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.

Rohit Gera, Treasurer

A Managing Director of Investor Services Strategy at Charles Schwab for over five years, Mr. Gera 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 applying these approaches in the nonprofit sector. He has a BBA from Bernard M. Baruch College and an MBA from Duke University.

Michelle Jun, Secretary

Ms. Jun joined MyPath’s board in 2013. 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.

Kimberly Johnson, Member

Ms. Johnson is currently the Director of Communications at the James Irvine Foundation. She brings more than a decade of experience in strategic communications to her role as MyPath’s newest Board member. Prior to joining the Irvine Foundation, Ms. Johnson was a strategy and communications consultant to nonprofits and unions. She also served as a Director on the Learning Team at Spitfire, a public interest communications firm with a focus on building the strategic communications capacity of nonprofit and foundation staff. She is a San Francisco native and graduated from The University of Arizona with a BA in communications.