Allison Duncan, Chairwoman Board of Directors
Allison is founder and CEO of Amplifier Strategies, a full service firm focused on creating solutions to 21st century challenges through cross-cutting collaborations, consulting, communications and technology. Before launching Amplifier, Allison held various executive positions at the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, where she managed the strategic program finance practice and large-scale global environmental initiatives. Earlier in her career Allison was a client service manager at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, with positions ranging from managing complex business transactions to researching emerging issues for mergers and acquisitions, stock compensation, derivatives and hedging activities, and internal controls.
Janet Standen, Vice-Chairwoman Board of Directors
Born and raised in England, Janet moved to San Francisco 15 years ago. She brings 30 years of consumer strategic marketing experience from both Europe and the US, and in the past was Innovation Manager for a Division of Nestle, as well as working in product development, corporate identity, and running her own strategic marketing consultancy in London for 10 years. There she also spent many years helping Save the Children communicate their vision more effectively. Since living in San Francisco, Janet has worked as an independent consultant, focused on providing consumer insights for many well known American brands and businesses. Janet is currently based near Union Square with Instant Insights Lab.
Michelle Phin Yong, Board of Directors Secretary
Being a young entrepreneur, Michelle was the owner of a small business,”Downtown San Francisco,” before the age of 21 until she sold it in 2009. Very active in various community service activities, Michelle is a master organizer and excellent implementor. She then became Director of Operations 2009-2013 at Matter of Trust and is currently Director of Marketing at Copa Fina Wine Exports.
Lisa Craig Gautier, Board-Treasurer Matter of Trust-President,
In 1998, Lisa founded Matter of Trust, Inc. (MofT) and then co-founded MofT’s online donation / wishlist matching database, Excess Access, with her husband, Patrice Gautier (see below). She provides over 20 years of for-profit and nonprofit managerial and networking experience. Previously she was Executive Assistant to the Director of International Development and later for the Treasurer, at Valeo – Paris (50,000 employees worldwide, equipment partner of Renault). Before that she was Executive Assistant to the Director for FedEx Logistics Paris in 1994. From 1985-1993 she was the Executive Assistant for the legal / accounting firm Cecchi, Marlow & Massoni CPAs in San Francisco. Her ecological background comes from extensive volunteer experience including living at the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust in the UK Channel Islands to study breeding of endangered species and zoo management (surprisingly useful in running a charity). A mother of 3 daughters, Lisa is a strong advocate for the modern working environment with flexible schedules, home offices, split-shifts and a close-knit, dedicated, hard-working team that includes dynamic student interns, wise seniors and wicked-smart, multi-tasking moms. Lisa has always chosen to only take a $1/year salary as Matter of Trust is like a 4th daughter to her and watching the charity grow is more than enough compensation.
Patrice Olivier Gautier, Board of Directors Member
Patrice is Vice President of Engineering for Internet Services at Apple, Inc. for the iTunes (2002), Apps, iBooks Stores, iCloud (2010) and Maps (2013). Previously he worked for NeXT, then was CTO of Netstruxr.com. Before that he was R & D engineer for Thomson-CSF Paris, France, in charge of NATO’s Data Fusion Demonstrator. Earlier still, as Research Assistant in the Knowledge Systems Lab at Stanford University, he was modeling the Reaction Control System for NASA’s space shuttle. Patrice holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris, France and a Masters Degree in computer science from Stanford.
Peter de Vries, Board of Directors Member
Peter is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. For over 17 years Peter was in the computer business. As Director of Operations for FTP Software’s West Coast Office, he managed the initial set-up of FTP’s first remote office, and was in charge of administrative operations on the West Coast. Peter, a patron of the arts, also serves on the Board of Directors of the Endowment Fund for San Francisco’s Lamplighters / Opera West Foundation.
Travis Cripps, Board of Directors Member
Travis is a software engineer in the iTunes department at Apple Inc. After moving here from Arizona, he worked for PGP Corporation, MediaRing, NetStruxr, and Quetzal Consulting. Travis has been advising Matter of Trust for its online database, Excess Access, since 2000. Together with Patrice (see above) he was responsible for the design improvements and implementation of the dynamic database 2000-2009. And is continually instrumental as a consultant for testing and improving the new Excess Access and Matter of Trust websites.