Board of Directors
Paul Zen balances his training in accounting and for business, with a commitment to community service. He has volunteered as treasurers for various organizations, ranging from high school to non-profit groups.
His current professional work involves asset and financial management of a company overseeing a portfolio of hotels and office buildings in the United States. His personal goal in life is combine his work in business with his devotion to helping the under-privileged. He is married and has two sons.
Board President Emeritus
Lisa had been involved with Home & Hope as an overnight volunteer for many years before joining the board in 2008. She also currently sits on the board of Episcopal Charities of the San Francisco Bay Area.
To her community work she brings the benefits of her post graduate studies at California Institute of Integral Studies and The Graduate Theological Union, her work with Marshall Rosenberg's Center for Non Violent Communication, along with her Harvard Law School degree.
Lisa resides in Burlingame, California, where she practices tax consulting.
Diane Shew joined Home & Hope in July 2009. Diane brings with her 20+ years of experience in the for-profit sector, most recently with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), an asset management firm based in San Francisco. While at BGI, Diane managed various portfolio management and trading teams.
Diane graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.S. degree in Finance and Organizational Behavior. She also is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Diane resides in San Mateo, California, and is in the process of a career transition to the philanthropic/non-profit sector.
A San Francisco Peninsula native, Debbie is very familiar with the distinctive characteristics of our local communities where she has served
and volunteered in leadership positions for the past 20 years. Roles include board positions on the Burlingame Library Foundation, the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, and Sacred Heart Schools.
She served as president of the Burlingame Community for Education and Burlingame Intermediate School PTA. She created the Interfaith Choral Concert five years ago which brings together the musical talents of six local churches and benefits Home & Hope.
Debbie is a dedicated realtor associated with Alain Pinel Realtors in Burlingame. Prior to her real estate career she spent over 20 years as an interior designer working on both commercial and residential projects.
Sarah Copeland joined Home & Hope in March 2013. She is a recovering attorney, and currently works in financial planning and portfolio management at Wetherby Asset Management in San Francisco. A Southerner by birth, she feels very lucky to be able to contribute to the betterment of the Bay Area, her adopted home, via her work with Home & Hope.
Sarah holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, and earned a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. She is a member of the Northern California Planned Giving Council. She currently resides in San Francisco with her husband.
Karen Wisialowski joined Home & Hope in 2015. She has served on several non-profit boards, most recently, on the Steering Committee of Harvard Business School Community Partners, a pro bono consulting organization. Karen is passionate about family, community, and social justice. Her work and community service lives are closely intertwined. Professionally, Karen serves as Chief Community Officer of Peninsula Temple Sholom, a Burlingame synagogue that is a Home & Hope host congregation.
Originally from Detroit, Karen came to San Francisco via the East Coast. Karen holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chelsea Clays joined Home & Hope in July 2015. After interning all over DC and working for 2 years at YouTube’s Copyright team, she currently works on Google’s Legal Investigations Support team in Mountain View. After moving all over the globe with her military family, she understands the importance of a stable home and is so happy to have found a charitable organization that aligns with her deepest values. She is excited to use her skills as a digital native to broadcast Home & Hope’s mission throughout the Bay Area.
Chelsea holds a BA from American University in Washington, D.C. She currently resides in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood.