Our Directors

Director of Community Service

Robin Kaminsky communityservice@sandpipers.org

I am so excited to serve on the Sandpipers Board this year as the Director of Community Service. I am blessed to have everything I truly need and much of what I want in life and feel it is important, personally and as a role model to my teenage son and daughter, to give back to others. We moved to the South Bay from the East Coast more than a decade ago, but it is only after joining Sandpipers in 2016 that I found a home for myself to give back; a place where I exist not as a mom, wife or business exec, but as an individual connecting with a dynamic and diverse group of giving women. I am honored to be part of Sandpipers and constantly inspired by the amazing women in this organization. As Director of Community Service, I am looking forward to connecting personally and deeply with the agencies and families we partner with as well as the women who donate their time and energy to our community service projects. I am committed to supporting the Sandpipers who are chairing and serving on the Summer Arts, Sugar Plum and Community Outreach committees, and to not only ensuring the success of our on-going service projects and programs but also finding new and interesting service opportunities for our membership. Here’s to a great 2018-19.

 

Director of Public Relations

Carissa Wright  publicity@sandpipers.org

I joined Sandpipers in 2015. I had recently left my job in non-profit management to start my own business in real estate. After a few months, I realized I missed being involved in philanthropy. I began to research and discovered Sandpipers. I loved that the organization was local and was focused on giving back to the South Bay community.  In my three years of being a Sandpiper, I have been given the opportunity to give back to the community I live in, in ways I never imagined possible. We partner with many different organizations, which all serve different purposes and bring value to our neighbors throughout the South Bay. So many of these charities touch my heart and I love that I am able to be a very small part in many of them instead of just one through our Sandpipers partnerships.

 

Director of Operations

Rebecca Lavery operations@sandpipers.org

I am excited to enter my fourth year in Sandpipers and my first year on the board as Director of Operations. I have lived in the South Bay since 2006 and joined Sandpipers in 2015 to be more involved in our community and to reach those in need. I feel incredibly proud of this organization and its decades long history of philanthropic work, as well as tremendous gratitude for the opportunity to work with such dedicated women. In previous years, I served on the Sugarplum and Philanthropy committees, and held the role of Assistant to the VP of Philanthropy – Holiday Baskets Program. I am looking forward to the year ahead and undertaking this leadership opportunity. It’s going to be a great year for Sandpipers and for our community!

Director of Data Management

Mitsue Yokota digitalcheetah@sandpipers.org

I am thrilled to return for a second year on the Board as the Director of Data Management.  Since joining Sandpipers in 2014, I have served on the Auction Committee, supported the Philanthropy Committee as Assistant to the Philanthropy VP – Holiday Baskets,  and learned much about our membership empowerment system, Digital Cheetah, as the Assistant to the Director of Data Management. Sandpipers has provided a great opportunity for me to give back to the South Bay community, the place I have called home since 2008.  The organization has also given me a chance to work alongside some amazing and inspiring women.  I look forward to another exciting year serving members of our great community.

Director of Holiday Homes Tour

Erin Ramsey fallevents@sandpipers.org

This will be my third year in Sandpipers and my first as a board member.  My provisional year was challenging as I traveled for work at least four out of five days a week.  My time was limited, and I wasn’t able to participate in as much as I would have liked.  Since my work schedule has changed.  I now work locally, which has allowed me to be more involved.  Last year I was a Holiday Homes Tour Café Co-Chair and this year I am the Director of Holiday Homes! 

Sandpipers has been the platform that has allowed me to give back to my community, to find a sense of purpose and to connect with amazing women who inspire, challenge, and motivate me daily.

I am looking forward to my position this year and continuing the success of the Holiday Homes Tour.  I have big shoes to fill, but I’m confident with the talented team of women serving on the various Holiday Homes Tour committees, we will make this tour one to remember, which will lead to a prosperous Holiday Baskets!

 

Director of Fashion Show

Tracey Castle springevents@sandpipers.org

It is my honor and privilege to serve as this year’s 2018-2019 Director of Fashion Show. Sandpipers not only generously gives to our surrounding communities – having an incredible impact on individuals, families and supporting agencies that need us most — but Sandpipers has remarkably given back to me tenfold.  This profound feeling that I personally derive from seeing the people that Sandpipers touch and witnessing the selfless and needed work of the agencies we support, is what drives me to do all that I can for Sandpipers.  As Director of Fashion Show, it is my goal and promise to lead our teams to successfully fundraise as much as possible — so that we can continue to do support our important work.  Thank you for entrusting me with this significant role.