Our Board and Staff

With the support of our board and staff, There With Care is grateful for the incredible support we receive from the hundreds of volunteers each year. Always with our heart on the families we serve, we thank our community for joining us in care. Below please meet our board of directors and staff.

Board of Directors

Stacia Wells

Board Chairperson

Nina Wang

Board Director

Janesta Noland

Board Director

Kerry O’Rourke Bischof

Board Director

Paola Casey

Board Director

Ashley Chambers

Board Director

Sandra Cheung

Board Director

Paula DuPre’ Pesmen

Founder of There With Care, Film Producer

Jennifer Sheldon

Board Director

Melanie Ladhabhoy

Board Director



Executive Director

Kathy Hansen Sweeney

Executive Director


Development Department

Michelle Mascher

Director of Development


Programs Department

Lisa Scheidecker

Director of Programs

Monica Zuniga

Bilingual Program Coordinator

Edward Chavez

Program Coordinator

Jorge Sanchez

Program Coordinator


Volunteer Department

Lorraine Michelle

Director of Volunteer Engagement


Operations Department

Art Chang

Director of Operations and Human Resources

Connie Scully

Senior Operations Coordinator

Mackenzie Bray

Operations Coordinator

Tommy To



Marketing and Communications Department

Josh Battle

Marketing and Communications Director

Betsy Edwards

Art Director

Celia Turner

Marketing Communications Manager

Noah Hummel

Marketing Communications Specialist

Advisory Board

  • Harvey J. Cohen, MD, PhD, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Kate Dachs, Community Volunteer and There With Care Bay Area Board Member 2011-2019
  • Paul Graham Fisher, MD, MHS, Service Chief Pediatric Neurology at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Susan R. Hintz, MD, MS, Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Director of the Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Monica Ibarra-Yaquian, LCSW, Intensive Care Nursery Social Worker at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital-San Francisco
  • Karen Jensen, LCSW, Pediatric Intensive Care/Cardiovascular Intensive Care at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
  • Alexandra E. Morgan, CEO Family House, San Francisco
  • Farley J. Neuman, Esq. and Partner, Goodman Neuman Hamilton LLP
  • Dr. Laura Robertson, Pediatric Cardiologist in San Francisco
  • Sheri Sobrato Brisson, Author, Philanthropist, Co-Founder of Resonance House Publishing
  • Jocelynn Staley, MBA, Stanford University