CALICO’s Board of Directors is a dedicated, engaged group of community leaders who are central to generating awareness and resources for CALICO.  Board members bring valuable expertise in finance, marketing, strategic planning, human resources, legal issues, and fund development.  Each board member serves a three-year term (renewable once) and serves on board committees.

For more information about the board and becoming a board member, please click HERE.

Board Officers

Muckai K. Girish, Ph.D., Corporate Business Development, Juniper Networks
2nd term: September 2015 - August 2018
President 
Chair of Executive Committee 
Co-Chair of 2017 Oakland Running Festival Team CALICO

Kerry Barker, Head of Trust and Safety, Indiegogo 
1st term: April 2014 - March 2017
Vice President & Secretary 
Chair of Fund Development Committee 
Co-Chair of 2017 One Child at a Time Benefit

James Yen, Controller, MacPherson Art
1st term: November 2015 – October 2018
Treasurer
Co-Chair of Finance Committee

Board Members

Jhale Ali, Associate Counsel, Global Litigation & Competition at Visa, Inc.
1st term: May 2015 - April 2018 
Co-Chair of 2017 One Child at a Time Benefit

Hari Harikrishnan, President and CEO, The Cerebrus Group 
1st term: December 2016 - November 2019

Yan Heim, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Orinda 
1st term: September 2016 - August 2019

Janice Le, Vice President, Hewlett Packard Enterprise/Aruba
1st term: January 2017 - December 2020
Chair of Communications Committee

Leslie Oestreicher, Director of CSR and Sustainability, Ross Stores Inc.
1st term: April 2014 - March 2017
Chair of Board Development Committee

Melisa Olmos, Associate, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
1st term: June 2016 - May 2019 
Co-Chair of Corporate Fundraising Committee  

Savi Ramurthy, Group Leader, Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research 
1st term: April 2017 - March 2020

Kalpan RavalCo-Founder & Chief Business Hacker at A Good Engineer
1st term: June 2016 - May 2019 

Co-Chair of Corporate Fundraising Committee  
Co-Chair of Finance Committee

Cathryn Weems, Trust and Security Operations Lead, Dropbox 
1st term: November 2015 – October 2018
Co-Chair of 2017 One Child at a Time Benefit