Board of Directors
Leslie Chard, President
Mr. Chard has a legal practice specializing in the creation and licensing of intellectual property and also serves as the President of WHDI LLC, a consortium working to establish a new wireless video standard. Mr. Chard has a long history of community development experience, having served on the board of several CDFIs in Chicago and in San Francisco. A Mission District resident and former board member of MyPath’s partner credit union, Mr. Chard was instrumental in the development of LifeSaver/SalvaVida, the first alternative payday loan program in San Francisco and in the development of Bernal Bucks, a debit card program designed to support local businesses and non-profit organizations. Mr. Chard has served on the MyPath Board since 2010. Mr. Chard has a BS from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati.
Michelle Jun, Treasurer
Ms. Jun recently joined MyPath’s board. She was a Senior Attorney at Consumers Union for over ten years before starting her own law practice in 2013. Ms. Jun brings deep expertise in consumer financial services and financial privacy with hands-on experience in working with entrepreneurs, fintech startups, financial service providers, and federal and state policymakers. She has a BA from UCLA and a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Gerald Richards, Secretary
Mr. Richards is the CEO of 826 National, a renowned national child literacy and expository writing program with offices in nine large US cities. Prior to joining 826, Mr. Richards was the Executive Director of the Bay Area Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a national organization committed to bringing entrepreneurship training into schools. He brings deep expertise in non-profit management, growth strategy, fundraising, community development and youth development. Mr. Richards is a graduate of various fellowships and leadership programs, including Leadership San Francisco and Rockwood Leadership Institute. He has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Jeanette Tevis, Member
Ms. Tevis has been a board member and a program volunteer for over ten years, having been one of the founders of the Youth Credit Union Program (YCUP). She brings years of experience working with children to her work as a volunteer. She has three children who participated in the YCUP. Ms. Tevis works with Sheraton Hotel in the marketing department and is a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement. A San Francisco native, Ms. Tevis brings a wealth of local networks and community history to the board.
Rohit Gera, Member
Mr. Gera is MyPath’s newest Board Member. Currently the Managing Director of Investor Services Strategy at Charles Schwab, he brings to MyPath deep experience in growth strategy design and implementation, product development and economic value measurement methodology, largely in the financial and investment services sectors. Mr. Gera also brings experience to apply these approaches in the nonprofit sector. He has a BBA from Bernard M.
Baruch College and a MBA from Duke University.