The Arc San Francisco is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and led by key staff and members of our Client Advisory Committee. We also value the input and experience of our Family Coalition Members.
Board of Directors
We’re proud to introduce our Board of Directors with each individual's role and why they choose to devote their time and talents to The Arc. Meet our Board of Directors.
Ellen Hanscom, Chair
Ellen is currently Regional Office Experience Leader for Deloitte, a global professional services firm. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2008, Ellen spent 9 years as Regional Operations Manager for the management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney. Ellen relocated to San Francisco in 1999 from Bend, Oregon, where she was very active in community efforts. During her 12 years in Bend, Ellen served on the boards of Deschutes United Way, Central Oregon Boys and Girls Club, the St Charles Medical Center Foundation, Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club, and at the state level on the Jobs Plus and Lighted Schools Councils. Ellen became involved with The Arc San Francisco as a member, then Chair of the Business Advisory Council. She served on the board in 2004-05, and after a two year absence, she returned to the board. Ellen is a member of The Arc Angel Society, and is thrilled to be an active supporter of The Arc San Francisco. Ellen is very involved in the inclusion efforts at Deloitte, leading the Ability First efforts for the West Region. She is committed to helping our community and our businesses embrace and support Arc clients as valued and integral members of our society.
Courtney Broadus, Vice Chair
Courtney Broadus has 15 years of executive and technology leadership and management experience most recently as a Technology SVP at salesforce.com where she worked for the past 10 years. She is currently an advisor and consulting technology executive to startups and cloud computing companies, and enjoys helping entrepreneurs execute, scale, and build excellent teams founded on strong cultures. Courtney held technology leadership positions at Oracle and engineering/architect roles at several startups. She earned her B.A. cum laude from Colgate University, and a Certificate with Distinction in Information Systems from UC Berkeley. She has worked with and been inspired by Arc clients at Salesforce since 2000, and became actively involved with the Arc in 2004 and an Arc Angel Society member since 2007. Her sister is an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and Courtney is passionate about realizing the Arc’s vision of inclusion.
Meg Rosegay, Secretary
Meg Rosegay is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (1972) and the University of Colorado School of Law (1980). Following a judicial clerkship with the Colorado Court of Appeals, she joined the San Francisco law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in 1981 where she practices environmental law, focusing on the regulation of solid and hazardous waste and water quality matters. Her practice involves all aspects of compliance counseling, project planning and permitting, defense/settlement of administrative and judicial enforcement actions, and environmental aspects of commercial transactions.
She is also a registered lobbyist in the State of California. Meg grew up with a brother with Down syndrome who was fortunate to have the love and support of family members throughout his life. Her involvement with The Arc grew out of her understanding of the importance of providing services and opportunity to people with disabilities to help them live up to their full potential. Meg joined the Board of Directors in November 2009.
Michel Kapulica, Treasurer
Michel Kapulica is an Assurance Partner in the San Francisco Office of Ernst & Young LLP with over 25 years of experience in providing audit and consulting services to various types of private equity funds. His clients include large global hedge funds as well as start-up funds. Michel received a B.A. in Business Economics and Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been actively involved with The Arc San Francisco in a board development capacity for several years and has a child with special needs.
Says Michel, “I am excited about helping The Arc provide services to people with developmental disabilities, particularly in today’s current climate of budget cuts.”
John Beeler, Director
John Beeler has served as Salesforce’s Chief Compliance Officer since August 2013, previously being the company's Senior Vice President, Audit since 2008. Prior to Salesforce, he held finance, internal audit and compliance leadership roles at companies including Amgen Inc. and Brunswick Corporation. John began his career at Price Waterhouse. John is a CPA and received his BS in Accounting at the University of Illinois Urbana and his MBA from the University of Chicago. He currently is the President of the of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), San Francisco chapter, and sits on the global IIA’s Committee for Research and Education Advisors.
Aaron Cohen, Director
Aaron Cohen brings over 11 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant to The Arc San Francisco. He is currently Controller and Vice President of GCA Savvian. Prior to that Aaron worked at a public accounting firm and a forensic accounting firm providing audit, taxation and litigation consulting services to companies and individuals, including non-profit organizations. A native Californian, he earned his B.A. in Business Economics with an emphasis in accounting from The University of California, Santa Barbara. Aaron became involved with The Arc through his service on the Audit and Endowment Committees, which he chairs.
