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

Jocelynn Staley

Board Director



Marketing and Communications Department

Phil Smith

VP Marketing Communications

Betsy Edwards

Art Director

Celia Turner

Marketing Communications Specialist


Development Department

Michelle Mascher

Associate Development Director

Lisa Jones

Grant Writer


Programs Department

Lisa Scheidecker

Program Director

Monica Zuniga

Bilingual Program Coordinator

Edward Chavez

Program Coordinator


Volunteer Department

Lorraine Michelle

Volunteer Director


Operations Department

Mackenzie Bray

Operations Assistant

Art Chang

Operations Manager

Connie Scully

Operations Associate

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