America SCORES Bay Area
Volunteer leadership at its finest! The Operating Board is charged with the governance and fidicuary responsibilities of the organization.
Jon Denholtz, Chair | Marketing Consultant
Jonathan Denholtz is a former volunteer soccer coach and a longterm SCORES board member. He's spent the bulk of his professional career working at the intersection of digital media and education with numerous leadership and executive positions at a variety of private and nonprofit organizations, including CNN, Electronic Arts, Creative Wonders, Teachscape, and the California Academy of Sciences. Jonathan earned his BA from Wesleyan and holds an MBA from Stanford.
Sam Fort, Vice Chair | Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Sam Fort is a partner at DFJ, a technology-focused venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. A lifelong soccer fan and player, Sam first found SCORES by participating in the annual SCORES Corporate Cup. He was immediately inspired by the SCORES's mission and visible impact. He joined the SCORES board in 2008. Sam brings expertise in identifying and scaling high-growth, high-potential organizations. Sam earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Stanford.
Mark Talucci, Treasurer | The SAK Brand Group
Born in Mexico and raised in Brazil, Mark Talucci is chief executive officer and co-founder of The Sak Brand Group, the company behind the iconic handbag line, The Sak. He served as chair of the board of Bay Area SCORES for 15 year, bringing leadership, vision, energy, and generosity to the organization. Mark earned his BA in mechanical engineering at Lehigh University. Mark splits his time between New York City and Bolinas, CA with his wife and four young children. In his spare time, he keeps active by surfing, fishing, golfing and playing fantasy baseball with his kids.
Dameon Philpotts, Secretary | First Republic Bank
Dameon has been involved from with SCORES from coast to coast, first working with the Washington DC SCORES affiliate and now with Bay Area SCORES. An avid soccer fan (football to him) he brings decades worth of experience advising and providing financing to nonprofits. He is a passionate supporter of youth development programs and affordable housing. Dameon currently works at First Republic Bank and has been involved with SCORES since 2012.
You can hear Dameon talk about America SCORES in an interview on KBLX at this link.
Neelesh Kenia, MD | Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Kenia is the Assistant Chief in the Department of Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco. His specialty is pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Kenia adds professional expertise to the Board at a time when the demonstration of health-related outcomes is a key driver for the advancement of America SCORES programs.
“I played every sport growing up, but soccer has always been the one I'm most passionate about,” says Dr. Kenia. “I am thrilled to combine my passion for sport with my professional calling – to help make children healthier, fitter and more self-confident.”
State Farm Insurance
SCORES Parent and Board Member
Dave Rosen. Chair of Membership
Advisory & Honorary Board
Ellen Becherer (Founding Board Member)
General Manager San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department
Lori Schweitzer (Founding Board Member)
Becherer Kannett & Schweitzer