Board of Directors

Graciela Borsato, Ph.D.

Graciela Borsato, Ph.D.

President

Graciela Borsato is Managing Director of the DREME Network at Stanford University, an initiative to advance the field of early mathematics education. In addition to her role as Managing Director, Dr. Borsato is a senior researcher who contributes her expertise to various DREME projects. Dr. Borsato holds an M.A. in Psychology from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. in Education (Child and Adolescent Development concentration) from Stanford University. An immigrant herself, she is profoundly committed to advancing opportunities for immigrant children and their families.
Elizabeth Luna

Elizabeth Luna

Vice President

Elizabeth Luna, AIF® is a Director of Wealth Management at ARIA Wealth Management, Inc.  Elizabeth has always had a deep passion for empowering women around finance. She knows firsthand the meaningful victories that both men and women can experience when taking charge of their financial life.  Elizabeth provides her clients expert guidance in wealth management, estate planning and customized portfolio management.  A Bay Area native, Elizabeth is a graduate of Santa Clara University and resides in the Rose Garden area of San Jose with her husband and 3 children.

DJ Wheeler

DJ Wheeler

Treasurer

DJ Wheeler is a Director in PwC’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Trust Solutions Practice based in San Jose, California. DJ has more than 12 years of experience and is a Certified Public Accountant. DJ primarily serves public multinational corporations and venture capital-backed start-ups in the software and FinTech industries. Previously, DJ was a member of the Firm’s National Quality Organization assisting engagement teams with complex auditing matters. DJ is a San Jose native and graduated from Santa Clara University with a BS in Accounting and a minor in Spanish.
Marcelo Iwasaki

Marcelo Iwasaki

Secretary

Marcelo Iwasaki is Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for Manufacturers Bank, a Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation subsidiary, and has more than 20 years of international experience in the banking industry.   He held leadership roles at the Banco do Brasil S.A. in Tokyo, Brazil, London, New York, and Miami prior to joining Manufacturers Bank in 2014. Marcelo has degrees from the Universidade de São Paulo (Economic Science), Pontifícia Universidade Católica (Social Science), Universidade de Brasilia (Philosophy), and a MSc Finance from the London School of Economics.

Duanne Welsch

Duanne Welsch

Member

Duanne Welsch is a retired senior administrative analyst from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a Grail member since 1960 and has served on the National Finance Committee and Development Committee. Duanne has a BA in Geography from UC Berkeley and an MPA from the University of San Francisco.
Kim Guptill

Kim Guptill

Member

Kim is a Community Organizer with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a group of South Bay people who organize, mobilize, and educate White folks and other folks with privilege for racial justice. She is the former Grants Manager at the Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation, which makes grants to organizations that support at-risk youth in education and the arts, and she spent 15 years consulting with Hewlett-Packard, helping them market their servers and PCs. Her passion exactly matches GFS’s: to launch low-income, first-generation students on a trajectory to success.  Kim holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona, a Master’s of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and an M.A. in Organizational Communication from Purdue.

Aditya Nagarajan

Aditya Nagarajan

Member

Aditya Nagarajan is a Senior Corporate Counsel at Cisco Meraki in San Francisco, serving as a product counsel advising on commercial transactions, international regulatory compliance, employment disputes, and other general counseling matters.  Aditya previously was an associate at international law firms in New York City and Washington, D.C., specializing in mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions.  He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a double-major in History and Political Science, followed with a law degree from Cornell Law School.
Tom O’Connor

Tom O’Connor

Member

Tom is a Senior Director at FTI Consulting and is based in San Francisco. He is a member of the Dispute Advisory Services practice and uses his experience and background in accounting and economics to provide litigation consulting and business advisory services. Tom is a graduate of the University of California at Davis, where he received a B.S. in Managerial Economics. He is a licensed CPA in the state of California.

Sohyla Fathi

Member

Sohyla is the Enrollment Manager for San Francisco Unified School District’s Early Education Department. She is profoundly committed to serving underserved and unserved families and their children to promote access and equity for all children. Sohyla holds an M.P.H. in Public Health from San Jose State University.