Board of Directors
Gary has over 40 years of senior leadership experience in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. During his 30 years with Levi Strauss & Co., executive roles included Corporate Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President Global Planning and Performance, and Chief Financial Officer International Operations. He also served for seven years as the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. He was also interim-CEO for one year. Gary is passionate about social justice and responsibility and brings to the Family Works Board a strong belief that people with cognitive disabilities should have every opportunity to achieve their highest potential and live fulfilling lives.
Laura Ramos leads Accessibility globally for Apple Retail. As a core value, Laura deeply believes in creating a culture where everyone is, and feels, included. Before joining Apple in 2010, Laura worked as a destination marketer for London’s West End in the United Kingdom managing the public relations and events strategy for retail, theatre and dining in the precinct. With a strong passion for inclusion and diversity, Laura is thrilled to be joining Family Works to help build a framework of support that will enable and empower everyone to do their lives best work, and reach their full potential.
Cameron is the Director of Strategic Projects at Clear Channel Outdoor. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Economics. Cameron has seen first hand how much of a positive impact counseling can have on families and youth in need and wants to be sure counseling services are accessible to all, regardless of means. He is particularly drawn to Family Works' compassionate approach to providing mental health services to our community.
Employed in the financial services industry for over 30 years, Brigid is recently retired from her position as Senior Vice President and Manager within Wealth and Investment Management Compliance at Wells Fargo. She joined Wells Fargo in 1988 and has managed several accounting and compliance teams in multiple departments. In addition to her compliance work at Wells Fargo, Brigid was the Chief Compliance Officer for Charles Schwab Investment Management and a Senior Auditor with Deloitte. Brigid has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business and obtained her CPA while working at Deloitte.
Katie Bhagwan is an Education Marketing Manager at Apple where she focuses on marketing educational programs on the Global Retail Marketing team. Prior to joining Apple in 2017, she spent the past ten years working in marketing most recently at Formative, George Lucas’ Educational Foundation, and Twitter. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Communications from The University of North Florida, holds a certificate in Data Analysis from the General Assembly, and has her CCT Certification (Compassion Cultivation Training) from Stanford University.
Kim Pace has built and led global Marketing organizations, brands and business strategies for over 20 years across E-commerce, Software (SAAS), CPG, Real Estate Development, Restaurants, Retail and Wellness Companies. Kim has launched several Companies from inception, overseeing both Marketing and Operations. She currently manages a Team of 40 employees and leads all Client and business relations as VP, Account Management, eBay. Kim is excited to convert her passion for building physical and virtual communities into building strong and healthy emotional communities with Family Works.