JobTrain Leadership

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Board of Directors

Board Officers

Chairperson: Anees Iqbal

1st Vice Chairperson: Ellen Eder

Past Chairperson: Tamar Pichette

Secretary: Clay Jones

Treasurer: Jerry Hurwitz

Brian Beattie

Jesse Cool

Ellen Eder

Teri Eyre

Dan Finnigan

Richard Hanley

Bruce Harrison

Jerry Hurwitz

H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina

Clay Jones

J. Scott Kaspick

Laurel McAteer

Kristin Reinke

Sherri Sager

Becky Sunseri

Charlene Trinh

Tara VanDerveer

Isaiah Vi

Rita C. Williams

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Executive Staff

Barrie R. Hathaway, President and CEO

JobTrain’s President and CEO Barrie Hathaway combines his passion for empowering others to succeed with the experience of a seasoned leader.  A nearly 20-year veteran of non-profits, Barrie leads JobTrain’s strategic direction, develops growth plans, and guides the management team.  Barrie’s favorite quote says it all: “For every one of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out.”  Oprah Winfrey.

Prior to joining JobTrain, Barrie was the Executive Director of The Stride Center, a workforce development nonprofit that that prepares low income adults for professional careers in technology, from 2004 to 2017.

Before stepping into the non-profit world in 2002, Barrie spent nearly two decades as a supply chain management executive in the high technology sector.  His work and leadership in non-profits have been often recognized: in 2010, Barrie was named National Social Enterprise Leader of the Year by the Social Enterprise Alliance; he received the Jefferson Award for Nonprofit Leadership in 2012; and was selected for the Tipping Point Community Award in 2015.  Barrie is a past fellow of the Leaderspring Executive Fellows program and has a B.S. in Organizational Development and a Master of Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco.

Steven E. Schmidbauer, Chief Operating Officer

Steve has a rich background including over 25 years of experience in programs, operations, and nonprofit leadership.  As a Senior Manager of Community-Based Programs at FamiliesFirst in the San Francisco Bay Area, he oversaw a variety of innovative programs with a number of teams totaling more than 60 staff.  He was then tapped to be the Executive Director/CEO of Child Family Health International (CFHI), where he was responsible for all global operations. He doubled the number of programs, implemented new ways of charting impact, published the organization’s model and standards in respected publications, and spoke at medical schools across the United States, Canada, and Australia.  Back in the Bay Area, Steve consulted with other nonprofits on management/program design and developing brand identity through stronger development of an organization’s mission.  Steve came to JobTrain in 2014 as COO, and worked closely with then CEO Nora Sobolov to continue and further develop the organization’s rich half-century of solid programming. During this time, JobTrain has increased its programming and footprint while continuing to achieve excellent outcomes. JobTrain has also heightened the awareness of its mission by commissioning the report, The Broken Pathway: Uncovering the Economic Inequality in the Bay Area in 2016, and by holding the first ever Bay Area Economic Opportunity Awards in 2017 – recognizing companies whose hiring practices encourage the success of people who are talented and skilled but who may not have the benefit of extensive education or who have barriers to employment.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Broadcasting and Speech from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, a Master of Divinity from the University of Toronto, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from California State University East Bay.

Patty Rally, Director of Development and Marketing

Patty leads fundraising and marketing programs to increase funding and support, as well as JobTrain’s visibility in the Bay Area and beyond.

Patty came to JobTrain in 2018 having spent many years in banking marketing, community outreach, and pro sports.  She was the Major Gifts Officer for Positive Coaching Alliance, where she was responsible for growing PCA’s Major Gifts program as well as fundraising and stewardship efforts, including the Annual Fund and special events.  Before that, she served as Chief Development Officer for SF RBI, where she headed the organization’s development and communications strategies- having just spent the prior three years with the San Francisco Giants where she managed the operation of the Oracle Suite Level.  In the first part of her career, Patty had a long tenure in Commercial Banking Marketing at Bank of America.

Patty enjoys life as a youth sports veteran, having spent many years managing and coaching teams for her children, on the sidelines as a sports parent, and as a board member in sports organizations.  Patty lives in San Mateo with her husband and three kids. She earned her BA in Political Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MA in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco.

