People

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Staff and Board Members

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Dave Spencer, Founder and Chairman

Dave Spencer founded BayKids in 1997 and served as the Executive Director until 2001. He continues to be an active member on the board. He is the founder of the premier San Francisco health and wellness spa, Sen Spa. Dave is the board president of the Florence Academy of Arts and serves on the board of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Dave also worked many years doing community outreach with the S.F. Giants and the Oakland A’s. He received an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

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Mimi Rauschendorf, Executive Director

Mimi has been with Baykids Studios for many years and recently took over the leadership role. She has been working as a videographer for Baykids in multiple hospitals over the years and her experience in the field guarantees ongoing training for our staff.

Before moving to San Francisco and exploring the independent film landscape here, she worked as a producer in Europe on over 15 major feature film productions. Mimi is currently the owner and producer of Überfilm Productions, a production company specializing in web and corporate videos.

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Crisanta De Guzman, Board Member

Crisanta is a sculptor, experimental filmmaker, and a member of the BayKids filmmaking team. Her short films have been screened at national and international film festivals. Her film “Happy Dance,” a short film about her autistic son James, premiered at CAAMFest SF 2015. A graduate of Cambridge University and the Ateneo de Manila University, she worked in finance for Deutsche Bank and UBS before focusing on the arts, film, and philanthropy. Crisanta is a partner at the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund and a regular volunteer at Reading Partners.

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Suzy Tobin Lester, Board Member

Suzy has a long history of chairing non-profit benefits to raise funds for charity. She joined BayKids in 2011 as co-chair of Women in Motion. Suzy spent eighteen years in the fashion industry as part of Nordstrom’s management team. At Nordstrom’s she initiated many collaborative events between Nordstrom and local charities. Suzy is a sustainer with the Junior League and PARCA and is actively involved with her children’s school.

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Jeremy Veit, Board Member

Jeremy is a Partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s San Francisco office. His practice at Kirkland focuses on all aspects of private equity transactions, particularly leveraged acquisitions of both public and private targets and equity and debt financings. In addition, Jeremy has experience in both public and private securities offerings, fund formation, executive compensation matters and general corporate matters.

Maria Bautista, Board Member

Maria Bautista joined BayKids in 2017.  She is director of Strategic Initiatives and Neurosciences Operations at Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation.  She has served on the boards of directors of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum’s Monsoon, Richmond YMCA and University of California Berkeley School of Public Health Alumni Association.  Maria is a “Golden, Golden Bear” with a bachelor (Political Science) and master (Public Health Policy & Administration) degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kelsey Cullen, Board Member

Kelsey grew up on the Peninsula and now resides in San Francisco running a public relations firm, KCPR, focusing on the tech and venture capital industry. She is a member of the Battery Powered, a philanthropic group that finds and funds people and projects with a serious chance of making society stronger. Kelsey received a B.S. in Business from the University of San Francisco.

Cloey Delsanto, Board Member

Cloey joined the BayKids board in 2017 after spending a year consulting for the Women in Motion Auxiliary.  She is a Sales & Business Management Consultant specializing in fashion retail.  Prior to consulting, Cloey was on the management team at Stitch Fix and Toss Designs and spent her early career as a buyer at Nordstrom.  She received her BA in Communications and Education at the University of San Diego.

Medical Advisory Board

Amy Houtrow, M.D., MPH, PhD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Vice Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Andrew J. Maxwell, M.D., FACC

Pediatric Cardiologist
Heart of the Valley Pediatric Cardiology

Marsha Lee, M.D.

Pediatric Nephrologist
Children’s Renal Center
University of California, San Francisco