advancing educational opportunities and racial diversity and equity. In her free time, Lauren loves to dance, plan road trips, and play with her two calico cats.

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Mario Cruz
Youth Development Director
mario@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x311

Mario hails from Fresno, California, and graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Community and Regional Development and a minor in Chicana/o Studies in Spring 2011. As an undergrad, Mario was heavily involved in student resources centers, clubs, and organizations geared towards student empowerment and social justice such as the Educational Opportunity Program, the Student Recruitment and Retention Center, and Alpha Phi Omega. Upon graduating from UCD, Mario moved to the bay area, became an AmeriCorps member as an Academic Advisor in East Oakland, and an advisor for the Upward Bound program in San Francisco. Mario hopes to attend graduate school in the near future, focused on education. Mario is passionate about educational equity, social justice, and young adult development and leadership.

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Josh Ko
Youth Workforce Development Manager
josh@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x301

Josh has always been passionate about giving everyone a voice, and he’s proud to help everyone get the chance to learn and work through Enterprise for Youth. Born and bred native of the East Bay, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on Media Studies and Ethnic Studies. While in school, he organized radio specials, concerts, and fundraisers to call attention to local issues and raise money for community organizations teaching kids music and feeding the homeless. Prior to joining Enterprise, he interned at KQED Radio, assisting producers at Forum with Michael Krasny. If he’s not at work, you can probably find Josh looking for new food spots with friends, supporting local Asian American artists through the organization he co-leads, Kollaboration SF, or finding a new TV show to start watching, only to finish months later.


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Ken Liang
Director of Finance
ken@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x308

With over 12 years of nonprofit financial management experience, Ken has a strong understanding of a wide range of finance and accounting services, including monthly financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and governmental reporting for nonprofit entities. Since 2006, Ken has specialized in nonprofit accounting, and before coming to Enterprise for Youth, he supported the finance and accounting departments in community clinics and health centers. Ken graduated from California State University East Bay with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance in 2012. Ken is proud to be part of the Enterprise for Youth, helping young people to discover and build their professional career paths. When he’s not at Enterprise, he loves hiking, cooking, shopping, and spending time with his family.

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Margan Mulvihill
Associate Director of Development and Communications
margan@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x316

Margan has spent her career in the art world, working for museums, galleries and auction houses. Before joining The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, Margan was responsible for marketing at Jenkins Johnson Gallery, writing press releases and securing local and national press for the gallery artists and exhibitions. Margan planned gallery openings and organized a 5-person panel discussion on women in the arts at a Miami art fair. She also served a local nonprofit as the President of the Board of Directors, and helped plan their annual fundraising auction for 3 years. In addition to loving art, Margan enjoys dancing lindy hop and salsa.

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Alexandra Quinn
Grants Director
alexandra@enterpriseforyouth.org 415.392.7600

Alexandra Quinn is a nonprofit development professional, specializing in institutional giving for organizations in the arts, education and youth development. She has worked in arts and education administration in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. While working in the communications department at the de Young Museum, she established the first press programs for high school journalists and encouraged access to all student media outlets. Alexandra has also served as education curator at the Sonoma County Museum and founding program coordinator of The Oxbow School in Napa. She is co-author, with master builder Paul Discoe, of Zen Architecture: The Building Process as Practice. Raised in San Francisco, Alexandra has been an active community volunteer serving on the boards of 826 Valencia, The Tin Man Fund and Transparent Theater, and as a member of the Northern California chapter of ArtTable.


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Meghan Smith-Chang
Senior Program Director
meghan@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x315

Meghan believes in working alongside youth to foster skills that will help them excel. Before Enterprise, Meghan worked with youth and children in a variety of settings ranging from a residential home for youth with social and emotional disorders to a Montessori classroom. One of her most prized experiences was volunteering with a peer sexuality education program through a national women’s health organization. She earned her MA Sexuality Studies and her thesis analyzes a piece of education legislation. Meghan’s research expanded her understanding of how certain education policies disregard barriers that many youth face. Workforce development is one area where schools do not fully prepare youth. As she continues her work at Enterprise she hopes to create an engaging environment where young people discover and strengthen their skills and self-awareness. In her free time Meghan takes mini adventures in the Bay Area and taste tests local ice creameries.

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Cat Rechsteiner
Senior Executive Assistant cat@enterpriseforyouth.org

A San Francisco native, Cat has worked in the entertainment industry for nearly a decade and is excited to be a part of the Enterprise for Youth team. Throughout her career she has worked in customer service, public relations and event planning in exciting venues such as San Francisco's de Young Museum as well as San Diego Comic-Con. Her background has given her a love for being hands-on and diving headfirst into the unknown. In her spare time, she enjoys binging podcasts and playing with her pugs.

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Carlo Solis
Senior Program Director carlo@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x320

Carlo was born and raised in San Francisco. He is a product of SFUSD, and a member of San Francisco's first charter school's first graduating class. He has worked as a Program Director at both local and national nonprofits, managing work with young people and the adults that serve them. His last four years were spent at MyPath overseeing curriculum design and training, program expansion and partnerships. This work led him to lead projects in 15 cities across the United States. When not at work, you can find him playing music throughout the Bay Area or at his print shop in Berkeley. He is excited to bring his knowledge and expertise in program development, strategic growth, and training to Enterprise.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

"Our impact has been tremendous. It is wonderful to see how students going through our programs increase their communication skills, teamwork and most importantly their confidence through help with resumes, mock interviews, internships and employment opportunities."—Jeff Hocking - Former Board President

ANDY ANDERSON, Secretary – Anderson Capital, Founder and Owner

ANA MORAGA ARCHILA – Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Senior Attorney

ASHIK ARDESHNA – Oliver Wyman, Senior Partner

TERRANCE BEI – Banneker Partners, Investor

DONNA BOYER – Stitch Fix, VP Product Management and Design

DALANA BRAND – Twitter, VP of People Experience and Head of Diversity & Inclusion

STEPHANIE BREITBARD – Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, Founder

DANIEL BURNETT – TheraNova, CEO

ANDREA DUBLIN, Treasurer – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Global Mobility Director

SHAHID HUSSAIN – Google Inc., Product Manager

BRENT HYDER – Salesforce, President & Chief People Officer

JAY JACOBS, President – Basic American Foods, Director of Industrial and International Business

KATHRYN MONEY – Brilliant Earth, VP Strategy & Merchandising

LESLIE O’HARA – Old Navy, Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources & Communications

ALISON GELB PINCUS – Short List Capital, One Kings Lane, Co-Founder

ROBERTO RIVERA – First Republic Bank, Senior Managing Director

SCOTT SNOW – Goldman Sachs, Investment Banking Associate