JobTrain is a large, complex organism, and we couldn’t carry out our important work without strong, visionary leadership.

As a result, this page has a long list of worthies! Click the items below to jump to information on the branches of our leadership tree:

Board of Directors

Executive Staff

Strategic Advisory Committee


Board of Directors

Ruben Abrica, Council Member, City of East Palo Alto
Jesse Cool, Restaurateur (on-leave)
Teri Eyre, Human Resources Executive
Richard Hanley, Principal, KPMG LLP
Jerry Hurwitz, Co-Founder, J & J Air Conditioning
Anees Iqbal
Clay Jones
J. Scott Kaspick
Laurel McAteer
Wade W. Loo
Tamar Pichette
Kristin Reinke
Becky Sunseri
Charlene Trinh
Tara VanDerveer, Director of Women’s Basketball, Stanford University
Isaiah Vi
Rita C. Williams, Award-winning KTVU reporter

Board Officers

Chairperson: Tamar Pichette
1st Vice Chairperson: Teri Eyre
Past Chairperson: Wade Loo
Secretary: Clay Jones
Treasurer: Jerry Hurwitz

Go to board biographies


Executive Staff

Steven E. Schmidbauer, Interim President and CEO, and Chief Operating Officer

Steve has a rich background including over 25 years of experience in programs, operations, and nonprofit leadership. Early in his career, he was repeatedly chosen to develop innovative pilot programs, as well as to move pilot programs into full implementation. For this work, he was chosen to help represent the San Francisco Bay Area on a state-wide working group charged by Governor Gray Davis over three years to make recommendations for a redesign of the child welfare system in California. 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 recognized for maintaining the best staff retention rate in an organization of over 800 employees. 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. He was able to attain Special Consultative Status as a Non-Governmental Organization for CFHI at the United Nations.  In 2010, he initiated and convened a Forum on the Empowerment of Women at the UN in New York titled “Success and Challenges of Women in Leadership Roles in Traditionally Male-Dominated Environments.” 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.

Susan Boiko, Director of Development and Marketing
Susan has been with JobTrain since 2006 and was appointed Director of Development in 2011. Prior to that she worked as a grantwriter in the Development Department. Susan oversees and participates in fundraising activities, including research, writing, materials design and relationship-building. Prior to joining JobTrain, Susan worked as a program officer for an educational foundation.

Susan has a Master’s Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Politics of Education.

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.


Strategic Advisory Committee

Frank Caufield, Co-Founder, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Paul Chamberlain, Committee Chairperson, Fmr. Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Paul M. Cook, Co-Founder, Raychem Corporation
Susan Ford Dorsey, President, Sand Hill Foundation
Dick Gould, Director of Tennis, Stanford University
Ronnie Lott, NFL Hall of Fame
John Lovewell, President, The Lovewell Company
Duncan L. Matteson, Chairman, The Matteson Companies
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
John Volckmann, Chairman & Founder, J. Volckmann & Associates, Inc.