Board of Directors

MISSSEY Board of Directors

 

Ann Terranova, Board President & Chair

Ann founded Union Financial Partners, Inc. in 1997 to provide financial planning, portfolio management, and financial consulting services to a wide variety of clients. Ann earned an M.S. in Financial Planning and Taxation from Golden Gate University and later taught financial planning at the graduate level at GGU. Ann has served on the Board of Directors of the Financial Planners Association of San Francisco, the Union Street Merchants’ Association, the San Francisco Chapter of the National Institute of Pension Administrators, and The Auxiliary, UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Ann has been an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University and guest-lectured at the USF MBA program.

 

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Leigh Frazier, Treasurer

Leigh Frazier began her career as a Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County in 2001. As a deputy district attorney she has prosecuted homicides, sexual assaults, and violent felonies. She was twice named Santa Clara County’s Misdemeanor Trial Attorney of the Year. Leigh has a passion for combating human trafficking. She secured Santa Clara County’s first human trafficking conviction after trial. She trains other attorneys and law enforcement officers in recognizing human trafficking and prosecuting traffickers. Leigh graduated from Scripps College with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. She received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

 

Aisha Mays, MD,  SecretaryAishaPic

Dr. Aisha Mays is a Family Medicine Physician who focuses on Adolescent Medicine. She practices in Oakland, California where her clinical work and research focuses on addressing the medical needs of youth who have been commercial sexually exploited (CSEC) . Dr. Mays designed and implemented the first school based health center screening protocol to identify youth affected by or at-risk of commercial sexual exploitation in the Alameda County public schools. As the former medical director of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice medical clinic, Dr. Mays worked with local and state CSEC serving organizations and is currently a member of the State of California CSEC Prevention and Training sub-committee, the City of Oakland CSEC Taskforce and the Oakland Unified School District CSEC Taskforce. Dr. Mays trains medical professionals throughout the country on the health implications of childhood commercial sexual exploitation. Dr. Mays is a clinical researcher at the UCSF Bixby Center of Global Reproductive Health, teaching faculty at the UC Berkeley / UCSF Joint Medical Program and has a clinical practice in the school based health centers at the La Clinica de La Raza in Oakland.

 

Kelly Paschal

Kelly Paschal-Hunter, General Member

Kelly has been a mentor, advocate and supporter of MISSSEY for many years, and is committed to protecting the most vulnerable. She is an entrepreneur and marketing professional with a background in fundraising. Kelly holds a B.A. in Communicative Disorders, with an emphasis in Speech Pathology from San Francisco State University. As an advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves, she believes that as a community, our voices and actions can be impactful and lead to the eradication of commercial sexual exploitation.

 

marisaMarisa Raya, General Member

Marisa Raya is with the City of Oakland’s Economic and Workforce Development Department, where she is responsible for the City’s Economic Development Strategy and accountability measures. An urban planner by training, she spent a decade working with cities to advance affordable housing and equitable development and now teaches planning to undergraduates at Stanford University. Prior to her career in Oakland, she helped to launch the Program on Human Rights and Justice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which teaches planners and development professionals to use a human rights framework. Marisa has a Bachelors degree with honors from Columbia University and a Masters in Spatial Planning from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

jyotshnaJyotshna Kansakar, General Member

Jyotshna was born and raised in the foothills of the Himalayas in Kathmandu, Nepal. She moved from Nepal in 2004 at the age of 19 to pursue an accelerated Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. After graduating, she obtained her CPA license in 2010 in the State of New Jersey. Since 2009, Jyotshna has held different roles within internal and external audit functions, gaining experience across several industries including energy, financial markets and technology. Her latest tenure is with Internal Audit at Google where she has focused on various verticals including hardware, corporate functions (human resources, payroll, equity), and ads.

Coming from a society where patriarchy still reigns and women are actively trafficked across the border to neighboring countries, Jyotshna is deeply passionate and remains a strong advocate for the welfare of women and children. She believes that empowering women is one of the most critical elements to ensure a functioning society. This interest has led her to volunteer her time with women at elderly homes in Nepal, be an active micro-financer supporting women in agriculture, and join the Board of MISSSEY.