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Executive Officers

Lionel Shaw, President & Founder

Originally established in 1955 as a San Francisco based private family foundation, the parent of the EACH Foundation went through a reorganization in 2016 when Lionel took over stewardship of a portion of the assets, transforming from family to a community orientation, creating an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse group of 30 everyday people who are volunteer grant-makers. The roughly $10 million under his purview is earmarked for the broader community, so why not empower the community itself with the right to give it away. Thus, EACH was born. So far, EACH volunteers have given away over $4 million to over 700 unique charities toward which they feel passion, gaining emotional and social benefit in the process. EACH prides itself on an innovative and transformative giving model, unique among its exclusive family foundation peers. Lionel also runs the "finanthropic" index-only ultra-low fee investment firm, Cáritas Investment Advisors, which gives up to 25% to charity. Lionel is board member of Alta Plaza Preschool in SF, Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, past treasurer of Pets Unlimited, and is active in alumni work for Town School for Boys, Occidental College, and The Drucker School of Business. On weekends he mountain bikes on Mt. Tam with his wife Lisa, still reads the paper version of the Wall St. Journal, enjoys sailing, surfing, skiing, and bending people's ears on how the archaic 1969 IRS minimum asset distribution law of 5% ought to be increased to 10% for private foundations and donor-advised funds at the Federal level.

Lisa Mckay, Treasurer

Born in British Columbia, this Canuck came to California five years ago and hasn't looked back since. Working for a healthcare software company on a project at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Lisa enjoys working in the field of improving healthcare. Her philanthropic areas of interest include animal welfare, the environment, and human rights initiatives. In her free time she enjoys mountain biking on Mt. Tam, sailing on the Bay, and cross country skiing at Royal Gorge in the Sierras.  

Tom Shepard, Marketing

Tom is a long-time resident of the Bay Area, currently residing in Mill Valley, CA, and is a one-time ski resort executive. Tom was the mastermind behind VISA International's marketing efforts, including global co-branding, destination marketing, and partnerships such as  Disney, World Cup Soccer, and Olympics. He also was CEO for the Festival Network, an outdoor music festival company. Currently, Tom is a partner at 21 Sports & Entertainment Marketing and is the Chairman of USA Pentathlon, one of the United States Olympic Committees’ national governing bodies. He enjoys playing soccer and watching his son play lacrosse, as well as being a passionate fly fisherman. His area of social impact focuses primarily on the environmental conservation space, as well as youth conservation stewardship.

Ginell Santos, Seceretary

Ginell lives in San Francisco where she dedicates her philanthropic heart to youth, STEM education, and athletics. On weekends Ginell enjoys speed skating, ice hockey, surfing, and golf before whipping up delectable meals for friends.

Steve Talan, Operations

Steve is a northern California native, spending his formative years in the Golden State, and graduating from U.C. Davis with a B.A. degree in Political Science.  Over the next decade plus, Steve took his education and passion on the road and developed his professional skills in the area of Sales, Pricing and Operations, in places as far flung as the Aloha State and Miami, with a stint in the Big Apple and Los Angeles.  Steve began working for LexisNexis Risk Solutions while living in Miami, and is still with them today providing Pricing expertise for their Fortune 500 clients.   Steve currently resides in Marin County, minutes north of San Francisco, and finds philanthropy to be second nature having been involved with charitable fundraising since the early 90's.  In addition to volunteering for a few non-profit organizations, he spends much of his free time hiking, playing tennis, perusing art galleries and museums and writing screenplays.  Steve is an advocate for the arts, marginalized children and endangered animals, and its no surprise that much of his philanthropic impact focuses on those areas.

Mimi Towle, Communications

Mimi was born and raised in Hawaii and now resides in Mill Valley where she works as Executive Editor of Marin Magazine. Mimi sees this opportunity as an EACH PA to be a dream come true, as she can now follow her passion to positively impact the people of Hawaii and help preserve the Hawaiian heritage and culture. In her free time she enjoys paddle boarding, yoga, and visiting needy causes in the Islands, as well as gathering valuable silent auction items for EACH's Four Charities Fundraiser in December. 

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