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Board of Directors

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Kelly Hoffman-Davis


Kelly Hoffman-Davis is a lifelong Coastside resident. She graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 2000. After her commencement from HMBHS, Kelly attended the California College of Arts.


In 2005 Kelly purchased The GraphicWorks, and relocated the business to its current location at 1300 Main Street in Montara, California. Since the purchase, Kelly and her team have been advising, designing and producing promotional products and programs for organizations who understand that quality matters.


Under her leadership, The GraphicWorks was inducted into the Half Moon Bay Chamber Business Hall of Fame in 2009. Kelly served over 10 years on the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce board during that time she served as both Chair and Vice Chair of the Board and was a founding member of the Coastside Young Professionals Committee. In 2007 she was recognized for these efforts with the Bert Carli Volunteer of the Year award. In 2015 she was recognized again as a Half Moon Bay Coastside Lifetime Volunteer Award. Expanding her volunteer roles beyond the Chamber, Kelly accepted an invitation to serve on the Mavericks Community Foundation Board in 2016, and is now serving as president of the Board. In April of 2018, Kelly joined the Coastside News Group and is currently serving on the board.


In addition to her work in the community, Kelly also enjoys spending time volunteering for her children's school as the PTO Board President for Farallone View Elementary. When she not working or volunteering, Kelly, her husband Troy, French Bulldog Vader and two sons, Tahlon and Brayden, can be found enjoying the fabulous restaurants, shops and beaches that the coast and nearby cities have to offer.


Mary Oldham


Mary Oldham received a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with a minor in Biochemistry from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Mary has worked in the ornamental horticulture industry on the Coastside since 1980, handling purchasing, customer service, marketing, copyrighting and event planning for a large wholesale nursery. She has been an investor in the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company since 2004, and recently retired from her role as director of marketing, to pursue some of her hobbies and other interests.


Mary lives in Montara with her husband, Tim, where they raised three daughters; all of whom attended schools within the Cabrillo Unified School District. This gave Mary many opportunities to volunteer in the community including the Coastside Infant Toddler Center, Farallone View Elementary School, Cunha Middle School, and Half Moon Bay High School in various capacities such as Fundraising Chair, PTA Board, Classroom Volunteer, Chaperone, Grad Night Chair, Co-chair and Committee member. Cooking is a passion for Mary. Her grandfather was a railroad cook, and food is always a highlight of every family and friend gathering. Currently Mary serves as a board member for The HEAL Project; providing the opportunity to combine her horticulture, event and marketing skills for a wonderful cause.

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Lisa Grisim moved to the coast in 2005 with her husband Brad, and daughter Zoe, when she was pregnant with her second daughter, Jordan.  Lisa has Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from the University of San Francisco (USF) and Master of Science degree (MS) in Hospital Administration from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  Lisa has spent the past 35 years working at Stanford University Medical Center in various roles.  In her current role as Vice President & Associate Chief Information Officer at Stanford Children’s Health (SCH), she manages a team of over 130 staff responsible for all clinical systems & biomedical technology for the organization in the inpatient hospital as well as over 60 locations across Northern California in the ambulatory network.  


Lisa is a board member of Women in Healthcare Information Technology (WHIT) a volunteer organization dedicated to developing healthcare IT (HIT) talent and supporting tomorrow’s female leaders in HIT, and received an Excellence in Leadership Award in 2012.  In 2017 she was named one of the Top 100 Women in Health IT,  one of the Top 100 Women in Health IT to Know in 2018; and was named one of Top 100 Healthcare Chief Information Officers in 2019.

Lisa frequently gives talks locally and nationally on various topics in healthcare IT.  Having a desire to give back to the coastal community that she loves so much, Lisa is thrilled to be joining the board of the Mavericks Community Foundation.


Diane Brosin


Born and raised in Sacramento, Diane graduated with a BS in Biological Science from Cal State East Bay.  Starting out in the lab as a food chemist, her professional background includes sales, marketing and general management for various scientific instrument and leasing companies. 


She has volunteered her time for several community nonprofit groups, including Abundant Grace/Coastside worker, Sea Crest PTO, Coastside Immigrant Advocacy Group and Coastside Families Taking Action. She has been on the board of Coastside Child Development Center, Elkus Ranch and The HEAL Project. Her civic involvement includes serving on the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury and the Citizens Oversight committees for Measures M and S.


Diane and her husband, Tim, built a house on the Coastside more than 30 years ago and raised their son here.  She is delighted to be joining the board of Mavericks Foundation and hopes to help it continue to expand opportunities for our local nonprofits.  Many of her spare time activities revolve around her love of cooking, good food and our local wonderland of delicious ingredients.


Brianne Angelini-Phillips


Brianne Angelini-Phillips is a 4th generation Half Moon Bay resident. Born and raised into the amazing fabric that makes this community special.


Volunteering has been a part of her life since she was little. Her grandparents and parents have and are avid volunteers on the coast from youth sports, Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside, and many more. Brianne started her career after college in her family business Farmers Insurance. Now 18 years later still working for the family along with starting her own hobby business of event planning company Ambrini events.


Seeing this community thrive is her biggest joy!


