Chief Experience Officer
Carl Agers is Vice President, Marketing Services for ThoughtMatrix, a San Francisco based digital design and development agency. Carl is a marketing and business development veteran with over 25 years of experience. Prior to joining ThoughtMatrix, Carl founded the marketing consultancy, Tager Group, which he merged with Decision Counsel, a technology marketing and Internet strategy firm where he served as the Vice President of Strategy.
Carl’s nonprofit experience and leadership also runs deep. He has served as an active board member for Unity Care for the last 10 years and was voted in as the Board President in 2002. Carl serves on the board of Potter’s Clay a marriage and family renewal project and is currently Vice Chair of the Council of Elders for Saratoga Federated Church.
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Mark Yolton recently joined Cisco’s Marketing team as the Vice President of Digital Strategy and Enablement. He previously led the SAP Community Network, a hosted professional social network for customers and partners of the world’s largest business application software company.
His background includes field, regional, and headquarters roles in marketing, communications, emerging innovation, the web, and eBusiness. He has degrees from Shippensburg University (central Pennsylvania), and has completed MBA coursework and continuing executive education at LaSalle University (Philadelphia, PA), at INSEAD (France), and at Stanford University (California).
Mark is a Board Observer with InnoCentive, which operates a crowd-sourced open innovation marketplace, and has been a Board Member of the Unity Care Group since 2010.
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Madison guides and manages the overall provision of Human Capital services, policies and programs for the entire organization. This also includes originating and leading Human Capital practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
Madison earned a double B.S. in Pre-med Bio-Psych and Finance from Santa Clara University, CA.
Amtrust North America
Cedric Martin has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years. Hi is currently a Claims Representative for Amtrust North America. Previously he held various leadership and management positions with Chartis Insurance Services, AIG Insurance, AIG/21st Century Insurance and State Farm Insurance. He has extensive experience and success in program leadership, business analysis, claims management, and customer relations.
Cedric joined the Board of Directors of Unity Care over 16 years ago and has been on the Executive Committee of the agency for twelve years. He served as the first Counselor of the first residential treatment home that Unity Care opened in Santa Clara County in 1993 to provide a safe residential environment, educational assistance and job readiness training for high risk and foster youth. Cedric also serves as a volunteer for the “Minority Citizens Advisory Committee” of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) that assists MTC in increasing participation from communities of color, increasing the touch points throughout the community, and improving education about MTC in communities of color. Cedric is a graduate of San Jose State University.
Jess is currently Partner at CFOs 2Go where he provides financial consulting services to small to mid-size companies across a broad base of industries and financial institutions. Previously he served as the Senior Vice President/CFO at Alliance Credit Union and was the Vice President of Finance at Valley Credit Union. He received an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University.
Jess brings a wealth of leadership experience serving on the boards of several Silicon Valley nonprofits including: the San Jose Conservation Corp & Charter School, Member of the Coyote Creek Flood Control Advisory Committee, Willow Glen Business & Professional Association and Boy Scouts of America, Silicon Valley Council.
Chief Product Officer
David is the Chief Product Officer at Auctionata. Previously he served as the Sr. Executive, at Redcats, as a Sr. Vice President of the Online Technology organization. David also worked at PayPal, Adobe Systems, Ascend Communications/Lucent, Sprint, where he led teams of software and web developers, communicators, product managers, marketing managers, designers, writers, program managers, and customer service representatives. In various smaller companies, David has led teams of virtually every function, while helping to grow revenue and engaged customers.
David has been a Unity Care board member since 2008, and is highly passionate about the organization’s mission and contribution to the community. He received a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from St. Mary’s College of California.
Audit Senior Manager
Amanda Hurley is an Audit Senior Manager at Grant Thornton LLP providing audit services to companies in the technology, consumer product, and not for profit industries. She serves both public and private companies, including large, established businesses as well as start-up and growth companies, with both domestic and international operations. Her technology industry experience includes technology hardware components including medical and sensor devices, software license arrangements, software-as-a-service, and online media. In addition to having working knowledge of complicated US GAAP including technical expertise in business combinations, share-based compensation, and software revenue recognition, Amanda has established her ability to teach and mentor associates and has led several technical trainings both at the local and national level.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Amanda worked for Eisner LLP, a large regional public accounting firm in New York City focusing on retail, distribution, and financial service clients. Prior to starting her career in accounting, Amanda worked in the Student Academic Consulting Center of Baruch College developing and teaching curriculum for freshman learning community groups. She also tutored students, earning the outstanding tutor of the year award. Amanda graduated summa cum laude from Baruch College in New York City with a BBA in Accounting.
Director of Business Planning and Operations
Anita is a problem solver, focused on growth strategy and business operations with a passion for making data easier to look at and understand – creating meaningful, actionable insights to drive a business to learn, iterate or pivot and ultimately thrive.
Beginning her career in startups as a front end software engineer and business analyst, Anita then obtained her MBA from Harvard in 2008. She returned to the Tech sector in 2011, where she helped scale global business at iTunes for Apple and now drives user acquisition through data insights at Yahoo.
Owner and CEO
Ray is currently the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Community Development Resources (CDR). CDR is a commercial development and project management company that has been doing business in the greater Silicon Valley for over 28 years. Previously Ray also served as an Industrial Broker at Coldwell Banker, Cornish and Cary Commercial. He has was the Property Manager at Dick Lee Corporation and a Corporate Controller at Federated Department Stores.
He has a long history of service to community as a board member of the community organizations: National Hispanic University, The Hispanic College Fund Latino Youth Institute, Univision Educational Task Force and Alliance for Digital Equality, Inc.
Andrew Wong is a lawyer specializing in family law serving the Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. He specializes in high conflict divorces with custody issues. His practice brings him into contact with families suffering from the effects of substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health issues. Since graduating from NYU School of Law, Andrew has also worked in securities and real estate law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Andrew graduated from MIT and worked in the software industry.
Andrew comes to Unity Care as a Latino Board Leadership Academy fellow. With roots in Latin America, Andrew is passionate about the issues facing the Latino community in Santa Clara County. Andrew is dedicated to public service and devotes his life to helping at-risk children and their families. In addition to his work with Unity Care, Andrew volunteers at his church and St. Anthony’s soup kitchen in Redwood City
As a prospective board member, you have a unique opportunity to truly give an invaluable service to your community. The youth you help us serve may well be your next valued employee, reliable service professional or life-long friend.
Unity Care Group, Inc. has successfully served at-risk youth and families in our community since 1993, and we anticipate additional growth and opportunities in the years ahead. Our success depends upon support and dedication from community and business leaders. Your participation will act as a catalyst for evolution, development and opportunity for Unity Care Group and the youth we serve.
To learn about board member opportunities and responsibilities, please contact us at (408) 510-3480.