Our Board of Directors

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Amy Sanford, President
amy@burlingamehills.org

Amy has served on our Board since 2016 and has been President since 2021. She moved to Burlingame Hills in 2006 from the Easton addition, but she has lived in Burlingame since 1992 with her husband, Blair, and their three amazing children, Andrew, Meg & Beth. Amy and Blair are now relatively new empty nesters.

Amy’s family has a long history in the Bay Area, dating back to before the Gold Rush! You can say this is home for her and her extended family.

Amy has been very active in the Burlingame community. She taught at Lincoln School and was President of the PTA at Roosevelt School and Parent Group at Menlo School. She currently teaches at Peninsula Bridge, has her own BeautyCounter business, and serves on two other Boards in addition to BHIA.

As for hobbies, she loves to cook and can be found walking the hills daily with her two dogs, Jeff and Claude.

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Don Dains, Director
don@burlingamehills.org

Don has served on our Board of Directors since 2013. Until his retirement, he served as a Senior Safety Engineer at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and is a Certified Safety Professional. He earned a Masters of Science degree in Industrial Management from the State University of New York at Stony Brook

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Guy Anthony, Director
guy@burlingamehills.org

Guy has served on our Board of Directors since 2016. He is a Consulting CFO to a broad range of start-up ventures. In that capacity, he efficiently assists early-stage growth and provides C-Level advice and analysis to CEOs and their Boards. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Harvard University.

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Jan Akers, Secretary
jan@burlingamehills.org

Jan has served on our Board of Directors since 2018. Until her retirement, Jan's profession was the strategy, planning, and execution of integrated global marketing programs for the technology industry. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 

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John Keller, Vice President
johnk@burlingamehills.org

John has served on our Board of Directors since 2008. Until his retirement, John was a Circuit Design Manager. He earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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Michael Corbett, Treasurer
michael@burlingamehills.org

Michael has served on our Board of Directors since 2018. He is the Chief Business Officer for a pharmaceutical company and an independent Salesforce consultant. He provides technical solutions and expertise that can be used and understood at all levels of an organization. He earned a Bachelor of Computer Science degree in Artificial Intelligence from Curtin University.

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Michelle Menendez
michelle@burlingamehills.org

Michelle has served on our Board of Directors since 2022. She has lived in the Hills with her husband for 19 years, raised 2 children, and cared for an elderly mother on Vista Lane.  Her Vista Lane community and the Burlingame Hills at large are exceptional and have provided her family with a life experience that cannot be taken for granted. 

 

Prior to reducing her focus on work, Michelle owned and managed a wholesale automotive parts warehouse in San Francisco, the third generation to take over the family business.   Over the years she has served on many automotive industry group boards as well as the parent boards of her children’s school.

     

Traveling, gardening, learning languages, and spending time with family and friends are her current pursuits.

 

Being an empty nester and having a reduced work schedule, she is able to dedicate time to pursuits that were not possible before, such as joining the BHIA Board.    Simply, it is time for her to give back and join the community of volunteers that are actively fostering the health and well-being of our great neighborhood.

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Jeani Delagardelle, Director
jeani@burlingamehills.org

Jeani has lived in Burlingame Hills for 6 years. She is an independent healthcare technology consultant and venture capital investor. Over the past 21 years, she has served as a Director on 24 Boards including both public and private companies, spanning multiple therapeutic areas and stages of companies from startups to commercial stage. She has extensive experience with audit, finance, and recruitment. She enjoys being active on the Boards for which she serves and has a strong interest in the issues facing our community. 

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Rodrigo Espinosa, Director
rodrigo@burlingamehills.org

Rodrigo has served on our Board since 2022. He has lived in Burlingame Hills since 2012. He also resided in Burlingame Hills during his Freshman year in High School. He works in the marketing communications industry for global agency, MC2, serving as the SVP of Marketing Strategy. He currently chairs of the Industry Experience Management Advisory Board, at his alma mater, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He's been on the board since 2006. 

Rodrigo has extensive experience in; brand strategy, communications, marketing, business leadership, consumer technology, start-ups and global business affairs. He has a strong interest in adding value to the Burlingame community. He has two daughters, Mia 13 and Giselle 10. Attending BIS and Hoover. 

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Susan Dan, Director
susan@burlingamehills.org

Susan has served on our Board of Directors since 2015. Prior to her retirement, Susan was the Executive Assistant to the President of a nonprofit biomedical research organization. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in The Humanities from San Francisco State University.

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Thomas Hayes, Director
thomas@burlingamehills.org

Thomas has served on our Board of Directors since 2016. He is an institutional investment professional in the oil, gas, and utilities industries. He earned a Master in Business Administration from Stanford University.

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Gus Petropoulos, President Emeritus
gus@burlingamehills.org

Gus served on the Board of Directors from 1986 until he became President Emeritus in 2012. Until his retirement, Gus was Assistant Chancellor of Research and Technology for the San Mateo Community College District (SMCCD). He is active in the SMCCD retirees organization and served as President of the Board for SMCCD Foundation, which promotes student success and program innovation by providing special financial support to help students achieve their goals.

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Steve Epstein, President Emeritus
steve@burlingamehills.org
(650) 777-7899 (home)

Steve served on our Board of Directors as President from 2011 until he became President Emeritus in 2021. Previously, he was a middle school teacher and led an educational nonprofit organization. In 2008, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from University of San Francisco.