Christal Lee (Min Choo Lee), Director of Finance

Christal was appointed Director of Finance for JobTrain in July 2006. She is responsible for the organization’s financial operations and executive financial management. Prior to her Director of Finance appointment, Christal was an accountant with JobTrain. Prior to joining JobTrain, Christal was an accountant with a local CPA firm where she specialized in outsourced bookkeeping, payroll and tax filing.

Christal graduated with honors from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance. She later earned a Masters of Accounting from the University of Western Australia and Masters of Science in Computers from Santa Clara University. Christal is a Certified Practicing Accountant of Australia (CPA Australia) and also a Certified Public Accountant.

Art Taylor, Chief Strategy Officer

Art has over 25 years of experience in program design and development, strategy and planning across multiple sectors, including large private corporations, philanthropic organizations, local and federal governments, civic groups, educational institutions, and healthcare administration. He thrives on developing the operational processes and procedure required to make organizational leadership and management a success.  He specializes in strategic and long-range master planning, space planning and design, policy and program evaluation and analysis, operational and organizational development, staff reorganization and alignment, board/advisory committee development, and leadership and change management.

Prior to joining JobTrain,  Art served as Chief of Staff for a bay area professional service firm specializing in project management, development and administration of communication strategies, analysis of client/customer satisfaction and creating public engagement campaigns for complex projects and initiatives. His greatest assignment with this firm was when he served a project manager on an assignment where he was charged with drafting the strategy and implementation plan for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC) Community Benefits Policy Catalyst Programs. Art worked with and coordinated the community benefits investment strategies for companies and organizations providing professional services on several of the city’s multi-billion dollar public sector infrastructure projects. As Director of Strategic Projects and Development with another professional services firm in the bay area MK Think, Art managed the division staff with a portfolio of consulting projects addressing the development and strategy for adopting new policy initiatives; understanding changing demographic trends and how to design programs and services to meet the needs; designing public funding requests for bond measures; and developing and implementing strategic master plans for school districts, college campuses and healthcare institutions.  A sampling of projects include: Oakland Unified School District’s Strategic and District Facilities Master Plans and General Obligation Bond Strategy; Stanford University at Porter Drive Change Management and Workplace Relocation and Space Planning Strategy; Emeryville Unified School District Project Team Recruitment and Planning for the Emeryville Center for Community Life; Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Needs Assessment and Capacity Space Analysis; and, Hawaii Department of Education Community Engagement and Donor Relations Campaign Planning.

Throughout Art’s career he has held leadership positions working with a diverse in the social services and education field including: training parole officers and parolees in trauma informed counseling and vocational education strategies in Watts, California; designing large scale mentoring programs and services for at-risk youth in Los Angeles County; and managing the selection and distribution of $22 million yearly in college scholarships and grants with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Art holds a Bachelors of Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, a Bachelors in Urban Studies and Planning and a Master’s in Public Administration and Public Policy both credentials awarded from San Francisco State University.

Hayam Demian, Director of Instruction and Career Development

Hayam is an Experienced Healthcare Educator with a demonstrated history of working in the Education Management Industry. She is skilled in Research, Student Affairs, Adult Education, and Admissions. She holds a Bachelor’s degree focused in Medicine and Surgery from Alexandria University.

Hayam joined JobTrain in 2016 as a Medical Assistant Instructor, and joined the Management team in October 2017.

Jen Overholt, Director of Impact

Strategic Advisory Committee


Paul Chamberlain

Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Susan Ford Dorsey

President, Sand Hill Foundation

Paul M. Cook

Co-Founder, Raychem Corporation

Dick Gould

Former Director of Tennis, Stanford University

Wade W. Loo

Retired Partner, KPMG

Ronnie Lott

NFL Hall of Fame

John Lovewell

President, The Lovewell Company

Hon. Becky Morgan

President, Morgan Family Foundation

Dean Morton

Former COO, Hewlett-Packard Company

Russell Pyne

Managing Director, Atrium Capital

John Sobrato

Chairman & Founder, Sobrato Companies