Staff and Board of Directors

Bob Rosenberg, DDS, DScD

Board Chair

Bob spent his professional career as an endodontist in private practice as well as on the faculty at the UCSF School of Dentistry where he served a Chair of Endodontics as well as the founder and leader of the UCSF Advanced Endodontic Study Club. He was active in the American Association of Endodontists, serving on the Board of Directors and as President of the Research and Education Foundation. He is a fellow of the International and American Colleges of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International.

Bob has been active in his community as a co-founder of the Ross Valley Girls Softball League. Since retiring, he co-authored Giving from Your Heart, A Guide to Volunteering, published 2005. On the organizational front, Bob was Board Chair of the Henry’s Fork Foundation, a watershed conservation organization in Eastern Idaho. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of California Trout. Bob is a volunteer tutor at a local middle school and served as Board Chair of the Marin County School Volunteers for six years until its merger with 10000Degrees, a college success organization on whose board he now serves. He was the recipient of the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership award for Excellence in Board Leadership in 2015.

Bob’s life is inspired by his passions for family, fly fishing and working to ensure educational and life success for all children. He has been married forever, has two daughters and three grandchildren and lives in Northern California.

Alvin Gilmore

Board Member

Alvin Gilmore was one of the founding board members of OnePercent for Education before being hired as its first Executive Director in 2020.

With over thirty years of experience in education where he worked as a counselor, coach, classroom teacher, and an administrator in private and public school settings, he is passionate about social justice and educational equity. He fervently believes that it “takes a village” to address the educational disparities we find in low income populations and that the work of nonprofit organizations who perform direct services with disadvantaged and low income youth is essential to “leveling the playing field” for those students.

Although Alvin has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA and master’s degree in Education from USC, he’s most assuredly a life long Bruin after running track for UCLA. He lives in San Rafael, California and enjoys connecting with nature, photography, keeping up on current events, reading, and staying fit.

Ruby De Tie

Board Member

Ruby Lee De Tie, a first generation college graduate, started her teaching career in Las Vegas, NV.

She graduated with a dual degree in English and Education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education from Mills College. Although her first love was teaching, she realized the limitations of her impact and pursued becoming a principal. Ruby joined New Leaders in 2013 and became an assistant principal, one year later she moved into the principalship where she has resided for the last 5 years.

Ruby dreams of a world where ALL children are educated and challenged to become the best version of themselves. She hopes that through her leadership more students will be able to THRIVE!

Bill Epstein

Board Member

Bill Epstein was born in Rochester, NY and came to Northern California with his parents when he was 6 months old. He attended The University of Pennsylvania where he studied photography and English. Bill also studied photography at the SF Art Institute and later attended City College of SF in Ornamental Horticulture and Botany.

Bill managed sales and marketing for Nurserymen’s Exchange Inc.-(Bloom-Rite Products) for nearly 30 years. The company was a large international grower and distributor of horticultural and Garden products to the mass markets.
He currently owns and manages Eco Marketing Inc., and works as a manufacturers’ representative, broker, and consultant to horticultural and garden décor shippers, growers, and manufacturers, marketing products to supermarkets and other retailers.
Bill was on the board of Camp Tawonga for 6 years where he was Vice President and a member of the Executive committee for 3 years. He has been a board governor of Cal Trout, based in San Francisco for 9 years.
Bill has been involved with The American Jewish Committee (AJC, human rights organization) for 25 years and was the Northern California Regional President from 2009-2012. He has been a member of the National Board of Governors.

Bill has volunteered for 5 years tutoring reading and math and mentoring 3rd and 4th graders in an Oakland public school. He is very committed to helping students move ahead.
He has been married for 41 years to Susan Osher Epstein and has three grown sons and 4 grandchildren. Bill enjoys music (playing piano, harmonica, and guitar), travel, hiking, tennis, fly fishing, photography, and gardening.

Jessica Carstens Wolfman

Board Member

Jessica Carstens has built her career successfully growing small businesses through targeted marketing and using technology to improve operational efficiencies.

Jessica is currently the Director of Marketing and Operations for Cartelligent – a new car buying service that helps clients buy or lease any make or model new car. At Cartelligent, she works to grow leads and brand awareness, manage the company’s technology stack. She leverages her expertise in marketing and technology to improve the client experience, and streamline internal processes.

Before joining Cartelligent, Jessica worked as Director of Sales and Marketing at gaytravel.com where she spearheaded the creation and execution of the nationwide social media search for the first Gay Travel Guru which resulted in 300% growth in website traffic and 500% growth in social media.

Jessica received her MBA from the Rady School at UC San Diego and her BA from Williams College. She is married to Scott Wolfman; together they are raising two large, semi-behaved rescue dogs.

