Board of Directors

Photo of the board members

Executive Committee

Carol Berghen, President

Carol is an architect with a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and is the owner of Wolf & Berghen Architects in San Francisco specializing in design for Healthcare. She has been affiliated with SFCAC since her daughter began attending in 1996 and has served on the Board since 2002. She is passionate about children’s access to creativity. In her spare time, she caters events, hikes and enjoys time with her family.

Maile Ogasawara, Vice-President

Maile Ogasawara has served as a teacher and administrator in public education for over 10 years, currently as the Program Supervisor with Civic Arts Education for the City of Walnut Creek. Maile was the Director of School Programs with The DreamYard Project, a non-profit arts education organization serving the Bronx community as well as a high school mathematics teacher in New York City. Maile received a B.A. in Studio Arts with a minor in Photography from UC San Diego and an M.S. Ed. in Secondary Mathematics from Pace University. Maile’s passion for creating access and equity in arts education bring her to the Art Center.

Tom Warner, Secretary

Tom works at Google where he helps to fight click-fraud on Google’s advertising networks. Tom has received degrees from the University of Virginia: BA in Mathematics, and a BS & MS in Systems Engineering. Tom has served on the Board of the Children’s Art Center since 2013.

Board Members

Boris Bernstein, Member-at-Large

Boris has been a resident of San Francisco since 2014. Originally from Toronto, Boris has a BA from the University of Waterloo, and he is a U.S. and Canadian CPA. He is currently working at the accounting firm EY, where he holds a management role in the domestic tax group. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, soccer, hiking, and catching up on movies. With his strong business background, Boris lends experienced counsel as the SFCAC looks to extend its reach and set a solid foundation in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Robert Brown, Member-at-Large

Robert is a real estate finance lawyer with BA in Political Science from the University of Georgia and a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School. He is a partner in the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in San Francisco where, in addition to his real estate finance practice, he periodically counsels non-profit organizations on a pro bono basis. In addition to his legal background, Robert brings a passion for helping children to the Board, inspired by his young daughter. Robert is a real estate finance lawyer with BA in Political Science from the University of Georgia and a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School. He is a partner in the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in San Francisco where, in addition to his real estate finance practice, he periodically counsels non-profit organizations on a pro bono basis. In addition to his legal background, Robert brings a passion for helping children to the Board, inspired by his young daughter.

Farrah Bui, Member-at-Large

Farrah works on a strategy team at Google, focusing on customer experience across all products. She received her BA degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where she also was involved in coordinating art programs and managing tutoring centers for at-risk youth. Farrah has served on the Board since February 2016.

Natasha Shannon Crowley, Member-at-Large

Natasha has a background in non-profit administration, art preservation, editorial work, web development, and design. She first became involved with the Art Center in 2005 when she worked there as the Operations Manager and as an Assistant Art Teacher. Over the years, she has been involved with fundraising, art auctions, special events and design projects. She received a B.A. in Fine Art & M.A. in Museum Studies from S.F.S.U. and an M.A. in Art Conservation from the University of the Arts London. She joined the board in 2015.

Nicole Dongara, Member-at-Large

Nicole develops multi-channel advertising campaigns for entertainment, food, and retail brands. Since leaving the US for high school in France, art became an important part in connecting to a foreign culture and developing a sense of home. She received a B.A. in Communications from New York University. She joined the board in 2015.

Jeffrey Hasselo, Member-at-Large

Jeff leads strategy and business planning initiatives for Intuit’s Small Business Division that includes QuickBooks accounting products used by small businesses and non-profits. He has extensive experience in strategy, business development, business planning, finance, and accounting. In his spare time, he acts as an advisor to several startups and has a strong passion for art specifically photography. Jeff has a BA in finance from Miami University and has served on the Board since December 2015.

Nawz Talai, Member-at-Large

Nawz Talai is a Senior Administrative Analyst with the San Francisco Department of Public Health at Laguna Honda Hospital. She has several years of experience in program design and evaluation, strategic planning, grantmaking, and engagement with diverse communities. Nawz has a substantial academic background in population and family health, public health practice and policy, as well as service-based research. She earned her master’s degree in public health from Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree in public health sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Nawz has served on the Board of the San Francisco Children’s Art Center since 2015.