FLY’s Board of Directors and Staff are dedicated to preventing juvenile crime and incarceration through legal education, leadership training and one-to-one mentoring.


Chief Executive Officer & Founder: Christa Gannon, JD
Chief Operations Officer: Ali Knight
Chief Strategic Officer: Aila Malik, JD
Chief Development Officer: Lisa Clark
Director of Client Engagement: Susie Rivera, JD, MS Justice Studies, CPCC
Director of Community Partnerships: David Cattivera
Director of Talent: Michelle McCormick
Director of Programs: Brian Eggers
Director of Evaluation and Learning: Monique Johnson, MS
Director of Program Accounts: Carlos Garcia, MS
Director of Strategy and Growth: Vamsey Palagummi, JD

Santa Clara County Staff

Law Program
Law Program Manager: Randi Yoder
Law Site Manager: Katarina Pena
Law Assistant: Katrina Tran

Mentor Program
Mentor Program Manager: Cassidy Higgins
Mentor Case Manager: Patrick Spink
Mentor Case Manager: Carmen Talavera
Mentor Case Manager: Mary Ann San Miguel
Mentor Case Manager: Courtney Portal
Mentor Case Manager: Victor Fernandez
Mentor Case Manager: Matthew Henry
Mentor Program Coordinator: Jamela Joseph
Volunteer Coordinator: Katie Clark

Leadership Program
Leadership Program Manager: Abraham Menor
Leadership Case Manager: Jeff Bautista
Leadership Case Manager: Reyna Martinez
Leadership Case Manager: Wesley Hingano
Leadership Program Assistant: Vasthi Arredondo

San Mateo County Staff

San Mateo County Program Manager:
San Mateo County Case Manager Leadership/Law: Maryam Nemazie
San Mateo County Case Manager Leadership/Law: Joshua Orcine
San Mateo County Leadership Case Manager: Yuni Cisneros
San Mateo County Program Coordinator: Fabiola Alejandre

Specialty Programs

Middle School Coordinator: Kristopher Scott
Middle School Coordinator: Sarita Perez
Aftercare Case Manager: Joy Hernandez
Aftercare Case Manager: Arely Cardenas

Administrative, Evaluation, and Development Staff

Grants Manager: Jordan Dancer
Development Associate: Priscilla Lee
Executive Assistant: Elaine Bostwick Smith
Executive Assistant: Natalie Reynolds
Evaluation and Learning Analyst: Julia Cuevas
Evaluation and Learning Analyst: Ashley Eng

Board of Directors, 2014-2015

Chair: Donna PetkanicsJD, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
Vice Chair: Dick Watts, Retired Executive at Hewlett Packard
Secretary: Amy Parigi, JD, Attorney at Tom Ford International
Treasurer: Azar KhansariJD, Senior Corporate Counsel at NetScout Systems

Board Members:

Aparna Bawa, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at Nimble Storage
Bill Ihrie, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Intuit, Retired
Carol Dressler, Executive Search, Senior Development, Stanford University, Retired
George H. Brown, Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Judge James C. Emerson, JD, Superior Court Judge, Retired
Kai Chen, Partner at San Francisco Sentry
Paul Work, Board of Governors, Tech Coast Angels
Taher Savliwala, Director of Intellectual Property at Quixey
Toiya Black, Photographer, Consultant, Fundraiser, Political Campaign Volunteer

For more information about our Board Members click here.