Board of Directors

AFPGG Board Members 2024

Guiding the AFP Golden Gate Chapter with Vision and Strategy

The AFP Golden Gate chapter thrives under the leadership of a committed team of volunteer board members, each bringing their unique expertise and passion from nonprofits across the Bay Area. Our board members not only co-chair various dynamic committees but are also deeply involved in the operational aspects of running the chapter. They are pivotal in shaping the long-term vision and strategic direction of the chapter, ensuring that every initiative aligns with our core values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.

These leaders come together with a shared spirit of philanthropy, combining diverse perspectives and experiences to lead the chapter collaboratively. Their dedication ensures the success of our diverse range of programs, from the enriching IDEA Fellowship to the impactful National Philanthropy Day celebrations.

By actively engaging in the fundraising landscape, our board members are constantly seeking to identify and create valuable learning and networking opportunities for our members. Their commitment is instrumental in promoting professional growth, enhancing member experience, and driving the success of the AFP Golden Gate chapter.

Applications for board membership are open between November and December. Candidates are carefully considered and voted upon by the existing board members, ensuring a continuous legacy of leadership excellence and dedication to our chapter's mission.

2024 Officers

Lucy Porras

Director of Development & Communications
Chapter President

Kelley Coe

Senior Manager, Major Gifts
Immediate Past President

Dena Vongchanh

Director of Development

Michaela Hayes

VP Partnerships & Engagement

Mark Ruffo

Chief Development Officer

2023 Board Members

Carlos Castaneda

Institutional Giving Manager

Jarae Clark

Executive Director
Membership Committee Co-Chair

Matthew Easterwood

Chief Development Officer
Marketing & Communications Committee Co-Chair

Niquole Esters

Vice President of Strategic Engagement
National Philanthropy Day Committee Chair

Kelly Ferguson

Associate Director of Development

Eliane Fersan

Vice President of Philanthropy

Melissa Irish


Esther Landau, CFRE

Senior Director of Advancement
Membership Committee Co-Chair

Andrea Lloyd

Development Director

David Madson

Chief Fund Development Officer
Mentor Committee Co-Chair

Chirag Patel

Director of Planning and Development
Program Committee Co-Chair

Paul Petrequin, CFRE

Director of Philanthropy

Elissa Roy


Marisol Terrazas

Regional Philanthropy Officer
IDEA Committee Co-Chair

Jocelyn Wicker

Philanthropy Officer
IDEA Committee Co-Chair