Register: Western region

The Marker Hotel San Francisco | 501 Geary Street | San Francisco, CA 94102

Join fellow NPF volunteers on Saturday, August 3 in San Francisco for this free event.

Keynote Speaker

Jan Masaoka

Jan Masaoka is CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), a statewide policy alliance of more than 10,000 nonprofits speaking to government, philanthropy, and the public at large.

Along with active policy and research work, CalNonprofits' current initiatives include the Nonprofit Overhead Project and the Nonprofit Student Debt Project. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento, CalNonprofits works with legislators and regulators to strengthen the economic and regulatory climate for nonprofits. CalNonprofits also provides health insurance to more than 21,000 nonprofit staff.

Jan is a leading writer and thinker on nonprofit organizations with particular emphasis on boards of directors, business planning, and the role of nonprofits in society. Her books include Best of the Board Café (Fieldstone), Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability, co-author (Jossey Bass) and The Nonprofit's Guide to HR (Nolo Press). Jan founded and wrote Blue Avocado magazine, growing it to 64,000 subscribers, before leaving in late 2015.

Prior to CalNonprofits, she served 14 years as executive director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in which position she was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year by Nonprofit Times. She is an eight-time designee as one of the "Fifty Most Influential" people in the nonprofit sector nationwide and was named California Community Leader of the Year by Leadership California. Her volunteer work includes serving as chair of Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center and founding chair of Community Initaitives; she currently serves on the National Public Policy Committee of Independent Sector.


Road to a Cure Speaker

Dr. Wilson Liao

Dr. Liao received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard University and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. After finishing a research fellowship in genomics at the National Institutes of Health, he completed a dermatology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He serves as Associate Professor of Dermatology at UCSF and Director of the Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center. Current projects aim to understand the role of MHC and KIR genes in psoriasis, identify novel psoriasis pathways through analysis of transcriptome data at the cell population and single cell levels, and evaluation of the role of the microbiome in psoriasis and systemic inflammation.

Advocacy Speaker

Brittany Duffy-Goche

Brittany has over 7 years’ experience in nonprofit advocacy work. She has spent the majority of her career in healthcare policy pushing for better access to care for all.  Her current role is with the National Psoriasis Foundation as their State Government Relations Manager overseeing 15 states in the Western Region