Board

Out of Site’s legal board is the board of its fiscal sponsor, The Tides Center. The Tides’ board is not involved in the organizational development of Out of Site. The below board functions as a full working board except in the case of legal functions. Reed Davaz McGowan, executive director of Out of Site, serves as a non-voting member of the board.

 

Josh Brankman  |  Chair of the Board

Josh Brankman is the Executive Director of Outward Bound Bay Area. He has been an educator for ten years and has focused on public high school youth. He was the Principal at City Arts and Tech High School (CAT), a public charter school in San Francisco, a school of the nonprofit Envision Schools charter school company. For five years, Out of Site was based at CAT. He has been a lead teacher at Life Learning Academy (of the Delancey Street Foundation) and a teaching fellow at Eagle Rock School. Mr. Brankman has a MA in Education from the Principal Leadership Institute, of the University of California, Berkeley and an AB from Princeton University. Mr. Brankman has worked with Out of Site since 2006.

 

Diane Foug

Diane Foug is a sculptor living in San Francisco. She has served on the board of Human Rights Watch Northern California, ran her own design studio (Diane Foug Design) for ten years, has been honored by the Art Director’s Clubs of Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as Communication Arts and Print Mag­azine, and has taught design and typography at the San Francisco Art Academy. Ms. Foug is a graduate of UC Berkeley, Art Center College of Design, and Stanford University. She is also a parent of a student at Lick-Wilmerding High School.

 

Christine Godinez

Christine Godinez joined Lick-Wilmerding’s Admissions Office in the fall of 2004 after graduating with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from the University of San Francisco. In addition to her role as Director of Inclusion and Assistant Director of Admissions, Ms. Godinez is a club advi­sor to Latinos Unidos and a mentor for the “I Have a Dream” Foundation. She received her Masters in Educational Leadership from Mills College in 2009 and hopes to pursue her Doctorate. Ms. Godinez has served as a faculty member for the National Association of Independent Schools, Student Diversity Leadership Conference. She is a bilingual native of San Francisco and is committed to working with nonprofit programs supporting under-served youth.

 

Amy Guittard

Amy Guittard is a fifth-generation San Franciscan, a graduate of Lick-Wilmerding High School and Barnard College, Columbia University with a degree in English Literature and Cultural Anthropology. She currently works for Clif Bar & Company in Interactive Experience where she manages the online creative marketing campaigns for brands and programs. In addition to her work in online marketing, she also served as Co-Chair of Clif Bar & Company’s employee volunteer program for two years, build­ing relationships with local and national nonprofits and inspiring colleagues to give back to their community. She is on the board of Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation. She is currently enrolled in the California College of Arts’ MBA program. Ms. Guittard has also developed raspberry truffles for her 140 year old family business, Guittard Chocolates (America’s oldest chocolate company).

 

Raquel Skidmore Johnson

Raquel is Co-owner and Creative Director of Coupage Design, an engineering and design firm based in Noe Valley. Ms. Johnson co-founded Coupage in 2004 with her husband after she spent 15 years in the corporate creative world. Ms. Johnson managed the creative department at the National Football League in New York for 8 years before returning home to California to head the production group at Digitas, a digital brand agency. She graduated from CSU, Chico and the School of Visual Arts with degrees in graphic design and advertising. Ms. Johnson also spent several years with Destination Foundation, a non-profit organization that granted dream wishes to adults with terminal illnesses. As a member of the AIGA, she worked in the San Francisco public school system teaching design to K-5 students.

 

Chasse Carroll

Chasse Carroll was a public school teacher of underserved youth in Daly City for 10 years. She spent her teaching career attempting to give students the opportunity to think, question and be creative. She has a particular interest in helping low income students cross the digital divide. She was also a consultant for the Strategic Literacy Initiative at Wested. She facilitated professional development trainings for teachers, literacy coaches and school administrators across the country. She has a MA in Education from University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Beloit College. She also studied Mandarin at National Taiwan Normal University.

 

Glen Walton

Glen Walton is a senior manager at Oracle Corporation US, and currently responsible for the development of the global market for Oracle’s Governance Risk and Compliance software applications. With over 17 years experience in the IT industry he was previously a chartered accountant with expertise in accountancy, audit, taxation and business consulting. He has worked for a large multinational accountancy organization and as a partner in a Sydney based accountancy practice.

Currently residing in San Francisco, but originally from Australia, Glen has been involved  in several start-ups, including one sold to Oracle in 2009. Glen has many years of management experience in his own businesses, and as a trusted advisor to his clients. Glen has been active in local community organizations in Australia, holding various roles including as treasurer, board member, president and chairman of three non-profit organizations. He has been actively involved with Out of Site through student participants in his family.

 

Paul Chasan, 2014- present

Paul is an Urban Planner/Urban Designer with the City of San Francisco. He has extensive experience as a planner, and also as a designer for graphic design and arts installation projects. Originally from the Seattle area, he received Masters in Urban Planning with a Certificate in Urban Design and Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington. He earned his Bachelors in Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington University. Paul has been involved in Out of Site as a volunteer, an advocate, and a liaison with the City’s Planning Department for several years, helping us to navigate the parklet permitting process and connecting us with resources.

 

Damola Adamolekun, 2014- present

Damola is an associate at TPG Capital, a private equity firm in San Francisco. He previously spent two years as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York, after graduating from Brown University with a double major in Economics and Urban Studies. His passion for improving the US public education system was borne through his experiences in Maryland public schools, and nurtured through his studies at Brown and volunteer work with the Brown football team at Fox Point schools in Providence (which continued with the Harlem Success Academy in New York). He admire artistic expression in all forms, and was fortunate to enroll in some art and architecture classes while at Brown.  He was born in Lagos, Nigeria and spent some time living in the Netherlands and South Africa before moving to the United States at the age of 9.