The Board of Directors of Spinsters of San Francisco acts as the executive leadership group, overseeing all events, activities, and interactions of the organization between our chosen charity and the San Francisco community. Please join the Board of Directors in our excitement as we celebrate 88 years of Spinsters of San Francisco!

If you have a question, please feel free to e-mail the Board of Directors at info@sfspinsters.com.

President

Eve Denton

Born and raised in San Francisco, Eve is a fourth year Spinster and very excited to serve as the Spinsters President! As President, her goal is to improve member engagement and raise awareness of Spinsters of San Francisco across the Bay Area region. Prior to her term as President, she has served in a variety of capacities, most recently as Treasurer. Outside of Spinsters, you’ll find Eve playing kickball in the Marina, planning her next ski adventure, or exploring San Francisco’s culinary scene.

Eve is an Associate Director at Metric Theory, a digital advertising agency, where she runs the company’s talent acquisition, employee retention, and business partnership development initiatives. Prior to joining Metric Theory in 2013, she worked as an implementation consultant at Epic, the nation’s leading electronic medical records company.

Vice President

Xanadu Bruggers

Xanadu is honored to serve as Spinsters Vice President for the 2017-2018 year. This is her third year in Spinsters of San Francisco and previously she has served in a variety of capacities in the organization, including Charity Outreach Co-Chair, Charity Events and the Membership Selection Committee.

When she’s not volunteering with Spinsters, Xanadu is a Senior Assistant to the Director for a Feature Film at Pixar Animation Studios. She is also on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Opera’s young professional group, BRAVO!CLUB, a part of the WCNC Host Committee for 2017 and a volunteer with Bad Rap, a Pit bull rescue in Oakland. She is a Bay Area native and graduated with honors from Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre. She also plays on her work softball team the Snotters, worships artichokes, loves mermaids and is a dedicated Trekkie (Live Long and Prosper).

Xanadu is looking forward to working with the rest of the board to continue to raise awareness for deserving causes, building community, and cultivating relationships in and outside of the organization.

Secretary

Roxanne Hannan

Roxanne is a third year member who is passionate about affecting positive change for youth in the bay area community. Prior to being Secretary, she was co-chair of the Charity Auction committee and served on the Patrons committee.

Roxanne attended UC Davis on an athletic scholarship to play softball and graduated on the Dean’s list with a degree in political science and a minor in education. After graduating from UC Davis, Roxanne moved back to the bay area to pursue a career in education. Roxanne recently earned a second credential and Master’s in educational administration and plans to be a school principal in the near future.

Roxanne is a dedicated San Francisco Giants fan, enjoys hiking, playing sports, planning her next adventure, and frequently travels to the east coast to visit her adorable niece and nephew.

Treasurer

Ellyn Gray

Originally from Southern California, Ellyn always had her heart set on San Francisco and was delighted to move north for graduate school in 2014. Ellyn is honored to serve as Treasurer of Spinsters during her third year in the organization. Prior to being treasurer, she was a Charity Events co-chair and a Charity Events committee member.

Ellyn is currently an NSF Graduate Fellow at University of California, Berkeley pursuing her PhD in atmospheric chemistry. Her research has given her the opportunity to collaborate and present throughout Europe and the United States. Encouraging young women to pursue science is her deep passion, for which she has volunteered with fantastic organizations that nurture STEM aspirations for girls and underprivileged communities, such as Expanding Your Horizons and Building Engineers and Mentors (BEAM). Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Ellyn interned at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she worked on the OCO-2 science team during its satellite launch.

Ellyn graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BS in atmospheric and oceanic science and focused her undergraduate research on emission detection from local refineries.

Membership Director

Casey Green

Casey is a 3rd generation San Francisco native and loves to give back to her community through Spinsters. Prior to becoming Membership Director, Casey served as the Membership Selection co-chair and Holiday Ball co-chair.

Outside of Spinsters, Casey loves exploring the SF food scene. To counterbalance her love of food, she loves to stay active through yoga, pilates and barre.

As an avid traveller, Casey currently works for her dream company, Airbnb as a Team Coordinator/Administrative Assistant. Prior to her tenure at Airbnb, she worked in recruiting at Dropbox.

Casey graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University with a major in Organizational Communications and a minor in Business Administration.

Charity Director

Deyanira Medina

Deyanira was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and grew up as an expatriate who lived in various countries throughout the Caribbean and South America. She currently serves as Charity Director of Spinsters.  This is her second year on the Spinsters Board of Directors, last year she was Membership Director and has held various leadership positions in her time with the organization.  Outside of Spinster’s, Deyanira is an avid traveler, enjoys photography and is actively involved in volunteering with various organizations in the Bay Area such as La Casa de Las Madres, KEEN of SF, and is part of the Saint Francis Associates White Caps and Night Caps host committee.

Currently, Deyanira works for Chevron, an oil and gas multinational world leader integrated energy company producing safe, reliable energy. She has been at Chevron since 2008 and held various roles increasing in responsibility.  Before to joining Chevron, she attended Nova Southeastern University and obtained her MBA. Deyanira has a background in employee management, training, coaching and client management.  She graduated magna cum laude from St. Thomas University with a BS in Political Science and a minor in Sociology.

In her spare time, you can find her traveling, attending the opera with BRAVO!, trying out new restaurants or wine tasting in Napa. She loves her wine club memberships!  

Her passion for philanthropy, lending a helping hand and giving back brought her to Spinsters and she is thrilled to be serving as Charity Director this year!  You can find her playing basketball with KEEN athletes, packing meals at GLIDE or checking in guests and manning auctions at various non-profit galas!

If you are a non-profit organization in need of volunteers or a looking for a way to get more involved in the Bay Area community​, feel free to reach out to her!

Committee Director

Kelsey Luoma

Originally from Vermont, Kelsey has been living in the Bay Area since 2004 and is thrilled to serve as Spinsters Committee Director this year.  In previous years, she has served on the Charity Outreach Committee, Community Membership Events Committee as well as Co-Chair for the Membership Selection Committee.

Kelsey works at Russell Reynolds Associates, a global leader in assessment, executive search and succession planning for boards of directors, chief executive officers and key roles within the C-suite. Prior to Russell Reynolds Associates, Kelsey worked at Decker Communications, a professional training & coaching firm dedicated to transforming business communications. Kelsey graduated from University of California, Riverside with a degree in Political Science and International relations and was an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

A former Peace Corps Volunteer, Kelsey is passionate about traveling (both domestic and internationally), cooking, and is an avid whiskey collector.