Meet the BFHP Team
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Thomas Peeks is a retired Business Executive and Entrepreneur. He spent 32 years in Corporate America including stints with Dun & Bradstreet and Xerox Corp. Afterwards, he was the owner and operator of Fitness Together, a health and fitness studio in Lafayette, CA. He has been serving on the Board of Directors of Contra Costa Interfaith…
Alexandra Vondeling is a Registered Architect in California with over 25 years of experience in the Bay Area and Philadelphia. She currently leads the Architecture Studio at Opticos Design Inc, a Berkeley design and planning firm committed to creating walkable urban communities. Her work there focuses on delivering residential units that provide an alternate option…
Alex Rogin worked in Banking for over 20 years including at JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo Bank in Corporate Banking and Financial Management. He earned an undergraduate degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a former CFA Charterholder. Alex…
Jessica Anderson has worked as a manager and team leader for case management tech companies over the past 7 years. She spent many years working with California school districts and the Department of Healthcare Services in order to facilitate federal reimbursements that would support school and community health services for children and families. She’s since…
Harrison Alter, MD, MS, FACEP retired 1/2021 as Interim Medical Director of Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless in California. He was previously Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Alameda Health System, and an attending physician in the emergency department at AHS-Highland Hospital. He is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine…
Sam Ernst is a law professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. His scholarship focuses on patent law and contracts and he teaches in the areas of intellectual property, contracts, and civil litigation practice. Prior to entering academia in 2013, Professor Ernst was a partner at the international law firm of Covington & Burling…
George Fruehan earned his B.A. and M.B.A. from UC Berkeley. Currently, the owner of Numbers Talk, he previously served as Director of Consulting Services for Lautze & Lautze Accountancy Corporation. His career has included Price Waterhouse, Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America. As a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Systems Professional,…
Jennifer Kawar is the Chief Investment Officer at Nonprofit Finance Fund in San Francisco. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and specializes in business development, capital partnerships, and business model and capitalization planning for the social sector. She has served on our board since 2014.
Dr. Kirnon has over 30 years of operational experience in biomedical and medical device organizations. Dr. Kirnon is currently Co-Founder and CEO of Shawshank Therapeutics, Inc. Since January 2009, he has served as the Co-founder and CEO of PharmaPlan LLC and Vitavis Laboratories Inc, which was sold to Nestle health Sciences in 2017. Dr Kirnon was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pepgen Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company based in Alameda, CA specializing in autoimmune diseases.
Kajsa Minor is an attorney at San Francisco-based Shartsis Friese LLP, where she specializes in civil litigation matters concerning business torts, partnership and contract disputes, and securities litigation. She has represented departments of the State of California, large public companies, small business owners, and individuals. She earned a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of…
Ted Wilson is a Vietnam combat veteran with two purple hearts. He is a volunteer at the College of Marin’s Veterans Office. He has appeared before a Senate Committee in Sacramento concerning incarcerated veterans. He is a member of VFW Post 8399 in Richmond, CA.