Mike Alifano


Mike was born and raised in Half Moon Bay, CA. He attended the local public schools and graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 1990.  He attended College of San Mateo with aspirations of becoming a full-time peace officer after completing the Reserve Officer training academy and receiving his Administration of Justice Certificate and POST (California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training) Certificates. While testing with several law enforcement agencies he made the career decision to follow his tech passion during the DotCom boom. Mike held leadership IT positions over the next several years with Race Technologies, AuctioNET, RealmConnect, Velocity Technology Management. Following these experiences, he started Alifano Technologies in 2000 consulting with several Venture Capital Groups and Banks in the tech sector.  


Mike’s focus shifted to helping more clients and especially local non-profits on the Coastside in 2002, joining organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, BNI Coastside, HMB Rotary, Half Moon Bay Police Chief’s Committee just to name a few. Mike’s father Allan and wife Cortney helped grow his business from a one-man operation to a solid team of seasoned employees; all of which work and live on the Coastside. His company received the Hall of Fame Business of the Year from the HMB Chamber of Commerce in 2013 and Mike has received the Farm Day Glenn Ashcraft Chamber Community Service Award. HMB Review Readers’ Choice Voted the Best Computer Shop/Repair the last 5 years , Hardest Working Volunteer, Coastside Ambassador, Most Vocal Community Activist.


Mike feels strongly that local public education played a key role in building his business success. So, in the spirit of giving back, he joined the Board of Directors for Cabrillo Education Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside in 2008. Mike was the Technology Chair for FOCUS (Friends of Cabrillo Unified Schools) for the three successful Yes on Measure B (2014) Parcel Tax Campaign Committee, Yes on Measure E (2010) Parcel Tax Campaign Committee and the Yes on Measure S (2012) Facilities Bond Campaign Committee. Following the successful passage of Measure E in 2010 he was appointed to the CUSD Measure E Citizen’s Oversight Committee. In 2012 Mike was appointed to both the Measure S Facilities School Bond Steering Committee and Citizen's Oversight Committee. He currently Chairs the newly joined Facilities Bond Oversight Committee for Measure S ($81 Million) and Measure M ($99 Million).  Mike served as an elected official on the Coastside Fire Protection District Board of Directors 2010-2013.


Recently Mike retired from Boards of the Cabrillo Education Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside after 12 years of service. He is excited to join the Mavericks Community Foundation Board of Directors. Mike and his wife Cortney have 3 kids, Gianna, Nico, and Izzy and a 15yer old recuse pitbull Nala.


Kelsey Currier


Kelsey Currier is a Coastside local, and has called the Half Moon Bay area home for a majority of her life. She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles, in 2006 with a B.A. in Social Geography. After graduation, she took a position as an AmeriCorps Volunteer stationed at The Cal Poly Community Center in San Luis Obispo. During her two year term she developed a love for event planning, community engagement and volunteering. She was also the coordinator for the Alternative Breaks Program, bringing groups of students to New Orleans for Katrina Relief over their spring break.


Kelsey then returned to the Bay Area to attend San Francisco State University, graduating in 2010 with a M.S. in Recreation and Tourism with a focus in Volunteer Tourism. After graduation, she joined the team at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and in the Special Events department where she was nominated for Five Star Employee of the Quarter. Her events career on the coast continued on from there, with over three years spent as the Director of Private Events and Catering at local waterfront restaurant Sam's Chowder House. Most recently, she has started an Event Management business on the coast to continue her love of planning all types of events and celebrations in her beautiful hometown. In her free time Kelsey can be found enjoying nature, practicing yoga, hiking, biking or planning her next trip.

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Amber Stariha

Executive Director

Amber Stariha was raised on the coast and has resided here for the majority of her adult life. She has previously worked in a variety of training and leadership capacities both in the nonprofit and private sector. She worked as a Student Employment Coordinator for the California Culinary Academy providing students training and support in interview skills, networking & resume writing, and at the Edgewood Center for Children and Families as a Program Administrator where she provided technical support, meeting facilitation, and family conferencing training for programs operating in twenty counties throughout the state. She holds a number of specialty certifications including ones in Hospitality Sales & Marketing, Convention Management, Hospitality Law & Nonprofit Best Practices.

As an active community member, she has held board positions & volunteers with a number of local organizations including the PTO Boards for Kings Mountain Elementary School and Cunha  Intermediate School, Coastsiders for Better Education Funding, Girls Scouts & The Coastside Mothers Club. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters,
cooking, reading, and sewing. She is excited to work with the MCF Board and volunteers to help further the mission of Mavericks Community Foundation here on the coast.



Mavericks Community Foundation is seeking like-minded individuals who are passionate about the nonprofits who support our community to join our Board of Directors. Coastside Gives has become an integral part of our Coastside framework and has grown beyond our wildest expectations. We need dedicated community members to join us to ensure this important endeavor continues.


Mavericks Community Foundation serves to strengthen our community by providing support to local nonprofits in arts, education, environment, literacy, diversity and inclusion, health & human services, youth development, and social advocacy. 


If you are interested in joining us in serving our Coastside community, please send us an email  that includes a brief summary about yourself and your interest in Mavericks Community Foundation.  Please feel free  to share this with your network, friends, and neighbors.


Thank you in advance for the consideration. We hope you will join us in continuing to improve the lives of those on the San Mateo County Coast.

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