Board of Directors


Deanna Stouder

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Why I serve on the board: I believe in the power of coaching and wanted to serve our coaching community. When I began my coaching business, SFBAC provided support with wonderful people. I’m here to serve our membership with a high functioning chapter that meets their needs while seeking input for continuous improvement.

Fun fact: I enjoy “Billy goat” gardening!


Vice President

Rosalind Franklin

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Why I serve on the board: I am happy combining my professional worlds of Board Governance, Leadership and Coaching to serve on the Board of SFBAC. It is a wonderful opportunity to work with other coaches, support my community and help to create a valuable, welcoming and enjoyable experience for the members of our San Francisco chapter.

Fun fact: I am a harpist and love music from all over the world and ride my motorcycle for relaxation.

Website: Rosalind Franklin Group


Rachel Chang

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Why I serve on the board: I joined SFBAC to fulfill my quest of creating a positive impact in the communities.   I serve on the board to promote coaching and my fellow coaches to the organizations in the Bay Area.  This work allows me to honour my core values of compassion, contribution and communities.
Fun fact: I love travelling around the world - 6 continents, 23 countries so far and more to explore.  I also like to take macro pictures of flowers and have self-published a photo book of them.  


Sanika Bhurke

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Why I serve on the Board: I chose to serve on the board to build and contribute to the community of coaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. Furthermore, to develop a professional platform for continuous growth as coaches.

Fun Fact: I was a child star on Nickelodeon India ads!

Past President

Ricci Victorio

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Why I serve on the board: Collegial associations are important to any professional who is committed to continuous improvement. I continue to learn so much from our members and am grateful to serve with such an incredibly talented team!

Fun fact: I was a professional actor, improv comedian, and casting director for many years and now have integrated this work into our team building retreats! I love to paint BIG paintings and travel frequently to Italy to visit my husband’s family.


Program Director

Carmen Acton

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Why I serve on the board: I am passionate about the power of coaching to support individuals in reaching new heights and wanted to connect with and serve other like-minded coaches. I believe in community and participation as a means to enabling us all to have a deeper connection, tap our collective wisdom and create a ripple effect of positive change.

Fun fact: I am an avid reader, traveller, love to dance and have a special passion for doing the occasional equine-facilitated workshop to support transformational change


Membership Engagement Director

Teresa Lodato

Why I serve on the board: Being of service has been a theme throughout my life. I cannot think of a more humbling and fulfilling effort than that of meeting the needs of professional coaches in my home area of San Francisco, California! Each of you brings so many gifts and strengths to the table that it is an honor to be contributing to the growing needs of professional coaches. I look forward to making the onboarding experience for you engaging, worthwhile and fun!

Fun fact: I served as a Signalman (visual communications) in the US Navy aboard the USNS Joshua Humphries, a civilian oiler away ported in Sigonella, Sicily. I spent my tour cruising the Mediterranean ocean aboard what effectively was akin to a cruise ship. Civilians were paid handsomely to perform all of the unpleasant and tedious work pertaining to the ship (on and offloading, refuelling, maintenance, etc.) so I served with luxurious (by naval standards) benefits of: my own bedroom (with a large window and private bathroom, as well as a tv, VCR and even a mini-fridge left behind by the former resident), as well as wait staff dressed in crisp, white jackets and black slacks who took my three meal selections from daily changing menu options, which often included fresh fruit and vegetables native to the countries we visited.


External Events Director

Christy Brandt

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Why I serve on the board:I want to facilitate coaches in using their unique skills to promote human dignity and progress towards a more inclusive society. I believe a coach approach promotes the basic right of every human being to be respected and connect with others in a meaningful way, and as such, provides the opportunity for each of us to develop our full potential. 

Fun fact:I have both Canadian and Mexican citizenship.


External Events Director

Robert David Story

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Why I serve on the board: My purpose in life is to bring out the best around me, and I believe in coaching to do that. I want to introduce more people to the power of coaching.
Fun fact: I was CTO for George Lucas at Lucasfilm, and helped kick off the latest Star Wars movies for Disney


Communications Director

Cynthia Gregory

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Why I Serve on the SFBAC Board: As a career nonprofit professional, I have long been personally committed to supporting those groups and organizations that operate toward a vision of excellence and that make a positive difference in the world driven by a mission of service to others. Working in service of the greater Bay Area community of coaches not only gives me a (selfish) small thrill personally but moreover, it aligns with my professional values of connectivity and contribution to something impactful and relevant on a global scale. I am grateful for the support and agency that SFBAC offers our coaching community!

Fun fact: My fur family has two rescues: Winston the Wonder Pup (bichon), and  Blue Boy (corgie), who capably run the household. 

Sponsorship Director

Janet Miller Evans

Why I serve on the board: I serve on the ICF SFBAC to assist my colleagues in reaching their goals for education, networking, and growth,

Fun Fact: I am in a hiking group called Outdoor Mocha Divas.


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