Kendall Glynn
President
Co-Founder and COO, Square Baby

Kendall is a certified genetic counselor and spent the majority of her clinical career in the prenatal and fertility settings. She is currently the Co-Founder and COO of Square Baby. Kendall holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master’s degree in biophysics and molecular genetics from the University of Colorado. Contact by email

Reginald Cooks
Vice President
Media Relations, Santa Clara County Sheriff

Stephanie Ledesma
Secretary

William Gisvold
Treasurer
Tax Partner, Sensiba San Filippo

Barry retired from Adobe in February, 2020, and now volunteers at George Mark Children’s House as its CFO. He worked for nearly 30 years in the world of Finance, primarily in the corporate taxation field. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in Taxation from San Jose State University.   Contact by email

Barry Slivinsky
CFO
Vice President, Tax, Adobe (retired)

Barry retired from Adobe in February, 2020, and now volunteers at George Mark Children’s House as its CFO. He worked for nearly 30 years in the world of Finance, primarily in the corporate taxation field. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in Taxation from San Jose State University.   Contact by email

Dr. Audrey Foster-Barber                                    Child Neurologist, Benioff Children’s Hospital, UCSF
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Neurology, UCSF
Palliative Care Physician

Audrey is a Child Neurologist by practice and is one of only a few Child Neurologists in the country who also specializes in Palliative care. She has a particular interest in children with severe neurologic impairment. She believes that it takes a special approach to help these children and families have their best qualify of life. Audrey learned about GMCH from sending patients for respite and end-of-life care. After visiting she was certain that she wanted to be part of this special place.Contact by email

shawna kovacs board secretary

Shawna Kovacs
Head of Talent & Org Development, 2K Games

Shawna has spent 25 years in the technology industry in talent/organizational development and sales management. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has lived in four countries throughout her life and experiences. Contact by email

Robin Matlock
Independent Director, Advisor,                                      and Former Executive 

Robin is an independent board director and advisor, with a proven track record as a successful marketing executive. In addition to George Mark Children’s House, she currently serves on the boards of Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) and private companies People.ai, Cohesity and Dremio. She previously spent 11 years with VMware (NYSE: VMW), including seven years as Chief Marketing Officer. Robin has more than 30 years of experience in the enterprise software and services sector, creating new markets, optimizing product/market fit, and building modern, scalable go-to-market models to accelerate growth and drive transformation. Robin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Music from Rice University. Contact by email

Dr. Justin Baker, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM
Professor of Pediatrics, Inaugural Chief of the Division of Quality of Life and Pediatric Palliative Care within the Department of Pediatrics, and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health

As a pediatric oncologist, palliative care physician, and patient-reported outcomes and Phase I and end-of-life care clinical investigator at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Dr Baker is intimately aware of the distress experienced by children with advanced cancer and the communication and end-of-life/bereavement issues surrounding their disease progression. Dr Baker currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care at St. Jude. He was a founding team member of the Quality of Life for All (QOLA) Service – the St. Jude palliative care team. Additionally, he founded and continues to lead the St Jude Bereaved Parent Steering Council and Bereaved Parent Mentoring Program.
His research interests include communication and decision-making in advancing cancer, ethical considerations surrounding enrollment in Phase I clinical trials, palliative care in resource constrained settings, grief and bereavement issues, integrating palliative care into the ongoing care of children with cancer as well as patient-reported outcomes and pain and symptom control in the context of pediatric oncology care. Dr Baker is an internationally recognized physician-scientist (>250 publications) with extensive research and clinical experience in communication skills training at the intersection of pediatric oncology and palliative care. He has overseen the implementation of >100 clinical research studies at SJCRH. Additionally, he has extensive experience with development and implementation of communication education, including the creation and dissemination and publication of palliative care and communication skills trainings at the institution and on national and international platforms.
Dr Baker has received many awards for his work including the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Award as well as being named an AAHPM Inspirational Leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
In sum, Dr Baker is a recognized international expert and leader in the field of Pediatric Palliative Care as well as a highly sought-after speaker (see TEDxMemphis talk) and mentor with a track record of success.
Dr. Baker has been married to his college sweetheart (beautiful Monny from Monterrey, Mexico) for more than two decades and he and his wife are proud parents of four incredible children. An interesting fact about Dr. Baker is that he likely has more stuffed koala bears than any other individual on the planet and has even has a koala bobblehead and has had numerous koalas “adopted” in his name.

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Jennifer Kennedy Park
Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton LLP

Jennifer Kennedy Park is a partner in Cleary Gottlieb’s Bay Area office. Her practice focuses on white-collar defense, enforcement actions, crisis management, and complex disputes. Jennifer has been globally and nationally recognized by Chambers and Benchmark Litigation and has been named to the “World’s Top 100 Women in Investigations” list by Global Investigations Review . Clients have been quoted saying “she is hard-working and all-around excellent” and “her skills and analysis are crucial to the overall strategy of a case.” She is also the recipient of NOW’s “Women of Power & Influence Award”.

Before moving to California, Jennifer held board positions at Legal Services of New York, an organization that provides pro bono legal civil services in civil matters related primarily to housing insecurity, and 914 Cares, an organization aimed at addressing issues of poverty in Westchester County, including food, clothing, period products and diaper insecurity.

Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Dr. Kathy Hull
Founder, George Mark Children’s House

Kathy is the founder and staff psychologist at George Mark Children’s House. She has been active in clinical psychology for more than 30 years. She has devoted the last 15 years of her professional life to developing and sustaining the house, as well as working with our children and their families. Kathy is also an adjunct staff member of Children’s Hospital Oakland, where she spent five years as part of an interdisciplinary team that treated young oncology patients and their families. She has been a staff member at the Ann Martin Children’s Center, a local non-profit organization that offers low-fee counseling services to the culturally diverse Oakland community.

Kathy is a member of several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, the Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the Association of Transpersonal Psychology. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara; a Master of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Santa Clara University; and a Doctor of Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Kathy is married to Bill Gisvold and has seven daughters, one son, and eight grandchildren. Life is never dull at the Hull/Gisvold house!