Job Forum Volunteer Management

Janet Beach, Chairman

Janet serves the Job Forum in the role of our non-profit Executive Director. She is the volunteer who provides the strategic management, policy decision-making, annual and long-term planning, financial and operational oversight of the Job Forum. She also handles the approximately 50 Job Forum events for weekly Wed. Job Forum plus other panelist volunteer–focused events, supervises the weekly sign up schedule and keeps up connections with our volunteers, develops and hosts the annual meeting, manages the marketing, the web presence and outreach, and manages recruitment of new volunteer panelists. She also manages relations and interface with our sponsor, the SF Chamber of Commerce.

Roger Brooks, Job Forum Vice Chairman

Roger backs up the Job Forum with leadership oversight as needed and particularly with contributions to our efforts to explore new forms of outreach.

Bill Pollak, Director of Special Events

Bill spearheads and helps develop special events to help Job Hunters and build awareness. These include industry-focused events, joint sponsored events, “University Nights at the Job Forum” where we work with university alumni or career groups to offer a job search event. The Job Forum and an organization co-host an event, providing an exciting evening of networking, career advice. We provide turn-key career events to organizations, associations, businesses who partner with us to offer a special Job Forum branded for their group. (Please contact Bill Pollak at or fill out the volunteer form below if you are interested in co-hosting an event with the Job Forum.) Non-profits or industry associations are welcome to sponsor a career event along with the Job Forum.

Penni Hudis, Job Forum Director of Fundraising

Penni helps to attract the financial and sponsorship support necessary for our Job Forum community service efforts to continue. She is providing the necessary vision, leadership, and fundraising skills that will enable the organization to achieve its fundraising targets and embark on more regular advertising and a needed organizational development program.

Christina Sahagun, Tina Choi, Kathy Mark and Anurag Jain,
Co-Directors of Panelist Recruitment and Onboarding

Christina, Tina, Kathy and Anu help to interview, vet, train and welcome new panelist volunteers. (Please fill out the Job Forum Volunteer Form if you are interested in volunteering with the Job Forum) They are assisted by other Job Forum volunteers, who help us to identify great additional talent from SF Bay Area businesses and non profits who may want to join us as members of the Job Forum panel.

Don Siler, Manager of Outreach and Networking

Don helps us by spearheading efforts to network on behalf of  The Job Forum and keeps us aware of individuals to meet and opportunities to collaborate around the SF Bay Area.

Kathy Mark, Special Projects Manager

Kathy contributes to the special initiatives of The Job Forum both by participating and contributing in leadership roles at our events and by contributing “behind the scenes” in a wide variety of valuable ways and on projects.

Mansi Gandhi, Job Forum Social Media Volunteer

Mansi is a digital marketing professional with skills in Social Media Marketing, SEO, SEM, Display Advertising, Email Marketing, and Google Analytics. Previously, she worked for 6 years for an Investment Bank as part of their compliance team. She has a Digital Marketing Nanodegree from Udacity, Bachelor of Commerce from University of Mumbai and is also a certified Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Mansi is an enthusiastic professional focused on professional growth and has a constant desire to learn. Outside of work, Mansi enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

Aiden Kelly, Job Forum Program Advisor

Aidan Kelly is a Program Advisor to the Job Forum’s Workforce of the Future Youth Program. In this capacity he provides input, helps with outreach, and advises to The Job Forum about the vocational jobs and careers youth programs. Aidan is a Political Science major at The University of Oregon.

Nancy Longo, Communications and Job Forum Video Producer; Kyuri Kim, Photographer and Videographer

Nancy plans, shoots, develops, and keeps current the video marketing for the Job Forum and assists with marketing and social media ideas. Kyuri Kim has been a videographer and photographer since 2005. She was trained at Academy of Art University. Kyuri volunteers with The Job Forum providing photos and videos for the events and sponsored talks.

Roger Brooks, Laura Haggerty, Arthur Young, and Bill Pollak, members of the Job Forum Marketing Committee

The group works to identify marketing outreach programs to build awareness that the Job Forum offers job search coaching at Wed evening meetings. The marketing committee meets during the year to provide input and ideas, working with Janet Beach and Arik Warren.

Arik Warren, Job Forum Marketing Assistant

Arik supports and assists Janet Beach, the Chairman, in organizing the approximately 50 Job Forum events per year and works to increase awareness of the Job Forum and communicate to job seekers about the free Wednesday evening Job Forum meetings. He keeps the Job Forum volunteer directory up to date and handles the regular listing of the Job Forum in various online community listings, Eventbrite, MeetUp, SF Business Times, SF Chamber of Commerce, Monster, and so on.