Craig Slayen

Board Member

Craig has worked in the financial planning business helping families make smart decisions about their money since 1995. In 2003, he started his own firm, Winship Wealth Partners, based in Marin County.

Craig’s involvement in education is based around his desire to bring equity and opportunity into the classroom for disadvantaged learners. He has sat on multiple Independent School boards, including The Branson School and Brandeis Marin. He also sat on the Ross School Foundation for 6 years, acting as it’s Treasurer and then as President.

Craig graduated from UC Berkeley. He is married to Melissa Slayen and they have three children in 9th, 8th and 5th grade.

Molly Tracy

Board Member

Molly grew up in Marin County where she always had a passion for working with students.

. She co-founded a summer camp for girls in the Ross Valley District and helped coach sports teams throughout the county. In college, Molly was a Moneythink mentor, traveling around the Los Angeles area to tutor high school students on financial literacy.

Molly attended University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated with a degree in Economics. She is currently a Manager in the Assurance Department at BPM, LLP, an accounting and consulting firm located in the Bay Area.

Jessica Colvin

Board Member

With 20 years of leadership in the school wellness movement, Jessica has helped pioneer the development of Wellness Centers throughout the Bay Area and California serving the health, mental health, substance use/abuse and sexual health needs of teens. Her master’s degrees in social work and public health and credentials as a school counselor, social worker and school administrator, afford her a dynamic and relatable lens for implementing school wellness with and for youth.

Jessica believes that school is where kids learn life, that every teen needs and deserves an adult in their corner, and that young people have the resilience, bravery, and leadership promise to transform the way that teens and adults navigate adolescent health and wellness. She also knows that schools are the very best place to support youth, and because those schools already carry a heavy load, partnerships are key to fostering the climate and conditions for youth to thrive.

Jessica graduated with her undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin in Madison and completed her graduate work at UC-Berkeley. She is married to Matt Colvin and together they are raising two sons and a pup. Jessica enjoys all types of crafting, yoga, gardening, travel and time spent in nature.

Ari Baruth

Board Member

Ari is a Deputy City attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s office, focusing on construction and public contracts. He guides resolution of construction claims and represents the City on large projects such as the Millennium Tower and Central Subway. Before coming to the City, Ari spent 10 years at Long and Levit, LLP, representing various entities in construction and real estate disputes as well as a variety of commercial matters.

A son of two immigrant teachers raised in a home filled with stories of the Holocaust, Ari grew up with a keen awareness of the access to opportunities available in our society, particularly the children. Through this upbringing, Ari developed a passion in the development, education, and joyfulness of youth. Throughout his life Ari has remained intent on supporting youth, whether in the form of coaching Little League baseball, teaching, or serving on the board of Camp Tawonga, a summer camp outside of Yosemite. Now a father of two young boys in San Francisco, Ari
passionately wants to improve the public school system and work to rectify the inequities and challenges in the opportunities provided to children.

Ari graduated with an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and attended law school at the University of San Francisco. He is married to Clara Hatcher Baruth, and together they are enjoying watching their two young boys, Max and Matai, grow, learn, and enjoy. Ari roots for the Giants, Warriors, and 49ers, loves time in nature, and enjoys a minute in the hammock when the boys are occupied.

Sarah Johal

Board Member

Sarah Johal (she/her) is a brand marketer who believes building brand means building belonging. Raised in rural Ohio, she moved to the Bay Area to build her career with innovative tech startups.

For 15+ years, she’s led award-winning marketing campaigns, community-building events, and impactful strategic partnerships. Outside her current role at Workday, Sarah leads the Parents in Tech Alliance nonprofit enabling healthy tech work for all families. Sarah’s eager to build more belonging with our shared education communities and future leaders.

Sarah lives in the East Bay with her husband, Indy, and daughter, Amara. While hiking or gardening, she’s usually listening to her favorite true crime or comedy podcasts.

Suyog Deshpande

Board Member

Suyog is a Senior Director of Product Marketing at Samsara, leading the company’s product and partner marketing efforts for several product areas. Suyog is responsible for building and driving product go-to-market strategies and running integrated marketing programs that fuel Samsara’s awareness, pipeline, and ARR. Suyog is passionate about the cause of education equity and strongly believes in the impact of the 1% pledge. Suyog himself has pledged and donated 1% of his earnings for various non-profit organizations for the last nine years.

Suyog has spent 7.5 years at Salesforce, progressively attaining various roles as a User Experience Design, Experience Architecture, and Director of Product Marketing. His responsibilities included Go-To-Market, Industry Marketing, and working with a campaign team to help the cloud reach its growth ambition. After Salesforce, Suyog led product and customer marketing for Amplitude, a leader in the product analytics space.

He has a deep understanding of the SaaS, Enterprise, and Analytics space. Suyog earned an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, a Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati. He holds six patents and is an inventor on four additional patent applications.