Founded in 1997, CALICO achieves justice and healing for over 600 toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities. CALICO’s Board of Directors is a dedicated, engaged group of community leaders who are central to generating awareness and resources for CALICO.  Board members bring valuable expertise in finance, marketing, strategic planning, human resources, legal issues, and fund development.  Each board member serves a three-year term (renewable once) and serves on board committees.

For more information about the board and becoming a board member, please click HERE.


Janice Le, Chief Market & Product Officer, Helpshift
1st term: January 2017 - December 2020

Acting President 

Rachel Holloway, Counsel, Pennington Lawson LLP 

1st term: November 2018 - October 2021

Vice President & Secretary



Adam Barton

1st term: November 2018 - October 2021 

Mel Coronado, Technical Sales Representative, Oak Wise 

1st term: January 2019 - December 2022

Allison Crapo, Child Advocacy & Education

1st term: June 2021 - May 2024

Kelsi Perttula, Visiting Scholar at University of California, Berkeley

1st term: December 2020 - November 2023

Francesco Polizzi, Group Product Manager, Discord Inc.

1st term: May 2018 - June 2021

Jamshed Rahman, Senior Software Engineer / Tech Lead, Twitter
1st term: March 2020 - February 2023

Meera Rama, Senior Client Service Associate, First Republic Bank
1st term: August 2019 - July 2022

CALICO is a wonderful place to be a board member. The board’s active participation is key, no 'rubber stamping' here. [The] time commitment, hard work and investment in the organization are realized in the day-to-day experiences of both clients and staff.

—Kimmey C. Hardesty, Blue Cottage Consulting


Former Member, CALICO Board of Directors