Dan Cousins, Director
Dan Cousins is Vice President of Talent and Organizational Performance for Kaiser Permanente. Previously, Dan was Vice President, Learning and Leadership Development for Safeway, Inc. and prior to that, held Human Resources and training roles with Coca-Cola Enterprises and Williams-Sonoma. Dan earned a B.A. in History from Grove City College in Grove City, PA. Dan was introduced to The Arc by an invitation to the Arc Angel Breakfast in 2003, and became an active volunteer and an Arc Angel in 2009, after meeting more of The Arc’s clients at work in Safeway’s stores. He shares a passion for The Arc’s work to create a more diverse and inclusive community.
Bruce Francis, Director
Bruce Francis is Chief Messaging Officer of salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company. Bruce develops company messaging for a wide array of external communications, including Dreamforce, the technology industry’s largest customer show, which also calls San Francisco home. Prior to working at salesforce.com, Bruce spent 17 years as a reporter and anchor for CNBC and CNN. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University. Bruce became a big fan of The Arc during his years at salesforce.com, where Arc clients perform a number of jobs across the company.
Sejo Jahic, Director
Sejo is the Founder and CEO of ECHO Technology Solutions. Sejo says he was born a computer geek, although the computers that he would eventually hack were born after him. He founded ECHO because he believes that smaller businesses deserve the same high-quality IT services that larger companies have. He built a team of professional and dedicated technology experts that work with small and medium-sized businesses, aligning their client technology resources to their business objectives. He and the ECHO team are SOMA neighbors to The Arc as well as great friends and technology advisors. Sejo holds a master’s degree in engineering and biocybernetics and fluently speaks three languages.
Todd Janzen, Director
As Vice President of Q Branch at Salesforce, Todd heads up a global organization of innovative visionaries, creatives, UI/UX specialists and technical developers. Prior to Salesforce, Todd worked for Accenture implementing large enterprise software applications. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Todd has known The Arc and its clients since the first day he started with Salesforce back in 2004. Inspired by his mother’s 25-year career with Hope Services, Todd initially became involved with The Arc as a member of the Business Advisory Counsel (BAC) which he now chairs. The BACs mission is to increase employment of persons with disabilities, partner with local industry, and drive community awareness of persons with developmental disabilities.
Sharon Jones, Director
Sharon Jones has been a client of The Arc San Francisco since 2004. The Arc has assisted Sharon with several job placements including a student mentor at Mission High for three years and presently as an usher for the San Francisco Giants for the past nine years.
Everyone enjoys being around Sharon. She is very helpful to others, is a good listener and good friend. Sharon has a large social circle and her smile and attitude are contagious. Sharon was born in Ferriday, Louisiana. Her family moved to San Francisco when Sharon was three years old because they felt she would receive better care and services here. Sharon went to Balboa High School and graduated in 1981. After High School Sharon worked as a greeter at the AMC movie theatre for four years. She then worked at Blockbuster for 10 years before enrolling at The Arc SF. Sharon currently resides in South San Francisco where she shares an apartment with a roommate.
Mark Marshall, Director
Mark Marshall is a native San Franciscan who attended and graduated from Balboa High School. Mark has worked for DLA Piper law firm for 15 years. He has been a strong and dedicated advocate for The Arc as a client and has attended the Disability Policy Seminar for 2 years in a row. Mark is a strong speaker for the rights of people with developmental disabilities and has made powerful impressions during visits to both federal and state legislators. Mark recently joined The Arc’s Advocacy Committee. He has been an Eagle Scout for the last 5 years and received a plaque from President Bill Clinton. Mark enjoys watching movies and supporting the local sports teams of the Bay Area-the San Francisco 49ers, the San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors.
Connie Tabas, Director
Connie is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Delaware Law School and is a member of the California and Pennsylvania Bar Association. She practiced business law in California prior to having her children. She is the mother of a son with autism who is an artist and an Arc client. She served six years on the board of the Oak Hill School, including three years as the Chair of the Board.
Tedi Vriheas, Director
Tedi is Regional Vice President and Director, External Affairs, AT&T. She oversees community and government relations for AT&T in San Francisco, and has worked with the company for over 20 years in a variety of roles. She continues to be very active in the community and has served on numerous boards in addition to the Arc San Francisco, including Leadership San Francisco and the Pacific Rowing Club. Tedi is a long-time supporter of The Arc San Francisco. About her work in the community, Tedi says, "At AT&T, we are committed to making a real difference in the communities where we live and work, especially by supporting innovative programs that inspire and enrich the community as a whole."