Board of Directors
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.
Matthew is the Rector of Transfiguration Episcopal church, where his predecessor was involved in the formation of Home and Hope. He has volunteered for the charity during his time as Rector, joinging the board as he seeks to sustain and develop its essential work.
He brings the experience of being a church leader in the UK and the USA to his work on the board, as well as analytical skills developed in studying for undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Pastoral Theology, Theological Education and Systematic Theology. Matthew lives in San Mateo, where he enjoys walking in the hills and working with the people of Transfiguration.
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.
Linnea Wigre has eight years of non-profit Development experience, event planning experience and previous board service. She was most recently employed in Development at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. She has management, technical and creative skills from diverse industries including interactive entertainment at Atari and scientific visualization at NASA Ames Research center. She is currently seeking her next opportunity in the 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 and 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.
Following 30 years in banking and consulting Daniel has been developing an “encore” career in the social venture space focused on creating access to financial services for low income communities. In addition to serving on the board of Home & Hope he volunteers with Grameen Foundation’s Bankers Without Borders and assists homeless veterans through the Veterans Administration. He is providing pro bono consulting advice to a start-up social venture that is developing an alternative to payday loans for the low income consumers. Daniel writes a blog at Banking on the Poor.
Danielle Villaseñor joined the Board in 2012 after two years of volunteering with Home and Hope through her congregation, Peninsula Metropolitan Community Church, where she serves as treasurer of that board.
While she has fed her soul over the years by volunteering in various capacities including tutoring, mentoring , and providing financial services to the elderly, she has paid the mortgage for over 15 years as an accounting manager at some of the largest service companies in the Fortune 500. Danielle currently works as a controller at Silicon Valley Finance Group,
A native of Mountain View, Danielle’s roots in California go back over 100 years giving her a special interest in the history, cultures, and issues of the various communities that call the Peninsula home.
She feels particularly fortunate to be able to be of service in multiple ways in multiple communities.
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.