Liz Butler Steyer has been an advocate for marginalized children and youth in the Bay Area for over 25 years. She joined ASAP in July 2010 as our Executive Director. She has led the growth of our programs in both depth and breadth as well as increasing the number of students served in our year-round programming. Liz began her tenure at ASAP by transforming the organization from a small volunteer effort to becoming our own 501(c)3 organization. Also under her leadership, we have doubled the staff size and over tripled the size of the budget, along with adding scholarships, an alumni mentoring program, and an ASAP advisory. Prior to ASAP, Liz worked at Legal Services for Children (LSC) in San Francisco in a variety of roles, including serving as the Managing Attorney and the Acting Executive Director of the organization. Liz also serves on the Board of John Gardner Fellowship Association and the Board of the Giants Community Fund, the charitable arm of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. She holds a B.A. in Human Biology and also a J.D., both from Stanford University.
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER
Amanda has been at ASAP since 2014. Her favorite part of working here is building relationships with students and being one small part of their journeys to and through college. With a background in youth development and non-profit program management, Amanda has helped to expand our programming, manage and use our data, and continue refining our model to best serve students. Amanda received her B.A. from Vassar College in Sociology and Anthropology, and earned Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Previously, she served for 2 years in AmeriCorps, ran an internship program for high school students, and worked with schools on a healthy eating active living policy initiative. She lives on the sunny side of the bay in Berkeley with her family.
Wendy came to ASAP in 2016 as a recent graduate from Kalamazoo College with a double major in Psychology and Religion. As a student, Wendy helped establish an Ethnic Studies major and an Intercultural Center at the college. During her time in Michigan, Wendy worked at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership where she not only developed her office skills, but also further developed a passion for social justice work and relationship building with the community. Wendy was born and raised in San Francisco and after living in Kalamazoo, Michigan for four years, and as a product of the Mission, she was very eager to come back and work with the Mission community. She is passionate about getting youth into college. As a daughter of immigrant parents and first person to go to college in her family, Wendy has used her own experience to give back to the students of ASAP and helped them in their journey to college.
Communications Manager & College Access Advisor
Michelle, a San Francisco native, returns to ASAP as an alum of Mission High School and ASAP. She graduated in the spring of 2017 from UC Berkeley (#gobears) completing her degrees in Media Studies and Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies (AAADS). She brings social media, marketing, fundraising, media production, and student mentoring experience to ASAP. During her time at Cal, she dedicated her time producing podcasts with the Daily Californian and supporting the AAADS and Ethnic Studies departments as their funding continues to be cut. She is passionate about storytelling through mediums such as podcasts, social media, and video. As a first generation college student, she is proud to return to ASAP. She wants to help better share the amazing work being done at ASAP and continue to help Mission High students gain opportunities to find their passions and succeed.
Bruce Fisher, Board Chair, retired in June 2014 after 26 years as Executive Director of Huckleberry Youth Programs in San Francisco and now is a consultant to the agency.
Virginia Lopez, Board Vice-Chair, is the President of the Virginia Lopez Foundation which supports educational programs in the US and Canada.
Virginia Woolworth, Board Treasurer, is a Global Account Executive at Flexport Inc, a technology-based freight forwarding company. She is a graduate of the Stanford Business School.
Sarah Dey Burton, Board Secretary, is the global practice area director of Bain & Company’s customer strategy & marketing practice.
Annette Carnegie has served as the Senior Counsel managing complex litigation for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan since 2008.
Carlos Cheung is currently the Co-Founder & Head of Product at Under 100, a mobile eCommerce start up in San Francisco. He is an alumnus of ASAP.
Josh Fried is the Head of Business Development for Waze Carpool, a division of Google. He earned a BA in Comparative Literature from Stanford and an MBA from the Yale University.
Judy Grossman was the Co-founder of ASAP in 2004 and served as the Volunteer Interim Executive Director of ASAP through June of 2010.
Joy Kruth is a consumer retail brand strategist with Bullish, a branding agency and early stage investing firm specializing in consumer goods, and has been an ASAP volunteer for two years.
Frank Mainzer is currently a Clinical Professor of Radiology at UCSF Medical Center. He has been a long-time mentor in ASAP.
Madonna Stancil is the mother of two alumni of ASAP and two current ASAP students and is also the Director of Bright Horizons Preschool in San Francisco.
Mario Paz is the Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center in San Francisco and has been a public service leader for more than 20 years.
Liz Butler Steyer joined ASAP as the Executive Director in July 2010. She holds a B.A. in Human Biology and a J.D., both from Stanford University.
Arnold Zelaya is currently the Dean of Students and the Athletic Director at Mission High School. He is also the school's Varsity Basketball coach.