Karen Katz, Board President
Karen Katz, a Bay Area native, is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. She is currently the CEO of Property Management One, a property management company in San Francisco and CEO of Mind in Motion, an inspirational line of active wear and accessories that have a component of giving back to those in need. Karen is also the Chair of the JY Family Foundation. She has held leadership roles in several local and national non-profits including Jewish Family and Children’s services, National Young Leadership Cabinet, SF Jewish Community Federation and is a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Leadership Program. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from The University of California at Santa Barbara. Karen is thrilled to be involved with Greenlight Clinic and being part of changing young people’s lives.
Marjorie Swig, Founder
Marjorie Swig, MS/LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist providing psychotherapy for young adults, teens and children in Marin County and San Francisco since 2005. Marjorie’s focus is to help these young people cope with the challenges presented to them and to feel safe in this fast paced and complicated world.
Ms. Swig attended the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Los Angeles as an undergraduate and has been awarded Honorary Degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of San Francisco, Mills College and Santa Clara University. Ms. Swig is the widow of Richard Lewis Swig and has four children, twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mark Reisbaum is a philanthropy advisor working with private foundations and families. He has held professional leadership roles in the nonprofit sector for nearly 30 years, including as Chief Endowment Officer and Senior Director of Philanthropic Engagement for the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Mark has a B.A. from Columbia College and a Masters of Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Peter Friend is a Hospitality and Tech Entrepreneur who has acquired and launched several businesses over the last 25 years. He currently is Founder and President of Global Hotel Card, Inc. which issues eGift cards worldwide to incentive, employee recognition and reward programs worldwide.
Prior to founding Global Hotel Card in 2006 he developed, acquired and managed several franchised hotels including Radisson Hotels, Starwood, Holiday Inn and Best Western Hotels, throughout the United States. He also founded Pier 35 Events, Inc. in 1995, which managed special event centers in California including the Cruise Ship Terminal in San Francisco.
Friend grew up in the Bay Area and a Graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a BA degree in History with honors. He is an active board member of the Incentive Marketing Association in the US and Europe. Friend has served on the non- profit Boards of Jewish Vocational Services, the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco, Marin Arts, and serves on the finance committee of the JCC.
Friend has lived abroad in Europe and Asia and continues to have a passion for travel in the US and abroad both professionally and personally. When he is not working or travelling, Friend enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking, golf, fly fishing and his newly found passion for Pickle Ball!
He resides in San Francisco after raising his two grown sons Max and Matthew in Marin.