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Vice Board Chair
Bill Demas joined Shopkick as Chief Executive Officer in 2016 with a proven track record of launching disruptive technologies that create new hypergrowth markets. Prior to Shopkick, Bill was CEO at Turn for six years where under his leadership Turn increased its revenue 40X while building the industry’s first global, natively integrated real-time digital advertising platform. Demas has also served in executive roles at Yahoo!, Overture and Microsoft. Bill is a mentor, investor and advisor for multiple technology companies. He has been recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs (2014) and by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist (2012 and 2013). Bill holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and degrees in computer science as well as organizational behavior and management from Brown University.
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Kevin is Director of Research at Cushman & Wakefield. He has produced a variety of research in emerging markets, conducted both local and international market analyses, and appeared on many podcasts and at speaking engagements.
Kevin has a strong knowledge of international capital flows and macroeconomics, and frequently deciphers both local and global market trends current and future. He has a combined degree in Business Management and Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
In his free time Kevin enjoys travel, basketball, yoga, hiking/running, playing the ukulele, baking treats in the kitchen and obsessing over Formula 1.
In June 2016, Nick graduated Valedictorian from Woodside Priory High School. He is taking a gap year before attending Harvard University. Nick is currently an Economic Design Fellow associated with Harvard’s Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications. He plans to complete his research analyzing the funding in California’s domestic violence prevention infrastructure.
Nick began volunteering with CORA during his freshman year of high school. He has completed their 40-hour clinical training program. He has emphasized creating communities of allies, an idea he borrowed from the LGBT community. As someone who has not personally experienced abuse, he highlights the significance of allies in curbing intimate partner violence. After his sophomore year in high school, he founded the Another Door Opens Fund, which he has leveraged to raise money for CORA and foster a broader awareness of domestic violence. He was honored with the Breakthrough Changemaker Inspiration Award for his work in the field of women’s rights. He continues to teach about domestic violence at high schools.
Nick played varsity baseball in high school, and in his free time enjoys pitching with his dad. He has a wonderful younger sister, Emma, who is a sophomore in high school. His mother, Judi, is a singer-songwriter.
Though a native Californian, Carelle has lived and traveled abroad a great deal. In fact she worked in Iran as a young adult in nuclear research during the last year of the Shah’s reign. Carelle trained as an organic chemist and worked many years in the medical device industry, primarily in regulatory affairs.
After the death of her daughter, Naiyareh, in an automobile accident in 2007, she retired to care for her late husband and has devoted her time since to volunteering with agencies like the Tahirih Justice Center, California Transplant Donor Network and the Mona Foundation, but her greatest passion is being a champion for CORA’s clients with whom she strongly identifies.
The legacy of organ and tissue transplant is central in Carelle’s family. She is hopeful that “everything she’s got” will go to organ and tissue donation when the time comes. Carelle joined the board at CORA in 2014.
Rachel is a Career Strategist and Life Coach at SoFi, a modern finance company headquartered in San Francisco.
Rachel has volunteered with organizations dedicated to supporting DV survivors across all the cities she’s lived in and is pleased to continue that commitment to service with CORA in her adopted hometown of San Mateo.
In addition to her experience as a coach and a volunteer, Rachel brings to CORA over 15 years of program management, strategic partnership, and capacity building experience in innovative and entrepreneurial social sector organizations, including the Taproot Foundation, Thrive by Five Washington, the NYC Leadership Academy, Sesame Workshop, and Chinese for Affirmative Action. Rachel has also dabbled in media planning and digital strategy consulting for companies such as Hasbro, Inc. and Time, Inc. Rachel holds a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College and a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and received her coach training from The Coaches Training Institute.
When not working or volunteering, you can find Rachel exploring parks and playgrounds with her children Ella and Ethan or singing karaoke with her husband, Albert.
Jennifer joined the CORA board of directors in 2014. She is a senior program manager at Blue Shield of California Foundation, where she manages grantmaking focused on health and domestic violence.
Jennifer brings extensive philanthropy and nonprofit experience. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was a Senior Philanthropic Advisor at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, where she engaged with a range of foundations, donors, and corporate grantmakers to achieve their philanthropic goals. Previously at the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, she managed a portfolio of health and education grants.
Jennifer also served as Senior Director of Development of an international anti-slavery organization, and as a fundraiser and case manager at a shelter for survivors of human trafficking in San Mateo County.
Earlier in her career, Jennifer was a book editor at Chronicle Books. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Stanford University.
Currently retired, Chris spent most of her working years in Accounting and Finance. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, she started with KPMG Peat Marwick in Minneapolis. She transferred to the Bay Area in the mid 80’s, and worked many years as a Partner specializing in High Tech start-up ventures. Many of her clients were developing biotech companies. She left public accounting in the mid 90’s to cofound of a medical device company. After the sale of that company, she spent several years consulting with or on the board of various start-ups. Along the way, she has served on various nonprofit boards and committees.
Since fully retiring, Chris and her partner have spent a large portion of their time traveling the world. They are avid snorkelers and love to experience new cultures, particularly new foods. Chris’s other major interest is fiber arts. She currently serves on the Board of PenWAG (Peninsula Wearable Arts Guild). A major stop on any trip is to meet local artists and learn about local textiles.
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Tamarah Prevost is an attorney at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, practicing civil litigation in several areas including employment law, where she regularly represents employees in a variety of employment disputes, such as those involving stock options and start-up companies, and wrongful termination cases on behalf of whistleblowers and victims of discrimination and harassment. She is also active in her firm’s antitrust practice area.
Tamarah received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to law school, Tamarah worked at a legal aid non-profit organization coordinating an international campaign aimed at prevention and awareness of gender-based violence. She delivered workshops across rural Canada to youth and service providers in connection with this program. From there, Tamarah maintained her involvement in violence against women initiatives. In law school she was on the board of the Women and Law Association, and her article, comparing international prostitution laws, was published in the Santa Clara Journal of International Law. Tamarah is thrilled to be a member of CORA’s board, as she feels it is a gift to use her professional and personal experiences to benefit CORA’s clients. In her free time, Tamarah is usually found practicing yoga, hiking or learning to play her ukulele.